Belly dance is a beautiful dance form which draws on dances from around the world. People of all body types are comfortable learning belly dance. You will also get a great workout in each Belly Dance class.
Nancy Goings (a.k.a. Nashira) has been involved in Middle Eastern dance for over 30 years. She has been a member of Troupe Ta'Amullat in Ann Arbor since 1977. Nancy has taken workshops from many well-known dancers in the US and Canada and has traveled to Morocco and Turkey to study ethnic folk dances.
Nancy has taught Belly Dancing for Rec & Ed for nearly eight years. She says "I love getting new students started on the path to loving this form of dance as much as I do."
Mary Weed (a.k.a. Zahra) has performed and taught throughout the USA and Canada, and is artistic director and featured soloist of Troupe Ta’amullat. An instructor, performer, researcher and choreographer. She brings a personal interpretation to such diverse areas as danse orientale, traditional and modern folklore, North African dances, and Near Eastern inspired interpretive works. She has extensive training in other classical and ethnic dance forms.