Teaching Summit

Do you know you are a good teacher but have problems telling others about yourself?  Do you want to launch a teaching business but are not sure where to start?  Do you currently teach classes but aren’t sure how to keep attendance consistent?

Belly Dance Business Academy Teaching Summit

May 22-26, 2017

25 classes- 5 days

We are thrilled to announce the first BDBA Teaching Summit.  This online summit will bring you 25 classes in 5 days with the leading experts in the belly dance community.  You can participate from your computer anywhere in the world!

Each day will have five classes within a broad topic area.  Click here for full descriptions of each class.

Monday- Business Skills for Teachers


How to Turn Your Dance Hobby into a Dance Business with DeAnna Freeman

Bridging into the fitness world with Oreet

The importance of a plan- business planning for dance-Terri

Running a Successful Dance Studio: Tips, Tricks and Tidbits for Success- Amity Alize

Building Your Business- Moving to Multiple Classes per Week- Sara Shrapnell


Tuesday- Getting the Word Out


How to Find Your Superpower and Tell the World About It with Terri

Social Media for Belly Dancers with Sophia Ravenna

Marketing Yourself to Event Promoters- Andrea Farese

Creating an Outreach Plan on a Budget- Lisa Zahiya

Master Your Belly Dance Marketing- Zana


Wednesday- Hard to Teach Topics


Being Authentic with Alia Thabit

A Psychological approach to teaching stage presence with Lisa

Tips for Teaching Multilevel classes with Katayoun

Teaching Improv. Skills- Nadira

The Critique Contract: Giving and Receiving the Feedback You Need- Janet and Cat

Teaching Grace- Rosa Noreen


Thursday- Building and Maintaining Community


Retaining students- Jenn Kasper

Navigating a sea of personalities in class- Terri

Home Sweet Studio: Creating a Successful Community Around a Studio that Feels Like Home- Lacey Sanchez

How to Keep Your Classes Fresh- Katayoun

Using Online Tools for Local Communities – Sophia Ravenna


Friday- Ethics and Activism


Activism through dance- Lisa Zahiya

How to avoid or deal with burn out- Lisa

Sexual harassment at dance events- Terri and Lisa

Making Your Classroom Welcoming to Everyone- Katayoun Hutson

Ethical Concerns for Teachers- Terri



Each day’s classes will be free for 48 hours for your enjoyment.  Enroll in free classes.


If you register before May 15, you will receive:

-All 25 classes to own, watch at your convenience and refer back to whenever you need them,

-the Full Package bonus material  (extra tips and information from each instructor in a video class that only package holders can access)

-AND the Teaching Tips Manual with highlights from each class in a handy PDF for your easy reference. (Only available with the Early Bird Package!

Enroll in the Early Bird Package.

FULL PACKAGE only $59.99

If you are interested in studying the classes and having them to watch at your convenience, purchase the entire summit for $59.99.  That is 25 classes designed specifically to meet your teaching needs, for less than $2.40 per class! In addition, you will get bonus material from each teacher designed to give you even more tips for success.

Enroll in the Full Package.