New Website and Blog!

Hello everyone in the great world of the interwebs!

New website and blog:

Please go to this website for updated information on classes, performances, and how to contact me. Thanks for your support!


Classes Continue; Cancelation on 6/21


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Hello lovely internet peoples! Classes are still in full swing at the Croatan Studio (2007 Frankford Ave, Phila, PA 19125) every Thursday from 6:00-7:30. Jay is still rocking on the dumbek during class, and it’s always a treat when Rachel or Miko are in to play rik or when Stephen is in to add melody with the fiddle. If you haven’t been able to make it, there’s no time like the present! I’m telling you: it’s a party.

Speaking of party, next week I will be performing with Tevyn East and a lot of the Croatan and Psalters crew in North Carolina at the Wild Goose Festival, so class on June 21st will be cancelled. Come by and say hi if you’re at the festival that weekend. We’ll be singing, dancing, exploring, parading, and playing with some fire.

Croatan Classes Continue


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Classes at the Croatan Studio at 2007 Frankford Avenue continue through the season, Thursdays, 6:00-7:30.

Challenge and treat yourself to an open level belly dance class (beginners welcome and encouraged)! With an intimate space and 1 to 3 accompanists, there is no doubt that you will leave the class feeling great.

Each hour and a half class is $15, and 8-class bundles are $100. Gift certificates are also available.

So come one, come all, and bring a friend. I look forward to seeing you there. 🙂

954 Dance Movement Collective Class Canceled

I regret to bring the news that classes held at the 954 Dance Movement Collective have been temporarily canceled.

I encourage you to attend my classes on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 at the Croatan Studio at 2007 Frankford Avenue. It is 3 blocks from the Berks stop on the Market-Frankford line, and there is plenty of free parking available. It is a beautiful space, and each class features live accompaniment.

If Thursdays don’t fit into your schedule, please contact me ( and we can work out an additional class or a private lesson.

New Class for the New Year

Starting Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 I will be leading a belly dance class at the Croatan Studio at 2007 Frankford Ave, located by the intersection of Frankford and Norris, 3 blocks from the Berks stop on the Market-Frankford Line.

Classes will explore movements, culture, history, and spirituality in the art of belly dance and will feature live accompaniment by Jay Beck, Sean from Servitor Sanctum 7, and Eric Smelser.

The cost is $15 for one class or $100 for the 8-week session, and there are gift certificates available for those on your shopping list who treasure experiences more than stuff. Please contact directly for more information.

I hope that this finds you in good health and high spirits and that you have a wonderful holiday season.


Classes Continue and Gift Certificates Now Available

Classes continue this Sunday at the 954 Dance Movement Collective from 1:30 – 2:40! Classes are $10 and include fun drills and combinations. This week we’re working more with hip and shoulder singles and starting on shimmies and circles.

Also, I am now offering Gift Certificates for my classes in any amount that you choose. This makes a great gift for that person on your list who is looking for something new, who wants to stick to their New Year’s Resolutions, or who wants the gift of experience rather than stuff. Please contact directly for further details.

-Gillian B

267 467 4227

Beginning Belly Dance to Inspire and Empower


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Strengthen your body, mind, and spirit with a mixture of classic Egyptian and American fusion belly dance. Class will cover fundamental belly dance isolations, postures, and movements as well as history of the dance. Each class will include a short and easy choreography and insight into the art of belly dance. Join experienced belly dancer Gillian B. on Sunday afternoons starting December 4th. See special discount below!

What: a 7-week belly dance course

When: Sundays from 1:30-2:40. The session will run from 12/4/2011 to 1/29/2012, with no class on 12/25 or 1/1.

Where: the 954 Dance Movement Collective. The studio is located just south of Girard on North 8th Street in Philadelphia with plenty of street parking and access to the Girard Stop on the Market-Frankford line.

What to Bring: Yourself (and a friend, if you’d like)! Wear something comfortable, like sweat pants or yoga pants and whatever top you choose. No need to bear your midriff or wear anything revealing.

How Much:

$10 for each drop-in class


$65 for the whole 7-week session

Other discounts are available. Please contact directly for details.

267 417 4227

New Belly Dance Classes to Start in Philly

Hello everyone!


Welcome to my blog. I will be using this page to let you and the world know the details on upcoming classes (when, where, cost, what to bring, cancellations, etc). I also plan on posting videos or further information on what we talk about in class, so check back. 🙂


I plan on getting classes rolling the first week of December, so let’s get this started!