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We are currently updating and improving the site. Thanks for your patience. Nicola & Natalie in saiidi assaya performance Share on Facebook Follow me


Update for Nicola & AED

CLASSES will RESUME in 2022. It has been impractical for me to try to rent studio when COVID makes everyone’s life so uncertain. With health orders, case numbers rising, and the need for any one of us to isolate or recuperate, hosting in-person classes is just not realistic. We are setting up options for online…


UPDATE! New photos from Raks 2019

Dancers’ photos were initially uploaded to DropBox and shared with performers. Additional photos are now available on the Photobucket album. Some photos have been deleted due to repetition, unflattering angles/light, or because they were from the rehearsal. https://photobucket.com/u/nicola-bellydance/a/74d47e4c-abdd-4428-887d-11765e3619b3?mode=slideshow We’re experiencing technical difficulties with the links — they are continually breaking and Photobucket has not been…


Orient Express 6 with Hadia 2019

Thank you so much to all the dancers and guests who helped make OE 6 a fun weekend! We enjoyed our second whirlwind visit from this dynamo. The photos are being curated and some are up on Photobucket. The lighting was a major issue, so many of the photos didn’t turn out at all or…


Orient Express 6 Show

Video footage of the dances has already been shared with the performers. Photos from Foto D’Adriano are being curated again. The lighting in the venue presented challenges for the camera folks. Thanks to Adriano and Cole of DuckyWorks. An intimate & interactive haflah cabaret with Hadia, Nicola, and Amar Egyptian Dance. Party meets show meets…


Nicola in “ZAMBRA” April 27 & 28, 2019

Nicola guest stars in Pedro Aurelio’s “Zambra”. An intimate and interactive cabaret with the dancing up close, as it is meant to be seen. An array of Spanish, flamenco, Egyptian raks sharqi, and Arab-Andalusian dances. With members of Bolero Dance Theatre, and music by Howard Chan, Philippe Meunier, and Helena Infante. April 27 evening show…


2022 Classes with Nicola

 All classes are continuous registration, which means you start when you register.   These are classes planned for 2022 and which ran in 2019-2020.  Please see other options under “Classes & Workshops”.   Many are scheduled on demand.   If you and a group of friends would like something different, you can book your own class.    Please…


Spend summer dance break smartly

I know, I know… you felt like you were just hitting stride and now session is done. There’s now a big, long, lonely break from classes and September seems so very, very far away. The weather is gorgeous– I know you’ll soon be sipping a cold drink or digging in your garden (like me) and…


I don’t know what level I am and don’t want to start over. / I feel like I’m not making progress.

These 2 concerns are very intertwined. Those of you who may have taken classes with me as recently as 2011 need to know that there’s been a big change in the way my classes are structured, as well as how I teach them. I used to offer a typical, Western-style, levelled class schedule — e.g….