Floorwork…flashy, fearless, fantastic. Floorwork can come across as a daunting aspect of dance!  Having initially tackled Floorwork whilst undergoing a longtime ankle injury, Amira Jade is passionate about making this beautiful and entertaining aspect of dance approachable to everyone. She appreciates the creative process and strength building that occurs while working with and through limitations, Read More

Get ready to dance with Master Ahmed Hussien! For the second time in Portland, OR, he will be teaching a special 3 hour Sha’abi workshop. Come ready to sweat because he will be challenging you to be your best!  “Ahmed Hussien is undeniably an iconic figure and a source of inspiration for dancers and teachers Read More

Please join Shimmy Mob as we prepare for our 2018 belly dance performances raising awareness.  This is our 4th year.  We are raising funds for Bree’s Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.  Our team is part of a world wide fundraiser which continues to break world records.  We dance on World Belly Dance Day.  Last year’s Read More

~ Colleena Shakti in Portland, Oregon ~ Join world-renowned dancer Colleena Shakti for a weekend of Indian Classical Dance and Indian Fusion Bellydance.  Move deeper through Colleena’s masterful teachings at Studio Datura for 15 hours of dance training this May 19th and 20th, 2018.  Features: Vinyasa Krama Yoga / Strength Training / Odissi Technique / Read More

Donna Mejia (Assistant Professor, CU Boulder Theatre and Dance) is a choreographer, scholar, director, and performer specializing in contemporary dance, traditions of the African and Arab Diaspora, and emerging fusion traditions in Transnational Electronica. This genre provides a rich arena for the study of cultural imperialism, gender representation and electronic/digital globalization. Donna is also an Read More