Introducing Karavan Studio's

Fall Semester 2019

Enrollment is now CLOSED for this semester's selection of khoreographies in preparation for GBDAC2020.

Be sure to enjoy these classes on Karavan Online.

A Word About Fall 2019 Choreographies

We have an exciting line-up for this semester's choreographies!

  • Celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones with Karen
  • Cindy's choreo that you can perform with a cane or tahtib
  • An introduction to belly dance with Lacey's elegant fluid oriental style
  • and Greek style dance with Sara

Let's dance,

- Karen

Here are the details:

  • Classes run from August 11th through December which includes 21 weeks of classes

  • All students enrolled in this semester's khoreography classes receive their Karavan Online subscription for free!

  • Students enrolled in khoreography classes pay for every class on the schedule whether they attend in person or not.

  • Students can choose to pay for the semester in full OR reserve their spot for $50 and make the remaining payments at the studio at the $12.50 hourly rate.

  • You are welcome to load up your Karavan Account Card and easily contact Karen for your account balance. Any amount in your account before the semester starts on 08/11/19 gets pulled out at the old rate per class type.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds once payment is made for loading a Karavan Account Card, purchasing online/live classes, or subscribing to Karavan Online. If you wish to cancel your Karavan Online subscription, please contact [email protected]

Sympathy for the Devil

Mondays at 7:15pm with Karen

Yes, the song by the Rolling Stones that was released in 1969 – 50 years ago!!

Everyone knows the song for its samba beat, bongo drums and the “woo, woos”.  

But the song provides innumerable layering opportunities and/or “heararchy” swaps with its clean instrument and vocal add-on.

A choreography with multiple ‘parts’/roles to be danced based on instruments receiving the focus. (Int/Adv)

Saidi Choreo

Wednesdays at 6:00pm with Cindy 

This will be a folkloric Raqs Assaya (cane) dance in the Saidi style to a song called Ya Helou Ya Zein (Oh Beautiful Sweetheart) by Tony Mouzayek.  

The choreography will incorporate typical Saidi movements such as soft/informal arms, large chest and shoulder movements that would be visible in the traditional loose-fitting costume, and strong hipwork including hip drops, hip circles, big sideways accents with weight shifts, loose shimmies, and big hip circles that are commonly used in belly dancing.  

Footwork tends to have lots of hops (I’ll try to keep to a minimum!!) reminiscent of a prancing horse (harkening back to the Saidi roots), ball changes, and other simple footwork. This choreography will include use of a cane or tahtib that will be twirled, used to frame/accent the body and/or movement, etc.  

Folkloric Saidi is typically identified by use of music with a Saidi beat (dum tek dum dum tek) and earthy instruments that almost always includes the mizmar (a reed instrument). This music is moderate tempo, so the choreography won’t be an aerobic exercise. If you are looking for something a little different, try out this folkloric choreography! (Int/Adv)

Intro to Bellydance Lacey Style

Wednesdays at 7:15pm with Lacey

Lacey is well known for her elegant fluid oriental style and in this class we will cover technique to achieve her style of gentle fluid moves with energy and intent. We will focus on various rhythms and touch on several folkloric stylizations as well as adding flair with hair tosses and accents. (Beg)

Lacey is an accomplished award winning performer and instructor. She is known for her elegant and entertaining performances. Accomplishments and awards include: 2011 1st runner up La Danse Orientale, 2013 1st runner up Queen of Raks Sharqi, 2013 winner of Houston Oriental Dance Superstar, contestant of Season 2 Project Bellydance, Soloist/Performer Confessions of a Bellydancer - New York’s Off Broadway production and the Chicago’s Coming home production.

Piga se Maggices-Doukissa

Thursdays at 7:15pm with Sara

Piga se Maggices is a well known Greek song meaning “I Went to Witches”. This choreography will use some slower Greek style dance moves combined with a fast paced footwork that will challenge you! (Beg/Int)

Karavan Studio is Moving 

August 11, 2019

to the Maestro Entrepreneur Center, Room 107, 1811 S Laredo St, San Antonio, TX 78207


Larger studio room


Enhanced cameras and speakers


New TV screen for Skype classes


Chalk board for workshops


Screen for watching videos

As well as gated parking and easy to get to location right off I-35 at the Laredo exit.

Please be patient with us as we move the studio from July 29th through August 10th.