Belly Dance

Updated COVID-19 Requirements effective August 15, 2021

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please refer and adhere to all posted signage for specific areas inside the Student Development Complex.

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must sign an SDC waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms 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 experienced people can benefit from this class.

Special Requirements

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

Fall 2021: September 14 - December 14, 2021

No class November 23.


Tuesday, 4:00-4:50pm


Day pass $10

This class is included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card!

MTU Student 8-punch card $33, 16-punch card $50
General Public 8-punch card $48, 16-punch card $80

Previous HuskiesFit punch cards will be accepted regardless of the expiration date. New HuskiesFit punch cards expire one year from the date of purchase, are valid for the current list of available classes, and will not be exchanged or refunded due to classes not being offered on a consistent basis. Customers are responsible for keeping their cards.

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 stakes, scarves, and belly dance belts. 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 goals.