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Table Of Contents
Classes & Upcoming Events
Beach Blanket Beledi
Folk Dances of North Africa & the Middle East
Belly Dance
Articles on the dance by Chelydra
Chelydra Home Page
Music & Costuming

Other Dance Resources

Beach Blanket Beledi 2018
Celebrating twenty-four years of oceanfront fun!

Animated image of Hatteras lighthouse will display if available. Dalia Carella exultant. Tempest in black and silver lace. Chelydra in a metallic green and pearl cabaret dress.

Annual Columbus Day seminar and dance party in Nags Head, NC. The instructors for BBB 2018 are Dalia Carella, Tempest, and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2015. Please do not copy or publish these photos without permission from the artist.

  Photo of tree frog in the classic yoga lotus position.

Yoga for ANY Body!

Stretch ... strengthen ... relax ... with yoga class. Learn to listen to your body and adjust your poses to work for how you feel that day. Level-of-difficulty options are provided for most poses to allow you to customize your yoga experience, and to overcome physical limitations.

Yoga is appropriate for all ages, genders, and skill levels.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Fee: $45 for 5 classes (2-month expiration), $80 for 10 classes (4-month expiration), $12 drop-in

  Photo of Aegela with cane.

Fun With Folklore

There are no folkloric classes in the current schedule. If you would like to request a folkloric class, please contact Chelydra, and she will do her best to accommodate you. Chelydra LOVES to teach folklore!


  Photo Dancing Turtle Folk Arts in Nubian dress.

Dancing Turtle Folk Arts
Dancing Turtle Folk Arts of Fields Dance Studio presents traditional folk dances of North Africa and the Middle East with a fresh, fun, contemporary twist.

Photos © 2015 by Lasting Memories Photography.

  Photo for belly dance will display if available.

Middle Eastern Cabaret-Style Dance (Belly Dance)
Performance, instruction, and coaching in middle eastern dance.

Photo © 2005 by Donald Bridgers.

Photo for folk dances will display if available.

Folk dances of North Africa and the Middle East
Performance and instruction in folk dances of Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Persia, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.

Photo by Robert Lee.

Classes & Upcoming Events Featuring
Dancing Turtle Folk Arts and Chelydra

Subject to Change
Date Event Contact
October 6-7, 2017 Beach Blanket Beledi 2017
with Riskallah Riyad, Habiba, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
December 9, 2017 Holiday Hafla
Holiday social and open dance party.
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA
February 24, 2018 Ancient Cultures - Modern Muses
An evening of interpretive dances inspired by ancient civilizations.
Williamsburg, VA
October 5-6, 2018 Beach Blanket Beledi 2018
with Dalia Carella, Tempest, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC

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