About Bellydance

 Belly dance is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. The movements center on the torso rather than the legs and feet, as is common in Western dance. The belly dancer isolates parts of her body, to move each independently in a completely feminine interpretation of the music. The music seems to emanate from her body, as sometimes she emphasizes the rhythm, sometimes the melody of the song.

– Suzy Evans of the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

Bellydance boosts confidence and self-esteem.⁠ ⁠ At Art in Motion Pittsburgh, we know that bellydance not only brings you joy, fitness and fun on the dance floor, it will boost your confidence and nurture a healthy sense of self-esteem. This is why we highly encourage starting the dance young and offer classes for ages 6 through adults!

Bellydance creates and sustains a COMMUNITY both locally and globally.⁠ ⁠ Join us on the dance floor in our safe, nurturing community of dancers of all skill levels. We share a dance form celebrated around the world!⁠ ⁠

Bellydance is for EVERYONE! ⁠ ⁠ At Art in Motion Pittsburgh, we firmly believe that dance is for EVERYONE . ⁠ ⁠We welcome students into our community in order to nurture and foster their love of dance through meaningful, inclusive and considerate instruction. ⁠ ⁠

Why not register for class with us and give us a try!

Jen, one of the founders of Art in Motion PGH has this to say about Bellydance:

WHY BELLYDANCE? That is a question I am asked all the time. It can mean “why of all dance forms, did you choose bellydance?” Sometimes, the question is asked as a means of convincing the questioner that it is worth his or her time to try out a few new lessons.

While I can point to scientific data or health related articles that tout the benefits of the dance, I would rather share with you my own story and happening upon this art form.

Read more here…

Janim performs at a wedding