The Art of Middle Eastern Dance


Toronto, Canada

Ya Amar School of Dance offers instruction of Raqs Sharqi (commonly referred to as Bellydance) as well as various styles of social/folkloric Middle Eastern dance. Our instructors are known not only for their exceptional technique and teaching methods, but also their in-depth knowledge of cultural context and history. Classes are offered for all levels of students, whether you are stepping into your first class or you're a seasoned dancer with years under your hipscarf. We offer a warm and welcoming experience to all our students, with classes that are fun, dynamic, and challenge both your body and mind.

Try one of our classes and fall in love with the beauty of this rich cultural dance form!

January/February 2022

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New Year Online Class Offerings:

Did you love my Cairo Fire class last summer? Then you'll also enjoy this current edition - Cairo Chill! Join me for this 4-week series where we'll dance to a few trending songs of the last few months in the Cairo scene/MENA region.
Expect cool confidence and smooth, sexy, upbeat vibes.

12pm -1:15pm  Eastern time
January 22 to February 12
$85 CAD

*Live class + Recording access for 6 weeks*

Learn an elegant & exciting mejance/entrance choreography to the song “Enchanted Gardens” - Melissa will take you through the dynamics & nuances of the music, guide you through movement interpretation, & help you seamlessly execute a stunning entrance piece!

Sunday February 6, 2022 
12pm - 2:00pm  Eastern time
$85 CAD until January 31
$100 CAD after January 31

*Live class + LIFETIME access to recording*

*Bellydance bundlers: Use the code provided by the Bundle in your email to enrol.

NEW YEAR SALE! Pre-Recorded Courses
Regret missing out on a previous course I offered? Don't despair!
Now you can purchase a variety of my previously recorded workshops and courses for just $40 CAD each, and have access to the course material for 3 months!


Sign up using the paypal button below, NOT on the Teachable site.

Go to to see course offerings, and list the course name in the notes section when you register on Paypal

Specialty topics, musicality, technique, theory... so many options!
PLUS two previously unreleased workshops are now available:
- Shaabi Choreography to "Mahragan Ehkwaty"
- Golden Era Choreography (with latin vibes) to "Ya Leil ya ma fik Sahara"

*Sale applies to all previously recorded courses by Melissa Gamal.
Sale EXCLUDES: Camp Cairo workshops, Hany Morgan sagat courses,

and any current or upcoming classes/workshops after January 1st 2022.

Sign up for January/February classes


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