Join us for three evenings of rhythmic movement and cultural exploration on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza this July! Discover the captivating art of belly dancing with expert instructor Sofiah Ishtar; whether it’s your first time belly dancing or your fiftieth, Sofiah will guide you every step of the way through the Egyptian style of Raqs sharqui. Tuesday Night Dance is a fun and upbeat program designed for all ages and abilities — no dance experience required!

Meet Your Instructor
Sofiah Ishtar is a professional dancer with expertise in Egyptian Bellydancing. Her background includes world dances like Salsa and Bachata as well as Ballet. Sofiah teaches bellydance classes and workshops at several studios such as Herbaculture Yoga & Dance studio, Haus of Embodiment and has also taught at the University of California, Irvine. She performs Bellydance, Salsa and Samba all over Southern California including in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego. She is currently the first place winner for the Drum Solo category for the 2023 Bellydancer of the Universe Competition.