Belly Dance Florida: Teachers
Belly Dance Florida


Here are Florida Middle Eastern dance/belly dance teachers, organized by region. Remember that class schedules are always subject to change for various reasons, so please confirm details before attending. Click on the teacher's name to get contact information.

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  • Amy Renee teaches in Tallahassee.
  • The Belly Dancers of Florida State, in Tallahassee, is a student organization that provides belly dance classes.
  • Daria and Tanya "Cinnamon" Layton teach beginner classes on Wednesday evenings and intermediate classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Mystic Studio, 209 Country Club Rd., in Shalimar.
  • Delacey Santini teaches beginners Tribal Fusion Bellydance on Thursday evenings at Wemoon Spirit in Tallahassee.
  • Farasha teaches beginners on Monday nights and intermediate on Wednesday nights, both at at the Fred Hedricks Recreation Center in Ft. Walton Beach; beginners and improvers on Tuesday nights at Arts & Crafts center on Eglin AFB; and Belly Dance for Fitness classes on Thursdays in Niceville.
  • Gypsy Parvana provides instuction Monday nights at 6:30pm at Healthplex gym in Panama City.
  • In Step Studio is in Tallahassee and offers classes in Middle Eastern dance and other dance styles.
  • Juanita Johns teaches in Pensacola.
  • Sahdia teaches beginning and intermediate level classes in Pensacola.
  • Sarah E. teaches in Ft. Walton Beach.
  • Shareena offers private lessons in American Tribal Style bellydance at her studio in Pace. Monthly workshops for all levels.
  • The Women's Bellydance Center offers classes in Tribal, Tribal Fusion, and Gypsy as well as other dance styles in downtown Tallahassee.

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  • Amel teaches in Palm Coast.
  • Anais Belly Dance and Fusions is a studio offering different styles of belly dance, as well as other forms of dance, in Jacksonville.
  • Djinni Hassanein teaches in Palm Coast.
  • Feanix of Firestorm teaches classes 8pm Wednesday evenings at Dance Mania in Jacksonville.
  • Gina Marie Newman teaches tribal fusion, American tribal, and oriental styles in St. Augustine and Orange Park.
  • GloriAnna teaches in New Port Richey.
  • JoAnna Conley-Flota teaches in the Palm Coast area.
  • Julianne teaches in Jacksonville.
  • Karolinka teaches in Gainesville.
  • Kiteera teaches tribal style belly dance on Monday evenings at Hip Moves studio in Gainesville.
  • Leela teaches Classical Egyptian dance at Hip Moves studio in Gainesville.
  • Margarita teaches all levels, a multidisciplinary Cabaret-Gypsy Flamenco/Fitness program, at Boleros Dance Center in Jacksonville, and at Club 14 Fitness on Amelia Island.
  • Mary teaches beginners and intermediate students through the Community Education program in Jacksonville.
  • Morena teaches bellydance in St. Augustine and St. John's county. All levels and ages are welcome.
  • Nahimeh Joon teaches Prenatal bellydance (Friday evenings) and private lessons at Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio in Gainesville.
  • Najmah teaches at Hip Moves studio in Gainesville.
  • Nicoma teaches in Gainesville.
  • Sa'ida Bint al-Waha teaches ongoing classes at the beginning and intermediate levels in St. Augustine.
  • Sajah specializes in Tribal Fusion and teaches at her studio, Island Tribe Dance Studio in Fernandina Beach.
  • Sallamah Chimera teaches in Gainesville.
  • Samadhi offers tribal bellydance classes for adults and children in Jacksonville.
  • Samira Saleem is available for private classes in the Orange Park area.
  • Heather and Jules of Shambling Shimmies teach a variety of classes throughout the week on tribal and fusion style belly dance in Gainesville.
  • Stephanie Smith teaches in Jacksonville.
  • Suzy Bell teaches tribal bellydance classes for all levels Tuesday evenings at Unified Training Center, 809 W University Ave in Gainesville.
