Belly Dance

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must sign a waiver of liability prior to participation. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

Arabic and international music and dance moves combine to create a fun fitness routine that offers a great cardiovascular workout. If you're attracted to belly dance as a new form of exercise and a way to get fit, we suggest trying our beginner-level belly dancing to achieve your goal! Shimmying, wiggling and undulating your belly is an excellent way to get your heart pumping and strengthen your core. Belly dancing is a fun cultural experience that makes you feel comfortable with your body, is more social and you get the opportunity to learn easy cool moves!


SDC Studio

Activity Level

Light to moderate. Classes are structured so that anyone from beginners to an experienced person can benefit from this class.

Special Requirements

No shoes, belly dance belt, and comfortable athletic wear that allows for easy movement.

Spring Session: January 23 - April 30

As of 3/17/20, this class is cancelled through March 30. Beginning March 31, only those patrons that have a current HuskiesFit punch card can attend the classes. No day passes or HuskiesFit punch cards will be sold through April 17.


Mondays & Thursdays, 6:15-7:05pm


Michigan Tech Student Daily $5
General Public Daily $10

*This class is included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card!

Enrollment is rolling, and walk-ins are welcome. So please join us anytime!

About the Instructor

Ruby Alhajjar

Ruby has been belly dancing since the tender age of five. She studied belly dancing in the Middle East, Egyptian area, when she explored other dance forms including belly dance, Khaleej and improvisation. When she began studying Raqs Sharqi, she liked belly dance the most. Her belly dance training is mostly in Egyptian and Khaleej styles. Egyptian and Khaleej styles have different forms depending on the country and area that they come from and also include many dancing costumes and tools such as the stakes, scarves and belly dance belt. Ruby focuses on the meaning behind the music and how to explain it with your body in a way of understanding the complex movements of the torso. She is excited to create a fun and encouraging class for beginner-level belly dancers to achieve their goal.