"...As a teacher, you bring a type of euphoria to the room and the students that can’t be described
as it must be experienced.." Mary Colley 
"...You help me to find the inner beauty of myself by focusing my mind in some happy moments when performing various moves....:Lucenda  Lam  
Leona is available to travel for instruction, from private classes to troupe classes to workshop instruction.  
If you would like to obtain further information about Leona or if you have any questions please contact her at leonabellydance@gmail.com or 604-240-7387.

Leona has been teaching since 2003, her goal is to share her passion and knowledge of Bellydance and dance movement with her students.  She teaches all ages from children to seniors.  Her classes incorporate a gentle warm up, technique practice and putting the moves together to make you feel like you are dancing while being fun and upbeat at the same time.
​Leona has recently relocated to the Okanagan and she will be teaching locally and be offering specialized workshops, all over.  But never fear, Eastside Hips has been working on supporting dancers to become teachers in the Lower Mainland!  Go check a class out!
Is an introduction to the basic technique of bellydance. 
We build on new moves each week.

All levels 
A fun mix of learning and practicing technique, there is a little something 
for everyone in this class.

Continuing Bellydance/Intermediate 2/Advanced
Take your bellydancing to the next level, 
work on your fast shimmies and 
how to layer your moves and more.
Layering and beyond, this class works on breath, energy, music, technique and more.  
Complete understanding of the basic technique required before moving into this class.
Bellyfusion is a class when Leona uses her background in 
Bellydance and incorporates it into a fun gentle workout.  
You not only go on a musical journey but a dancing adventure as well. 
You will laugh, shimmy and sweat while learning fun combos and dance movement. Come check out one of my classes!

Performance Class
This class is designed for those of you looking for performance opportunities, 
learn choreographies and how to dance within a troupe 
Please contact Leona if you are interested to register  for this program.  

Private Lessons and Coaching
Please contact me for  all inquiries regarding private lessons at leonabellydance@gmail.com 

Classes & Bookings
2019 Schedule
​Yoga Classes

Westbank Lions Community Centre
2466 Main St., West Kelowna
Energizer Yoga 9:30 to 10:30
Mondays and Wednesdays 
till June 26
Only Wednesdays over the summer

Royal LePage - Lunch Time Yoga
2760 Cameron Road
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:05 to 12:50
till June 26
Only Wednesdays over the summer

Summer Outdoor Yoga
Pebble Beach
Thursdays 9:30 to 10:30
July and August

Programs run through the City of West Kelowna

Y Bellydance's Performance at MEDA's 

Learn to Bellydance or
Wine and Bellydance

Book Leona for your next event, whether it's a ladies night social or bring her to your studio or winery.

She will create a fun and welcoming environment for you and your friends.

Have a question send her a message.
Sign up for 4 classes only $70 or $20 Drop in
Register with me to save your spot!

Let's Bellydance!
Super excited to be coming back to Lotus & Lettuce in Vernon this summer for a 4 week session!
July 10-31, 7-8:30pm

July 10 - Bellydance Basics
July 17 -  The Art of the Veil
July 24 - Shimmies - Shake it up 
July 31 - Zills, Zagat, Finger Cymbals

​Join me for my summer sampler of workshops!
Luki Dance, Unit 107 - 3677 Hwy 97N

Tuesday July 9 - photo magic - location tba
6 to 8 - location outside!
Feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, want to have family/group photos that turn out, want to create authentic selfies, join me for the fun, safe workshop where I take you through my photo tips to bring out the real you in photos.

Thursday July 18, 7 -8:30 - Miserlou Madness
Anyone who comes to my classes knows how much I love Miserlou so join me for a fun evening of Miserlou combos, the folkloric movement and as many versions as we can manage.

Thursday August 8, 7-8:30 - Zills, Zagat and Finger Cymbals
Working with Zills, patterns and concepts to allow these instruments to accompany your movements

Thursday August 15, 7-8:30 - The Golden Era 💛
I love this time in the Bellydance scene, we will dive into the movements and music of this black and white era.

Saturday August 17 - Pop and Roll, Lock and Flow and veil 
11 to 12:30 
How do we put all the isolations together to make it flow, to make it interesting for our audiences and ourselves and feel like a beautiful dancer.

4 classes $70 
Drop in $20

Build your confidence, maybe team building for work, time for self care or whatever it might be contact Leona to arrange the right package for your next special event.

​Leona is also available for privates as a dance coach to help build your existing dance and performance skills.  She believes in creating a positive safe environment for people to learn in.  Take your dancing to the next level.