Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts

Belly Dance and Persian Dance in Sterling, VA

 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 2.26.45 PM“I love this place, a lot of fun and you learn so much at every class. Katayoun is amazing!  If you want to learn about technique, or rhythms, or just love to move and dance, I recommend you check it out!”  Becky H. (Student Testimonials)

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May 31, Essence of Egyptian Dance with Suzana & Katayoun

June 14, Double Veil Workshop with Ayperi

July 12, Finger Cymbals Workshop with Katayoun

July 26, Fusion Choreography with Ayperi

August 29 – 30 Katayoun’s Summer Intensive!

Click here for full workshop schedule and information.


Spring class schedule (in session)

Spring class schedule (in session)

FEES:  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

New Students: Review class options below

Adult: $50 member registration fee + class tuition

Minor: $30 member registration fee + class tuition

As a registered member, you will have access to our Member’s Only area of the website.

Spring classes are currently in session. Drop-in’s welcome.PAY FOR DROP-IN CLASS  (After purchase, send email to Katayoun with day and time of class you would like to attend.) Persian Aerobics class with Mohammadreza is NOT INCLUDED.Single Class Drop-in: $22/class (membership is not included)

Special Class!
♥ Persian Aerobics with Mohammadreza – Guest Instructor (all ages & abilities welcome), Sundays 10:30a – 12p, May 10 – 31 (4 weeks)

Iranian-born dancer and choreographer, now based in Norfolk, VA, Mohammadreza Moradi will lead us in a high-energy aerobics class based on Iranian modern and folkloric dances. Both men and women are encouraged to attend and experience the energizing flavors of these wildly popular and spirited dances, such as Azeri, Kordi and bandari dances!
Dance shoes are highly recommended, such as ballet slippers or aerobic shoes. Street shoes are not permitted in the studio. This is a high-energy class that will make you move and sweat! Please dress appropriately and bring water. Class dates are 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, and 5/31. $25 per class.

REGISTER for (1) One Persian Aerobics Class ($25)

Summer 2015 Classes

Summer 2015 Classes

Summer Classes

JULY 6 – AUGUST 26 (8 weeks)
Create Your Own Session: Review, Reflect, Evolve!

Our eight-week summer session offers a flexible drop-in format. Choose a 4, 8, 12 or 16-class card to create your own session. Scroll down for class times and topics.

We will return to 10-week enrollment sessions in the fall.

To register, purchase a Summer Class Card, valid only in the summer 2015 session.

Current member, click here to register with the member password.

New Students, register below:

4-Class Card, $125 (Class Card + membership registration)

8-Class Card, $195 (Class Card + membership registration)

12-Class Card, $240 (Class Card + membership registration)

16-Class Card, $290 (Class Card + membership registration)

Single Class Drop-in: $22/class (Pay at studio by check, exact cash or card). Membership is not included.

~Classes are subject to substitutions and guest instructors~
Belly Dance Basics
Tuesdays 5:45p – 6:40p, July 8 – Aug 25

Adult. No prior experience required. Great for new and beginner students, as well as continuing students who wish to review the basics of Middle Eastern dance styles. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/7 Muscle Isolations
7/14 Hip Circles
7/21 Snaky & Fluid Moves
7/28 Hip Accents & Shimmies
8/4 Steps & Traveling
8/11 Arms & Upper Body
8/18 Turns & Poses
8/25 Dynamic Drills

Belly Dance Technique (Multilevel)
Tuesday 6:45p – 7:40p, July 8 – Aug 25

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/7 Accents & Isolations
7/14 Circles, Spirals & Waves
7/21 Figure Eights
7/28 Shimmies
8/4 Step Combinations
8/11 Arms & Upper Body
8/18 Turns & Poses
8/25 Dynamic Drills

Belly Dance with Ayperi (Multilevel)
Mondays 7p – 7:55p, July 7 – Aug 24

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/6 Belly Basics with Flair
7/13 Fusion Concepts
7/20 Arms & Traveling
7/27 Direction Changes & Turns
8/3 Dancing with Veil
8/10 Undulations & Rolls
8/17 Layering Concepts
8/24 Dynamic Drills

☺ Lunchtime Shimmy & Stretch with Katayoun
Wednesdays 12p – 12:50p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Gentle and low-impact. Beginners welcome. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements.
7/8 Isolations
7/15 Circles & Spirals
7/22 Figure Eights
7/29 Shimmies
8/5 Undulations
8/12 Arms & Upper Body
8/19 Turns & Poses
8/26 Dynamic Drills

Wednesdays 6:30p – 7:25p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Fast-paced. Beginners welcome! Each week, we’ll explore the different benefits of Middle Eastern dance:
7/8 Muscle Control with Isolations
7/15 Strong Abs & Back
7/22 Core Flexibility with Abs & Obliques
7/29 Healthy Heart with Cardio Shimmy
8/5 Balance and Coordination with Cardio Step Combos
8/12 Grace and Confidence with Arms & Upper Body
8/19 Dynamic Drills for Optimal Form & Function
8/26 Dynamic Drills for Fun & Fitness

Rhythm & Raqs♬ (Multilevel)
Wednesdays 7:30p – 8:25p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Finger cymbals optional. Drummers welcome. Each week, we will explore finger cymbal patterns, drumming technique and movement combinations for a different rhythm:
7/8 Maqsoum
7/15 Masmoudi Saghir (baladi)
7/22 Saidi
7/29 Wahda & Wahda Sonbati
8/5 Malfuf
8/12 Ayoub
8/19 Fellahi
8/26 Masmoudi Kabir

Persian Dance Technique & Choreography with Katayoun (Interm/Adv)
Tuesdays 7:45p – 8:40p, July 7 – Aug 25

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/7 Core Movements & Aesthetics
7/14 Arms, Hands, Poses & Transitions
7/21 Steps & Traveling
7/28 Spins & Turns
8/4 Floor Patterns
8/11 Folkloric Flavors 1
8/18 Folkloric Flavors 2
8/25 Dynamic Combinations

Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance with Katayoun
Mondays 8p – 9p, July 7 – Aug 24

Adult. Students must have minimum one year dance training, and above average fitness level. Each week, we’ll explore different topics, styles of music and movements. Student are welcome to bring veil, sword, or other props to explore within the topics:
7/6 Undulations
7/13 Circles & Spirals
7/20 Dynamic Figure Eights
7/27 Shimmies & Layering
8/3 Arms & Upper Body
8/10 Traveling & Turns
8/17 Folkloric Flavors
8/24 Dynamic Combinations



Curriculum meets criteria for international certification from CID (International Dance Council)

 high energy, fast-pace

☺ gentle, low-impact, self-paced

Please review our Studio Policies.
If you have questions or need guidance in selecting a class, contact Katayoun.
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