Santa Fe Belly Dance Classes & Workshops


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!


Santa Fe Community College Belly Dance!

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

SFCC Belly Dance Class:

Beginning Belly Dance

Beginning Belly Dance is Thursdays, 2:30-4:15, classes begin Jan. 20th!

(All are welcome! If you are beyond beginning, I will give you extra material to challenge you!) Register at 

CRN 30654, DANC 1165-01

Intermediate Belly Dance is not offered Spring 2020

These classes fill quickly, so register now!

Register for these classes at!

SFCC "Stretch like a Cat" Class:

Stretch like a Cat! Through SFCC Continuing Ed!

Thursdays noon-1pm

Stretch like a Cat combines simple movements and exercises from Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance warmups and animal observation, for a relaxing, energizing, connecting experience!

Session 1: Jan.30th-March 5th CRN 31006 HF 577

Session 2 March 26th-April 30th CRN 31007 HF 577

Multi-Level Belly Dance Class!

Wednesdays, 6:00–7:15 pm, on-going

At DanceSpace SantaFe, 3208 Richards Ln,  Map

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, rhythm and musicality, cultural context, finger cymbals, veil work, improvisation, and plenty of fun choreography! We learn and practice numerous dances and those who wish have performing opportunities! $14 per class or $60 for a 5-class card. For more information contact Deborah (505) 699-2887 or


"A Taste of  Belly Dance", Intro class.
Check with Deborah for schedule.

A beginning Belly Dance workshop for all! First Saturdays of the month! For absolute beginners with no experience, those who have been away from dancing for some time and want to ease back in, and dance students who want to review the Basics! tWe'll introduce the basic movements of Belly Dance, Technique, Lead-and-Follow, and fundamental steps alone and in combination. Reserve your place with Deborah!


Level 1 Belly Dance Class series will begin January 2020! Contact Deborah or check website for info!
 Contact Deborah (505) 699-2887

Belly Dance Workshops:

At varied locations!

Check back for upcoming workshops!


Private Lessons with Deborah:

Perfect for all levels, cost includes studio rental

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

Deborah Newberg

(505) 699-2887


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