Desert Journey School of Dance presents


Desert Journey School of Dance describes the journey through each of the styles in middle Eastern Belly Dancing.  The journey from Traditional to Cabaret, American Tribal  to Urban Tribal, Folkloric through Fusion styles.  Our school celebrates all forms of Middle Eastern dance and Fusion dance, providing a wide variety of classes to teach you all about belly dancing movements, the different styles, and the history of Middle Eastern dance.  Desert Journey dancers perform at festivals and functions throughout the west, including Fusion Fest in Idaho, the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive, and Utah's very own Springfest.  They are also the recipients of several awards, including People's Choice three years in a row.

Desert Journey is located at 1367 South Major Street in Salt Lake City, Utah (Major Street is between State and Main Street at 50 East).  We offer a variety of instructional classes designed to take you through the journey from Beginning to Advanced, from Egyptian to Tribal, with several opportunities to perform.  We also offer a variety of Technique classes and Specialty courses designed to teach you Isolation, Improvisation & Choreographing, Floorwork, Zills (finger cymbals), Veils, and more.  We design belly dance classes to be fun and educational, and to increase your strength, flexibility, and overall fitness.

Desert Journey offers several performing groups in each of the varying styles.  The student performing groups consist of  Azra Adara, Amani, Eden, Melyanna, Nepenthe, Ventus, Xantherah, and Zoraya.  Azra Adara is a beginning/intermediate level Urban Tribal Fusion dance group taught by Fvorboda.  Amani is an intermediate level Egyptian Fusion performing group with a little twist in techno taught by Fvorboda.  Dragomi is a professional Urban Tribal Fusion group in the "Dragon" style developed by Fvorboda.  Eden is a beginning/intermediate level Cabaret group with fusion Lebonese background taught by Hadasa.  Melyanna is an intermediate/advanced level Cabaret Fusion group performing with signature styles in Egyptian and Turkish, taught by Leilah.  Nepenthe is an advanced level Urban Tribal group fusing together Tribal roots with an alternative twist taught by Fvorboda.  Ventus is a collaborative advanced level Egyptian Fusion performing group lead by Hadasa.  Xantherah is an intermediate/advanced level Tribal Fusion group, sister to Nepenthe.

Want to see us perform?  Please check out the  EVENTS page for the upcoming schedule.  We perform at many venues throughout the valley, including Thia's SpringFest, The Utah Arts Festival, Dark Arts, Winter Faire, Fusion Fest in Idaho, the Bellydance Intensive in Las Vegas, and many other belly dance fundraisers, festivals, and more!


Last Updated:
 Friday, October 14, 2016

Azra Adara

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