Belly Dance with
Private and Group Lessons
Photo Credit: Ed Diaz, Diaz Digital Discoveries
Do you want to learn to belly dance? Contact me! I'd love to discuss any dance training you've already had and your goals--whether they are to learn something new, to find a kind of exercise you love, to turn pro, or to just enjoy dance for the rest of your life.
Belly dance as we know it in the Western world developed as a stage presentation of women's folk dances from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. Now it is studied and performed all over the world by dancers of all sizes, abilities, ages, and gender identities. My goal is to make this art approachable to audiences and students, and to do my utmost to respectfully and positively represent the cultures and backgrounds from which belly dance originated.
Sephira has been belly dancing for over fifteen years, studying primarily with Shifah, Sahina, and the Pioneer Valley's own jewel, the late Rose Champagne as well as workshops with internationally touring and performing teachers. She performs regularly in Western Massachusetts and across New England as a soloist and with Troupe Hazine, for whom Sephira is co-director and choreographer. Sephira teaches belly dance as an adjunct professor at Holyoke Community College and at dance and yoga studios around the Pioneer Valley.