Shay Moore

Tribal and Fusion Bellydance

Director Shay Moore has been teaching and performing bellydance in Seattle and around the nation since 1999.  Shay believes in an integrated approach to learning, developing both mind and body through strong foundations and a “take your time” approach to learning and growing in the dance. Shay is known for her thorough and clear instruction, giving students of all levels opportunities to not only grow in their physical skill, but also their intellectual understanding of the dance format & history.

Shay was the first instructor to receive dual teaching certifications in both the Gypsy Caravan and ATS® formats, and combines these studies with her background in cabaret and folkloric styles into a unique blended style of tribal fusion.

Classes with Shay

This is a sampling of the usual classes Shay holds at the studio.


For a full schedule of classes and start dates for specific sessions, visit

Tribal Bellydance Level 1 – Foundations – Thursdays 7:00pm
Learn the exciting art of tribal bellydance! New sessions begin every 6 weeks.
This level will get you moving to the tribal groove, with an introduction to the fundamentals of tribal movement and partner work, isolations, & strength-building. We’ll get you dancing from the very first class! Geared toward the new student, but vital to continuing students for refinement, this class establishes a strong foundation for every dancer. Even if you have taken tribal and/or other bellydance classes before, this class will be instrumental in familiarizing students specifically with Deep Roots’ particular style.

Tribal Bellydance Level 2 – Foundations Plus – Thursdays 8:00pm
Build on your vocabulary and concepts you learned in Level 1, and challenge yourself at this next step in your tribal bellydance explorations. In this 12-week cycle we put the emphasis is on refinement of skills and exploring various combinations and variations.  This class is best used in combination with Level 1 – Foundations as there is no breakdown of the foundation steps. Students are also expected to understand the fundamentals of partner work.

$80 per 6 week session*
$15 drop-in (however, space is limited so drop-in will not guarantee you a spot)
*Sessions have specific start and end dates. All class payments are due by the first day of class, are non-refundable and applicable to current session only.

Please contact Shay at for further information, or register for classes right now online at



Bellydance Skills n’ Drills – Tuesdays 7:00pm
Becoming a well-rounded dancer means exploring all the dimensions of movement available to us. In this series we will play with space, line, form, shape, and expression. We will start with drills to strengthen and expand our range of movement, and then we will experiment with our dance in creative ways. Lines, circles, squares, levels, oh my! Bring your sense of curiosity and a desire to see what your dance body can really do.

This class is best for beginner-intermediate and above; some bellydance experience required, any style.

The Joy of Finger Cymbals – Tuesdays 7pm
The focus of this series of classes is on playfulness, musicality, and building your dexterity and confidence with your finger cymbals. We will learn how to use finger cymbals like the instruments they are, exploring various interesting sounds and creative patterns as we get to know these little disks of metal better. We will incorporate jamming together as a group, where you will find yourself playing with more joy and comfort than you perhaps thought possible! Even if this is the first time you are picking up your finger cymbals, you will walk out with a new appreciation and enjoyment for playing.

Tribal Bellydance Level 3 – Combos & Concepts – Thursdays 9:00pm
This class is by instructor permission only.
This class gives you the tools to really push your dance to the next level. Emphasis on intermediate explorations, including Deep Roots Dance-specific vocabulary and skills, strengthening and flexibility, refined technique, layering, and building on communal tribal movement vocabularies. We will explore more advanced group dynamics, formations, and transitions. Special topics may include music theory, floor-work, props, balancing skills, solos, and choreography.

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Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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