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Damiana Dance Company is available for workshops and events. We specialize in American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance and our own ATS Sword vocabulary. Choose from our available workshops or we’ll create a specialized workshop for your group! Feel free to contact us for more information or to book us for your upcoming event! Our classes start promptly. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class start. Studio opens 15-30 minutes before each class. Come on in and get ready to dance! Studio capacity is 30 people per session, we close the class when there are 30 students in the studio. So…please arrive on time to secure a space! Observe a class! We have regularly scheduled classes in Tacoma, WA on Wednesday evenings and private sessions available upon request across Washington. You are always welcome to observe a class! If you’ve never taken a belly dance class and want to see what we’re about, check out ATS® Dance Fundamentals (Level 1). If you’ve completed 6 weeks of Level 1 and want to know about Level 2? Observe Tribal Combinations for ATS®. Wondering what happens in Level 3? Ask your instructor for class times for ATS® Drills and Improv. Our classes are for adult women only (18 years and older.) We occasionally make exceptions for serious dancers. Please contact your instructor for more information. For insurance purposes, children are not allowed in the studio or unattended in the waiting area. We do not provide childcare.



Belly Dance with Damiana Dance Company!

Workshops & Events:

ATS® Dance Fundamentals (Beginner - Level 1): Learn the ATS basics in this 6 week course by drilling in fun combinations. Using both fast and slow movements,  we’ll get you dancing in your first class! All basic movement and troupe formations including dance posture, body awareness, zils, and music are covered. Zills (finger cymbals) are required for    week 3.   ***Drop-ins are welcome at any time during this course at the drop in rate. There is enough review built in to each week to keep you moving!   Tribal Combinations for ATS® (Intermediate - Level 2): In this 12 week course, we’ll concentrate  on refining individual technique by drilling basic steps and  variations in unique and creative combinations. We will build on to our slow and fast ATS movement vocabulary. ***To take this class, you must understand partner and group dancing (see Level 1). It is recommended that  Level I Dance Fundamentals be completed prior to attending Level II; you may take both Level I and Level II simultaneously once Level I has been completed at least once. Zils are  required   ATS® Drills & Improv (Advanced - Level 3): This class is not taught in cycle format. Please check with your instuctor about your skill level before joining this class. We will continue to add to our slow and fast ATS movement vocabulary using the full range of variations and movements. We’ll focus on techniques for intermediate and advanced steps used in ATS as well as stage presence, presentation, etiquette, and group dynamics.   ***You must have experience in Dance Fundamentals (Level 1) and Tribal Combinations (Level 2). Instructor approval required.  Improv ATS® Choreography and Performance Prep (Advanced - Level 4): This class is not taught in cycle format  and is by invitation only. Working in duet,trio and chorus formations, set up choreographies using the full range of movements.  ***You must have  experience in Dance Fundamentals (Level 1), Tribal Combinations (Level 2), and ATS Drills (Level 3) to join this class. Instructor approval required.
For more information, contact us using our “Contact Us” page! Class Fees: $15 drop-in 1 hour class $18 drop-in 1.25 and 1.5 hour classes $40 for *four* 1-hour class sessions (when paid in advance)** Private lessons and workshops available upon request - please concact your instructor for rates and locations! **Classes not used within the month are forfeit. Classes do NOT transfer to the following month.
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Class Locations & Instructors

We have ongoing classes in two locations. Please see the class information below and contact the instructor listed with any questions.

Ongoing Classes in Bellingham, WA with Cara Cressell

We offer regularly scheduled technique classes available in Tacoa, WA with

Jen Cerdena! Classes are ongoing on every other Sunday morning beginning

at 11am!


Tacoma Dance Studios * 1127 Broadway, Suite 204 * Tacoma, WA


Two-hour, bi-monthly technique workshop series, ongoing (6-week series)

***All skill levels welcome!***

Contact Jen Cerdena for more information and we hope to see you there!

**Level 2 class may include level 1 refresher course depending on student

demand. Contact instructor for session location address and start times.

We now have regularly scheduled classes available in Bellingham, WA with

Cara Cressell! Classes are ongoing on Monday evenings beginning at 6:30



La Vida Dance Studio

1417 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225


ATS Dance Fundamentals (Beginner - Level 1): 6:30 pm

Tribal Combinations for ATS (Intermediate - Level 2): 7:30 pm

Contact Cara Cressell for more information and we hope to see you there!

New Classes in Tacoma, WA with Jen Cerdena

Class Descriptions

ATS® Technique Workshop Series

(Beginning, Level 1 through Advanced, Level 4):

Do you love American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance? Do you want to refine your movement? Improve your technique? Do you know which movements belong to which vocabulary family and how to use them? Or do you want to start to learn the joy of ATS and delve deeper? Then this is the intensive for you! In this technique intensive series, you’ll learn ATS® vocabulary (not limited to levels 1 or 2) in relation to both slow and fast ATS movements. Open to all dancers and skill levels, from beginner to seasoned performers! Twice each month, we’ll go over proper technique for the featured core movements to build a stronger foundation in a 2-hour block class. Then you’ll learn to use the core movement in continuing ways moving through ATS steps from level 2 and beyond! We’ll use drills and ATS formations to explore the relationship between steps in each of the movement families. We’ll explore formations and moving in and out of chorus, class sizes permitting. Come dance and delve deeper into your love of ATS!