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About The Dancing Spirit Studio

How does your service stand out?

Belly Dance A - Z .Shows, performances, humanitarian fundraisers, Classes & choreography blends ballet,modern dance and global dance styles. 2016 season. "Global Local Gypsy Skirt DanceTroupe".Join us on FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Google, Linkedin,Yelp

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Teaching, sharing,inspiring students and audiences through the art and knowledge of Belly Dance

Location

219 Nanaquaket Rd.,Tiverton RI
Tiverton, RI 02878

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  • 5/5 stars

    Barbara heard me sing 'The Rose' at an open mic and asked if I would open one of her events with the song. In addition to the song she asked if I would MC the event also. I agreed and it turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. I met her group of dancers and many great people who attended the event. Barbara has a heart of gold. She is a true professional and brought the event to fruition raising money for a local women's shelter. I was so impressed by the precision of the dance arrangements and the quality of professionalism in the costumes and of course the dancers. I have great respect for Barbara's passion and dedication to the art of belly dancing.

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on June 8, 2015:

    Margaret - Meeting you & hearing you sing "The Rose" was kismet for me and our concert. We opened with a dance to your voice which brought tears to the eyes of the audience. I always try to take the audience with me on a journey. We did that together. Thank you so much for your beautiful singing and for being the MC our show. Love Barb

  • 5/5 stars

    The Dancing Spirit Studio is the hottest thing on legs anywhere !

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on June 8, 2015:

    Dear Brian, Thank you so much for sharing your recitation of the poem The Dancer by K Gibran. You are so special - Stars above to Dr Love........ox Barbara

  • 5/5 stars

    The dancing spirit studio is matched by none in terms of freedom, creativity, and jubilant rythmic magic. Barb brings out the joyful dancer in everyone that has always wanted to come out and I couldn't recommend a better place to learn multitudes about culture, dance, happiness, and expression!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on June 28, 2014:

    Hi Riley, I just saw this note. Thank you so much. You grew up in such a creative home and are such a deep thinker .Your words mean so much to me. Love always Barb

  • 5/5 stars

    Bundles of Fun for your body and Spirit. Joy filled experience. Let your body&soul move & flow in a beautiful setting & be lead by a beautiful girl. Dancing will keep you young at the Dancing Spirit Studio!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on May 2, 2014:

    Bonnie - Happy cheers from one artist to another!!! I'm so happy you are back! See you soon! Thank you ox Barbara

  • 5/5 stars

    I have had the great honor of getting to know Barbara Donahue as a person, a talented dancer and above all a wonderful teacher. Upon entering the 'Dancing Spirit Studio' you can feel the positive energy that encourages any non-dancer to get up and dance! Barb's joy of, and love for dancing makes for an enjoyable 'Dancing Spirit' experience, whether it be in one of her amazing classes or having the great opportunity to watch her and her fellow students shine in their performances. I can't wait to re-enter the 'Dancing Spirit Studio' and have the dance experience of a lifetime with Barb as my extremely talented and enthusiastic teacher.

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on May 1, 2014:

    Molly! You have modeled costumes beautifully and naturally - special and rare. I'm excited to share more of the dance with you whenever you come to Tivertonia. Thankyou Ox Barb

  • 5/5 stars

    As a girl who grew up in my parents dance Studio & being a fan of dance for many many years, I know there's a big difference between someone who can dance well & someone who also has the talent to be able to teach it well. Barbara does BOTH of those things and she does them with such verge, enthusiasm & happiness, that it's contagious! She has the knack for explaining the dance movements, form & motions in a way that help you remember it well. When you walk into Barb's Studio, you can't help but be delighted by the colors, the decor (& the warm heated floor!). It's truly a gem, tucked away in a private location...more like a Retreat. I greatly enjoy my time at the Dancing Spirit Studio & always leave feeling like I've been away for a rejuvenating exotic vacation!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on May 2, 2014:

    Mel, it's hard to put into words what it has meant and means to have your joy of life dancing spirit, inside - out beauty and love for dance in classes , rehearsals and in performances.I love our ensemble.
    ... ox Barb

