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

Lotus Niraja & the 9th Annual Springtime Spectacular - May 21-22, 2016

Belly Dance Workshops New England

Lotus Niraja of PA will teach a weekend of shaabe and raqs sharqi belly dance workshops at Bright Star World Dance, Portland, ME May 21-22, 2016.

The 9th Annual Springtime Spectacular variety show is set for May 21, 2016 at One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME

Registration opens January 2! Payment plans will be available. Click here for all the details!

Join a Belly Dance Class in Portland, Maine - Starts January 25, 2016

Belly Dance Classes Portland Maine

- Wednesdays, 12:00 PM. 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. Starts January 6, 2016.

- Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance. Mondays or Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, starts week of January 25, 2016. New session of evening belly dance classes. Total beginners welcome! Early bird rates available now!

- Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance. Mondays 7:30 PM, starts week of January 25, 2016.

- Level 3/4: Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance. Wednesdays 7:30 PM, starts week of January 25, 2016.

Early bird rates available now. Reserve your spot in these warm and friendly classes!

Exercise/yoga wear and bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes are best.

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.

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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

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! Visit the LVBDI site for all workshop, show and registration details.

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.