Workshops/ Intensives

April 14, 2017

Nawal is available to travel to teach in your area, here are some her specialty topics ! For Workshops already running please see our 2018 SCHEDULE

Nawal has been teaching Yoga and Bellydance for nearly a decade. Her Bellydance classes are based her rock and roll style and rooted in the Salimpour School of Bellydance and  Jamila Salimpour format vocabulary of step families and from Suhaila Salimpour technique and nomenclature.  The Jamila Salimpour format is vintage belly dance, the basis for both American classical cabaret and traditional tribal.  Nawal is Suhaila Level 3 and Jamila Level 3 certified and is working towards her teaching certificate in both formats.

She is also a  E-RYT registered yoga teacher with experience teaching anyone from children to seniors and a Fat Chance Bellydance American Tribal Style® Sister Studio® . See her biography for more information!

New for 2018

2018 is an exciting year or touring travel and dance for me! I won’t be home as much to have weekly- but have come up with some class formats that will works for BOTH of our busy lives.

I am working on my Suhaila Level 4 Certification which requires me in  California for my one on one mentorship with the Legendary Suhaila Salimpour, as well as touring with Bay Anat for their 4 aAmerican tour dates, as a result I will be away for large chunks of time and will be unable to offer a consistent class schedule without breaks. But, I have reflected HOW I can share my info with you and I think taking breaks lets us absorb what we truly know…

Weekly Class will be Wednesdays 730 Details to come- We will rotate working on Suhaila Level 1 and Jamila Alternating in 20 week class material to prepare for testing by the end of the year-

This Comprehensive Bellydance Course will span 80 hours of class over 11 months and will culminate with an optional show at in December 2018 I am able to open this course to 15 Full Time participants and a few A la carte workshops depending on availability.

We will solidify you working knowledge of Bellydance technique and steps, be given assingments and access to resources that allow you to study in your own time. Learn pop culture and women’s history, Music Theory and Cymbal drills.

We will work on Group Choreography as well as develop tools for you to build your OWN choreographies.

To be included in the group performance you must attend ALL of the rehearsals. Of course people get sick and life happens, and we can always work on a one on one situations to make options that work for everyone …. Get in touch with any questions.
Here is a Sample of the curriculum We will usually start the morning with drills-Lunch will ALWAYS be 130-3 based on Studio Availability. All to take place at Port City Dance Academy/The Studio Dance School in Saint John.


Rock & Roll Finger Cymbals
This can be Taught in a 1.5 or 3 hour Workshop. This workshop is for any and all style of bellydancer who want to learn how to play their finger cymbals to non-bellydance music. Part Theory and Part Practice We start learning how  Nawal Developed her Unique method of playing cymbals. We Delve in to a variety of cymbal patterns and learn how to count our cymbals, how to count music and how to count them BOTH successfully. Nawal Will then give you a variety of examples of ‘How” you could play your cymbals over a Variety of Music Genres.!!! Do you have a song you are wondering how to put Cymbals on? Bring it to the workshop! Bring Cymbals and notebook.


Missing Family Members 
A workshop designed for American Tribal Style Students looking to learn more about the Jamila Salimpour Format.  Did you Know that the Arabic Family of Steps had Arabic 1,2,3 &4?  Learn COntrasting and relevant steps to ATS. Ats was a dilution of the Jamila Salimpour Format. When Students of Jamila’s didn’t stick around and began teaching their own syllabus based on what they had learned from her it morphed slightly and has now become what we know as American Tribal Style.


West Coast Vintage 
Nawal Bring West Coast Stylization to the East. Learn some 1970’s Night Club Inspired Combinations with Finger Cymbals- Heavy Jamila Format.


Bellydance Movement as YOGA asana
Using circular movements in our yoga practice allow us a fuller experience in to our bodies and a more feminine approach to a linear practice.Using concepts from many different schools of Yoga. With focus on Pranayama (breath work) and how to use breath to


Introduction to YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga is a long-hold no stress approach to yoga. rather than focus on what you pose looks like we focus on how the pose feels. Most of the practice is done on the floor, as we want to gradually stretch the fascia and connective tissue and not the muscles- this practice is maintenance for the body and mind.

Introduction to Salimpour Format
Heard of the Salimpour Bellydance Format? This workshop will give you a brief history of WHO are the Salimpours and their Legacy in bellydance in North America.


 starts with our connection to the ground. We will make sure you are getting to know YOUR own unique foot and how to make gravity work for you in dance. Walk away feeling more powerful and grounded.