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


  Animated image of Hatteras lighthouse will display if available. Riskallah Riyad in lavender and purple classic cabaret. Dalia Carella 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 2014 are Riskallah Riyad, Dalia Carella, and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2013. Please do not copy or publish these photos without permission from the artist.


  Photo of Chelydra in a Tunisian melia and yarn belt.

Fun With Folklore:
Persian Flirtation Dance
March 26-April 30

Get in touch with your playful side! Learn how to enchant your audience, Persian-style. This charming flirtation dance, choreographed by Mohammed Khordadian of Los Angeles, is characterized by graceful wrist rotations and hand placement, intricate footwork, and captivating poses. Learn the art of finishing your movements with those infinitesimal pauses that capture and hold the interest of the audience.

Whatever style of dance you prefer, Persian dance technique will improve your arm placement, posture, body alignment and balance, adding nuance and clarity to your performance.


Date: Wednesday, March 26-April 30, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Fee: $60
 


  Photo of Chelydra in a Tunisian melia and yarn belt.

Fun With Folklore:
Persian Make-Up Dance
May 7 - June 11

While the cat's away, the mice will play! A charming story dance, of a young girl playing the eternal game of dress-up while raiding her mother's make-up and jewelry box. Choreographed by Mohammed Khordadian.


Date: Wednesday, May 7 - June 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Fee: $60
 


  Photo of Chelydra in a Moroccan d'fina.

DVD Night Out


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


Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Subject: Persian Dance (Persian folk and court dance)
 


Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Subject: Women of Marrakesh: Behind the Veil (A documentary on the women of Morocco)
 


  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 8, 2014
7:30-9:00 PM
DVD Night Out
Persian Dance
Fields Dance Studio
Jan 11, 2014
Doors Open 6:30 PM
Nadia's Night Of Dance
Suffolk, VA
Nadia Raks
Jan 15 - Mar 26, 2014
7:30-8:30 PM
Persian Miniature Court Dance
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Jan 15 - Mar 26, 2014
8:30-9:30 PM
Technique and Musical Interpretation Part I
Intermediate
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 1, 2014
3:00 PM
Bellydance Bargain Bazaar Hafla Treasures in the Sand
Mar 22, 2014
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Do The Twist!
Introduction To Tunisian Dance

Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 26 - Apr 30, 2014
7:30-8:30 PM
Persian Flirtation Dance
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 26 - Apr 30, 2014
8:30-9:30 PM
Technique and Musical Interpretation Part II
Intermediate
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 31 - Apr 28, 2014
7:30-8:30 PM
Beginning Belly Dance I
Beginner
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
Mar 30, 2014
12:00 - 5:00 PM
ODU International Festival International Festival
Apr 12, 2014
7:30 PM
Hafla
Women of Selket Mini-Seminar with Naima Sultana
Women of Selket
May 5 - June 9, 2014
7:30-8:30 PM
Beginning Belly Dance II
Beginner
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
May 7 - June 11, 2014
7:30-8:30 PM
Persian Make-Up Dance
Advanced
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
May 7 - June 11, 2014
8:30-9:30 PM
Introduction to the Veil
Intermediate
Newport News, VA
Class Description
Fields Dance Studio
June 25, 2014
7:30-9:00 PM
DVD Night Out
Women of Marrakesh: Behind the Veil
Fields Dance Studio
October 10-11, 2014 Beach Blanket Beledi 2014
with Riskallah Riyad, Dalia Carella, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
Chelydra
Dec 6, 2014
2:00-4:00 PM
Holiday Hafla
Open dance party!
Newport News, VA
Fields Dance Studio

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