Bellydance Special Classes & Events
Ten Events for our Ten Year Anniversary!
Oasis Dance Center turns TEN years old in 2020! Faaria began teaching belly dance in the Buffalo area in 2003. In June 2010, she opened up our first brick-and-mortar location at 4444 Main Street in Amherst. We will be celebrating our TENTH year with ten events culminating in our Ten Year Anniversary Show in June!
Acting and Stage Presence for Dancers with Lara Haberberger, MFA
January 11th, 11am-12:30pm, $20
We are thrilled to be bringing back this workshop with Lara! Lara is a long time belly dancer and director of local theatre company the Brazen Faced Varlets. This workshop is designed to benefit dancers of any style.
January 26th, 12pm-1:30pm, $20
Learn how to use this beautiful prop as an extension of your body! Faaria will be teaching tips and tricks as well as veil combos that will help you become more comfortable with using silk veils.
February 1st, 6pm, Free
Come hang out at the studio and enjoy a belly dance movie (TBA!). We'll have some light snacks, feel free to bring a snack to pass!
Kenzie's 8-Week Winter Choreography Session
February 16th to April 5th, 2-3pm, $95. Pre-registration only for this session, register by February 1st.
This year Kenzie will be teaching a drum solo choreography! Join us and learn & polish a choreography that will be presented at our Ten Year Anniversary Hafla on June 20th, 2020. Short rehearsals will be held after the session on April 26th, May 17th, June 7th and June 14th.
March 1st, 12-1:30pm, $20
Whether you're a seasoned soloist or you've never created a solo before, this one is for you. Creating a solo does not have to be daunting, and Faaria will walk you through tips and tricks that will help you create and tweak your very own piece. You can decide to present your solo at our Ten Year Anniversary Hafla, or you can decide to keep working on it for personal development!
Ballet and Modern Dance for Belly Dancers
March 14th, 11am-12:30pm, $20
A little cross-training never hurt nobody! Kenzie will be presenting specific elements of ballet and modern dance along with combinations that will help you apply these concepts to belly dance. Enhance the dynamic range of your dance, polish your lines, and explore new ways to think about movement.
Persian Dance with Ellen
April 19th, 11am-12:30pm, $30
Learn the graceful, feminine, romantic art of Persian classical dance! This fluid style emphasizes hand and arm movements with a distinctly Persian aesthetic. Besides learning a beautiful new dance form, dancers of all backgrounds can benefit from the flowing arms and elevated posture that come from studying Persian dance.
Tunisian Jar with Ellen
April 19th, 1pm-2:30pm, $30
Shimmies are hard enough – what about shimmying with a water pot balanced on your head? This workshop will test your balance and isolation, combining the sharp, horizontal hip twists of Tunisian folk dance with the challenge of prop balancing. No need to sacrifice your fine china – bring an empty 1 liter plastic water jug so we can practice without breaking something valuable!
Belly Dance & Bubbly - Soloist Salon
May 3rd, 12pm, $5
Present your first or newest solo, a work-in-progress, or just come to support other dancers as they present! This will be an informal, fun afternoon in the studio - no costumes or makeup required. :) Mimosas and refreshments will be served!
Ten Year Anniversary Hafla
June 20th, 2020 - Brounshidle Post on Dealware Ave
Join us and celebrate ten years of Oasis! Students, soloists and special guests will perform at our tenth anniversary hafla event! Tickets for the show will be on sale in April 2020 and are not included in any of the discounted packages.
Single Workshop Registration
Select the workshop(s) you'd like to register and click "add to cart." Then select "view cart" and check out.
Kenzie's Winter Choreo Session Registration
Register for Kenzie's 8-week session below. Pre-registration only, registration closes on February 1st for this session.
Host an Event at Oasis
Belly dance parties are available at Oasis Dance Center!
Make Oasis Dance Center your first stop for your bachelorette, sweet sixteen, retirement, or birthday party celebrations!
Bachelorette party? The bride and all her friends can start the evening with a fun belly dance class in our luxurious studio!
Birthday? You can host a belly dance class to make your (or your friend's) next birthday unforgettable; milestone parties are a favorite!
Teen birthday? Need a novel party plan? Teens love learning belly dance and will have a great time.
Ladies night? Bring your girls and start out with a belly dance class at Oasis!
We also rent out the space to those needing a party venue. Contact Faaria for details.
Saturdays or Sundays are available for you to schedule a party! Call or email Faaria for rates and availability.
716-698-0288 or email