  • TaraFit teaches fitness through yoga and the art of belly dance in the Daytona Beach area.
  • Tribe Vestah teaches a begining dance class on Tuesday nights at the Beaches Jazzercise Studio in Jacksonville Beach. Private lessons are also available.
  • Xena teaches in Jacksonville.
  • Zhaleh Fereshteh teaches in Middleburg. Private and semi-private workshops available as mini-retreats.
  • Zuhela Yamir teaches in Ocala.

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  • A MAGI Productions offers classes for beginners through professional levels at their studio in Orlando.
  • Afet teaches classes for children, teens, adults, and seniors at A Pointe Above Performing Arts Academy in Tampa.
  • Alexandra teaches at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa on Tampa Bay. Her classes are open to the public.
  • Amirah teaches on Sundays 5:30-6:30pm at A MAGI Temple in Orlando.
  • Amani Maharet teaches in Tampa.
  • Amy Anthony teaches in downtown Orlando.
  • Angelina teaches Monday evenings at 7pm at the Cypress Forest Rec Center in Oldsmar, and Friday mornings 11am at the Long Center in Clearwater.
  • Armana teaches classes for children, adults, teens, seniors, and performers at The Studio of Performing Arts in Port Richey.
  • Aziena teaches beginner and intermediate classes at A MAGI Temple in Orlando, and is also available for private instruction for groups or individuals.
  • Azizi teaches in Orlando.
  • Azuri Zanaar teaches in Orlando.
  • Belda offers private lessons, performance coaching, and mini-seminars in the Orlando area.
  • Belle Abbas teaches in the Orlando area.
  • Calypso teaches in Tampa.
  • Cat Bruce teaches American Tribal Style on Tuesdays and Thursdays at A MAGI Temple in Orlando.
  • Central Florida Bellydance is a studio in Sanford that offers classes 5 days a week.
  • Cerice Janan teaches at 3 locations in in Tampa. She is also available for private and small group lessons.
  • Chandra teaches beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers at Sunrise Performing Arts Academy in in St. Petersburg.
  • Euro Pilates is a studio that offers belly dance classes in Tampa.
  • Francesca teaches Middle Eastern Dance Monday evenings at 7:30pm at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Venice.
  • Hip Expressions offers classes in St. Petersburg.
  • Holly Swenson teaches classic raqs sharqi on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the Largo Parks and Recreation Department Southwest Complex (727-518-3125).
  • Ilham teaches in Kissimmee.
  • Inanna teaches a bellydance bootcamp class for all ages and levels of dance, 2 days a week in Crystal River.
  • Isis teaches in Sanford.
  • Janie Mewhinney teaches in the Lifelong Learning College of The Villages.
  • Jaynellen teaches beginning through advanced, tribal style, traditional Middle Easterm, and other dance genres in Spring Hill and Brooksville.
  • Jessica Joshi teaches in Lake Mary.
  • Bellydance by Jennifer offers private instruction in Orlando.
  • Jessica Bellydance (Jessica Mejias) teaches at Studio K Yoga in Kissimmee: beginners on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and open level on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Also on varying days at Sexy Assets Fitness in Orlando.
  • Juliana teaches in Largo.
  • Kadayif teaches classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced in the north Tampa area.
  • Kamaria teaches Tribal style Monday nights at the Chain O' Lakes Complex in Winter Haven.
  • Karen Sun Ray teaches in St. Petersburg.
  • Karina's School of Hawaiian and Belly Dance offers several classes each week in Seminole.
  • Kimara teaches in Dunedin.
  • Kyra teaches beginning classes at Hudson Beach Yoga in Hudson.
  • Lacey Sanchez specializes in tribal bellydance at her studio in Orlando.
  • Lady Darjuxena teaches bellydance and fire at Raydiance Wellness Center, 120 S. Howard Ave. in Tampa. She also teaches special workshops at Community Connections, 9945 66th St N. in Pinellas Park.
  • Madrin'ha teaches in the Tampa area.
