Classes & Workshops



Belly Dance at Absolute Ballroom

Belly Dance Classes at Absolute Ballroom
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center of Pittsburgh
6617 Hamilton Ave.

Sessions at Absolute Ballroom:
New 6 week sessions    April 19 – May 31, 2018 (no class May 3, 2018)
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  5:30 – 6:30PM $75
Belly Dance Team / Intermediate Session     6:30 – 7:30PM $75 (invite only class)

New Fundamentals session will feature Datura Style™ Belly Dance!   Stay tuned for more details!  Intermediate class is by instructor invitation and permission. Classes at Absolute Ballroom are women’s only. Opportunities to make up classes will be available.

(must attend full session/no drop-ins/cash or check payment/ no refunds)

Belly Dance Fitness Session
NOW also at Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $75
March 4 – April 22, 2018 (no classes March 25 and April 1)

Have fun working out and dancing with this upbeat low impact belly dance fitness class! This is the perfect class if you want to jump into dancing. Specifically designed to be accessible for all levels of belly dance we’ll start off with a strengthening/ conditioning warm-up, move into a series of cardio based belly dance combinations and drills, and finish off with a satisfying yoga cool down. This class will be a high energy workout that will make you sweat. Cost is $75/ $70 pre-registration for the session. No refunds unless the classes are canceled. Opportunities to make up classes will be available. Save money and pre-register now! PayPal link below (including paypal fee):

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Datura Style® Workshop: 3/4 Shimmy and Hipwork Focus
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, April 15 2:00PM-3:30PM $25/$30 (at the door)
Workshop + Study Time add-on: 2:00-4:00PM $30/$35 (at the door)

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We’ll start with a warm up and overview of Datura arm and foot positions, and then we’ll focus on the 3/4 shimmy series #1 complete with an amazing finger cymbal pattern. Time permitting we’ll also delve into the 3/4 shimmy series #2. For those of you who want to keep on refining the Hip Up Study, there’s a 30 min add on session where I’ll be answering any questions you may have run into during your own practice and we’ll run through the study a few times (with finger cymbals). No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance

Datura Style Workshop:

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Datura Style Workshop + Study Time Session:

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Belly Dance Hands and Arms Workshop
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, April 29th 12:30 – 2:00PM $25/$30

By popular demand I am teaching my hands and arms workshop! Hands and arms bring expression, grace, and power to your dance. You’ll learn belly dance arm positions, exercises for fluidity, a wide variety of arm paths, arm positions in spins, and snake arms (or course), hand waves, hand circles, floreos, lotus hands, some out of the box options for hands. The workshop will include exercises to gain more flexibility in the hands and wrists. We’ll drill technique and then learn some fun filled combinations. This workshop is accessible for all levels! No refunds unless workshop is cancelled by instructor. Cost is $25 in advance (PayPal fee included)/$30 at the door .

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Student Performance Opportunities

Absolute Belly Dancers

Absolute Ballroom regular students can participate in the Absolute Ballroom Showcases, which occur 2 times per year.  Beginner students must have a minimum 6 months of belly dance experience.

Sahra is forming an official Belly Dance Team for the Intermediate class – info coming SOON!

Private Lessons

Sahra is always available to work with you on your performance goals.  Privates can be arranged for individuals and groups. Cost is $60 for one person and goes up by an additional $40 per person ($100 for 2 people $140 for 3 people, etc.).  Privates are always available for technique, props, and dance goals, etc! Studio fees for lessons range from $10 to $15 per hour.  This is in addition to the cost of the private lesson.  Lessons MUST be paid for in advance usually via Paypal including the studio fees.

Payment in full confirms your lesson date and time. Since this time is reserved solely for you, please note the following cancellation policy. Thank you for your understanding!
– Private lesson fee is non-refundable.
– With 48 hours’ written notice to your lesson can be reschedul
ed for up to 1 month.
– With 24 hours’ written notice to a credit of 50% can be applied to a future lesson for up to one month.
– Accommodations cannot be made for cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice or no-shows.


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