Weekly Dance Technique Classes with Hannah Romanowsky

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 and supportive environment Hannah offers the following weekly classes in San Rafael CA.

“Shake your Shakti” Feminine Dance Fitness

Wednesdays 10am-11am (ongoing)

Location: BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Dr., Suite 170 San Rafael CA  (Across the street from Rafael Lumber.)
Fee: $15 drop-in

Feeling stuck?  Want to get your vital, life-enhancing energies bubbling and flowing in the New Year?  Love your body and celebrate your creative life force through spine-awakening undulations and shimmies.  No previous experience necessary.

In this weekly class you will:

– Breathe fluidity and flow into your body

– Magnify and revitalize your own innate grace and beauty

– Learn beautiful and inspiring dance routines celebrating the Feminine

– Relish in the soulful melodies and rhythms of the Middle East and beyond

*all genders interested in exploring feminine embodiment are warmly welcomed!

Hannah Romanowsky, M.A., 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.


Belly Dance Fusion Fitness

Saturdays 11am – 12pm (ongoing)
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

Have a penchant for performing? 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 (per 8-week session)Series preregistration is required.

Session Dates:

January 9 – February 27
French Cabaret Belly Dance Fusion – $160 (+ $40 performance fee)

This choreography is “Part 2” of the the Tango Fusion piece from last fall.

Scheduled performance dates: March 3 (Hannah’s Birthday Bash at Body Vibe Studio) and April 13-15 (Rakkasah West Belly Dance Festival)

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Next Series: March 6 – April 24 (choreography TBA)


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