SAMMIE 10 x 8

Spring 2019 Schedule:

SUNDAYS – Aloha Dancesport Center
4-5 PM – Belly Dance Technique (ongoing)
5-6 PM – Blue Troupe Practice (starting February 3, 2019)
TUESDAYS (starting January 8) – UH Manoa (Hemenway Hall 201)
7-8 PM – Belly Dance Technique
8-9 PM – Belly Dance Choreography
THURSDAYS (starting January 17) – UH West Oahu (Room D-151)
7-8 PM – Belly Dance Technique
8-9 PM – Belly Dance Choreography
Please contact Sammie for pricing and specific location details as they sometimes change.
Sammie is now offering dance scholarship opportunities for her students to explore other belly dance styles and instructors!  For all the details on eligibility, please contact her anytime!


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 all of her dance students. She currently directs 4 performance troupes on Oahu, and teaches classes in three different locations.

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

As the new president of MEDAH, Sammie is committed to service. Important to her are the initiatives of developing community, and providing student-centered opportunities to MEDAH members. At its core, belly dance is about having fun, and Sammie intends to not only work hard, but play (shimmy) hard as well!

For information about Sammie’s classes and events, follow her at https://www.facebook.com/SammieinHawaii/