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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Fall session: September 8 – November 16 (10 weeks)
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FEES:  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

New Students! We are so excited to have you join our amazing community! Here’s how to get started:

Enroll and register for the session to become a member. Registration fees for new students are:
$230/Adult= ($50 for membership + $180 for 10-wk class session)
$210/child= ($30 for membership + $180 for 10 wk class session)

****Discount for multiple class registration is available. Email Katayoun for information.****

Please review membership benefits in our complete Studio Policies.


To request enrollment for the remainder of the fall session, email Katayoun for pricing and information.

Drop-in to one class. A single regular class is $22 (membership is not included).

Current Member: Click here to register with the member password.

Special Holiday Session!

Shimmy Fit & Fabulous: Turkey Burn-off Workshop!
Sunday November 29, 12p – 2p

Join us for post-turkey dance fun! Explore elegant movements, high-energy steps, dynamic drills and fun routines set to exciting world music. Come prepared to have a blast and dance your booty off! While challenging for beginners, all levels of experience and ability welcome! Dance shoes are highly recommended. Bring a water bottle!! Space is limited. This workshop sells out every year. Register now to hold your spot!

REGISTER for Shimmy Fit & Fabulous Workshop ($35)

Beginner Workshops with Katayoun

Participants will have an opportunity to register for the winter session with a special 2-for-1 offer! Details will be provided at the workshop. Be sure you and your friends are signed up in order to be eligible.These workshops are perfect for the beginner dancer and a great introduction to our studio. Dancers of all levels will enjoy exploring the beauty, joy and benefits of Middle Eastern in these 2-hour workshops! This will be a fun and thorough breakdown of muscle engagement and body coordination. Learn about the various Middle Eastern dance styles, such as the rhythmic and snaky movements of belly dance, or the lyrical and expressive movements of Persian dance. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of an exclusive winter registration rate of two-for-one! Wear comfortable clothing, such as a fitted top and pants or capris. Ballet shoes are great; socks or bare feet are fine, too. For your safety and enjoyment, please do not wear jeans, skirts, heavy jewelry or coin scarves to class. Bring a water bottle. All ages and abilities are welcome! Space is limited. Register early to secure your spot.Watch Katayoun’s belly dance and Persian dance performances!

Monday December 28, 6:30p – 8:30p
Belly Dance for Beginners
REGISTER for Beginner Belly Dance Workshop ($35)

Tuesday December 29, 6:30p – 8:30p
Persian Dance for Beginners
REGISTER for Beginner Persian Dance Workshop ($35)

REGISTER for both Beginner Workshops

Holiday Workshop Intensives!
November 30 – December 16
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 7:00p – 9:30pholiday intensive 2

The December session, taught by Katayoun, is a multilevel intensive series of special topics workshops. Each series in the session explores a different theme. This year we offer an opportunity for students to delve deeper into technique on Mondays, props on Tuesdays and musicality on Wednesdays. Each workshop is 2.5 hours, beginning with basics of the topic and progressing to more advanced materials as time and student ability allow.

You do not have to be a current member to participate. All dancers of any style who are proficient in basic dance vocabulary are encouraged to register and take away new inspirations for your next performance. Or you may discover a new dance style to pursue!

Students registered in this special session will have a priority performance slot in Mosaique’s Holiday Hafla on Saturday December 19 at Sorrento Grill in Herndon, VA. Performance spots are limited. Register early.

What to bring:

  • water bottle
  • small snack
  • yoga mat
  • dance shoes
  • note-taking materials
  • props or materials needed for class topic

You may register for workshops separately or in packages with special pricing. Scroll down for workshop schedule.

Member Registration – Click here

Regular Registration (non-members)

1 Workshop $45

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3 Workships ($120)

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6 Workshops $210 (includes membership)

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VIP Package $270: All 9 workshops, Mosaique membership, certificate of completion intensive training, guaranteed performance spot in Holiday Hafla

Workshop Schedule
Mondays: Middle Eastern Dance Head to Toe Technique for Movement Mastery

Dance is a lifelong journey, and a strong foundation is a must for every dancer who wants to advance and grow. Drawing from a variety of classical, folkloric and performance styles, this workshop series will help you;

  • Expand your movement vocabulary
  • Explore how muscle engagement facilitates communication and expression
  • Identify logical and sequential movement patterns
  • Dance safely and injury-free for the rest of your life!

7:00p- 9:30p
Nov. 30 – Body Drills: Combinations & Transitions Through Dynamic Muscle Engagement

Dec. 7 – Graceful Traveling: Seamless Footwork and Confident Turns

Dec. 14 – Stylization: Signature Steps & Dynamic Combinations

Tuesdays: Dances of Light & Darkness Choreography Series for Props

This choreography series explores the use of props in various regional and performance styles. In each workshop, you will learn about the background and cultural context of the items used as well as suggestions for costuming and staging. Students may have an opportunity perform one or more of these dances at the “Holiday Hafla” on December 19 at Sorrento Grill in Herndon, VA.

7:00p – 9:30p
Dec. 1 – “Snake Dance” Choreography for candle tray or sword

Bring a balanced dance sword or metal tray. For the purpose of this workshop, any object that balances well on your head will work.

Dec. 8 – “Sacred Fire” Persian candle dance choreography

Bring two small glass candle holders or two small battery operated candles that fit in the palm of your hand.

Dec. 15 – “Raqs al Shamadan” Choreography for Egyptian candelabra dance

Bring a candelabra if you have one. Candelabra is not required to learn the choreography. Finger cymbals may also be used in the choreography but are not required.

Wednesdays: Musical Meanderings

Learn the essential vocabulary and concepts of Arabic music you can start using today to immediately improve your performance! Music inspires and propels dance movement. A good understanding of belly dance music frees the dancer’s expression. You will also enjoy a wider range of musical styles and become more educated about musical choices available. Release your expressive spirit in this workshop series designed to liberate your musicality!

7:00 – 9:30p
Dec. 2 – The Heartbeat of Belly Dance: Tabla Basics & Arabic Rhythms

Bring a hand drum or frame drum from any tradition if you have one. Drums will be available at the studio for class use.

Dec. 9 – Zill Drills & Thrills: A Crash Course in Finger Cymbals

Bring finger cymbals. A limited number of sets will be available for class use on a first come basis. When you register, email Katayoun to request a loaner set for use in class.

Dec. 16 – Effortless Musicality: Demystifying the Dynamics of Rhythm & Melody

Winter session starts January 4, 2016



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

 high energy, fast-paced

☺ 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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