Multi-Week Session Dance Classes
Session classes run for an hour a week for 6 to 8 weeks. If you miss a class, you may still come and finish your session, but no make-ups are available unless the instructor cancels a class. Session costs vary depending on location and length of session.
Sessions stay open through the second week of class and then close to new students. We teach in sessions because most classes build weekly on the technique and artistry learned the week before. You will get the most out of a class by committing to a whole session. Some classes do allow drop-ins, as indicated in the class description, but studio policy requires a session to have 5 registered students in order to hold that session. Drop-in rate is $20 per class unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming session classes and special events full details and registration below.
Unlimited movement classes
For the dance student who wants more, we offer an unlimited class pass at $150 per month. Unlimited passes allow you to take any dance sessions and drop-in classes. Workshops with Jaidra and movement clinics are not included but are available to unlimited students at a discounted rate.
Class locations vary and are listed along with the start date for upcoming sessions
Multi-week dance sessions
While we are searching for a new permanent home for niad, classes are ongoing at various locations across the upstate. Stay informed through FB and our newsletter, and check back to see new classes as we schedule them.
*classes appropriate for beginners
Where not otherwise noted, Jaidra will be the primary instructor for classes.
2023 session classes
7 week sessions
Starting June 5 and 6 at Veracity Fitness, 1616 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC
**note that the June/July session will have a week off on July 3 and 4th.
Bellydance Basics at 6:30PM*
Bellydance 100 lvl tech, combos, and drills at 7:30PM*
Bellydance 104: Drum Solo Choreography, Winner Dance at 8:30PM
Bellydance 200+ Technique & combos at 6:30PM
Bellydance 204: 200 lvl fusion choreography at 7:30PM
Niad dance student troupe at 8:30PM
Classes are 1 hour each. 7 week sessions are $98. Register through our square site
DC Skirt Class with Melody - June 10th- July 8th
7pm to 8 pm
Location: Motive School of Movement, 10 Webb Rd. Unit 100, Greenville.
We have a few extra 25 yard skirts to loan during class however sizes are extremely limited.
6 weeks of DC skirt - $85
June 3: Sword Workshops with Jaidra at Greenville Yoga
Join Jaidra for a pair of workshops on working with one of her favorite props, the sword!
Both workshops will be held at Greenville Yoga: 3221 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville SC, and will be 90 minutes each.
1PM - 2:30PM Basics of Sword Dance: Holding the sword, grip techniques, simple swings, poses, shapes, and balance point, we will cover the basics. This class is designed to provide enough information to start anyone safely on their sword journey. Great for newer dancers or for the experienced dancer to review and polish their sword work. Recommended at least 3 to 6 months of dance experience
2:30 - 4PM Sword Flow: niad stylization Drawing from years of cross training in flow and fire arts, Jaidra treats the sword as a dance partner, seeking flow that fits the curved lines of the scimitar. We will primarily focus on smooth transitions through an exploration of how the sword fits seamlessly into your dance. Utilizing the information and movements from sword basics, this will be a combination focused class that will include a variety of turns and finish with balancing the sword.
Dancers should be comfortable with niad 200 level dance movements and isolations and/or at least 1 year dance experience.
Each workshop is $35 or 60 for both.
I will have a few extra swords available for loan. If you need to borrow a sword, please message me.
Funded by the Hello Beautiful Movement Arts Showcase silent auction and by donations in Jaidra's sliding scale classes, the community class program seeks to make dance accessible to anyone, regardless of your financial status.
We are currently working to get more options for community classes on the schedule.
learn more about the community class program
We have new studio safety protocols in place.
All classes max 12 students. Pre-registration required to save a space.
Masks are optional for vaccinated dancers. Please take care of yourself and others.
Dancers should maintain spacing as available on the dance floor.
Please bring your own water.
If you or anyone you have been in contact with is sick, please take class virtually only until you are past your quarantine time.
If your instructor has to quarantine, class will be virtual or taught by a substitute until clear. If your instructor gets sick, class will pause or be taught by a substitute until clear.
We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!
Where are you in your dance journey? How do you get to the next level? What areas of your technique would benefit from some focused practice? With over 16 years of teaching experience in transnational fusion dance, Jaidra will help you with a focused and tailored assessment of your current skills. The focus of your assessment can be technical skills, choreography, improvisation, or a mix. Assessments take place as private lessons and you take home a detailed report including recommendations for moving forward in your dance journey.
Contact Jaidra for information and to schedule your assessment