Alia’s Inspiring Fun Classes!

Live and Online

These classes are eclectic–something different every time.
Usual suspects: Follow-me improvisation, Alia’s somatic grounding techniques, a short combination, genre, prop, or musicality study, and a Dancemeditation section for relaxation and joy.

Alia’s classes increase improv confidence, build trust in the body, and regulate the nervous system.
I am passionate about this. Belly dance is already a stellar venue for relaxation and resolution. On top of this I have built in many Somatic Experiencing® (SE) strategies to highlight this feature.
Dancers feel relaxed, energized, and happy. So will you!

This draws from Ibrahim Farrah’s original class format, infused withSomatic Experiencing™ and Dancemeditation™, all of which have taught me so much about dance and improv.
  • Something different every time
  • Suitable for all levels, all styles
  • Live and online options

How does this work?

Each week, we stream the class live via Every one is welcome to join the live class. It is so pleasant to be together with other folks who all want to enjoy themselves with dance! After the class, usually within 24 hours, the new class is posted for streaming. The class stays up for a week, when it is replaced with the next class. Zoom is free and easy to use. The sound and video quality are good, and there is virtually no lag in the livestream. We send reminder emails with the link shortly before each class begins, along with Add to Calendar buttons for each week.

Here’s an online class sample…

Fun, energizing, grounding, and conceptually stimulating.
Simple on the outside, complex on the inside.

No notes, no muss, no fuss–just a great class to hone skills and have fun.

Live Online Fun Classes
Because the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is keeping us all inside and out of work, we are pleased to offer our regular fee, PLUS a special Pay What You Will option and a Sliding Scale payment plan, for those of us who are financially impacted by this disaster.


Tuesdays at 7PM EDT. Current TAQSIM session runs 5 Tuesdays in June.

FUN Class

June TAQSIM Fun class!

Fun classes are live online (video) classes streamed via They are designed for FUN for all levels. They are primarily follow-me, improv classes with some combinations, technique, and a Dancemeditation section for stress release and joy.

June's class has a taqsim focus--we will dance to many taqasim over the evening.

Each class is recorded. The recording is available for one week, then replaced by the next recording. We use Zoom for the classes and Wordpress to host the streamable recordings.

Current session dates, five Tuesdays in June at 7PM EDT

If you'd like to have fun, come join us!

Coronavirus Special for June Session! Sliding Scale and Pay what you will.

Buy Now ($55 for 5 Weeks of this Session)
Subscribe ($12/week for 5 weeks)
Pay what you will (per class or per session)
Sliding Scale ($5/week for 5 weeks)