What You'll Get
- 5 Belly Dance Classes with Jehan
- 10 Belly Dance Classes with Jehan
- 15 Belly Dance Classes with Jehan
Classes are held every Thursday from 7 p.m.–8 p.m., and Friday 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 5 class needs to be used within 3 consecutive weeks, 10 class within 6 consecutive weeks, 15 class within 10 consecutive weeks. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Belly Dance America
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our beautiful bellydance studio is run by me, JEHAN KAMAL I have been a leading international performer and master teacher in NYC and internationally of both traditional classic middle eastern dance - including Egyptian style and have been an innovator and pioneer fusionista of modern Bellydance fusion. I am of middle eastern heritage and my passion for this art is felt in every aspect of the studio. I have produced countless shows, events, many bellydance CDs and several instructional DVDs to compliment and support what is learned in the classroom. I have mentored most of the professional dancers working in the tri state area. My partner and I have a boutique next door to the studio that sells and rents gorgeous costumes and dance wear for professionals and students alike. We are the only studio open 24-7 for classes and rehearsals in a bldg. with a 24hr security guard and elevator. We have our own bathroom and changing room, a state of the art sound and light system. Our studio is located in the heart of Manhattan near ALL transportation- 265 West 37 th street , New York, NY 10018. Most of the staff is Middle Eastern and is generous in helping students translate the lyrics to songs. We also offer tours to Egypt. Bellydance America is home to a fun supportive community and hosts events in the studio with live Arabic music at our parties and showcases for teachers and their students. Our students at Bellydance America can participate in the NY Dance Parade, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, many cultural festivals, charity events and recitals throughout the year. Bellydance America produces an annual event called NYCAIRO RAKS FESTIVAL which is one of the most important festivals of Middle Eastern dance in America, bringing the top international teachers from Cairo and beyond. Workshops, Competitions Fashion shows and vendors from around the world participate.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? My inspiration to start my studio began from a deep love and passion for this dance form which was the only thing I wanted to devote my life to. I believe this is a dance of growth and healing on so many deep levels. It is a sacred ancient art that connects us to the source of our being. Aside from making us more physically strong, flexible, graceful, sensual and confident, it also makes women and men discover so many layers of themselves. I enjoy all of the beautiful props and costumes that oriental/bellydancers get to wear. This dance embraces all ages, looks, body types and ethnicities. I adore that I have people of every background in my classes. My vision for a dance studio began decades ago when I was teaching in NYC for various studios for my teachers as well as traveling worldwide to teach at other schools and festivals internationally. I taught from the first year I was performing and I love to pass on the culture, the glamour, the fun, the sensuality and the excitement of this dance. I also get tremendous satisfaction getting dancers who want to perform for a living out into the global marketplace, overseas as well as in the states.
What do you love most about your job? I love that it makes every person that walks through my doors more beautiful, more graceful, more physically fit, more confident and more passionate. I love being a vessel of creativity and passing on wisdom and techniques that were passed down to me. The flowing movements and exciting dynamics are thousands of years of tradition. Each dancer including me adds their special flavor to the dance and enriches and enlarges the vocabulary. I’m an ambassador of culture and a gateway to exotic worlds full of haunting melodies and intense rhythms and dazzling costumes. I love dancing at people’s happiest occasions and being hired to bring my troupe who I am so proud of to those events to entertain and Inspire others.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? The best reaction is when a student continues studying with devotion and respect for years. Their words of respect for this dance and tears of joy ….ecstatic, effusive, loving messages, thanking my team and I for introducing them to this exciting world of Bellydance and for creating and maintaining this studio for them to dance dance dance 24/7!