  • Margarita Garcia offers private and small group personalized classes to suit your needs in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Maria teaches in Minneola and Clermont.
  • MariJahne' teaches beginner-intermediate with a focus on basic ATS at Planteen Rec Center in Plant City; and intermediate/advanced American style Gypsy/bellydance at the Broadway Academy of Dance in Lakeland.
  • Melinda teaches in Cocoa and Titusville.
  • Nadia Sahar teaches Egyptian style nightclub and folkloric in the Sebastian/Vero Beach area. Also available for private and semiprivate classes for all levels.
  • Nadirah Mohr teaches in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.
  • Najla teaches bellydance classes from beginner to advanced in Orlando.
  • Najmah Nour teaches in St. Petersburg.
  • Ophelia Tzighan teaches tribal and flamenco fusion belly dance in North Seminole Heights in Tampa.
  • The Orlando Bellydance School of Middle Eastern Dance offers classes for all levels 7 days a week in Winter Park. Specializing in Egyptian Cabaret from beginning to professional.
  • Samara teaches in Orlando.
  • Samira teaches classic and modern Egyptian, folkloric, fusion, and gypsy styles at the at the Kelly Recreation Complex in Lakeland: beginner through advanced level on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Mommy & Me class ("Tinkerbellies") on Saturday.
  • Sevdiah teaches at various places around the Tampa area.
  • Shazadi teaches weekly beginners and intermediate/choreography classes in Spring Hill and Brooksville. Private/group instruction available.
  • Sherry teaches in Crystal River.
  • Sparkle teaches in the Orlando area.
  • Stellar Fitness offers classes in Clearwater.
  • Suspira teaches at the Orlando Bellydance School of Middle Eastern Dance in Winter Park, and also at other Orlando area locations.
  • Tambil teaches in Melbourne.
  • Tara Kearney teaches Tribal Fusion classes in Tampa: Mondays 8:15-9:15pm and Wednesdays 7-8pm at the International Bazaar.
  • Temple Goddess Dance & Yoga is a studio in Tarpon Springs that offers bellydance classes at all levels for youth through adult, 7 days a week.
  • Teszia Suhayla Amani teaches classes at the Cape Canaveral Recreation Center (321-868-1226): Beginners I on Wednesdays at 7pm; Beginners II on Saturdays at 10am. Also at the Cocoa Village Civic Center (321-639-3500): Beginners I on Fridays at 6:30pm. Higher-level classes, private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment.
  • Johanna Xenobia teaches in St. Petersburg.
  • ZeNubia teaches in the Orlando area.
  • Zeynep teaches spiritual belly dancing in the St. Petersburg area.
  • Zhor teaches at his school in Clearwater.
  • Zondra teaches in the Sebring/Avon Park area.

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  • Amunet teaches in Englewood.
  • Arabelle teaches at her home studio in Sarasota.
  • Fina (Positive Vibrations Belly Dance) specializes in children's classes at her home studio in Sarasota.
  • Inara is available for private lessons in Naples.
  • Misha teaches in Sarasota: Egyptian and American Oriental style belly dance at Isle of Avalon, and Improvisational Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion at the Makibashira Dojo. She also occasionally teaches in Bradenton.
  • Naharin teaches seasonally at Edison College (239-732-3128) in Naples.
  • Na'ila teaches American Oriental and Tribal Bellydance classes at The Dance Warehouse in Ft. Myers; at Etudes de Ballet in Naples; at Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy in Cape Coral; and at Dance Etc. in Englewood. Also available for private lessons.
  • Nafretiri Tribe (Kallista) teaches in Port Charlotte.
  • Nancy K'ian teaches beginner to advanced belly dance for women of all ages and fitness levels at The Learning Place at the Charlotte Cultural Center in Port Charlotte.
  • Nirvana teaches beginner and intermediate classes in Sarasota.
  • Ray-Anne teaches at Fleischmann Park Community Center in Naples.
  • Sally teaches Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the Highlands County Family YMCA in Sebring, 863-382-9622.
