CURRENT SESSION (registration closed)
Sundays- Studio A
April 14- June 16, 2024 (10 weeks)
11AM- Belly Basics
12PM- Just Bellydance
1PM- BDPR (by invitation only)
Please read the additional information below.
-This session is in preparation for our annual student recital in June. The student recital is optional but all students are encouraged to perform.
-There will be no regular classes during the summer, but specialty workshops will be offered.

Student Gala


Join the teachers and students of BellaDance, Valizan and Yalla Baladi in a joyous evening of dance. 

Yalla Bella Vol 2
June 23, 2024
Main Stage Studios
747 King
St E, Hamilton

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Summer Workshops

with Abigail & Samir

Please follow our fb group for more information on these summer classes ->

Studio Info

All classes and workshops are held at Defining Movement Dance (DMD), 624 Upper James Street, Hamilton.There is free parking on either side of the studio. 

Please pay by e-transfer to and sign the registration form below. e-Transfer is currently the only way to secure your spot. The registration form below must be filled out (once) to attend classes. Stay up-to-date by joining our mailing list on the home page.

Class Descriptions

Kids Bellydance

Through this introductory session, we are teaching kids the art of bellydance in a fun and interactive way. They will learn how to shimmy, do hip accents, make snake arms and learn how to walk like an Egyptian! We also have beautiful hip scarves for them to wear while dancing. In classes they will enjoy group games and making new friendships, while having fun!

Belly Basics

This class is for those new to belly dance or wanting to perfect their basic technique. Learn how to isolate and control your body, basic steps, and travelling movements; then string them together into effortless combinations. Improve your coordination, stamina, and muscle memory. Meet new people and have a blast while doing it!


Combinations will show you how to fluidly transition between your movements. Start learning more complex steps as well as layering the basics. This class is where belly dance starts to come alive. Must be fluent in bellydance basics.

BDPR (BellaDance Performance Rehearsals)

These classes will teach choreographies used for commercial gigs. Please let us know if you are interested in joining this class. No drop-ins allowed.