"Always feel terrific after dancing with Rosa! Precision, support, guidance, and laughter. The best." - Susan F., student

NEW Online Intensive: Ballet Skills for Belly Dancers, Vol. 1

Ballet Skills Online Intensive

Learn the ballet skills that are directly applicable to belly dance!

Sign up by July 15 for a FREE 45-minute stretch companion!

This special online course runs 4 weeks, July 25-August 20, with three assignments per week

Demystify that French terminology, learn posture and alignment, strengthen your legs, detangle your feet, and develop elegant lines.

No ballet experience needed!

Sign up today!

Join a Belly Dance Class in Portland, Maine - New Session April 25

Belly Dance Classes Portland Maine

All new belly dance classes starting July 11 at Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, Fl. 3, Portland, ME.

- Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance, Wednesdays 5:30 PM. Total beginners welcome!
- Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance, Mondays 7:00 PM.
- Level 3/4: Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance, Wednesdays 7:00 PM.

Reserve your spot today in these warm and friendly classes!

Exercise/yoga wear and bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes recommended. Jingly hip scarves available to borrow!

- Lunchtime Shimmy Beginner Belly Dance Drop into Lunchtime Shimmy every Wednesday at noon! An upbeat, beginner-level belly dance class to shake the midweek stress, Lunchtime Shimmy will get your heart pumping and your smile glowing. Class are ongoing. Start any time!

- Belly Dance Drillz & Zillz Drop into this class every Sunday at 5:00 PM! This class will help you to perfect your technique and zill skills through concentrated drills and combos. Open to students with at least one past session of belly dance classes. This NEW class starts June 12. Start any time!

LOCATION: All classes take place at the beautiful and sunny Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, Floor 3, Portland, ME, above the Little Tap House restaurant.

Sign up today!

Adult Ballet Classes Portland Maine

- Sundays 9:30 AM
- Tuesdays 5:30 PM


Gain flexibility, balance, strength, and grace in this welcoming class for ages 14-104.

Ballet classes are ongoing. Class cards or drop-ins available. Start any time!

Ballet Basics for Adults is open to everyone, ages 14+. Total beginners are welcome!

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Belly Dance Instructional DVDs from Rosa Noreen's Grace Academy

Belly Dance Instructional DVDs

Don't be bullied by the beat. Learn to navigate popular belly dance rhythms and movements without feeling overwhelmed.

For a limited time, get Rhythm & Pause as an exclusive 2-disc set--an instructional DVD and a unique rhythms CD by Jonatan Derbaq.

Learn to slow down and be in the moment while dancing with these unique DVDs.

NEW DVD! "A Dancer's Hands & Arms" now available! $22

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Book a Belly Dancer for Your Party!

Portland Maine Bellydancer

Exciting, elegant party entertainment!

Book Rosa for your party and surprise your guests with enchanting family entertainment.

Based in Portland, ME, Rosa is available for birthday parties, weddings, bachelorette parties and baby showers in Southern Maine.

New to belly dance? Rosa will help you tailor the perfect show for your special event. She can also recommend henna artists and live musicians.

Learn more here!

News, Travels and Continuing Education

May 14-15 2016: Workshops with Rosa & Tava's Bi-Annual Belly Dance Show in Norwalk, CT Registration & details here!

March 2016: NEW instructional DVD released: A Dancer's Hands & Arms

March 2016: Festival instructor at Art of the Belly, Ocean City, MD

March 2016: Headlining instructor at River City Raqs, Jacksonville, FL

December 2015: Cairo, Egypt visit for training and visiting

September 2015: Featured instructor at the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive

August 22, 2015: Rosa's students perform in "Shimmy by the Sea" in Kittery, ME. Tickets and info here.

September 10-13, 2011: Rosa is a featured instructor at the 2015 Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive!

November 6-8, 2015: Rosa is a featured instructor and competition judge at the 2015 Pittsburgh Belly Dance Intensive! Visit the PBFC site for all of the details.

November 14-15, 2015: Amani Jabril of Atlanta comes to Portland, ME for a Reda-style workshop intensive! Details coming soon.

December 6-18, 2015: Rosa is returning to Cairo, Egypt to study.

March 17-20, 2016: Rosa is teaching at Art of the Belly festival in Ocean City, MD.

April 30-May 1, 2016: Annual workshop weekend in Portland, ME featuring an out-of-town instructor. Details coming soon!

June 3-5, 2016: Rosa is a featured instructor and competition judge at the 2nd annual River City Raqs festival in Jacksonville, FL! Visit the RCR website for early bird specials.