First of all, I’m really very sorry to do this, but I wanted to let you all know that I’ll be putting all non-performance related classes on hold indefinitely. I’ll be issuing refunds for those that had just signed up for taking non-performance dance classes. This could take me more than a week to figure out so please be patient with me.

If you are signed up for Level 1, Level 2 and/or Yoga for March, those fees will be refunded. If you have a current punch card specifically for any of these classes, the prorated value of any remaining punches will be refunded. If you paid through square, refunds are easy. If you paid by cash or check, I’ll be writing checks and mailing them. Please be sure to email me with your mailing address if you expect a refund and are not sure I have your mailing address.

Due to a death in the family I need to cancel all classes starting from tomorrow, Sunday 8, 2015, for at least a week. I’ll post more when I know more……

Please, no phone calls for the time being. I appreciate your love and support, but I can barely talk about this and would really like to have some time to myself for a while.

Hi everyone,

Just in case there was any doubt, classes are on for tonight. The weather has warmed up to a balmy -18 at the airport and I’m on the upswing of this cough. I’m still not up to much dancing myself, so please come prepared to work today!

Yoga for Dancers at 6pm
Basket and skirt dance choreography at 7:30

Also, since classes were canceled last week, I’m still offering early bird rates through the end of this week. You may pay in class today or online (the early bird rates disappear on Saturday!)

See you soon!

I’m terribly sorry but I’m going to have tp cancel classes for today, Sunday, Feb. 1. My reaction to the last week’s “cloud of poison” that covered and encapsulated the Fairbanks area is still pretty bad and I’m having a really hard time breathing so Bhangra is just out of question for today.

Please RSVP to this if you normally come to Bhangra or L3 on Sunday, so I know everyone has got this. I’ll start making calls just before 1pm today.

The temperature is finally warmer and I’m looking forward to getting back to classes this week! See you soon!

Classes are cancelled for tonight. Contrary to our original schedule there will now be a class on Thursday, Feb 19th, so no extra makeup class will be scheduled for today’s cancellation. This affects Yoga for Dancers at 6pm and the Basket Dance Choreography class at 7:30.

To make up for the missed class yesterday I’ll extend the current session of level 1 by one week so that the new dates for the two eight-week sessions for Spring 2015 are:
1.) Spring 2015, Session 1: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb 3, 10, 17 and 24 – extended to March 3.
2.) Spring 2015, Session 2: March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 – extended to May 5 (now starts March 10, runs through May 5)

Level Two will be extended through May 5th as well.

I’ll also be gone for two weeks in May, so the May/Jun class schedule will be short with only four weeks to practice for Midnight Sun. There will also only be classes on weekdays on Tuesdays and Thursdays (no weekends) and at least two of the four classes offered will be for performance-related practices. Once I figure that out, the schedule will be on – what’s up there now is completely accurate though!

Reminder for those that pay by the month or session (does not apply to punch card holders, although any extra classes scheduled are open for attendance):


If I need to cancel a class (due to cold or my own illness) I do try to schedule a makeup/open studio class time.

If a student misses a class when they have paid for the month or session, you may drop into any other class that is at your level (or open level like yoga or Bhangra) within the next calendar month at no charge. To attend the makeup class, just sign in at the beginning of the class and when you initial please also put the date you are doing a makeup for (e.g. you missed Level 2 of a Tuesday, Nov 11 of a session-based class you paid by the month/session for, attended a Level 1 Tuesday December 9th class in place so you would put 11/11 next to your initial). If it goes longer than that, the opportunity is past and I won’t be able to offer the makeup opportunity.

WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015 (4-7pm)

WHERE: Elbow Room Dance Studio, downtown Fairbanks

WHAT: Shop for new, and gently used belly-dance related items!

Things you might find at a shop and swap: complete professional and beginner level costumes at super discounted prices! Belly Dance DVDs and CD’s, hip scarves, costume skirts, harem pants, tops, and other class wear, jewelry, props, cover-ups, costuming supplies, other accessories and much more!

SELLERS: Come 30 minutes early to set up. Cost is $5 for floor space/bring your own table (one per seller please!), $10 for a table. Each seller is allowed to bring a rack to hang items too, but please limit your items to the one table and the rack.

BUYERS: Free to come in and shop!



This is the schedule for the month of December, plus what is coming in January. Also, a Dancer Shop and Swap is in the works for end of January or the beginning of February. Stay tuned for more details!
December classes:
• Tuesday’s Level 2 and Level 1 classes run through December 16, with an extra “drills-only class” (one per level) scheduled for December 23 as a makeup for a missed/canceled November class. If you paid for the session or the month in November, then the class on December 23rd is no charge. You may also attend the class on December 23rd as a drop-in or punch-card participant if you were not a monthly- or session-based student in November.

• Sunday’s 3:30pm Level 3 will only meet December 7 and 14.

• Sunday’s 2pm Bhangra class is on all month long! That’s right, no breaks! Come and sweat and laugh out any of those extra treats or stressors you might be enduring during the busy holidays.

New Year schedule:

• Level 1 Tribal Style Improv starts with a brand new eight-week session on Tuesday, January 6th. Bring a friend who had never come to class and get $10 each off the registration fees!

• Level 2 Tribal Style Improv will also resume on Tuesday, January 6th. Early bird can be paid at Bhangra on Dec 28 or online the last week of December.

• Level 3 Tribal Style Improv / Performance Prep will start Sunday January 4th.

• Bhangra / Bollywood will start Sunday January 4th. For the new year this class will be part workout and part choreography in order to prepare for the upcoming performance season. Participation in performances is not required to attend our classes. New students are welcome to join us!

• New class starting Thursday, January 15th – tribal style group basket dance. This 14-class choreography-based session will cover techniques and a choreography to be used in the upcoming performance season (baskets will be provided for use and may be purchased if you wish!). Participation in performances is not required to attend our classes, however we do ask you commit to the full four months (Jan – Apr). Students should have at least one year of belly dance technique or have been moved to Level 2 in my ITS classes. Please ask if you are not sure!

• Possible class starting Thursday, January 15th – Yoga for Dancers – please RSVP if you would like to see this added to the schedule!

Too many words confusing the issue for you? Check out the calendar here instead!


$55.00 – 5 class card

$120 – 12 class card

Punch card expires Dec 30, 2014.  No refunds or extensions on unused punches.