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 Salt Lake City

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.

Instructional Classes

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.



Beginning Urban Tribal/Tribal Fusion class starts June 1st!

Urban Tribal is a tribal fusion dance incorporating non-traditional movements and music, more angular and muscular dancing. Urban Tribal fuses together belly dance movement with  other dance styles such as alternative, hip-hop, lyrical, and modern dance.

Beginning Urban Tribal is an entry level class teaching the foundation of Urban Tribal/Tribal Fusion style belly dance. This class is open to students with little or no dance experience, or students wishing to transition into this dynamic dance style.  We recommend taking a traditional Beginning belly dance to better support learning this style, but it is not required.  
Classes are held Tuesdays at 6:00pm, starting June 1st. 
Come try out a class for free!



COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
Be supportive.  Be positive.  And above all else, be kind.

May 10, 2021 – Mask Mandate Ends
Desert Journey School of Dance is now Mask Optional.  Thank you all for your continued support and perseverance in wearing masks to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.  The State has ended the Mask Mandate and ended the State of Emergency throughout the state.  In turn, Salt Lake City mask mandate ends.  You are still encouraged to wear masks when in large groups or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.  Please continue to stay home if you have any signs of sickness–we want all dancers to stay healthy and even sharing a cold or flu is no fun. Thank you for supporting Desert Journey through this pandemic!  We could not have done it without you!  

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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