Weekly Dance Technique Classes

While the Scheherazade School of Sacred Movement is here to support all women who want to benefit from the therapeutic and spiritual dimensions of movement, for those interested in learning dance technique for personal development, fun and fitness in a warm, joyful and supportive environment Hannah offers the following weekly classes in San Rafael CA.

Community Classes (all levels)

Wednesdays 10am-11am

“Shake your Shakti” World Fusion Fitness
Location: BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Dr., Suite 170 San Rafael CA (Across the street from Rafael Lumber)
Fee: $15 drop-in

Come shimmy, shake and undulate to lively and inspiring tunes from the Middle East and beyond, awakening your body and stimulating your soul in a warm and supportive environment!  Taught in a group fitness format that is sure to get you grooving, this joy-filled class highlights belly dance technique and introduces fun and feminine regional dance stylings from Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Spain, Russia, India and more. Connect to the Feminine and dance vicariously with women around the world!  All levels welcome.  (Coin hip scarves and other regalia will be provided.)

Hannah Romanowsky, Spirit Dance Mentor and Director of Scheherazade School of Sacred Movement, has been researching, embodying, and teaching women’s dances from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia for over two decades. She is passionately devoted to celebrating the beauty, joy, and healing benefits of world music and dance.


Saturdays 11am – 12pm

Belly Dance Fusion Fitness
Location: Marin JCC, San Rafael CA
Fee: $25 for day membership (pay at the desk)

Come enjoy an upbeat and energetic belly dance class, learning core-strengthening movements to support a healthy, supple spine and improve posture and flexibility while enjoying the energizing music of North Africa and the Middle East.

The class begins with a warm-up series followed by low-impact dance technique emphasizing beautiful belly dance isolations and an evolving repertoire of fun and feminine choreographed routines.

Participants leave class feeling inspired and uplifted. Coin hip scarves and other regalia will be provided for enhanced enjoyment. Traditional and folkloric dances from the Middle East will be introduced.

Dunyazade Dance Ensemble Technique & Choreography (for trained dancers only)

Tuesdays 8-9pm
Location: Dance with Sherry Studio, 4140 Redwood Highway, Suite 8, San Rafael CA

This invitation-only intermediate level class serves as Hannah’s “dance lab” where performance technique and choreography is taught.  Material includes traditional regional forms, as well as contemporary fusion. Dancers with previous training under their belt are welcome to attend with prior permission. Performance opportunities are available for those interested in joining the Ensemble.

Fee: $160 (8-week session)
Series preregistration is required.

2017-2018 Schedule:

October 3 – November 28
Vintage Belly Dance Choreography – $160

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January – March
French Cabaret Fusion (to perform as part of the Tango Fusion suite at Rakkasah belly dance convention in March)

Hannah demonstrating a move
Community Class participants dancing with silk fans
Community Class participants perform Bollywood and Bandari dances at holiday studio party
Ensemble performance at Rakkasah 2016
Dunyazade Dance Ensemble backstage at “Movement of the Spheres” evening concert