Belly Dancing

The new class session begins on May 8th. I do hope you will join me in exploring this beautiful dance. With live music!!!!

Date: Wednesdays Time: 6:30 – 7:30PM  Cost: $15 drop in/$60 for six class card

Learn the expressive and beautiful art of belly dance in this ongoing beginner belly dance class. You’ll learn the foundational movements of the dance, how to combine the movements to create improvised, flowing dances, and be introduced to the music and rhythms that surround this beautiful dance form. 

Joie teaches dance from an embodiment perspective, students will learn not only how a movement should look, but how it feels in the body. She seeks to create a safe and welcoming space for student to explore movement and dance. Classes are conducted to live music. 

Belly dance is suitable for all body types and the class is open to all genders. No prior dance experience is required.

You will want to bring clothing that is comfortable to move in (layers are wonderful), a water bottle, and a willingness to learn!


Joie Grandbois: Dancer, choreographer, musician, writer…storyteller. Whether she is using the medium of dance, rhythm or words Joie seeks to bring to life the character present in a creative work.

A lifelong dancer Joie entered the world of belly dance through the side door of raqs gothique (gothic belly dance) after falling in love with its dramatic storytelling nature. She went on to study the more traditional cabaret and Turkish styles of the dance which only made her fall more deeply in love with the art form. 

Joie is a practitioner of Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement and uses the techniques from this practice to teach embodiment to dancers and other movement artists. She works with students in classes and one on one to help them connect to and express their creative voice.

She is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary variety who performance troupe Dark Follies which formed in 2008. She teaches and performs around New England with Dark Follies and as a solo artist.