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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
Shira
 

Beach Blanket Beledi 2014
Celebrating twenty-one years of oceanfront fun!


  Animated image of Hatteras lighthouse will display if available. Aegela in royal blue and pink classic cabaret. Artemis in a dramatic veil pose. Chelydra in a green metallic and silver sunburst oriental costume.

Annual Columbus Day seminar and dance party in Nags Head, NC. The instructors for BBB 2015 are Aegela, Artemis, and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2014. 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: Monday
Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
Location: National Institute for Aerospace
Fee: $45 for 5 classes (2-month expiration), $80 for 10 classes (4-month expiration)
 
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
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)
 


  Photo of Chelydra in an Egyptian fellahin (village) dress.

Fun With Folklore:
Nubian Folk Dance

Get in touch with your playful side! Learn these lighthearted and joyous women's and men's dances from the area of the Nubian desert, on the border between Egypt and Sudan.

This dance is fun for all ages, genders, and skill levels.


Date: Wednesday, January 14 - February 4, 2015
Date: Wednesday, February 25 - April 1, 2015
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Fee: $66 per 6-week session
 


  Photo of men in a stick dance pose.

DVD Night Out


Come enjoy videos from Chelydra's extensive personal collection of middle eastern dance videos and documentaries.


Date: Wednesday, February 11
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Subject: Egyptian Saidi-Style Dance (Cane & Stick)
 


  Photo montage of Dancing Turtle Folk Arts group.


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 © 2005-2008 by PortraitWorks.

  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

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Subject to Change
Date Event Contact
Jan 14 - Feb 4, 2015
7:30-8:30 PM
Nubian Folk Dance (continued)
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Feb 8, 2015
Doors Open 4:30 PM
Nadia's Night Of Dance
Suffolk, VA
Nadia Raks
Feb 11, 2015
7:30-9:00 PM
DVD Night Out
Egyptian Saidi-Style Dance
Fields Dance Studio
Feb 25 - Apr 1, 2015
7:30-8:30 PM
Nubian Folk Dance (Men's)
Intermediate
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 7, 2015
3:00 PM
Bellydance Bargain Bazaar Hafla Treasures in the Sand
Apr 8 - May 13, 2015
7:30-8:30 PM
TBD
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Apr 12, 2015
12:00 - 5:00 PM
ODU International Festival International Festival
May 27 - June 17, 2015
7:30-8:30 PM
TBD
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
July 8 - 29, 2015
7:30-8:30 PM
TBD
TBD
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
October 9-10, 2015 Beach Blanket Beledi 2015
with Aegela, Artemis, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
Chelydra
Dec 5, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM
Holiday Hafla
Open dance party!
Newport News, VA
Fields Dance Studio

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