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Let’s belly dance!

Desert Dream Dance Company is a growing and constant learning experience that fortifies our passion for dance, art and community. It is not only the home to Janelle Belly Dance and the Desert Dream dance ensemble, but is also a center for many Santa Cruz Instructors and guest instructors both nationally and internationally! Janelle is a proud co-owner along with Paula Cuesy who make it possible for Janelle to live her dream of dancing her way through life!

“When this lady does one of her drum solo masterpieces she rocks the world.”
-Maya Matter, World of Dance Theater Co.
Belly Dance Classes

Belly Dance Classes

At Desert Dream Dance, we offer the community a special place to create and to share their love of the arts through dance and fitness.
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Workshops

Workshops

Our intention is that you will find a warm friendly place to forget about the world for a while and truly enjoy the moment in all kinds of great affordable workshops.
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Janelle Performing

Janelle

Janelle is an artist, performer, instructor, and has been studying dance since the age of five. She has been studying belly dance since 1995 and just can’t get enough.
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Desert Dream

Desert Dream

Desert Dream is a professional belly dance company that performs regularly in the Bay Area. We experience belly dance as art, emotion, tradition, beauty, freedom and ambition.
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Belly Dance with Janelle

Janelle is an artist, performer, instructor, and has been studying dance since the age of five. She has been studying belly dance since 1995 and just can’t get enough.

Article about Janelle’s Baladi workshop by Renee Rothman, Dance Doc.

Announcements!

Janelle Belly Dance presents:

Suhaila Salimpour will be back in Santa Cruz
March 25-26 2017 – Salimpour School of belly dance format overviews

Both Suhaila Salimpour and Jamila Salimpour formats will be presented as well as a drum solo choregraphy and special Arabic music class with Fathi Al Jarrah. http://janelledance.com/suhaila-salimpour.shtml

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Pleasure Point FDC has closed, but you can find Janelle Belly dance classes at THE NEW Desert Dream Dance Company 1025 Water Street Santa Cruz CA 95062, above Good Omen Tattoo.

Studio winter schedule HERE.

Janelle is currently certified in both Salimpour formats: Suhaila Level 3 and Jamila Level 2. All of Janelle’s classes have strong Salimpour influence and use the Suhaila Salimpour nomenclature and Jamila Salimpour steps and vocabulary. Info on the Salimpour formats HERE.

Reviews:

“When this lady does one of her drum solo masterpieces she rocks the world.”
–Maya Matter, World of Dance Theater Co.

“Beautiful feeling, bravo!”
–Maria Aya, Greece

“Very light, beautiful, and airy…. Fantastic job…I really enjoyed watching you…you can tell you “feel” the music and love what you are doing! Brava!!!”
–Seinitoa Sarahmila

Contact

Email: desertdreamdance@gmail.com
Phone: 831.295.0953
Address: 1025 Water Street - Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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