  • Saphira Storm teaches in Naples.
  • Tahja teaches at Saradance Studio, 5000 Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota.

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(Because there are so many teachers based in the Miami area, I've broken out Miami-Dade from the rest of the Southeast region.)


  • Aasal El Helwa teaches in the Miami area.
  • Aireen teaches at the University of Miami.
  • Aiza teaches at Divas of Dance in Miami.
  • Alicia teaches in the Miami area, specializing in Tribal fusion. She is also available for private instruction.
  • Amber Temkin teaches at CHI Studio on NE 2nd Ave. in Miami Shores, and also at the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables from 6-7pm on Thursdays.
  • Amira teaches at Barry University in Miami.
  • Amira Salehi teaches private lessons in bellydance and also Persian dance, in Miami.
  • Amoura teaches in the Miami area.
  • Art of Bellydance is a studio in Miami Beach.
  • Azzuri Mraz teaches bellydance to children in the Miami area. She is also available for private classes.
  • Belly Motions, Inc. is a belly dance studio in Coral Gables that offers classes by Portia and other instructors.
  • Belly2Abs is a fitness and dance studio in Coconut Grove that offers a variety of classes.
  • Bozenka is available for private lessons and workshops.
  • Cristy teaches at Bally Total Fitness and other locations in the Miami area.
  • Divas of Dance Studio offers classes in belly dance for all levels, as well as other forms of dance, in Miami.
  • Effy teaches in Miami, as well as in Hollywood and Coral Springs.
  • Elviza Isis teaches at Superior Performing Arts Dance Studio, Belly Motions Studio, and other locations in the Miami area.
  • Francesca teaches in the Miami area. She's also available for private lessons.
  • Gigi teaches belly dance classes at L.A. Fitness in South Miami. Also available for private lessons.
  • GiGi Fayed teaches belly dance classes at Gypsy Fire Dance Studios in Miami.
  • Hanahdi teaches at several locations: Sundays at 11:30am and Mondays at 6pm at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables; Tuesdays at 6pm at the Grove Isle Club and Resort in Coconut Grove; and Thursdays at 6pm at the Royal Harbour Yacht Club in Miami. Also available for workshops.
  • Hanan teaches in the Miami area. She also offers private lessons by appointment.
  • Hayal teaches in the Doral/Miami area.
  • Heather teaches at Scarlett's Center Stage in Miami.
  • Irene Rimer Dance Academy offers a number of belly dance classes (as well as other types of dance) for all levels each week in their two locations: Hialeah/Miami Lakes and Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise.
  • Jihan Jamal teaches three days per week for all levels in Miami and Coral Gables. Also master classes for intermediate-advanced dancers, the second Saturday each month, and quarterly intensive 4-hour workshops with live music accompaniment.
  • Kahreen and Kira and the Kismet Dancers teach in Miami Shores and other locations. Kira also teaches in Aventura, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach.
  • Karisma teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes Thursday evenings at Miami-Dade College/Homestead YMCA.
  • Lamis offers private lessons by appointment in the Miami area.
  • Marilyn teaches in the Miami area. She is also available for private lessons and workshops by appointment.
  • Marta has weekly classes for all levels in Surfside.
  • Mitena teaches beginner and intermediate classes at Jack D. Gordon Community School in Kendall.
  • Naimah teaches beginner classes for age 9 and up on Friday evenings 6:30-7:30pm at Southwest Miami Adult Center.
  • Nefret teaches at Dance Elite Dance Studio, 15293 SW 88th St in Miami: Adults on Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30pm, and young ladies (5-15 yrs. old) on Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm. Private lessons also available.
  • The Performing Arts Network (PAN) of Miami offers classes in many different kinds of dance, including Middle Eastern.
  • Roshana Nofret teaches in Miami.
  • Renee Mansur teaches at multiple locations in the south Miami area.
  • Salomae teaches in the Aventura area.
