8 Week Session Dance Classes

Session classes run for an hour a week for 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. Sessions cost $100 for 8 weeks. Discounts on multiple concurrent sessions and unlimited class cards are available.

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.

*Virtual Classes Available Live at the same time as our in-studio option through our private zoom room. Please indicate that you are signing up for virtual live classes in notes at registration, and you will receive an email with a link to your class.

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 and free access to the niad studio library. Workshops with Jaidra and movement clinics are not included but are available to unlimited students at a discounted rate.

All classes take place in the niad studio inside building 1, "the heddle" at 1801 Rutherford Rd. 


Upcoming Sessions

Fall/ Winter 2021 class schedule

8 week dance sessions

Mondays October 4 - Nov 22

  • 5:30 - Dance Conditioning* 

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 101* 

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 102 

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 104 Choreography

Wednesdays October 6 - Nov 24

  • 5:30 - Dance Conditioning*

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 201 Technique

  • 7:30 - 203 - Int Veil Combinations

  • 8:30 - 103 Traveling Drills with Melody

Special Winter 6 week session

 Thursdays October 28 - Dec 9 

*no class Thanksgiving

  • 6:30 - Expressive and Meditative Dance

  • 7:30 - Fire Fan Combinations

Mondays Jan 5 - Feb 21​

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 101* 

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 102 

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 103 Drills

Wednesdays Jan 7 - Feb 23

  • 5:30 - Dance Conditioning*

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 202 Technique

  • 7:30 - 204 Choreography

  • 8:30 - 203 Fan Veil Introduction

*classes appropriate for beginners

Where not otherwise noted, Jaidra will be the primary instructor for classes.

We have new studio safety protocols in place. 

  • All classes max 8 students. Pre-registration required.

  • Masks are optional for vaccinated dancers but recommended. Please take care of yourself and others.

  • Dancers should maintain a minimum of 6ft spacing on the dance floor.

  • Please wait in the hall, on the plastic chairs, until 5 minutes before your class time, when the doors will be opened.  

  • Please bring your own water. Masks may be removed briefly for water consumption as needed. 

  • 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. 

  • Currently virtual classes are offered through zoom and are live only. All classes can be attended live through zoom.

We are doing all that we can to make your dance class as safe as possible during this time. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!

Special Events/Workshops


  • DC Skirt Workshop

    • Join Melody to learn the basics of divine Chaos Skirt format. Some dance experience required

    • Sat October 16. 10:30AM $30

  • Fusion 100 level group choreo workshop

    • Learn I Cash Radii, a 100 level group fusion circle dance, in this 3 hour workshop with Jaidra.

    • Sat November 6. 11-2PM $60

  • Shimmy Clinic

    • 90 minutes of focused shimmy work with Jaidra. All levels welcome

    • Sunday November 28. 2-3:30PM $30

  • Beginner Poi Workshop

    • Introduction to poi spinning and dance with Jaidra. All levels welcome

    • Sunday November 28. 3:30-5:30PM $40

Dance Assessments

Contact Jaidra for information

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