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. I want to thank everyone who has studied, attended our shows, or shopped at EDE. Its been an amazing 25 years teaching belly dance in Gainesville. Our last class will be on Feb. 16. We still have several weeks remaining, so 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 25 years of teaching and performing in Gainesville!

In-Person Classes

APRIL 2024 - Studio is Closed

On February 16, 2024, I will be closing the studio and retiring from the business side of dancing. I will offer private classes for those students who still have classes remaining on their dance cards as well as keep the dance troupe so we can perform. It has been an exciting 45 years of dancing and learning. I want to thank all my Gainesville students over the last 25 years for their support and patronage and community members who have promoted us and given us opportunities to dance.

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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