Our Mission

Our mission is to develop a community where people of all ages, nationalities, religions, and genders
can express themselves through movement by building up and empowering the dancer within
through knowledge, friendship and acceptance.

Desert Journey is a drama-free zone.
Our goal is to build one another up, creating a safe space for all,
bringing encouragement and connection to each individual.  


Our Goals

Enjoyable and Educational

We design belly dance classes to be fun while learning dance technique in a judgement-free environment. Whether you want to get out of the house to do a fun activity, or you want to be a professional belly dancer,
we are here to help you with your journey.

Offer a Variety of Techniques

We offer a variety of technique and specialized
classes designed to increase your dance skills:
Isolation, Improvisation & Choreographing, Fans,
Skillz & Drillz, Floorwork, Skirt, Sword, Veils, Voi,
Zills (finger cymbals) and more.

Physical Fitness

We aim to increase your strength, flexibility, and
overall fitness. We have fun and challenging fitness classes such as Belly Burn, 'Boda Bootcamp, and Strength & Flexibility. We will work with you on your
fitness goals in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

A Vibrant and Full Community

Desert Journey dancers perform at festivals and functions throughout Utah and surrounding states including Fusion Fest in Idaho, the Arts Festival, Craft Lake City, and SpringFest.  They also host the Utah Summer Dance Festival held in August in coordination with Salt City Studio.

FVORBODA

Director, Teacher
Egyptian, Tribal Fusion, Urban Fusion

fvorboda@gmail.com
Facebook: Fvorboda
Google: Fvorboda

Our Teachers

ANGELIA

Egyptian & American Cabaret

EVE

Egyptian, Fusion

LEYLA

Bollywood, World Fusion

MYHRKEERI

Urban Tribal Fusion, Hip-Hop Fusion

TIARRA

Egyptian, Tribal Fusion

Join Us At Our Studio

1367 Major Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Text/Call: 801-815-4658

Monday

6pm - 8pm

Tuesday

6:30pm - 8pm

Wednesday

6pm - 8:30pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

6:30pm - 8pm

Saturday

9am - 3pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

6pm - 8pm

6:30pm - 8pm

6pm - 8:30pm

7pm - 8pm

6:30pm - 8pm

9am - 3pm

Closed

FAQs

Wear something comfortable and movable which allows for stretching and proper movement.  Students commonly wear yoga pants, pajama pants or leggings and a T-shirt, tank top, or sports bra.

If you are interested in taking one class per week (such as a Beginning class), it is $35 for one month or you can opt to pay $12.00 each class.  For more details, please visit our Pricing page.

Some students want to challenge themselves in a higher level group, but are not ready to perform or do not meet the requirements of the performing group.  Students can take a performing group as a “class” where they will learn the choreography/technique but will not be placed into formations or be able to perform.

No. We want you to feel comfortable in class and you are not required to show your stomach unless you choose to.

No, there are several instructional classes where performing is not required. We also have some beginning groups where performance is optional. Please speak with your teacher if you are interested in a performing group.

The teacher will likely introduce you to the class and have the students introduce themselves.  Most students take off shoes and socks and dance barefoot. (Some students wear dance shoes or special foot support.) The class will warm up with some stretching or movement or maybe a fun dance to get your body warm.  The teacher will follow with instruction on new movement, review posture and any formations, and may review moves from previous weeks as needed.  The class will conclude with a cool down or stretching. Please notify your teacher if you have any injuries or pain.

Some of the beginning performing groups have a “performance optional” status which means that you can take that as just an instructional or recreational class, or you can perform if you want. You can also choose to take a higher level performing group as just an instructional class. (You will not be able to perform until you meet the prerequisites for the group.)

You can either fill out the Registration Form or you can come a few minutes early to class and we can register you there.