Albuquerque's Premier School of Belly Dance!
9577 Osuna Rd NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Discover an amazing creative outlet, connect with your body, and develop self confidence through Belly Dance. Come learn this beautiful art form in a fun, supportive, and inclusive community!
What class should I take if I have no dance experience?
We recommend the Intro to Belly Dance class. While beginners are welcome in the Level 1 classes, they move quicker than the intro level. An intro class will generally focus on basic isolations, building up to 1 or 2 moves. A Level 1 Class focuses on 3 or more movements, usually ending with a combo.
Pease note that sometimes the Level 1 classes teach choreography, so check with us to make sure it is a good time to drop in.
What is the difference between Belly Dance, Raqs Sharqi, and Fusion Belly Dance?
Raqs Sharqi in Arabic translates to Oriental Dance and refers to the stage version of Egyptian dance. This is commonly known in the West as Belly Dance.
Fusion Belly Dance refers to a style that is heavily based in MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey) styles of dance blended with elements of flamenco, pop & lock, and more.
What should I wear to dance class?
Anything you can comfortably move in! We recommend active wear with stretch. We don't recommend jeans or dresses/skirts as we may do stretches on the floor. Belly Dance is done barefoot, but if you prefer it you can wear socks or ballet slippers. Please don't wear outdoor shoes in the studio.
What Our Students Are Saying
During the pandemic Sirena World Dance Studio has been a saving grace! These ladies have delivered excellent virtual classes in which I've been able to keep up with my personal practice. I don't live in ABQ, but if I did I would certainly try an in person class. If you're looking for some make-your-brain-work world dance fun I highly recommend these mermaids!"