Classes are held at Pava Productions Studio in Peoria County just off I-474, on a weekly basis in our large, carpeted, and mirrored studio and are on-going.

Group bellydance classes, private lessons & seminars are taught by Pava.

Styles of dance forms available include:

  • Raqs Sharqi (Classical Egyptian)
  • Indo-Arabic (Bollywood style)
  • Egyptian Pop
  • Franco-Arabic
  • American Cabaret
  • Greek Folk Dance
  • American & Urban Tribal Style
  • Khaleegy (Saudi)
  • Turkish Gypsy/Karsilama
  • Single/Double Veil
  • Lebanese Folk & Cabaret

    Percussion instruments and props include:

  • Tabla/Doumbek
  • Candles/Pots
  • Zills
  • Tambourine
  • Raks Assaya (Cane)
  • Sword Balancing


    Form fitting clothes that would be acceptable in an exercise class.

    No baggy clothing, jeans, big T-shirts, or clothes that are restrictive to your ability to stretch and move freely. Some wear yoga pants and a tank top or sports bra. A hip scarf is helpful to tie around your hips for definition. While you are not required to show your belly, remember that the more I can see, the more I can help you. If you have belly dance garb already, please wear it, as this helps you get into "dancer-mode". Bare feet are preferable. A variety of costume supplies may be purchased at our boutique,

    "Treasures & More" Gift certificates are available.

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    Please be on time. Being late is disruptive to the class.

    Payment for class is due before the class begins.

    No one is permitted to sit in and observe a class, as this is distracting to those who have paid to attend and makes those trying to learn uncomfortable. Fees are non-refundable.

    Student rehearsals are classes; therefore, all class policies apply.

  • Miramar wrote a nice article on class Etiquette. Please read it here.

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