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.

In-Person Classes

FEBRAURY 2024 Class Schedule - Studio Closes on Feb. 16

Total Beginner Belly Dance Class, Sunday @ 2:30-3:30 pm - Sallamah
Belly Dance II
Class, Tuesday @ 1:30-2:30 pm - Sallamah
EDE Troupe class, Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm-7:30 pm- Sallamah
EDE ZOOM Dance Aerobics
class, Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30 am.
Zoom waiting room opens 15 minutes before class time. (Have Sturdy Chair, Stretch Bands & Hand Weights, Water and a Towel close by.)

PayPal is my current online payment method to purchase classes but I can also take checks and credit cards. You can also register at the studio before class or call me and we will work out the details.

On February 16, 2024, I will be closing the studio and retiring from the business side of dancing. I will offer private classes for those students who still have classes remaining on their dance cards as well as keep the dance troupe so we can perform. It has been an exciting 45 years of dancing and learning. I want to thank all my Gainesville students over the last 25 years for their support and patronage and community members who have promoted us and given us opportunities to dance.

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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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