"Always feel terrific after dancing with Rosa! Precision, support, guidance, and laughter. The best." - Susan F., student

Hands & Arms Online Intensive

Achieve graceful, strong arms and hands in this 4-week online intensive!

Your arms make all the difference in polished belly dance technique. Join this 4-week online course and gain A Dancer's Hands & Arms!

This online intensive will strengthen your arms and upper back, and train you to incorporate your hands and arms into your dance.

Learn more and sign up today! Registration closes Fri 10/16.

Zaman Belly Dance Show

"Zaman" means nostalgia, or things past, in Arabic.

Like the glamorous stars of Egypt's Golden Era (1940s-1950s), the dancers this evening will each share with us their very own style, in an intimate theater setting.

Live music will be performed by Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble. Origins Folkloric Dance Company of Boston will open the show!

Order your tickets here today! $20 adv/$25 door. Reserved front row seats now available!

Adult Ballet Classes Portland Maine

- Sundays 9:30 AM
- Tuesdays 5:30 PM

Gain flexibility, balance, strength, and grace in this welcoming class for ages 14-104.

Ballet classes are ongoing. Class cards or drop-ins available. Start any time!

Ballet Basics for Adults is open to everyone, ages 14+. Total beginners are welcome!

Sign up today!

Belly Dance Workshops Portland Maine

A two-day intensive immersing dancers in the technique of Mahmoud Reda. Egyptian folkloric and oriental dance as we know it today is hugely influenced by Reda--whether you know it or not!

Learn the underpinnings of Reda technique, signature combos, and choreography excerpts in many styles.

As of 9/17, there are just 2 spaces remaining.

Sign up today!

Join a Belly Dance Class in Portland, Maine - Starts Sept 21 / Sept 23

Belly Dance Classes Portland Maine

- Mondays or Wednesdays, 6:00 PM, starts week of January 18, 2016. New session of evening belly dance classes. Total beginners welcome! Early bird rates available now!

- Wednesdays, 12:00 PM. Drop into Lunchtime Shimmy every Wednesday at noon! An upbeat, beginner-level belly dance class to shake the midweek stress, Lunchtime Shimmy will get your heart pumping and your smile glowing. Resumes Sept 23.

Exercise/yoga wear and bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes are best.

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Belly Dance Instructional DVDs from Rosa Noreen's Grace Academy

Belly Dance Instructional DVDs

Don't be bullied by the beat. Learn to navigate popular belly dance rhythms and movements without feeling overwhelmed.

For a limited time, get Rhythm & Pause as an exclusive 2-disc set--an instructional DVD and a unique rhythms CD by Jonatan Derbaq.

Learn to slow down and be in the moment while dancing with these unique DVDs.

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Book a Belly Dancer for Your Party!

Portland Maine Bellydancer

Exciting, elegant party entertainment!

Book Rosa for your party and surprise your guests with enchanting family entertainment.

Based in Portland, ME, Rosa is available for birthday parties, weddings, bachelorette parties and baby showers in Southern Maine.

New to belly dance? Rosa will help you tailor the perfect show for your special event. She can also recommend henna artists and live musicians.

Learn more here!

News, Travels and Continuing Education

August 22, 2015: Rosa's students perform in "Shimmy by the Sea" in Kittery, ME. Tickets and info here.

September 10-13, 2011: Rosa is a featured instructor at the 2015 Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive! Visit the LVBDI site for all workshop, show and registration details.

November 6-8, 2015: Rosa is a featured instructor and competition judge at the 2015 Pittsburgh Belly Dance Intensive! Visit the PBFC site for all of the details.

November 14-15, 2015: Amani Jabril of Atlanta comes to Portland, ME for a Reda-style workshop intensive! Details coming soon.

December 6-18, 2015: Rosa is returning to Cairo, Egypt to study.

March 17-20, 2016: Rosa is teaching at Art of the Belly festival in Ocean City, MD.

April 30-May 1, 2016: Annual workshop weekend in Portland, ME featuring an out-of-town instructor. Details coming soon!

June 3-5, 2016: Rosa is a featured instructor and competition judge at the 2nd annual River City Raqs festival in Jacksonville, FL! Visit the RCR website for early bird specials.