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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 2017
Celebrating twenty-three years of oceanfront fun!

Beach Blanket Beledi 2016 is now Beach Blanket Beledi 2017! If you were registered for BBB 2016, you are now registered for BBB 2017. You may call the hotel at any time and make your reservation for BBB 2017.
  Animated image of Hatteras lighthouse will display if available. Riskallah Riyad in lavender and purple classic cabaret. Habiba in multi-colored cabaret costume with mint green silk veil. Chelydra in a pink and turquoise fellahin dress and multicolored head veil.

Annual Columbus Day seminar and dance party in Nags Head, NC. The instructors for BBB 2017 are Riskallah Riyad, Habiba, and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2014. 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
October 6-7, 2017 Beach Blanket Beledi 2017
with Riskallah Riyad, Habiba, and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
December 9, 2017 Holiday Hafla
Holiday social and open dance party.
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA
October 5-6, 2018 Beach Blanket Beledi 2018
with TBD and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC

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