Ethnic Dance Expressions
School of Belly Dance
Gainesville, Florida
with Sallamah Chimera

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Ethnic Dance Expressions
School of Belly Dance in
Gainesville, Florida

SallamahFaceHello! I am Sallamah Chimera. Come join me at Ethnic Dance Expressions School of Belly Dance and be part of a unique opportunity to learn to belly dance with a seasoned dancer and teacher. It doesn't matter what you look like or how well you can move, I will work with you to help you transform yourself into the dancer you want to be. You will learn all the fundamentals in a supportive, friendly environment surrounded by other people just like you. I take into account each student's individual capabilities and tailor the instruction so it is tangible while making sure you feel challenged and inspired in every class. Have fun and experience the difference, belly dance at Ethnic Dance Expressions as we celebrate 15 years of teaching and performing in Gainesville!

Covid-19 - In-Person Classes

We have resumed in-person classes for our fully vaccinated students. My students and I are older and have asthma and severe allergies so we are not able to wear masks for aerobic acitivies. The new County Mandate requires us to wear masks (vaccinated or not) when there are more than 2 people in a space. I will review the situation later this Fall as more people get their vaccines and the Delta variant infections go down. We are socially distanced and 5 students can attend class together. Please wear your masks when you are in public spaces to help prevent getting and spreading Covid.

Belly Dance II Class, Monday @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
Total Beginner Belly Dance Class, Sunday @ 2:30-3:30 pm.
*SFC Belly Dance for Everyone,
Tuesday @ 6:30-7:30 pm. (Nov. 2)
Yoga for Relaxation with Sandra Angelou,
Wednesday @ 9:30-11:00 am NEW!
EDE Troupe class, Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.
EDE Dance Aerobics class, Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30 am. ZOOM
Zoom waiting room opens 15 minutes before class time.

PayPal is my current online payment method to purchase classes but I can also take checks and credit cards. You can also register at the studio before class or call me and we will work out the details. Vaccinated Groupon participants: Call to see what our schedule is and have your coupon/voucher number on your phone or printed out.

*SFC's Fall 2021 classes were cancelled. We hope you will register in 2022 for the Winter class, Belly Dance for Everyone. SFC Community Ed registration is online or by phone: 352-395-5193

Belly Dance Instruction for Everyone

Sallamah teaches a combination of Classic American, Egyptian, Turkish and Lebanese Cabaret & Folkloric Styles with a little fusion and tribal to offer a new challenge.

Wellness Programs

Belly Dance Supplies for Sale and Consignments

Coined hip scarves, zills, DVDs, CDs, skirts, harem pants, and veils.

(We accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as well as Google and Apple Pay. You may also pay for classes online via PayPal. We have Groupon deals available.)

Map, Address & Directions to
Ethnic Dance Expressions

Ethnic Dance Expressions School of Belly Dance
4000 W. Newberry Road D-2
"Plaza West"
Gainesville, FL 32607

EDE is located Mid-Town 1.5 miles East of Oaks Mall on left past NW 43rd Street or
4 signal lights West of the intersections of SW 34th Street and University Avenue
past Plaza Royale and NW 39th Road on Right.
Turn into Plaza West at Mega Gaming & Comics.
Use our interactive Map for Driving Directions.

Reach EDE at 352-384-9200 or or

Public Transportation
For the Regional Transit System Bus Schedule call 352-334-2600 or visit their web site at Currently, Buses 43 and 5 travel University Avenue and Newberry Road from Downtown to the Oaks Mall.

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Ethnic Dance Expressions 4000 W. Newberry Road Ste. D-2
"Plaza West"
Gainesville, FL 32607

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