Classes taught by PURE Philadelphia members Kelebek teaches weekly classes in Berlin, NJ (and occasionally Smyrna, DE) on the basics of belly dance for beginners and the essential Fusion skills for Intermediate and Advanced dancers. She is also available for workshops and intensives. Sherrilyn teaches weekly classes in fusion bellydance, jazz dance, tap dance, and yoga in center city Philadelphia. She is also available for workshops and private instruction

Information and Inspiration

Shimmy Support Your resource and guide to all things belly dance.

About Belly Dancing! Dancer and scholar Shira hosts this site and truly does provide a wealth of information about Belly Dance.

Al-bustan Seeds of Culture From Susan, “For anyone who might enjoy gorgeous concerts of Arabic music or the opportunity to study Arabic music here in Philly with virtuosic musician teachers, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is a local treasure.”

Belly Dance at Any Size From Kelebek, “I know so many women who back away from dancing in general because of size. I love the positive nature of this site and the message for all women to be able to dance in a safe space.”

Jivamukti Yoga From Sherrilyn, “My first Jivamukti class was uncomfortable, but transformative. This yoga style feels like home to me, and I love reading through the teachings posted here.”

Philadelphia Dance This web site hosts a calendar of classes and performances, a blog, forums, a directory, and more.

Philly Kirtan From Susan, “This is the meetup page for a Kirtan I help organize. I love this yogic chanting practice!”

Red Camel From Chrissy, “I have ordered from Red Camel a bunch and they are great to deal with.”

Suhaila video From Kim, “The training I have received from Suhaila International Dance continues to inspire me daily. ¬†This video shows the ways that others find the school inspiring too.”