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Body + Dance is about empowering you to feel great about yourself! We use fundamentals from Tribal Fusion Bellydance to create classes that focus on learning your body, loving your body, and dancing your body-- all for you! No glitz, no stress, no anxiety. Just good people, great fun, and a wonderful environment to dance your heart out!

Sugar Rum Cherry!

On December 8th from 1-3 we’re doing a 2-hour workshop inspired by Sugar Rum Cherry, Duke Ellington’s jazzy Swing retake of Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy.  I’ve added a couple great inspiration links below.  Enjoy!

Friends of mine teach Lindy Hop in Toronto, and that’s what led me to this fabulous take on the song:


Winter Workshop Schedule

Leanne and I are working out the Winter Workshop schedule as I type this, but to start, I’m kicking it off with a workshop in Tatamagouche!

That’s right– Tatamagouche!  We’re being hosted for a fabulous 2 hour workshop at the Tatamagouche Elementary School on December 1st from 1-3.  Registration, questions, and comments are all taken by email:!

Winter workshops in Sackville are on their way– check out the “classes” page for details as they appear!

They were the best of times…

So strange to have the last class!  All you ladies did an amazing job with the choreography we did last night!  Keep your eyes on your inbox– the practice videos will be there shortly!

In the meantime, here’s the music we used for that little dance:

Again- the song is Pomplamoose’s “If You Think You Need Some Lovin'”.

Hope to see everyone at the Free Dance Party next week!!  Wednesday, November 21st from 7-9:30!

The best music…

is LIVE music!

I had the amazing opportunity to hear Bob Sutherby and Ken Shorley play in Tatamagouche this past weekend.  Whew!  What a team!

While they’ve yet to record as a duo, you can hear a snippet of their individual stuff on youtube:


are some pretty decent examples!  In fact— they both played these pieces (well, Ken’s is an improv, so it was similar) over the weekend.

Utterly amazing.

Fall Session is CLOSED

Hey everyone!

We’ve had so much interest that I am pleased to say that the fall session classes (both of them!) are closed.

So how does ‘drop in space’ work, you ask?  Good question.  The answer is to follow this step-by-step process:


(1) Choose a date you’d like to drop in to the class.  CHECK THIS SITE to see if I’ve noted there is space for that date (you’ll see this under classes).


(3) Wait to hear from me to see if I can confirm that there is space for that day, and to ensure that I’ve taken that space availability off the site.

(4) Come to the class YOU’VE BEEN CONFIRMED IN.


Seem like a lot of steps?  It is– but it’s not fair to the registered students (who are committing to the whole term) to have more people than the space can comfortably fit coming in unexpectedly.


Thanks for checking in!




Potential second class

Wow!  We’ve had a lot of interest in Body + Dance classes!

We’re now considering adding a second classplease indicate via email or comment on this site if you’d still like to do a class, and if so, what days and times work best for you.  I will try to accommodate everyone!

A second class will include space for drop-ins, so please let me know if that’s an option you’d be interested in!