Shop for a cause this Sunday, December 17th at Studio Deep Roots JewelBox, 11am-5pm. Community artists of diverse mediums are coming together to sell their work, with a portion of all proceeds going to the animal rescue efforts of Little Blessings Pet Rescue. Paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, henna, and more!

Little Blessings is the organization through which my husband and I personally foster dogs, and can attest to their compassionate and generous efforts to rescue animals in dire need, providing much-needed veterinary care and gentle transitions from a crowded shelters’ death row into the loving arms of a new family. Nancy Cole personally oversees the care and transportation of these animals, with the coordination of her small army of volunteers, all in her own spare time and with her own money and funds raised from modest adoption fees.

I hope you will stop by during the trunk sale, make a purchase and/or donation to help keep Little Blessings Pet Rescue doing the great work they do!

Can’t make it to the trunk show? You can make a donation via Paypal today at


Holiday Class Schedules

Christmas and New Years are ahead of us, and our resident instructors are taking some time off to be with family and friends to celebrate and rejuvenate for a fabulous new year. The following classes will be on hiatus:

Deep Roots Dance: Final class 12/14, classes resume Jan 2
J9 BellyFit!: Final class 12/21, classes TBA
Nadira: No class 12/26, classes resume Jan 2

NEW BollyHop classes with Gayle Staker-Neary
Beginning Wednesday, Jan 3 at 7pm in the JewelBox!

DRD Boot Camp
Coming January 2018
Boot Camps are our comprehensive workshops, where you get all the breakdown of every move and concept in each of Level 1 and Level 2 of our format. Be prepared to drink from the firehose as we run down the greatest hits, dissecting and drilling our vocabulary, and ending with a practice jam.Level 1 is a one hour comprehensive workshop
Level 2 is a two hour comprehensive workshop

These Boot Camps are great for current and newer* students alike. Current students get the whole shebang–a great opportunity to take notes and flesh out your understanding of the format. For students new to our studio, it’s a chance to get an overview of our vocabulary, style, and teaching methods, and get a good brain and body workout in the bargain! (*Some ATS experience required)


Skills n’ Drills Finger Cymbals
Tuesdays 7pm in The Warehouse

Our next six week skills n’ drills topic will be finger cymbals! Frustrated by your finger cymbals? Feel limited by simple triples? Want to learn how to be PLAYFUL in your playing? This is the class series for you! Some bellydance experience required, but don’t be intimidated. This class is for you!

Weekly Drumming Classes with Jane Hall
of House of Tarab
Beginning Tuesdays in February
More info coming soon!

Need a drum? We heartily recommend this style or similar.
Deep Roots Dance Performances

Deep Roots Dance with student troupe Nomaditude is kicking off 2018 with some fun performances:

January 3rd – Skinny Dip Improvisation!
at the High Dive Seattle, doors 7:30pm, 21+ $10 cover

February 2nd – Emerald Extravaganza!
at the Mirkwood in Arlington, $5-$10+ donation