Javarah's Classes

"You are the only teacher who has been able to teach me what I want to learn! And I am impossible. Thank you so much."

"Thanks for leading such a wonderful and rewarding dancing series."

"Your style of teaching is amazing. You are such an awesome teacher -- I love how you explain everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

"You are delightful."

"Thanks for being a great teacher."

'Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing.' ~ Nietzsche

~ Calendar ~

~ Javarah's Federal Way Workshops & Classes ~

~ Javarah's Youth Dance Camps ~ Kasima in Greenwood ~ Alexandra in Kirkland

~ Burien, Seattle, Woodinville, Renton, Federal Way, North Bend & More! ~

~ Team-Building ~ Private Classes & Tutoring ~

~ Pregnancy & Bellydance ~ Rates & Policies ~ More... ~

Pho Saigon October 2001

Private Solo or Group Lessons & Tutoring with Javarah

photo by Kristi Perry

~ Learn to Bellydance as a present to yourself ~

Javarah teaches solo and group private lessons, private group workshops, and will help you prepare for your big bellydance moment - whenever & wherever you feel like dancing! Prepare for a Scouting badge, special honeymoon moment, surprise your friends at the big event, or dream up your own performance debut. Javarah's classes have even been used at auction for fundraising by such non-profit groups as MEOW and Puget Sound area theaters.

Javarah's current and past private groups include: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life - Puyallup, WA; Bank of America - downtown Seattle, WA branch; Bastyr College [Kenmore]; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority [women educators service Group, Washington chapter]; Highline Community College - Team Highline; Lady of America [Federal Way]; Positive Central - Woodinville, WA; Seattle Jaycees; Starbucks Corporate Headquarters - Seattle, WA; and Wizards of the Coast in Renton, WA, as well as morning mothers groups, and numerous private individual students & groups, in locations all across the Puget Sound and beyond.

Recent Solo Students prepared for a 16th Birthday Debut, learned how to keep safe spinal alignment while dancing, and received one-on-one instruction in support of other bellydance classes.

~ Let Javarah be your Personal Bellydance Trainer! ~

Your tailored private class curriculum will always include healthy stretching and low-impact aerobics. Schedule a one-day, two-day, multi-week or multi-month dance class or workshop. Javarah's private lesson calendar fills quickly, so please plan in advance.

Learn basic Raqs Sharqi, a special choreography, improvisational bellydance, get one-on-one attention on dances you already know, or simply try a 'follow the leader' workout for incredible muscle control. Email for current availability.

Hold your private group class or workshop in a large open space in your group's meeting place or even your private home!

~ Bellydance : a unique activity for your upcoming party or event ~

Javarah teaches Egyptian & Lebanese style technique for improvised 'bellydance,' as well as over 20 original routines, something for every skill level, including several focusing on veil, floor, drum and troupe formations, with more added every year. Other props include zills, cane, candles and specialty items. Music used ranges from modern Turkish, Egyptian & Lebanese pop, to international musicians with a variety of sounds and influences for 'fusion' bellydance, to classical 'cocktail' bellydance music.

Other workshops offered include - Basic Bellydance Movement, Multi Veil Performance, Improvisational Dance, Dynamic Drums: Accents & Body Locks, Bellydance Undulations, Zill Skills, Maximum Body Beledi Workout and Shimmy Fest. Email for the current workshop, routines and/or techniques list offered.

For current rates, click here. And to schedule Javarah for your group event, private party or community festival, email or call (206) 854-4266! [Back to Top] [Rates]

City of Federal Way ~ Workshops & Classes with Javarah

Beginning Bellydance ~ Tuesdays 6-7pm

Next session: 9/11 - 10/30

At the Federal Way Community Center, Room C

Please call the City of Federal Way at (253) 661-4050 for enrollment or brochures.

The latest dance videos have our favorite stars bellydancing, and You Can Too!

Convenient classes at Dumas Bay Center's Dance Studio!

Refresh your skills or add new rhythm and style to your dance vocabulary. Wear clothes that move comfortably.

El Hob Halal Workshop July 2002

Enrollment through City of Federal Way.

* Contact Javarah or the City of Federal Way Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Dept. for pricing.

* All Workshops are held at Dumas Bay Center.

* Pre-registration required.

* Participation limited - enroll early.

* No special equipment needed - simply wear clothes you can move in!

* Suited to all skill levels of dance, and open to ages 12 through Adult.

Call (253) 661-4050 or visit to register.

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photo by Kristi Perry

City of Federal Way presents ~ Youth Bellydance Camp with Javarah

The Current Youth Dance Camp Session is closed! Check back for our next Public Camp, or contact to arrange your own youth dance camp.

