Deborah's Belly Dance Classes
Saltanah Studios Teaching Philosophy
Saltanah Studios was founded by studio director and lead instructor, Deborah Newberg, in 2005. Since then, we have offered a creative and alternative approach to teaching Belly Dance at all levels. Classes are small, so individual attention and mutual support are the norm in our “dance family”. Our students are of all ages and dance backgrounds, with varied dance goals, from “just-for-fun-and-exercise” beginners, to those who are engaged in belly dance as a body-mind practice, to those who are training with us to become performers!
Belly Dance Classes include a stretching and strengthening warm-up, Belly Dance technique, rhythm training, choreography and improvisation. We help students to develop physicality, musicality and joyful self-expression through Belly Dance, encouraging the growth and individual expression of each dance student. Students who wish to have the opportunity to perform, and all students can benefit from our many workshops, performances and other events; we have a lot of fun!
Register Now for
Santa Fe Community College Belly Dance!
In-person, Zoom and Hybrid Classes taught by Deborah in Fall 2022!
Deborah Newberg has been on the faculty of the Dance Department at SFCC since 2008.
Beginning Belly Dance
DANC 1165-01 CRN 20395 Tuesdays, 2:30-4:15
All are welcome! We dance together in SFCC's beautiful fitness center dance studio. Warmup, technique, musicality, cultural context, improvisation and fun choreography!
Intermediate Belly Dance
DANC 2165-H1 CRN 30476, Thursdays, 2:30-4:15
For those with previous experience! If you haven't taken SFCC Belly Dance, you will need to contact Deborah for permission! This is a hybrid class, so you can take class in-person or via Zoom. All classes are recorded for you to review later or to make up if you miss. Warmup, technique, musicality, cultural context, improvisation and fun choreography!
These classes fill quickly, so register now! These classes are for credit, but also may be taken for audit.
Register for these classes at sfcc.edu!!
SFCC "Stretch like a Cat" Class:
Stretch like a Cat! Through SFCC Continuing Ed!
Wednesdays noon-1pm, 6-week sessions on Zoom. Classes will be recorded and available to students.
Stretch like a Cat combines simple movements and exercises from Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance warmups and animal observation, for a relaxing, energizing, connecting experience! This class is not for credit.
Sept. 14th- Oct. 19th, noon-1 pm
Register for Stretch like a Cat! through SFCC Continuing Ed, sfcc.edu/ce or 505-428-1676.
In-Studio Multi-Level Belly Dance Class!
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, in-person!
At EmiArte Flamenco Dance Academy!
3022 Cielo Court, entrance on Calle del Cielo, Santa Fe.
Warm-up, technique, improvisation, combinations and choreography! Learning and rehearsing dances! $12 per class or $60 for a 5-class card. Masks are currently required, For more information , contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Stretch like a Cat! via Zoom!
Movement Live Online with Deborah!
Wednesdays, noon-1 pm Mountain time
Stretch like a Cat combines simple movements and exercises from Yoga, Chi Gong, Dance warmups and Animal observation, for a relaxing, energizing, connecting experience! Ongoing!
$12 per class or $60 for a 5-class card. First class is free, For more information and for Zoom links, contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or email@example.com.
Zoom Multi-Level Belly Dance Class! Offered occasionally, check for schedule!
For a wide range of dance students. Each class, we move through warm-up, basic belly dance movements and rhythm hips/shimmy practice. Then we continue with more technique, improvisation, and plenty of fun choreography! $12 per class or $60 for a 5-class card. First class is free, For schedule, more information and Zoom links, contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belly Dance Workshops:
Check with Deborah for current info on other classes and workshops!
Private Lessons with Deborah:
Perfect for all levels, In-person or Zoom!
Private lessons are available for $50 an hour!
Shared Private for 2 people- $60 an hour
Shared Private for 3- $70 an hour
Shared Private for 4- $80 an hour