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Deborah's Belly Dance Classes

Stay Tuned for registration for

Santa Fe Community College Belly Dance!

In-person Classes taught by Deborah in Spring 2024! Fall 2023 is currently in-session!


Deborah Newberg has been on the faculty of the Dance Department at SFCC since 2008.

Beginning Belly Dance

DANC 1165-01 CRN   Tuesdays, 1:15-3:00

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  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! We dance together in SFCC's beautiful fitness center dance studio. Warmup, technique, musicality, cultural context, improvisation and fun choreography!


These classes fill quickly, so be sure to register when registration opens! These classes are for credit, but also may be taken for audit.

Register for these classes at!


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! $15 per single class or $60 for a 5-class punch card. Classes do not need to be consecutive. For more information , or to join email newsletter, contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or

Special Topic Saturdays, noon-1 pm: 

Belly Dance Saturdays with Special Topics! noon-1 pm!
Saturday Sept. 2nd- Choreographies Rehearsal class 1!
Saturday Sept. 16th- Choreographies Rehearsal class 2!
You can come to either or both. We will be running many of the choreographies that I have taught!
Saturday Oct. 7th- Rhythms and Musicality for Dancers! The foundation for Belly Dance!
Saturday Oct. 21st- Taqsim! Melodic Improvisation, includes slow movement, arms and hands, and feeling the music.
At EmiArte Dance studio
$15 single class, $60 for 5-class punch card.

Belly Dance Workshops & Dance Camps: 

Check back for dates for the 2024 Dance camps!

~Burque BellyFest 2!
June 2-4th, 2023
at Sirena Studio, ABQ NM
Don’t miss this amazing weekend of workshops and performances. Workshop teachers include Amaya, Kamala Almanzar, Surreyya Hada, Mira Betz, Adriana,
Michelle al Farfesha, Leaf Ashley, Sara of Santa Fe and me, Deborah Newberg. I will be teaching a new workshop, “Creating a Unique and Musical Belly Dance
Solo” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15. There will be a Gala show at Fusion theater ABQ Sat. night. For complete workshop details and registration, go to:

Mendocino Middle East Music and Dance Camp!

Aug. 5-10th,  2023 Mendocino Woodlands CA.
A spectacular dance and music camp in the redwoods.
An incomparable experience featuring dance and music classes all day and live music performances, parties and campfire all night. There will be 13 dance teachers, 17 music teachers and 3 guest music teachers, including Georges Lammam, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Leila Farid, Shahrzad Khorsandi and Aubre Hill, just to name a few. I (Deborah) will be teaching Morning Yoga. Complete list of teachers is on the home page of the website (not the teacher page).

Zoom Stretch like a Cat! 
Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 pm MST
Stretch like a Cat is a flowing, energizing, relaxing blend of Yoga, and dance exercises. You must experience it to know what we're doing. Ongoing, $12 per class. First class is free, For more info and Zoom links, contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or

Zoom Multi-Level Belly Dance Class Series!And In-studio small group choreography classes! Next offerings will be Fall 2023! 

For schedule, more information and Zoom links, contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or



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

Belly Dance Workshops:

Check with Deborah for  current info on other classes and  workshops!


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Deborah Belly Dance

Deborah Newberg

(505) 699-2887


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!

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