Take a journey with us

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. 



 Belly Dance classes in the Salt Lake City area

Journey Through Dance

For beginners who have never danced before to the seasoned dance artist, we invite you to join our belly dance family and take a journey with us.


We offer a variety of instructional classes to take you through the journey from Beginning to Advanced. Our classes are designed to be fun and educational, and to increase your strength, flexibility, and overall fitness.

Performing Groups

Desert Journey has several performing groups for beginning performers to professionals, celebrating the various styles of belly dance from Traditional Egyptian to Cabaret to Tribal Fusion and Urban Fusion.

Workshops & Haflas

For dancers wanting to increase their dance knowledge and performance ability, we offer workshops and Haflas (dance party) throughout the year. Our targeted workshops teach specific skills, techniques, and props.

Desert Journey School of Dance
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

April 27, 2020
We are hopeful that the Governor will soon announce a transition from our current “Red” level to an “Orange” level for our state.  We will watch closely to see if the SL County Mayor follows suit as the current Health Order limits our ability to meet in person. When we are able to meet in person, students and teachers will need to be temperature checked and wear face masks in addition to intense hygiene measures to ensure the safety of everyone.  This may also mean that teachers may limit the number of studio attendees (for example, half the students come one week, the other half the following week) and those not in studio can participate online.  If you don’t have a mask, please let Fvorboda know so that we can make arrangements to get you a mask.  My hope is that we can start the “soft open” of the studio mid-May, but we will follow the directives from our County and State officials.  We’ll keep you posted!

March 29, 2020
Due to the Governor’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” initiative followed by the Salt Lake Mayor’s proclamation, and our desire to keep you all free of Coronavirus, I have decided to close the studio to classes starting today, March 29th through April 30th.  (We’ll see where things are at the end of April.)  But..
This doesn’t mean dance is cancelled!
Teachers have been figuring out online classes the last two weeks so that we can still spend time together dancing and being together virtually.  It’s important to stay connected during this time, and dancing is a fun way to stay connected.

Please work with your teachers on how they plan to do their classes and how you can join these online classes.  Please be patient with us as we are starting something new and there might be a few hiccups and challenges along the way.

The studio will still be open at specific times for students that need supplies.  Contact Fvorboda or your teacher for more information.  Much love to you all and we’ll see you online soon!

March 12, 2020
Desert Journey will continue to have classes as usual, however we ask that if you are sick, please stay home.  I’m sure all of you have been watching the media reports on Coronavirus and the press conferences of the Health Department and Governor’s office. Please avoid rumors and other social media-rumor resources and to get your information from the CDC websites and coronavirus.utah.gov, which is specific to Utah (and it also has links to the CDC

websites).  See also Facebook.com/pg/utahcoronavirus/posts/. 

STUDENTS: If you decide you do not want to attend classes, please let your teacher know. Teachers may choose to cancel class for low attendance. We have Purell wipes and hand sanitizer available. Teachers will be diligent about wiping down frequently-touched surfaces as recommended by the CDC, as well as other recommendations for businesses.  Students should refrain from hugging/physical touch, and instead express themselves verbally.
Do NOT attend class if you have any of the following:
– Symptoms of illness including muscle or body aches (headaches too), unusual fatigue, fever, sore throat,cough, congestion, shortness of breath.
– Been in close contact with someone who is sick with the above symptoms (such as a spouse or child).
– Been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. If you come in close contact with someone that has a positive case of Coronavirus (meaning that they have been tested and have been identified as a confirmed case), we ask that you follow Department of Health and CDC guidelines and talk to your health care provider for possible self quarantine.

I want all students and teachers to remain safe and unaffected, and keep others safe and unaffected well, especially those who are more vulnerable to more severe symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or to your teachers.

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Years of Experience

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.




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.

Dancer Reviews

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.




DESERT JOURNEY School of Dance

GoogleMap1367 South Major Street (50 East)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Mobile/Text: 801-815-4658