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Table Of Contents
Classes & Upcoming Events
Beach Blanket Beledi
Folk Dances of North Africa & the Middle East
Belly Dance
Articles on the dance by Chelydra
Chelydra Home Page
Music & Costuming

Other Dance Resources

Beach Blanket Beledi 2019
Celebrating twenty-five years of oceanfront fun!

Chelydra in a metallic green and pearl cabaret dress.

Annual Columbus Day seminar and dance party in Nags Head, NC. The instructors for BBB 2019 are Cassandra, Riskallah Riyad, and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2017. Please do not copy or publish these photos without permission from the artist.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2018. Please do not copy or publish these photos without permission from the artist.

  Photo of tree frog in the classic yoga lotus position.

Yoga for ANY Body!

Stretch ... strengthen ... relax ... with yoga class. Learn to listen to your body and adjust your poses to work for how you feel that day. Level-of-difficulty options are provided for most poses to allow you to customize your yoga experience, and to overcome physical limitations.

Yoga is appropriate for all ages, genders, and skill levels.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Fields Dance Studio
Fee: $45 for 5 classes (2-month expiration), $80 for 10 classes (4-month expiration), $12 drop-in

  Photo of Aegela with cane.

Fun With Folklore

There are no folkloric classes in the current schedule. If you would like to request a folkloric class, please contact Chelydra, and she will do her best to accommodate you. Chelydra LOVES to teach folklore!


  Photo Dancing Turtle Folk Arts in Nubian dress.

Dancing Turtle Folk Arts
Dancing Turtle Folk Arts of Fields Dance Studio presents traditional folk dances of North Africa and the Middle East with a fresh, fun, contemporary twist.

Photos © 2015 by Lasting Memories Photography.

  Photo for belly dance will display if available.

Middle Eastern Cabaret-Style Dance (Belly Dance)
Performance, instruction, and coaching in middle eastern dance.

Photo © 2005 by Donald Bridgers.

Photo for folk dances will display if available.

Folk dances of North Africa and the Middle East
Performance and instruction in folk dances of Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Persia, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.

Photo by Robert Lee.

Classes & Upcoming Events Featuring
Dancing Turtle Folk Arts and Chelydra

Subject to Change
Date Event Contact
  Middle Eastern Dance Classes (All Levels)
Weekly classes in Middle Eastern dance (belly dance).
Jan 9 - Feb 27
Mar 6 - Apr 24
May 1 - Jun 12
Jul 3 - Aug 7
Fields Dance Studio
February 23, 2019 Celebration of Life
A celebration of life in memory of Neferteri.
Yorktown, VA
March 9, 2019 Bargain Bazaar & Hafla
Bellydance Bargain Bazaar and Hafla sponsored by Treasures in the Sand
Newport News, VA
Treasures in the Sand
October 11-12, 2019 Beach Blanket Beledi 2019
with Cassandra, Riskallah Riyad, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
December 7, 2019 Holiday Hafla
2-4 PM
Holiday social and open dance party.
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA

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