Events: Belly Dance Classes
Current Class info with Amalya & Nadirah
(Photo above & below by Mark Molbegott) Hafla 2018 and 2017
LATEST UPDATE as of Feb 2019:
NEW TEACHER ADDED!! The beautiful THEA will be making her debut as a new teacher at the Goddess Studio beginning in mid March! She will be inspiring us with her delicious, sensual tribal style moves! See her bio & pic below...
Nadirah and Amalya, and Elena on occasion too, will also be featured instrutors! Come dance with us! See schedule below..
Come dance with us on Thursday nights:
Thursdays: 7-8 pm with Nadirah & Amalya & Thea (and Elena on special occasion!)
(Classes are ongoing, but check schedule below)
Beginning/Intermediate levels at the Goddess Studio
Please RSVP to Amalya for address & Directions
2019 Schedule ...
About our Classes...
Dance with Nadirah, Amalya!
Our styles encompass mostly American Cabaret/Egyptian-Style Belly Dance, focusing on learning isolations and having fun!
~Learn basic isolation techniques,
~combinations and props such as veils, zills, swords to apply to any style of bellydance!
~No dance experience necessary, just a desire to learn!
~Our intention is to have fun, celebrate our bodies through joyful, expressive movement and connect with each other!
~ Classes are on-going but subject to change
~ Please EMAIL Amalya to get ADDRESS & GATE CODE to the Goddess Studio & confirm schedule. AmalyaGoddess@aol.com
Attire: Wear comfortable dance or yoga clothing (i.e., tank top and yoga pants)
Optional to bring: socks, ballet slippers, soft jazz shoes or dance barefoot; a water bottle with cap and a sweat towel.
The Goddess Studio has hip scarves and veils for you to enjoy too!
Our intent is to have fun and enjoy dancing together! We have students that range anywhere between 10-60 years young! And the level ranges from very beginning dancers to intermediate/advanced.
Come SHIMMY WITH US!!
Please RSVP to Amalya so she can send you directions to the Goddess Studio!
Scoll on down for more about the instructors
and Hafla photos....
Students & Class Pics
(for Hafla Showcase slide shows scroll on down...)
(for Hafla Showcase slide shows scroll on down...)
Dance class with Nadirah Oct 2018
Dance class Jan 2015
Dance class Jan 2015
2014 Holiday Hafla
2012 Hafla Rehearsal
Nadirah is a two time Winner of the Belly Dancer of the Universe, and creator of "Goddess in Motion & Bodies in Motion" Method--a proven dance/movement method that promotes healing, health, connection & agelessness.
She is a renowned International Performer, Master Instructor and Leading Authority on The Healing Power of Belly Dance.
She is also an international Best Selling Author of "Goddess In Motion", an inspirational Activity Book to step into your healing power; and her DVD “Belly Dance Healing from illness" is inspiring women worldwide to rebuild themselves from the inside out! "Goddess In Motion" Method is for women, and "Bodies In Motion" is for everybody.
She is passionate about feminine leadership, assisting women in activating their feminine energy through a variety of tools that improve women’s lives. Her methods help people to connect to their essence & Increasing their presence on stage, in business & in the bedroom + experience fulfillment, passion, pleasure, satisfaction & success.
Amalya has been delighting audiences since 1993 with her graceful interpretations of Middle Eastern Oriental dance. With early training in ballet, tap, and Hawaiian dance, then modern and jazz, Amalya has discovered her unique expression of movement in Belly Dance.
Her repertoire embraces various styles of dance including, Egyptian, American Tribal, Turkish, Moroccan, Gypsy, East Indian, and Sacred Feminine. Her performance experience encompasses formal solo concert presentations, troupe dancing, informal "cabaret" performances and sacred dance celebrations. Her specialty is the veil dance but she is also versed with sword, candles, fan, and cane.
Amalya has studied with many renowned Belly Dance masters and is herself carrying on the legacy of dance instruction through various classes and special event workshops in the San Diego area.
(Photo by Mark Molbegott) Hafla 2018
Dancing since the age of eight, Elena is known for her exciting performance, personality and grace. After training in Ballet, Jazz and Modern, Elena began studying Belly Dance in the late 1990’s and quickly found her true passion for dance! She is an outstanding entertainer and has appeared with Dance Troupe Nujum al Raks.
With a degree in Liberal Arts, Elena’s classes focus on physical awareness, stage presence and interaction with Egyptian-Style dance props.
UPDATE 2018 ~
Elena is taking a temporary leave from Dance teaching while she pursues a new full time job! She will drop in to teach as her new schedule permits!
To Honor her 10 years of teaching at the Goddess Studio, here's a Photo Album, created by Amalya on Mixbook that you can view for free or purchase as a physical book.
About Nikki ~ (has moved away, but follow her on FB as she installs her shimmies in her new local!)
Nikki is an expressive belly dancer known for her solid technique, musical interpretation and emotive style. Her dance journey began with her foundation teachers: Natasya Katsikaris, Paulina Bott and Alexandra King in the Central Coast region of California. There she honed her skills in American cabaret style and tribal fusion. Later she moved to the San Diego area, spending years independently practicing not only technique and performance skills, but also the culture, context, music theory and evolution of Middle Eastern dance forms.
Here in San Diego Nikki had the honor of becoming a member of the Oriental Jewels Belly dance Company, directed by founding members Talia and Monika. Here she had her greatest exposure to the business of belly dance and gained a deeper understanding of Egyptian style. With the Jewels she performed family-friendly shows regularly in restaurants, private parties, and community events. Within the troupe, she became known for playing zills, balancing sword and serving as a reliable performer that can be placed anywhere within a choreography.
Links to pics & videos of our Last Hafla Showcases:
2018 Hafla Showcase at the Goddess Studio
- PHOTOS by Mark Molbegott: can be viewed & downloaded from his DropBox page at this link.
- PHOTOS by Amalya: including Rehearsal pics too: can be viewed on Amalya's DropBox page.
- PERFORMANCE VIDEOS: by Mark Molbegott can be viewed at his YouTube link.
- SHOW POSTER PDF: Can be viewed here.
2015 Hafla Showcase at the Goddess Studio
4. FLYER: The show flyer can be viewed at this link.
2013 Belly Dance Showcase at the Goddess Studio
~To see three FULL FANCY SLIDE SHOWS of this event, click this link to my photo album page then click the thumbnail of album you want to see: https://www.goddess-studio.com/apps/photos/
~If the fancy slide shows won't play for you (if your Apple device does not support Flash player), you can view a smaller slide show here too: https://www.goddess-studio.com/2013-dance-hafla
2012 Goddess Studio Belly Dance Showcase at the Vine Theater:
To play slide show of 2012 Dance Hafla below, hover over picture (or tap it) and a little play arrow will appear below and you can hit play or skip forward or backward. (Note there are lots of pics so it may take a while to all load up!)