Apache Junction Arizona Parks and Recreation

Lenora Noire is currently teaching weekly classes at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center: 1035 N. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Belly Dance Class

Thursdays 5:30pm-6:25pm | $40 per month

This course will cover belly dancing moves for beginners and intermediate students. Mixed-level instruction will meet dancers where they are in their dance education. The class will include hip, arm and shoulder movements, and traveling moves, put together in combinations and sequences. A few new movements will be introduced in each class to build comprehensive dance knowledge over time. Be ready to sweat and make friends. All bodies are welcome in this class.

What to bring!

Dancers may choose to dance either barefoot, or in dance shoes. A hipscarf is recommended but not required (It doesn't have to be a coin scarf, anything to outline your hips will do!) Please wear clothing that you can move in. You do not have to show your belly, but you are welcome to do so at your own comfort level.

Caution: belly dance classes can lead to a life-long appetite for Arabic music, rhinestones, and spontaneous dance parties.

Sign up for our next session and get your shimmy on! You must register in advance for the month. Registration details.

Students must be 18 years or older. CoEd classes are possible, but all students are expected to fully participate in class curriculum. You may not sit on the side and "watch". For questions please reach out to Lenora at

Arizona State University

Lenora Noire also teaches belly dance at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Course prefix DCE 111, 2 credits, Tuesday/Thursdays 6:00pm-7:15pm. Semester long enrollment is 14 weeks. More information here.

DCE 211, 2 credits, Tuesday/Thursday 7:30pm-8:45pm. Semester long enrollment is 14 weeks.

Price varies pending your enrollment as a degree seeking student or non-degree seeking student. You may contact me if you need more information on how to enroll.

Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

January 2020 Yasmina's 26th Annual Swap Meet in Mesa, AZ

Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 1:30pm-2:30pm | Women's Club of Mesa Arizona

200 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201

"The Art of Anticipation"

In this workshop, Lenora will guide you through selections of a modern oriental choreography and help you master slow sultry “inhaled” movements that then follow through to make the audience exhale with you. We will learn what it means to stretch the music and find moments to dance beyond the counts and tempo. These moments help dancers develop their own unique style. Special emphasis will be given on transitions within the music. Variations will be given for different levels of belly dance.

Past Special Events

March 2019 Amethyst Dance Festival Accelerated Workshop with Lenora Noire

"Something Old, Something New- Golden Era and Modern Oriental"

In this express workshop students will learn one combination, but style it two ways. Working between styling from the modern and Golden eras creates diversity of movement in hands, face, arms, and hips. We will also have a brief discussion on the major dancers of the Golden era and costuming and music differences between the genres.

April 2018 Special Event Wine and Workout Happy Hour

Wine and Workout Happy Hour at Tone Zone Mesa was a fully booked and fun dance workout experience. Contact Lenora Noire about doing guest or corporate events that get people up and active at your small business. Not all dance has to be performance! Some of the most fun and memorable events get people up, engaged and dancing together.