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.

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.

Desert Journey School of Dance
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

November 9, 2020
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the desire to keep you and your families safe, Desert Journey School of Dance has decided to cancel classes for the remainder of November and begin our Winter Break early.  Many of you heard or saw the announcement from the Governor and the Department of Health regarding the mask mandate and the push to reduce the spread over the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread and keep our hospitals from overcrowding.  In talking with the teachers, I/we made the decision to cancel the remaining classes, which will lead us into the normal Winter Break (Thanksgiving through the New Year).

We still want to remain connected with our dance family.  Please check in and let us know if you need anything, have any concerns or questions or need extra help with dance.  We can still stay connected while we are physically distanced. Thank you for your understanding.  This pandemic will pass and we will be together again!
 

October 15, 2020
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.  Teachers will use an ear thermometer to check temperatures.

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.”

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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.

 

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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.

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.

Bianca

Student

 


Great place, great people!

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Lisa

Visitor

 

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.

Vesahdi

Student

   

DESERT JOURNEY School of Dance

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

desertjourneydance@gmail.com