  • Samay teaches at Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall campus. Beginner level 7:00-8:30 Wednesdays and 6:30-8:00 Thursdays; intermediate 8:30-10:00 Wednesdays; and advanced 8:00-10:00 Thursdays. To register call 305-237-2161.
  • Shahar teaches in the Miami area.
  • Shivanna teaches multiple classes each week at the Karma Studio in Kendall. Also at Miami Dade College: Fridays- advanced bellydance 8:10-9:40pm; and Saturdays- kids bellydance 12:20-1:50pm, beginners bellydance 2:30-4pm, and intermediate bellydance 4:10-5:40pm.
  • The South Beach Performing Arts Center in Miami Beach offers bellydancing classes at 5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Stacie teaches prenatal belly dance in the Miami area.
  • Stefanie teaches at Stefanie Dance Studio in Doral.
  • Monica Silvestri - Superior Performing Arts Dance Center offers classes in southwest Miami.
  • Virginia teaches several classes each week in the Miami area.
  • Yamil teaches group and private lessons for beginners and intermediate at Dedications Dance Studio in Perrine. Veil, zills, cane and sword dancing taught to intermediate students.
  • ZiZi Zabaneh teaches in Miami.

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Southeast other than Miami-Dade

  • Afya teaches cabaret style for children and adults on Mondays and Wednesdays at Katty Pulido International, 954-217-4949, in Weston.
  • Ahzs Maralda teaches cabaret and Gypsy fusion styles in Key West.
  • Akasha teaches in the Boynton Beach area.
  • Akasha Bint al-Waha teaches for Palm Beach County Community Education at Santaluces High School in Lantana and also at Wellington High School.
  • Alina teaches Lotus Tribal dance at various locations around Broward county.
  • Amina teaches in the Davie area.
  • Anande teaches Sundays at 11:30am at World Gym in Pompano Beach. She also teaches private classes at her home in Pompano Beach.
  • Ascensive Light, Inc. (Sharon Rebekah Lynn) offers classes at various places around Palm Beach county.
  • Bint al Azar teaches in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
  • Brianna teaches intermediate- level classes on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:45pm, and Saturday afternoons, 2-3:30pm, at the University Center for the Performing Arts in Davie. Her classes sometimes include Flamenco styling.
  • Carolina Ocando teaches in Weston and Sunrise.
  • Cheryl teaches in Delray Beach.
  • Daisy teaches at Miami Dade College in Homestead.
  • Dawn Gunduz teaches in Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.
  • Diana teaches in Plantation.
  • Diana Jelena provides private and semi-private instruction in Classic/Vintage American Cabaret style (including veil, zils, sword...) seasonally, from Pompano Beach.
  • Dreams Bellydance is a studio specializing in bellydance in Pembroke Pines.
  • Effy teaches in Coral Springs, at the Goddess Store in Hollywood, and also in Miami.
  • Empress's Divine offers classes in West Palm Beach.
  • Erin teaches beginners bellydance Thursdays 7-8pm at U4RIA Dance Studio in Coral Springs, and beginner/intermediate bellydance/tribal fusion Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm in Plantation.
  • Eugenia teaches in Deerfield Beach, and in Coconut Creek.
  • Fithmus (fitness through music) is a studio in Sunrise that offers classes in belly dancing as well as other dance forms and yoga.
  • Ghazala teaches in Hollywood: at South Broward Community School on Tuesdays and Hollywood Hills Community School on Thursdays.
  • Groovolution is a dance studio in West Palm Beach that offers classes in various styles of belly dance as well as other forms of dancing.
  • The Goddess Store in Hollywood offers classes in belly dancing, Middle Eastern drumming, yoga, and other dance forms.
  • Hadasah teaches beginning and intermediate classes at various places in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Also available for private lessons.
  • Helia teaches in Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Vero Beach.
  • The Indigo Garden Tribal Bellydance Studio is located in Pompano Beach and offers multiple forms and levels of bellydance, including fusion and ATS.
