I teach weekly dance classes, both online and in-person, as well as occasional workshops and performance* courses. Classes welcome all bodies: awkward, ageless, body-positive, brand-new-never-took-a-dance-class-in-my-life, professional artists, and everyone in between.
I use Patreon as my payment platform, and it is also where I post online classes, monthly schedules, new performance videos, and schedule updates. Check out the different tiers and choose one that fits you. If you are brand new, please drop-in to the studio for a free class, or check out the online classes I've made available to the public.
Online Classes ($15/month)
Patron of the Arts ($25/month)
Camas Classes ($75/month)
Private Lesson ($125/month)
A la Carte (through Venmo or cash):
Additional private lesson ($75)
My style is characterized as Nordic Fusion belly dance. Classes combine Egyptian-style raqs sharqi, folkloric beledi, and fusion belly dance with eclectic music and ideas: anything from Wardruna to Lizzo to Fleetwood Mac to Metallica. Dance focus is on movement vocabulary, endurance, musicality, artistic expression, and fluidity. My hope is that with a strong foundation in technique, you can dance the way you want, letting your personal expression be front and center.
Studio Address: 228 NE 19th Ave, Camas, WA 98607
My studio is Native/BIPOC/LGBTQIA+ affirming. It is located in the City of Camas, the native word for one of our native lilies. Camas is situated on the unceded lands of the Chinook, Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Clackamas tribes. It is also an area with a rich history of Hawaiian culture dating back to the 1800s.
(Although proof of Covid-19 vaccination is no longer required in my studio, it is highly encouraged. If you feel the least bit ill, please stay home and join class through Zoom. If you were recently exposed to Covid, please wear a mask in class. In the event of local Covid rates rising to Moderate level or a State of Emergency be declared again, vaccination requirements may be reinstated.)
* Performance courses require weekly group class attendance and 6-month minimum consecutive training with Malia and/or instructor approval.