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Desert Journey School of Dance offers a wide variety of belly dancing classes to teach you all about belly dancing movement, the different styles, and the history of Middle Eastern and fusion belly dance.
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
Be supportive. Be positive. And above all else, be kind.
April 7, 2021 – Salt Lake City Extends Mask Mandate
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has extended the mask mandate within Salt Lake City, which means that students and teachers must continue wearing masks at Desert Journey. (View the news story.) Because Salt Lake City’s COVID-19 numbers have plateaued, there are concerns about the spread of the virus (especially the variants) to our friends and family. I know some of you were excited about the release of the mask mandate and some of you were nervous, so I’m sure this news will come with mixed feelings as well. I also have mixed feelings–excited to not wear a mask when breathing hard in Belly Burn, but nervous about the possibility of a member of our dance family catching COVID-19 and infecting others who have not yet been vaccinated/choose not to be vaccinated.
Stay positive. I’m so glad we are open to in person classes and can see each other every week. Masks aren’t forever. We are protecting our loved ones near and far. Hopefully we will hear soon that the case numbers in SLC have gone down dramatically and it is safe to remove masks and share hugs.
Governor Herbert announced a new COVID-19 Transmission Index which replaces the phased “colors” of the previous restriction guidelines. Salt Lake County is currently in a “High” level of transmission. Under this new index, face coverings or masks “…must be worn in public indoor settings, and outdoors, when physical distancing is not feasible; this includes both employees and patrons.” Because we want to do our part to limit the spread of Covid-19, Desert Journey is taking strict precautions to keep students and teachers safe. All students and teachers who come to the studio will be required to:
- Wear a mask at all times when in the studio. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you free of charge.
- Have their temperature checked upon arrival. Any temperature 100.4 or higher will not be able to stay. (3/01/21-No longer required.)
Teachers will continue to disinfect the high touch areas every class. Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing or sanitizing hands frequently.
Remember that thoughts and words become our reality. Some positive ways to view this Coronavirus situation:
~ Instead of, “I have to stay home,” think, “I’m staying home to save lives.”
~ Instead of, “I don’t have the freedom to do some of the things I want to do,” think, “I am thankful for everything I can do.”
~ Instead of, “I’m out of routine and everything has changed,” think, “Here’s my chance to find a new way to challenge myself.”
With a strong foundation, you can dance for a lifetime. Desert Journey School of Dance was established in 1999 with a desire to build confidence in each dancer, while creating a sense of family and community through belly dance.
WHY BELLY DANCE?
Belly dance builds not only the physical abilities to dance, it also grows confidence, self-love, and increased self-esteem, while encouraging each of us to have love and gratitude for the body we live in and dance.
Desert Journey is a dance family! We encourage each other to press forward and grow in ways we didn’t think were possible. Here you will find friends and acceptance on your own personal journey.
I have joined this amazing school almost a year ago! It has been a pleasant journey. I used to be a part of academy of performing arts, unfortunately is no longer an academy. I have been out of belly dancing for 7 years! And I found this school through a friend. Everyone is so friendly, I feel confident to ask questions. I also love that I can be on stage again! Thank you for having such a positive role in my life! I can’t wait to make more memories! The best part is we always have get together with everyone at Desert Journey, we have become family.
Great place, great people!
Everyone is so accepting no matter who you are or your background. I have so many memories with everyone at the school. If you think you can’t dance. I am the biggest tomboy ever and if I can do it you can do it.