Oriental Belly Dance,Classical,Interpretive
 Contact Barb@thedancingspirit.com - 401 338 9905
  Classes, privates lessons,workshops, dance parties,haflas 
CLASSES thru Dec 14
Mondays Belly Dance BASICS 6:30 - 8 PM, Heads of Stare Salon, Dartmouth, Mass
Adults $15 Drop in - Kids ages 4 - 13 $10 each
Tuesdays Belly Dance BASICS. 6:30 - 8 PM Tiverton, RI
Adults only $15 Drop in 
Thursdays 2:30 - 4   Chair Dancing Tiverton RI
Dancing Spirit students who are movement challenged or who have early Alzheimers 
Ages up to 83 ( My moms age) $15 Drop in
Nov 14, 6 - 10 PM
Hafla for Humanity https://www.facebook.com/events/628457163960458/
Belly Dance Fundraiser for Syria.
Seating is limited
Please email me to reserve your seats. Thank you


The Dancing Spirit Studio, 219 Nanaquaket Rd. Tiverton RI   






                 Dance Parties - At The Studio or in your Home $175.00  Hip scarves, veils, learn a dance, practice cd



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The Dancing Spirit Studio,

219 Nanaquaket Rd,Tiverton RI

Call for Studio classes,events

Monday - Saturday 

401 338 9905

To Dance is to dream 

While you are awake ....

Create your vision.....

Unpeel your onion.....

401 338 9905


Before Belly Dance
Anna Pavlova
Isadora Duncan
Natasha Redel
Michael Fokine
Mary Day
 Ruth St Denis
Martha Graham
Carol Fried
 Bill Bales
 Kazuko Hirabayashi
Susan Dibble
Grethe Holby
Finis Jhung
Nancy Spanier
Michelle Bach Coulibaly
Joya Hoyt
Colleen Farrisey
Oriental Belly Dance 
Sema Yildz
Dalia Carella
Anahid Sofian
Elena Lentini
Alexandra King
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       veils are sails 

There are many styles of Belly Dance and Belly Dance costumes. A matching bra and belt is called a Bedlah.

When a bedlah, skirt and veil match that is called a " full costume". How long does it take to learn to Belly Dance?

It varies with each person but a rule of thumb is 6 years.

 TESTIMONIALS  http://www.thumbtack.com/Barbthedancingspirit
     Barbara, known as The Dancing Spirit of RI lives in Tiverton where she owns and runs.The Dancing Spirit Studio. Barbara began dancing at age 4. She choreographed her first group dance for twenty kids at age 16,recieved her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. After college Barb a Modern Dancer performed with Grethe Holby,Takako Asakawa Dance Co,Dibble Dance & took Ballet with Finis Jhung. In Colorado she danced with The Nancy Spanier Dance Co. IN RI Barbara ran The Tanagra Movement Theatre Company for 5 yrs.. Barb has been a Belly Dance Artist for 14 years.She has been fortunate to travel to study with some of the best Middle Eastern Oriental Belly Dance teachers and performers in the world. Her teaching and performance style is a fusion of all dance forms she knows well. She performs around The Sakonnet, Newport County area and in NYC shows with Morocco, Dalia Carella and Anahid Sofian. She danced in Hawaii with Delilah, in Turkey, at Tayaar's Music & Dance Camp with Sema Yildz, Lee Ali and Nourhan Sharif .She taught skirts & zills and performed in Bali with Samra, in Sayulita, Mexico @ Haramara and was with the luminous 2nd Theatrical Belly Dance Convention, NYC. Barbara brought International Shimmy Mob to RI in 2011 celebrating National Dance Week, World Belly Dance Day and International Shimmy Mob together.May 9,2015 was her studio 5th Shimmy Mob which featured Barbara's choreography and was a show of many dancers, styles,live musc by Margerate Ferri, a reading of The Dancer by K. Gibran, painting by Courtney Cartin. Together everyone raised funds for The Women's Resource Center of Newport. September 19th, on the weekend of World Peace, Barbara shared a Dancing Spirit Peace Choreography in the studio and in the field. It was a very special gathering of peaceful dancers. On Nov 19 The Studio will be hosting a hafla fundraiser for Syria. Barb's long time friend and esteemed musician Charlie Hallals band will be playing.
      Barb's Shimmy Mob story on DanseTrack http://dansetrack.com/barbara-donahue-shares-her-love-of-dance-for-a-worthy-cause/
     Barbara has been performing solo and with groups for SOAH ( Singing out against Hunger) for 12 years,@ The Tiverton Four Corners Arts Festival for 18 yrs.The Tanagra Troupe brought dance fo the Newport Rocks Series at Fort Adams, Summer 2014
        Barb says, "I never imagined I would become a Belly Dancer. When I took my first class I was surprised. I never knew anything about the dance form or the complex world history . I have said many times it is the gift that keeps on giving. Shimmy Mob passion the world over is one example of how Belly Dance can change lives in positive ways. Belly Dance can grab you. It is wonderful to study as many dance forms as possible. Learning the technique, skirt work, veil grace, rhythms, finger cymbals and the earthy feeling can add much expression to a dancers repetoire and to any persons life..Belly Dance is classical, traditional folk dance and fusion which blends and encourages the dancing spirit in everyone.I love watching students as they learn and grow in wonderful blossoming and expressive ways. 

The Dancing Spirit Studio from Barbara Derecktor Donahue on Vimeo.         


Off main rd, across from The Black Goose Cafe - over bridge,
9th driveway on RIGHT. Look for the blue flower box.
 Park in the drive way or on the lawn to the right or left 
The Studio is LEFT in back of house. Follow the purple sign


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