As of May 2013, Vanessa teaches her own stream of classes focused on attention to detail in technique and choreography. For class descriptions, current offerings and schedule, as well as registration, please visit: be notified about upcoming classes or if you have questions you can contact Vanessa directly via:

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Vanessa_SwerakaStudiosI believe that every dancer is unique, with different abilities, learning styles, and motivations for dancing.  The ultimate goal of classes with Seraka Studios is to spark a passion for bellydance in whichever stylization you would like to embrace.   I want to help dancers not only understand the body and fundamental vocabulary and repertory, but to cultivate a deeper understanding of modern bellydance.  I wish to inspire creativity and to spark a desire to better yourself in dance, with an eagerness to push your own limits and reach your goals in dance – not mine.

In classes I strive to ensure that dancers have the most extensive bellydance experience possible.  I aim to engage students with culture, history, and theory; I provide opportunities for creativity, choreography, and performance; I push dancers in all aspects of their technique studies including musicality, isolations, fluidity, and conditioning. I build a community of learning, and this leads to well-rounded dancers.