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

Other Dance Resources

Beachfront Belly Dance Frolic
Celebrating our second year of oceanfront fun!

Chelydra in an orange beledi dress with gold coins. BBDF logo of dancing turtle with tambourine
The Beachfront Belly Dance Frolic (BBDF) is a mini-workshop and maxi-dance party held in Nags Head, NC, on Columbus Day weekend. The next Frolic is on October 11-12, 2024.


  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: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Fee: TBD

  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
Tuesday Middle Eastern Dance Classes
6:15 - 7:15 PM (Levels 1 & 2)
7:30 - 8:30 PM (Levels 3 & 4)
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA
Fields Dance Studio
February 10, 2024 Saudi Arabian Women's Dance (Khaleegy)
1:00 - 3:30 PM (All Levels)
Fields Dance Studio
Newport News, VA
Fields Dance Studio
October 11-12, 2024 Beachfront Belly Dance Frolic 2024
Nags Head, NC

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