  • 5/5 stars

    Barb is an amazing teacher! She has a way of instruction that everyone can understand, even someone who has never had any professional dance lessons, like me. She is a kind brilliant teacher and dancer and her shows are Fantastic!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on May 2, 2014:

    Thankyou Cynthia !!! I'm so happy you are part of the dancing spirit evolution - more to come and who knows what that may mean ? Ox Barbara

  • 5/5 stars

    Dancing with Barb, my dance mom, at the Dancing Spirit Studio has chanced my life in so many ways. I have the confidence to get in front of a crowd, express myself, and most importantly, to be myself. Dancing at this gorgeous studio can open your eyes to a whole other world entirely. I love my Dancing Spirit family, forever and always.

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on May 1, 2014:

    Angel,....Yay we've shared much beauty and creativity through our love of dance. Lucky us to be connected. I'm still dreaming of the " back murals". Love always ox

  • 5/5 stars

    I met Barbara at a bellydance workshop in Hawaii. We have been friends and dancing sisters ever since.

    I have traveled to Rhode Island to her studio for a workshop and had the time of my life. She is one of the reasons I keep dancing. Although I am not in the same town, we still keep in touch via the internet and she inspires me from a distance. She is creating awareness of the dance to her community and an opportunity for all to learn in the atmosphere of her beautiful studio.

    What impresses me about Barbara is she is passionate about what she is doing, works very hard to give the best instruction to her students and is an inspiration to everyone she teaches. She is the Dancing Spirit!

    If you have the chance to take a class, you will not be disappointed!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on April 16, 2013:

    Thankyou Sherry my forever dancing spirit sister !!!!! Love Barb

  • 5/5 stars

    Barbara makes you at once feel so comfortable in her studio space that you know you are in the right place. It doesn't even matter what type of dance she is teaching you because you would enjoy working with her no matter what it was! Her mode of teaching belly-dancing is such that you are continuously encouraged, never discouraged, and are always laughing and getting great exercise. Barbara's classes make my day!

    Barbara D. from The Dancing Spirit Studio replied to this review on April 14, 2013:

    Thank you Annie! I'm glad you and Rocine are dancing together on the carpet! :) ox

Question and answer

Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A. 1)Costume to see most muscle & body delineation 2)Pole thru head to middle of feet3) Posture - Eyes look ahead,face relaxed, chin up,long neck,shoulders back & down, chest up,heart open,longest line from chest to hips,tummy to spine, lower back long, knees& ankles relaxed,hands relaxed.4)Circles beautiful , small , controlled, smooth ,carved on counts of 8,4,2 slowly - head, shoulders, chest, hips. 5)Arms - snake arms,arm pushes& pulls, hand & wrist lifts, pushes, circles with strength, energy, flow, remember middle finger .....

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. I have taken many classes and workshops with some of the best teachers in the world

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. 8 week classes $100 2 classes $185 3 classes $250 .... Drop in $15 ..... Private lessons 11/2 hr $50

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. I took a Belly Dance class and fell in love

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Students of every age children - seniors, special needs .....Perfomances solo & with groups for shows in doors , out doors , restaurants , parties, festivals, humanitarian fundraisers - many shows where dance is not expected

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. 2015 May - The Dancing Spirit Studio's 5th Shimmy Mob anniversary Community Concert was a wonderful singer,19 performers,a poetry reading,a painter, opened with a dance bringing tears to eyes, a speaker shared The Women's Resource Center, we danced with 5 continents and a dancing spirit choreography while raising funds for the WRC. September - World Peace Dance Day in the studio and out in a field was wonderful and peaceful. November - Our Hafla for Humanity fundraiser for Syria with four dance comrades and a Mid East Band - Recently I loved teaching Chair Dancing classes to special needs students and to seniors. 2016 Season 1st #DancingSpiritStudioShow ......2016 season 4/21 AHA Fall River #GlobalLocalGypsySkirtDanceTroupe New work.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Check out shira.net to find the best teachers and dancers in your area. Learn and practice as much as you can.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. Belly Dance is a unique dance form to learn , practice and share - fun for parties , entertainment for shows, festivals , fundraisers everywhere

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