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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 2022
Celebrating twenty-six years of oceanfront fun!

Artemis in a lavender an seafoam beledi dress. Chelydra in an orange beledi dress with gold coins.

Beach Blanket Beledi (BBB) is an annual Columbus Day seminar and dance party in Nags Head, NC. BBB offers classes in three different, but often complementary, subjects that are guaranteed to pique your interest and expand your dance horizons. The instructors for BBB 2022 are Artemis and Chelydra. Click here for details.

Click here for photos of Beach Blanket Beledi 2019. 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: 6:15-7:15 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
Ongoing Middle Eastern Dance Classes (All Levels)
Weekly classes in Middle Eastern dance (belly dance).
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA
Fields Dance Studio
October 7-8, 2022 Beach Blanket Beledi 2022
with Artemis and Chelydra.
Nags Head, NC
December TBD, 2022 Holiday Hafla
2-4 PM
Holiday social and open dance party.
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA

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