Classes & Booking

drum class

Our Satori belly dancing and Middle Eastern drumming classes are taught in six-week sessions with a rest week every seventh week. Our current class dates can be viewed below or by visiting our facebook events page. Drop in’s are $12 per class or you may pay $60 for a full six-week session on the first day of class- that’s one class free! Prices may change at the beginning of any session. All classes are currently held at 1741 Westfield Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80526.

**No refunds or transferring payment to another class/instructor. Pre-paid classes may be transferred to another student with approval from instructor. Pricing above is effective starting with the January 5th, 2016 session.**

Click on individual calendar events to expand into a detailed view with class and event descriptions, instructor name, class fees and location.
Check back with this calendar to be notified of any class cancelations, shortened sessions or schedule changes as well as special events!

Youth Belly Dance Class

Childrens Belly Dance

Join Satori for culturally enriching and playful lessons with classic and folkloric dance movements and props. Ages 13 and under suggested. Taught by Emily Alligood. Dancers will work on movement control, coordination and musicality through age appropriate games and props! There is no specific age range as each child’s ability to focus and enjoy an hour long dance class will vary and parents are likely to be the best judge of their success. Boys and girls are welcome!

Belly Dance Boot Camp Class

Join us for our popular new session of beginning belly dance drilling and conditioning classes on Saturdays from 11:15a-12:15p at our private studio located at 1741 Westfield Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526. We are proud to introduce our performance troupe member Alexandra Valtakis as our Satori instructor for this class! You will learn the vocabulary of belly dance as used in our troupe and have the opportunity for a fun bonding experience with other students all while getting a great workout! Think Zumba but with Arabic music and dance 😀

This class is mandatory for all new adult Satori Dance students. Dancers wishing to expand into other dance class offerings within the company will have a checklist of movements to name and demonstrate in order to receive instructor or director approval for entry into our choreography or master performance troupe.

Arabic Drumming Class

Arabic Percussion Class features rhythm lessons and song creation on a number of Middle Eastern drums like doumbek, tar and riqq. The class is taught by Donovan Warnick, national instructor and often featured performer at Elevation Belly Dance Festival!

Explore the beauty of Middle Eastern music. Discover what makes this genre so special. Discuss the origins and purposes of the rhythm and cover several variations and see how the pieces play together. This class will be fun for all levels. If you do not have an instrument of your own, you must contact the instructor to determine the availability of an instrument for class. Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing an instrument, Donovan is an excellent resource.

Belly Dance Choreography and Performance Class

Come explore the ancient art of belly dance while getting in shape and having fun! This class will focus on belly dance movement in combinations and full choreographies, and will include dance expression, building layers and performance training.

This class is excellent for intermediate and advanced dancers with an established dance vocabulary who want to work on musicality and group performance numbers!

If this is your very first time attending a Satori Drum & Dance class, you will need to attend at least one of our Belly Dance Bootcamp classes or make a private appointment to do a quick skills assessment. Successful completion of our basic vocabulary and skills check list is all you need to attend this class.

Master Level Belly Dance Class by invitation/audition only

In Satori’s master level class members challenge each other to build individual dance goals. We build new choreographies, explore dance styles and practice more difficult exercises involving props like zils, riqqs, veils, swords, canes and shamadan. Master class is by invitation and audition only. We are not currently accepting applicants.

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Come shake it with us soon!

Attention Dancers! Satori Dance features a variety of special workshop classes. Please contact Kimberly if you are interested in attending a workshop for any of the following:

Bead Embroidery

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Silk Veil Dyeing


Sewing Harem Pants

Sewing Circle Skirts

Sewing a Dance Vest

Creating Costuming for Your Arms

Dates for these workshops will be determined based on interest. Indicate your specific interests in your email.

Not close to Fort Collins, CO for belly dance classes? Follow this link to find a list of instructors in your area!

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