  • Irene Rimer Dance Academy offers a number of belly dance classes (as well as other types of dance) for all levels each week in their two locations: Hialeah/Miami Lakes and Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise.
  • Isis San Miguel teaches cabaret-style bellydance in Pembroke Pines.
  • Jillian teaches in the Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach area.
  • Kamila teaches Tuesday evenings at the Tamarac community center and Saturday mornings at Piper Community School in Sunrise. She also teaches private classes.
  • Katina teaches in Palm Springs.
  • Kira teaches in the Boca Raton area.
  • Kristal teaches Colorgized Bellydance Mondays 8:40-9:40pm, and Beginner's bellydance Sundays noon-1pm, in Plantation.
  • Lauren teaches at Sabala Yoga in Lantana: Beginner Bellydance (American Cabaret, Turkish) on Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Sundays at 11:15am; and Children's Bellydance on Saturdays at 11:15am.
  • Luna teaches Tribal Belly Dance on Tuesday evenings in Pompano Beach.
  • Maja teaches several days a week at various places around the Ft. Lauderdale area.
  • Maria Jammal teaches at the Goddess Store in Hollywood.
  • Mariem (Marianella Rodriguez) is based in Palm City.
  • Marina teaches bellydance and fire bellydance around the Ft. Lauderdale area.
  • Michelle teaches beginner classes in Egyptian cabaret style 6-7pm on Wednesdays and 11am-noon on Saturdays, at Central Park and Recreation Center in Plantation. She's also available for private lessons and workshops.
  • Middy Garcia teaches in Boynton Beach.
  • M.J.M. Dance, Inc. is a studio in Miramar that offers classes in belly dance as well as other forms of dance.
  • Myriam Eli teaches in Davie and Coral Springs (in Broward county). She offers regular classes in Middle Eastern percussion (doumbek, riqq) as well as dance.
  • Nadjwa has classes in Hollywood: Saturday mornings at the YMCA on Taft St., and also at Loving Hands Birthing Center on Federal Hwy. She also offers private lessons at her home studio.
  • Naida teaches in Lake Park, Royal Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.
  • Naiilah teaches in Pembroke Pines.
  • Nathalie teaches in Pembroke Pines.
  • Nejma teaches bellydance for children 5-12 years old on Saturdays at 11am at the Goddess Store in Hollywood. She's also available for private and group lessons by appointment.
  • Nicole teaches at the Goddess Store in Hollywood.
  • Nilly teaches classes in Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston.
  • Nour el Hana teaches at the Goddess Store in Hollywood: Beginners Bellydance class on Fridays at noon, and an open class for all levels Sundays at 1:30pm. She also teaches a Bellyflow class for all levels Fridays at 7:30pm at Vanya Tribal Bellydance Studio in Pompano Beach.
  • Pari teaches at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton. She's also available to teach classes in Persian dance by appointment.
  • Patricia teaches in Boca Raton.
  • Rajia specializes in "Belly Dance Movement & Expression" at a beginning-intermediate level. She offers private lessons in the Boynton Beach area.
  • Raven teaches in Pembroke Pines. Also available for private lessons.
  • Rimarah Hare teaches at multiple locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
  • Sandi teaches in Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Setareh teaches Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Port St. Lucie Community Center.
  • Shan teaches in the Deerfield Beach/ Boca Raton area.
  • Sherezzah Bint al-Waha is available for private lessons in Delray Beach.
  • Silvana Arbak teaches at the Goddess Store in Hollywood.
  • SoLune Dance Company teaches in the Lantana area.
  • Tarifa Salem teaches at her studio in West Palm Beach.
  • The Turning Point Dance Academy in Davie offers classes in Middle Eastern Dance and costuming as well as many other dance forms.
  • The University Center for the Performing Arts in Davie offers classes in Middle Eastern Dance as well as many other dance forms.
  • Yvonne teaches Middle Eastern dance is Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and Fort Pierce.
  • Zamara teaches an intermediate class Tuesday nights at 7:30pm at Weston Dance Academy. She's also available for private and semi-private classes in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

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