Misconceptions About Belly Dancing

Don’t Miss Out on This Great Virtual Event!


Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm


Zoom Event — private link will be shared prior to online registration

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn with a master instructor from Russia!

We are excited to announce our partnership with one of Russia’s most well-known belly dance choreographers and performers, Vita Saakova.

Khaleegy dance is a mixture of modern style and traditional folkloric dance from the Persian Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The name of the dance means “gulf” in Arabic, and women perform it at weddings and other social events. Over time it gained popularity among belly dancers!

What Students Will Learn in This Workshop

Vita Saakova
Enjoy and learn form Vita’s amazing skills.
  • History of Khaleegy dance and its identifying characteristics
  • Breakdown of the Khaleegy Rhythm
  • Influence of the Gulf lifestyle on the human body
  • Head and hair accents
  • Basic Khaleegy footwork
  • Differences between Khaleegy and other gulf dance styles
  • Five mini combinations

Workshop Details

Cost: $25.00

We’re taking online registrations only. All participants will have a Zoom private link for the workshop emailed before the class. We will be limiting the class size to 20 students for feedback and personal attention purposes.

About Vita

Vita is the director of the Gulshan Professional School of Belly Dance, where she has taught thousands of dancers over the years.

Vita Saakova’s dance is a mixture of technical precision, emotional conveyance, and exploration of feminine expression.

Vita started dancing when she was 13 years old. Her first dance was Gypsy/Roma, and eventually, she began performing with one of the most renowned Roma troops called “Romale.” Later on, she discovered Bollywood style, which she fell in love with instantly.

In 2001 she started her independent career as a teacher and opened her dance school in 2003. Until this day, she teaches different styles of belly dance, tribal fusion, Bollywood, Gypsy/Roma, Armenian, and Khaleegy.

Check out this video from Moscow International Oriental Dance Festival: