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***Update for COVID-19 virus: all in person classes are currently cancelled.  Halimeda's Oasis is open and we are taking precautions for shipping
If you have any questions, please call me at (850) 509-4572. ****

Monday Class - Re-evaluating for June Start

  6:30 - 7:30 PM Beginning / Intermediate Middle Eastern Belly Dance   Basic movements for beginners. Lots of great stretching. Low impact with emphasis on having fun. Taught by Nancy Redig.

Wednesday Classes - Re-evaluating for June Start

6:30 - 7:30 PM Middle Eastern Dance: Intermediate/Advanced   Year round classes are taught by Nancy Redig. A dancer needs to have the basic movements of Middle Eastern dance before starting this class. $10.00 for dancers per class. Drummers welcome $5.00 a class.

7:45 - 8:45 PM Tahitian & Hawaiian Dance Year round. Taught by Nancy Redig. Beginners welcome! This is an on going class with basic Tahitian movements, basic Hawaiian steps, arm movements and traditional choreography.

ARTS after School at 3510 Weems Road. The school is west side of the road. The classes are in the karate room. Come in the door by the office, go through the lobby area and turn left. Follow the hallway around until you end up with two doors at the very back. We are in the back dance or karate rooms depending upon the class. There are great mirrors and sound system as well as a wonderful, suspended dance floor. Please call (850) 509-4572 for detailed instructions.

Self directed study outlines and videos for new students are $5 per class outline; .pdf will be emailed with links to interesting material, suggested reviews and drills and YouTube video of warm-up exercises. Fees paid through PayPal ( In person class fees are paid either as walk in $10 per class or $90 gets a dance card for 10 regularly scheduled classes. Dance cards can be used when you want. We accept cash, MasterCard,VISA, Discover, American Express, PayPal ( and checks if the check has your address printed on it.

We offer an option to purchase the dance cards or  drum class card  through PayPal links below. If you purchase a card, we'll have it ready for you by the next class.

World Culture Festival - February 2020

Halimeda / 'Aukai and her instructors have the longest established Middle Eastern Raqs Sharqi and Polynesian dance classes in Tallahassee, Florida. Classes started in 1993 and continue weekly.  They are currently taught at   ARTS after School is at 3510 Weems Road, Tallahassee, Florida.  Use the entrance door with the ramp by the office, go through the lobby area and turn left. There are great mirrors and sound system as well as a wonderful, suspended dance floor. Please call (850) 509-4572 for additional information.

Halimeda's Oasis costuming shop was added in 2001.
The shop carries a variety of quality, unique hand made and imported items. Halimeda represents additional vendors such as Dahlal International, Scheherezade Imports and Sharifwear for special events. There are several wonderful seamstresses providing hand made and unique items for Tribal, Oriental and Hawaiian dance. We love making affordable custom costuming for troupes; let us know what you need. We also take quality consignment from dancers.

Halimeda's Oasis stock varies day by day!  Lots of ways to find us. We take appointments to view items from our climate controlled warehouse; you will find us at dance workshops and haflas!  Or we can arrange a virtual trunk show! Check out our  web site or take a look at our etsy site: Or send an email to with reference to costuming in the subject line.


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