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Performers' Referral List

Dance Instruction

As a public service to those seeking dance instruction in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.


A'isha Azar
A'isha Azar has been teaching authentic Egyptian belly  dance and Middle Eastern Folkloric dance for 30 years. She is a
nationally recognized dancer and teaches throughout the United States  and Canada. for more information about her classes, please visit her website at www.raqsazar.com, or call (509) 535-7101

An Daire Academy of Irish Dance
www.spokaneirishdancing.com
contact Amy Blickenstaff at 509-294-3771 or spokaneirishdancing@gmail.com
lessons taught to anyone 4-95 years of age

Argentine Tango lessons  with Anne Marie Burk and Dick McDonald. 
If interested, please contact me by email: annemarieburk@hotmail.com

Dances Of Universal Peace
Dances of peace in the Sufi tradition, honoring the One in the diversity of religions and spiritual traditions from around the world. Participatory dance every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive) Bruce Calkins 220-5160 

Susan Dankovich
Swing, folk, contradance, international, and family dance 
sdanko@ior.com or (509) 533-9955 

International Folk Dance with Karen Wilson-Bell . Learn a variety of beginning folkdances from around the world Contact: Karen at 327-7862

Angell Estrada 509-435-1033 douladancer@gmail.com www.waimele.com
Salsa, Bellydance, Pre & Post Natal Bellydance, Sevillanas Workshops
Music Mix Dance Studio 3 Upper Main Deer Park, WA 276-6437

Margaret Evans,
Kelly Irish Dancers (Chattaroy, WA) 
(509) 220-3479
You can also add this address:
The old Valley Prairie Hall
8216 E. Big Meadows Rd.
Chattaroy, WA 99003

Penn Fix and Deborah Schultz
Swing & folk and family dances, (509) 838-2160 

Bill Frick
Swing and Waltz, (509) 326-4739 

Sylvia Gobel
International folk and swing dance 
Dancer@cet.com or (509) 624-5693 (evenings) 

Marie Grimes
Northwest Highland Dancers – teaches traditional Scottish Highland Dancing. Lessons for ages 4 up to adults. Performance and competition opportunities. Call Marie at (509) 879-3352 or http://nwhighlanddancers.tripod.com or mariedawngrimes@hotmail.com 

Halau Hula O Ku’ulei   -traditional  Hawaiian hula dancing  and ukulele
 Contact:  Ku’ulei Johnson   570-3546     kuulei2002@uahoo.com  
 www.huladancingspokane.com

Melissa Johnson & Hannah Johnson - Stevens County Stompers (Colville,
WA)  509) 684-8632. Clogging classes for all ages, recreational and competitive.

Ildiko Kalapacs & Wayne Kraft
Hungarian, Transylvanian, Romanian, and Gypsy folk dances 
(509) 747-0979  

MALIDOMA! Dance Studio
Classes in American Tribal Style Bellydance; Wednesdays 6-7pm for beginners. A modern interpretation of an ancient dance form. Incorporating movements from North Africa, the Middle East, India and Spain, this improvisational style is fun and challenging. It celebrates the strength and grace of women dancing together. Cindy Moon Bear is the only certified ATS teacher in the inland Northwest and has studied extensively with ATS's founder, Carolena Nericcio. Please see website for more information and contact number; malidoma.biz

Pat & Vickie Marron Irish set dancing. The Irish danced "sets" in their homes and in pubs. The dances were patterns danced by couples in squares to jigs and reels 
VickieMarr@aol.com or (208) 683-3912 

Nadiyah Vahdahty teaches Belly Dance and a variety of folk dances from the Middle East, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, India, Persia, Turkey, and more.  She teaches Thursday nights at The Warehouse Athletic Facility and can be reached at 509-993-4423 or nadiyahs@q.com.   www.SpokaneBellyDance.com

Sreedharani Nandagopal
Folk dance from east and south India
sreedharani@hotmail.com or call Sree (509) 533-7381, eve. 467-5558 

Nizana 
American Middle Eastern Belly Dance/Interpretive-Fusion nizana@att.net
Nizana  is available locally and regionally for instructing and consultation
509- 326-6622   http://www.NizanaRaqs.com

Radha Yoga Center Dancers-  devotional practice using rhythms and gestures from the East Indian dance tradition.  Satya   838-3575       radhayoga@comcast.net

River City Cloggers meet 3rd Thursday Sept-May Corbin Senior Community Center 327-1584 

The Scottish Country Dancers of Spokane
Cynde Chatham 509-448-3050 Anna Guthrie 509-924-1284 Katie/Greg Roth 509-324-9051

Shaheena Safahri, instructor, performer and choreographer is a
highly acclaimed Middle Eastern Dancer and Global Fusion Artist. She has
been involved in dance and movement arts for over 40 years and has taught
classes and workshops across the US.
Shaheena performs every Fri evening at Azar’s Restaurant 2501 N Monroe St in
Spokane and at various events around the area and across the country.
She is available for performances and has ongoing classes.
For more information call: (509) 443-6814 or
email: shaheena_safahri@hotmail.com

Simply Dance Studio
David and Marianna Seney and Steve and Rhonda Clark hip-hop, jazz, tango and belly dancing, ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. 
820 W. Sprague, Spokane 

Paul Tapp
Swing, (509) 328-4318  

Caitlin Trusler
Irish Step Dance, (509)536-6391   994-2292    harandancer@yahoo.com      
www.harandancers.com

Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance Club  - square and round dances
 Donna Anderson  926-1320  

Karen Wilson-Bell
Contra dance and International Folk Dance
karenwilsonbell@netzero.com or (509) 327-7862
If you would like to be added or modify your listing, please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com or call the SFS answerphone - (509) 747-2640