A great introduction to the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance. Each day students learn basic stretches, bellydance movements and routines. Dance and non-dance students of all skill levels will begin to develop muscle tone, increased flexibility & endurance with this fun low-impact aerobic movement. Have fun - feel great - bellydance!

Each workshop is limited to 16 participants. Enrollment through City of Federal Way.

Call (253) 661-4050 or visit to register.

Email for more information.

Youth Workshop July 2002

Javarah has been teaching youth movement, theater & art since 1985. Her experience ranges from work as Totem Girl Scout Council's Assistant Program Director for Camp Robbinswold [1986], to Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory's Drama Teacher [1998-2000] & Summer Drama Camp Intensive's Instructor [1999-2000], to Drama Instruction at Everybody's Schoolhouse in Bellevue [1998-2000], to Improvisational Drama Lessons for Children & Youth through Playback Theatre Northwest [2000-2001] to Directing's Summer Drama Camp Intensive at Dumas Bay Center [2001]. Javarah unites her love of dance performance with her passion for youth education.

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Team-Building with Javarah

photo by Kristi Perry

Is your School, Company, Club or Community looking for a fun Team-Building event?

Javarah will start your group lesson with safe simple stretches and natural movements, and simple teach a group choreography that can be used for exercise, team-building and creative development.

* Bellydancing is a great low-impact exercise for men, women, boys & girls.

* Learning a short routine will help your team grow stronger together - both mentally & physically.

* Exercise relieves workplace and day-to-day tension in a healthy manner.

* Dancing jump-starts the brain's creative process.

* Exercise in the workplace develops more efficient, creative, problem-solving, enthusiastic employees!

Hold a Corporate Class in your Company's gym space, dojo or large conference room!

School or Scouting classes may be structured to facilitate completing a badge or physical fitness course requirement, and demonstrations at Health & Activity Fairs are quite popular. Classes can be structured to meet weekly or in a one-day or multi-day workshop format. Check Javarah's calendar for current schedule availability.

For current rates, click here. And to schedule Javarah for your group event, private party or community festival, email or call (206) 854-4266! [Back to Top] [Rates]

Greenwood in North Seattle ~ Learn to Belly Dance with Kasima

Weekly Classes taught by Kasima.

Tuesdays at Civetta Dance Studio located at 124 N 103rd Street in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.

8-week sessions run throughout the year.

Level I 6:30-7:30pm ($70)

Level II 7:30-8:30pm ($70) (Level I & II ~ $120)

* No special equipment needed - simply wear clothes you can move in!

Kasima was a long time student of Alexandra, with whom she began studying bellydance in 1999. Kasima has also studied with many other teachers in the Northwest [including Javarah]. Kasima’s sense of humor makes class a fun place to be while learning isolations, basic moves and choreographies by Kasima, Alexandra and select choreographies of other instructors. Students always look forward to class! She is a solo performer, a member of the Fuzzy Monkeys, and a founding member of her class troupe Belly Vision. Her talents have also taken her behind the camera to direct and edit the “Learn to Belly Dance with Alexandra” video series. Contact Kasima at

Email Kasima at for more information or to register. Advanced registration is appreciated.

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Kirkland ~ Learn to Belly Dance with Alexandra

~ Alexandra ~

Weekly Classes taught by Alexandra.

Thursdays at Bally’s Total Fitness at 6601 132nd Avenue NE in Kirkland (in the Bridal Trails Plaza). You do NOT need to be a member of Ballys to attend these classes!

8-week sessions run throughout the year.

Level I 7:10-8:10pm ($80)

Level II 8:10-9:10pm ($80)

(Receive a $30 discount for taking both Level 1 and Level 2 in the same 8-week session: Level I & II ~ $130)

Drop in fee is $14 per class.

* No special equipment needed - simply wear clothes you can move in!

Alexandra, a seasoned professional dancer performing since 1979 and teaching since 1991, absolutely loves to teach! Alexandra is not only an interesting and fun dancer to watch, but is technically strong and teaches with the understanding of body balance and placement for beautiful dancing. Her popular, upbeat teaching style comes from her ability to teach the layering of steps, the understanding and usage of presentation, and fun. Alexandra is the founder and leader of Troupe Arabesque [1992-2002] and the new troupe Basheera, which perform in local festivals.

Call (425) 881-6245, visit or email for more information or to register. Advanced registration is appreciated.

Alexandra's video is available! "Learn to Belly Dance with Alexandra Volume 1" is on sale for $19.99 plus tax. Email or for more information.

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