Flying through Fall!

We are well into November with lots going on at Lovely Dozen Studios! New units have started in all of our classes, and we’ve got a few studio events coming up that we just KNOW you’re going to love!

First, as we alluded to in previous posts, the Lovely Dozen Drum Circle is coming back! Saturday, November 22nd, join us for an evening of rhythm and fun!  All ages and experience welcome – drums and treats will be provided!  Pay what you can at the door.  We’ll start at 7pm and play til we just can’t play no mo’!

But also coming in November, the Lovely Dozen will be participating in Small Business Saturday for the first time since we opened! Join us in our studio the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov 29th) from 10am to 5pm for what’s sure to be an awesome event – stay tuned to our Facebook page for emerging details on the unveiling of NEW Lovely Dozen merchandise and more to be premiered at this event!

As we move into Winter, don’t forget the Lovely Dozen have a new mobile app that can be accessed by clicking HERE from your phone or tablet, and then selecting “save to home screen.”  App users will be able to access EXCLUSIVE class savings for the month of November, with new deals to be unveiled for December at our Small Business Saturday event.  From Morning Movement to Body Conditioning, Tribal and Fusion Styles to General Middle Eastern Dance* and beyond, there’s sure to be something for everyone at Lovely Dozen Studios. Be sure to check it all out!

And last but not least, we’re down to just 7 spots now in our upcoming January workshops with Amy Danielson, which you can learn more about HERE.  You don’t want to miss this one day, one of a kind event geared towards helping YOU uncover your own personal dance style – it’s going to be great!

You are cordially invited!

Well folks, our first week in the NEW studio (311 S. 4th Street) is underway and we couldn’t be happier!

You may have heard we’ve added a few classes to our old schedule now that we’re in our new location – Here’s what’s happening at the New Lovely Dozen Studios nowadays:


Morning Movement! Mondays 7am-7:30

Start your week off right! Just $5 to drop in, or free with Studio Membership or Extended Class Pass (see below for our NEW Membership options!)

Body Conditioning – Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Strengthen your core and get your heart rate up! Class Passes, Studio Memberships, or Dropins welcome.


Tribal Fusion – Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Come enjoy this modern stylization of Bellydance made popular in the US by the likes of Rachel Brice and Zoe Jakes. Class Passes, Studio Memberships, or Dropins welcome!


General Middle Eastern Dance – Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.  This is where it all began! Learn the basics of the movements and culture surrounding the dances of Egypt, Turkey, and beyond – Class Passes, Studio Memberships, or Dropins welcome.


Lunch Jam! Thursdays anytime between 11:30am and 1:30pm.  Drop in for as long as your lunchbreak allows to shake off your morning and re-energize for the afternoon! Available to those with Studio Memberships, Extended Class Pass, Mini-pass, or $5 Drop-in (again, see below for all our new Membership options!).

American Tribal Style – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Discover the magic of group improvisation with this beginner friendly lead & follow class! Class Passes, Studio Memberships, or Dropins welcome.


The Masterclass Series, 4:30-5:30pm. Another Lovely Dozen tried and true favorite – come sample a difference facet of the Bellydance world every month, taught by a different member of the Lovely Dozen troupe!  From Polynesian Style to Bollywood, Musicality, and Improvisation, we’ve got you covered J Class Passes, Studio Memberships, or Dropins welcome.

****New Ways to Pay and Attend Classes!****

We’re very excited to be able to offer new and expanded membership options for our students, from Drop-ins to the old 4 Class Pass and our NEW Studio Membership option, here’s how you can take advantage of all the new classes:

Drop-In Option:   $10 per Evening Class, $5 for Mini-Classes (Morning Movement or Lunch Jam)

The Basic Class Pass: $32 for 4 Evening Classes: that’s a savings of $2 per class!

The Mini-Class Pass: $20 for 8 Mini-classes (that’s buy one get one free for a month’s worth of Morning Movement and Lunch Jams!)

The Extended Class Pass: $56 for 8 Evening classes, PLUS you can drop into ANY TWO Mini-classes for FREE!

The STUDIO MEMBERSHIP: $100 gets you an ALL ACCESS PASS to ALL the Lovely Dozen Classes in the month of purchase, PLUS 50% off of Private Lessons with the instructor of your choice!

Hope to see you at one of our new classes soon!  But that’s not all – we’ve got one more awesome invite coming your way:

Eery Night of Bellydance

You can learn more about the Medusa event by clicking HERE.  Beyond that, what more can we say, but WHOOOOOOOO!! See you around!

A North Dakota Bellydance THANK YOU!

Well, our weekend with Mahin has come and gone like a whirlwind, and what a fun one it was!

The Lovely Dozen & Friends! Mahin 2013

The Lovely Dozen & Friends! Mahin 2013

We are so grateful to Mahin for coming to share her knowledge and bubbly personality with us – every student at her workshops had a wonderful time, and the Hafla was an event to remember!

As our first ever event hosted in conjunction with our new studio space, we also can’t let a moment go by without thanking YOU, our followers, students, family, and friends who support our endeavors and make everything we do possible! We consider you all family and are grateful for all you do to help us do what we love every day.

Some fun info to keep in mind for the future:

Registration for our World Bellydance Day 2014 workshops with Lauren Boldt open at midnight tonight (Oct 20th)! Attendees at this weekend’s events got a chance to jump on the early bird rate with some special perks you won’t want to miss getting your hands on as well! Information about Lauren and our World Bellydance Day event, to be hosted May 8-10, will be posted on our Workshops and Haflas page as it develops.

Also, announced at our Hafla last night, Amy Danielson of the Gypsy Kiss will be joining us in October of 2014! Amy is a Tribal Fusion dancer from Wisconsin with a captivating flair for the fantastic and glamorous – we are beyond excited she’ll be joining us next year!

And of course, week to week we’ll be engaging in fun local activities open to the public as well – Saturday October 26th members of the Lovely Dozen Troupe will be performing dance and henna at the Grand Forks Women’s show, and Minnesota residents can also take in some Lovely Bellydancers at the TC Raks Friday night show Nov 1st in Minneapolis. November also marks the start of Troupe Member Ariana’s Masterclass on Dubstep Fusion. And so we keep on dancing! We have much to celebrate and dance for!