Bellydance Raqs Classes with Sammie

Instructor Bio and Contact:

Sammie (Facebook link:, email:

“Sammie’s love of belly dance began when she joined the student organization, Hill and Veil at Virginia Tech in Spring of 2007. For the rest of her time as an undergraduate, a Master’s student, and a Doctoral student, Sammie remained involved with belly dance as a way to stay active, relieve stress, and make lifelong friendships – things that she hopes to bring to UHWO students through the student organization, Bellydance Raqs.

As a dancer, Sammie continually seeks to challenge herself through participating in workshops and classes with a variety of instructors, creating new choreographies, and performance! She has had the amazing opportunity to take lessons and/or workshops with Malia Delapenia, Thana Tarab, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, and Frank Farinaro – all of which have played a role in her growth and development as a dancer.

While Sammie will always miss her belly dance family on the East Coast, she is excited to have a new belly dance family here in Hawaii, and to spread her love of dance even further! Sammie is currently available for private events and workshops.”

Class Info: 

For Summer 2017, Sammie will be teaching on Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on the UH Manoa Campus, and at an alternate location on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM and on Saturdays from 12:30-1:30 PM. Please contact her directly for further details.