Have fun learning the ancient art & modern styles of this dynamic dance with Na'ila (Sherry Coffey), 2002 Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Danse Orientale Award recipient and certified Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (TM) instructor. Na'ila has been teaching classes and performing at restaurants throughout Southwest Florida since 1995, and has been featured in area magazines, papers and TV segments.
Belly Dancing is a great way to tone the whole body and improve posture, flexibility and coordination. It's a wonderful for stress relief and can be a creative outlet, an empowering and artistic expression of femininity. Connecting with the community of dancers is another benefit of learning to Belly Dance!
Regular weekly classes are offered in series of varying lengths, in addition to monthly workshops. Registration is usually held on-site starting about 15 minutes prior to class time, except for classes noting pre-registration. Debit & credit cards accepted at some locations as noted; for other locations you may register using cards/Paypal in advance or pay by cash & check on-site. Sorry, no refunds.
Classes at your location and private instruction are also available.
ATTIRE: Please wear comfortable workout clothes and bare feet or dance shoes. Form-fitting clothing is helpful but you don't have to show your belly. Hip scarves and class music are optional and are available for purchase from the instructor.
Class and Workshop Schedule (revised 3/16/17)
These new classes are offered as multi-level, progressive series. Please feel free to join through the second week of the series! To be sent updates automatically when new class series begin, workshops and more, please join our email list.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: Polynesian Dance Workshop 2-4:15 p.m. Saturday March 18 in Englewood. Tribal Bellydance Workshop 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 9 in Englewood. Tribal Quest Summit with Paulette Rees-Denis May 2-11 in Cape Coral. More workshops TBA!
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO REMODELING AT THE STUDIO, THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD. Please check back here or contact Sherry at (239) 768-5575 before attending.
Belly Dance Series - Mondays 7-8 p.m.
Fees: $50/4 class package or $15/week.
Location: Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy, 912 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral
TUESDAY - next series starts March 28
Belly Dance Series - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
At the studio with the instructor (cash or check only at the studio), or click here
for advance registration with PayPal or credit/debit card.
Next series: TRIBAL BELLYDANCE - March 28-April 25
Fees: $60/5 week series or $15 per week
Location: Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples FL
Tribal Belly Dance - Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Registration: Please call (239) 770-8670 to reserve a space.
Payment at the studio via cash, check or credit/debit cards.
Fees: $16/week, or $14/week with multi-class package
Location: Ellio Pilates, 12577 New Brittany Blvd, Ft Myers FL
THURSDAY - next series starts March 23
Polynesian Dance (Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian) - Thursdays 7-8 p.m.
Next Series: March 23-April 13
. Cash only at the studio.
Fees: $50/4 week series
Location: This series will be held at Ellio Pilates, 12577 New Brittany Blvd, Ft Myers
After remodeling this class returns to Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy, 912 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral
SATURDAYS - start anytime
Belly Dance - Saturday 11 a.m.-12 noon (drop-ins welcome)
Fee: $10 per class
Location: Fyzical Fitness, 13010 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers FL
Call (239) 561-1177 for directions only. For questions, please contact Sherry
TRIBAL BELLY DANCE WORKSHOPS
Tribal Bellydance is an exciting community oriented style—a fusion of urban, folk, and ritual dances—a contemporary blend of the folkloric, nomadic, and classical dances of the Middle East, Spain, India, Egypt. It is esthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding—a shared celebration of women.
Tribal belly dance is about the empowerment of the dancers as they improvisationally and collectively dance in their circle, a community of all sizes and ages. It is a dance for every body. And it is good for toning up, laughing, and feeling great in your body!
RSVP for workshops requested as sometimes schedule changes occur
Gypsy Caravan Format Tribal Bellydance Workshops with Sherry
All levels, some Belly Dance experience (any style) recommended
Usually held the 1st or 2nd Sunday of each month in Englewood
Next workshop: 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 9 - more Shimmy combos!
Location: Dance Etc., 3372 N Access Rd, Englewood FL 34224
Fees: $20 per workshop
And... more workshops to be added, stay tuned!