Ethnic Dance Expressions
School of Belly Dance
Gainesville, Florida
with Sallamah Chimera

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Register at Ethnic Dance Expressions School of Belly Dance
Gainesville, Florida

It is easy to register at Ethnic Dance Expressions School of Belly Dance. You can register in person by coming into the dance studio 15 minutes before the class or register online and select a payment method on Pay Pal. You do not need an account with Pay Pal to use their credit card services. At the studio we accept cash, personal checks, and credit/debit cards from Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also take Google and Apple Pay. We still have some GroupOn deals available. You can do your preliminary registration paperwork online by filling in and printing out your Registration and Waiver/Release Form.

Covid-19 - Zoom Classes

I have everything set-up for online classes via Zoom in April. Since my ZOOM students will all be fully vaccinated by May, we will resume in-person classes. People who are not vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask. We will be socially distanced and 5 students can attend class together. Several classes may be hybrids. We are offering 5 Zoom classes for April:

Beginner Belly Dance Class, Monday @ 3:30-4:30 pm. (New time)
Total Beginner Belly Dance Class, Sunday @ 2:30-3:30 pm.
*SFC Belly Dance for Everyone,
Tuesday @ 2:30-3:30 pm. (June 8, 2021)
EDE Troupe class, Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.
EDE Dance Aerobics class, Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30 am.
Zoom waiting room opens 15 minutes before class time.

PayPal is my current online payment method to purchase classes but I can also take checks and credit cards. Call me and we will work out the details. Groupon participants can join the ZOOM class or wait until we re-open. To redeem your coupon call 352-384-9200 with your coupon/voucher number. I will need your email address to send you the Zoom class link. Groupon has extended your deal for 3 months.

*SFC has decided that it's Summer 2021 classes will be online via ZOOM and that by Fall, all our classes will be in person. We hope you will register in May for the summer classes. SFC Community Ed registration is online or by phone: 352-395-5193.

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How to Register

Select the day(s) and time(s) you would like to take class. We recommend students start with a beginner class if they have never belly danced before. For those who have taken classes before, we suggest the Progressive or Advanced Beginner level to get you acquainted with Sallamah's teaching style and technique. You can always change classes. Our Class Schedule is kept up-to-date, but if you have any questions, e-mail Sallamah at or call the studio at 352-384-9200. (We do return calls.) To decide how many dance classes you would like to purchase and the price of the cards See Class Prices...

Registration and Financial Policies

Registration Fees: We do not have an extra registration fee. Students only pay for their tuition and can register online via Pay Pal (no account is needed when you use your credit or debit card) or in person at EDE with cash, check, or Visa and MasterCard Debit or Credit Cards along with Discover and AmericanExpress.

Refunds: Tuition is non-refundable after the first class. It is recommended you try at least one class before you commit to a full-sized dance or exercise card. The Walk-in fee will be applied to your class card.

Dance and Exercise Class Cards: Are valid for several additional weeks. Notify me if you have extended work travel, are recuperating from an illness or surgery, or have a family emergency and the expiration date on your card will be extended.

Checks Returned for Insufficient Funds: Students will have to refund in Cash, the amount of the check plus the amount the Bank charges me for Returned Checks.

Insurance: Ethnic Dance Expressions does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own insurance policies and if injury occurs, it is understood that the student's own policy is her/his only source of reimbursement.

Hold Harmless Agreement: All students and visiting teachers will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement and provide EDE with the name and contact information for the person they want us to contact in case of an accident or an emergency.

Merchandise: NO REFUNDS on merchandise. A 15%, no-refundable deposit is required to hold merchandise.

Consignments: There is a 20% commission fee on consignment goods. Please bring in gently used items that are well-made, laundered, and pressed. State and Local Sales Taxes will be collected on the merchandise.

Directions to Ethnic Dance Expressions

We are located in Plaza West next to Tire Kingdom in the 4000 block of West Newberry Road. We are West of 34th Street and Plaza Royale. We are East of Oaks Mall and Gainesville Health & Fitness past NW 43rd Street. Turn into Plaza West at Mega Gaming & Comics. You can make a left turn with the signal light at the intersection of NW 39th Road and W. Newberry Road and access the studio from the back entrance.

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