Belly Dance by Anthea offers instruction for all levels

All belly dance, all the time, for over twenty-five years

Anthea teaching

Let me help you discover what thousands of women already know about belly dance:

Because I love this dance so much, my mission is to make it accessible for everyone.
All my classes follow a professional dance studio format
, featuring warmup, drills, combinations and/or choreography. Each class covers elements of both Oriental "Raks Sharki" and Tribal Odyssey bellydance. I've taught in Fredericksburg since 2000, and everyone is welcome (ages 12 and up) because we are always family-friendly. I hold a
Teaching Certification from NATCMED (read more); and I promote a Code of Conduct.

Scroll down for my local class schedule.


Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department, 408 Canal Street, 22401

View Larger Map


Classes are 90 minutes; first-time students may try one class for $15; this can be applied to the monthly registration if you wish to continue. All students must register in advance prior to each monthly session.


More Information on Our Local World of Dance

A special message from me to you:

My student-centered instruction presents a wealth of material on this beautiful art form. You get more than just steps and combinations - you see the "big picture" of belly dance, and develop a depth of appreciation and understanding of the finer points of our art.

Our foundation is Egyptian-style Oriental Dance, including Middle Eastern folkloric dances such as cane (Raks Assaya). We also feature American belly dance specialties with props, such as Veil, Sword, Candles, Fan Veils, and more. My skill with finger cymbals or zills is well-known: see my famous Finger Cymbal Solo video (courtesy of Serpentine Communications channel) or my "how to play zills" videos and more on YouTube: Dance Eternal. I've taught this skill to many students in classes and workshops and my Intermediate students all learn how to play zills (or finger cymbals) as well.

Our "follow the leader" group belly dancing is called Tribal Odyssey. Students benefit by developing focus, awareness, and graceful transitions while dancing. This structured format can also help you easily learn to play finger cymbals while dancing!

I offer private and semi-private lessons, workshops, and professional coaching for individuals and groups at my lovely home dance studio. I can help you become a professional if that's your goal. My background as a featured performer in DC area restaurants for 20 years helps me prepare students for the professional world.

My unique and effective teaching method was reviewed and certified by the National Association for Teacher Certification in Middle Eastern Dance in 2008. My holistic approach to Middle Eastern "belly" Dance will help you explore your abilities to the fullest, and develop an inner strength that enriches your life even outside the classroom.

I believe my 25 years as a full-time professional dancer and instructor reflects my serious commitment to the dance. I love helping dancers reach their dreams in dance! Come join us - we welcome new students from all walks of life!

If you have questions, contact me - I'm here to help: emailgraphic or call phnum - | 

Anthea (Kawakib) - Cane Dance
Raks Assaya
Egyptian Folkloric Dance
photo by S. Dodd
Pop belly dance solo in Richmond
Raks Sharki modern Egyptian Pop
photo by Anne Savedge
Anthea - Tribal Odyssey
Tribal Veil Improvisation
American ITS Belly Dance
tribal fusion solo
Tribal Fusion Belly dance