A wide range of courses are available through the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development at Miami Dade College. Classes are held at the Kendall Campus, along with other joint locations. Students of all ages and levels will immerse themselves into all aspects of the art form, including the history and dance that encompasses diverse styles from the Middle East and Central Asia.

We offer: 

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  • Level 1 (Beginners - no experience necessary)
  • History of Middle Eastern Dance
  • Level 2 (Intermediate) 
  • Props (veil, shamadan, sword, etc.)
  • Level 3 (Advanced)
  • Modern Oriental
  • Music (drumming, zills, etc.)
  • Persian and Silk Road Dances
  • Seminars with professional Middle Eastern Master instructors
  • and more!

We also offer certificates after each level, contingent on an evaluation by one of our instructors. Obtaining certificates is optional. Dancers that have taken classes from other areas are welcome to jump into our intermediate, advanced, and specialty courses. All students must register via Miami Dade College’s system. All of our instructors are bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

You do not have to be enrolled in college to register. Just register online, via fax or phone! Dance slippers are recommended but not required. In addition to the program, all students are welcome to participate in our highly-anticipated, annual Middle Eastern Dance production!

To view step-by-step instructions on how to register with MDC's website, please click here

To view courses online and register via MDC website:

 
 

Location

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
School of Continuing Education & Professional Development

11011 SW 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176
305.237.2612


Current Courses

Belly Dance Level 1 - Beginner Techniques

Learn the essential Belly Dance basics and proper execution of movements in this six-week course, designed to get you started on your journey through Middle Eastern Dance. This introductory course consists of basic techniques, fundamentals, and cultural aspects of this beautiful art form. 

No previous dance skills are required for this class, and we encourage all students to remain in this level as long as need to master the fundamentals. This course is taught by the internationally renown Roshana Nofret!

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8016

Dates

6/1/17 - 7/6/17
7/20/17 - 8/24/17

Days

Thursdays
Thursdays

Time

7:30 - 9:00 pm
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Room

G208
G208

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161


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Persian Dance Level 1
Join Persian Dance Artist Roshana for a six week course introducing the basic and characteristic movements in Classical Persian dance, a beautiful Middle Eastern dance style known for its feminine grace and expression. This is the dance style indigenous to Iran. Genres of dance in Iran vary depending on the area, culture, and language of the local people, and can range from sophisticated reconstructions of refined court dances to energetic folk dances (like Bandari – which is influenced by African and Arabic music and dance).

No experience necessary! Dance slippers are highly recommended but not mandatory.

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9818

Dates

6/5/17 - 7/10/17
7/17/17 - 8/21/17

Days

Mondays
Mondays

Time

7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

Room

2108
2108

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161


Belly Dance Level 2 - Travel with Movements

(Recommended Prerequisite: Level 1) This Intermediate level is designed for students to develop skills in traveling with movements, as well as utilizing the fundamentals learned in the beginner level for more elaborate combinations and Egyptian stylization with Amara Sayid.

This course consists of extensive layering, more complex footwork, and development of musicality. This summer we will focus on shimmies! Students may remain in this level as long as necessary.

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8019

Dates

6/6/17 - 7/11/17
7/18/17 - 8/22/17

Days

Tuesdays
Tuesdays

Time

7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Room

G208
2108

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161


Specialty Class - Veils, Veils, and More Veils!

Explore and practice Oriental Veil technique and stylization with renowned Middle Eastern Dance Artist, Roshana Nofret. A variety of tricks, signature moves, appropriate music, costuming, flow, feeling, and musicality will be featured in this class. 

The Veil is a beautiful, lightweight piece of fabric often made of silk or chiffon, used in Oriental Dance to embellish an interpretive piece. Egyptian Oriental dancers use the Veil only in their entrance to music that is very fast and dramatic. In the U.S., the veil is often used as a main prop for an entire choreography. Master your technique with a single veil, double veils, and fan veils! 

For Intermediate to Advanced level dancers.

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Dates

7/18/17 - 8/22/17

Days

Tuesdays
 

Time

8:45 -9:45 pm
 

Room

2108

Campus

Kendall
 

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161


New Time!
Belly Dance Level 3 - Advanced Combinations, Props, and Choreography


(Recommended Prerequisite: Level 1 and Level 2) Take your dancing to the next level with award-winning Artistic Director Amara Sayid in this challenging and inspiring class. In this course you will master advanced technique, footwork, choreography, and stage presence. 

Identify distinct rhythms and learn to dance an exciting Drum Solo piece for our annual show.

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8026

Dates

5/24/17 - 6/28/17
7/19/17 - 8/23/17

Days

Wednesdays
Wednesdays

Time

7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Room

G303
G303

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161


 Specialty Class - Modern Flair and Fitness

Get your body moving while feeling great! Modern Flair and Fitness is designed to make you sweat with high levels of energy, accompanied with modern Oriental technique, music, and tons of inspiration. Combine your love of Belly Dance with your workout routine. You will also learn a sassy and flirty choreography full of uniquely inspired combinations from Andrus' travels. 

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9392                                        7/17/17 - 8/24/17                    Mondays                                    6 - 7 pm                                       2108                                       Kendall

 

To register, please click above or call 305.237.2161