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

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Ethnic Dance Expressions
School of Belly Dance
Class Schedule

IntermedClassCome join us at EDE, Gainesville's and North Central Florida's first belly dance school. Because Gainesville has an ever changing population, we have an open-registration policy and have designed our classes to be flexible so new students can join at any time and keep studying throughout the year. We try to begin new classes at the start of UF's and SFC's school terms (August/September, January, and Summer ABC).

You can come to class whenever you want although it helps to get into a routine. Think of your dance and exercise classes as a gift you give to yourself. You are encouraged to come to at least one class a week so you will see continued progress and won't become discouraged. The more classes you attend, the quicker you will learn to dance or reach your exercise and weight goals.

Ethnic Dance Expressions
(See Revised Schedule below under Calendar)

Weekly Belly Dance & Exercise Class Schedule

Classes & Days   Beginner Belly Dance Advance Beginner Belly Dance Intermediate Belly Dance Adv-Troupe Belly Dance *SFC Belly Dance for Everyone
3:30-4:30 PM



*SFC ZOOM Belly Dance class - Sept. 14, 2021

Classes & Days Dance Aerobics *SFC Yoga for Relaxation Total Beginner Belly Dance Specialty Workshop Costuming Workshop
10:30-11:30 AM
2:30-3:30 pm

*SFC Yoga - Held Privately

SEPTEMBER 2021 Class Schedule

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 when more than two people (vaccinated or not) are in a room. Please bring your masks to class. I will review the situation later this summer as more people get their vaccines. We are socially distanced and 5 students can attend class together. Please wear your masks when you are indoors in public spaces to prevent infection 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 @ 2:30-3:30 pm. (Sept. 14, 2021)
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 has decided that it's Fall 2021 classes will be online via ZOOM. We hope you will register in August for the Fall class, Belly Dance for Everyone. SFC Community Ed registration is online or by phone: 352-395-5193



2:30-3:30 pm - Total Beginner Belly Dance


3:30-4:30 pm - Belly Dance II - (No Class Sept. 6)


2:30-3:30 pm - SFC Belly Dance for Everyone - Sept. 14, 2021 - ZOOM
(Register at or call 352-395-5193.)


9:30-11:00 am - SFC Yoga for Relaxation being offered privately

6:30-7:30 PM - Advanced/Troupe Performance Belly Dance
(By invitation only)


10:30-11:30 am - Dance Aerobics - ZOOM
(Have Sturdy Chair, Stretch Bands & Hand Weights, Water and a Towel close by.)

ZOOM Dance Aerobics Classes

SneakersAre offered Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am. This is a low-impact aerobics class with hand weights, stretching, floor mat exercises, and ballet bar exercises. The class is geared for adult exercisers ages 35 and up but anyone can attend. Participants work at their own pace and level. For more information about the class...

Santa Fe College
Community Education Classes Offered at
Ethnic Dance Expressions

Ethnic Dance Expressions hosts SFC's Mystical Belly Dance, Red Hot Mama Belly Dance, Belly Dancing for Everyone and Yoga for Relaxation classes. For more information see....

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

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