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Barbara Donahue

Barbara Donahue

Tiverton, RI

" The Dancing Spirit ,219 Nanaquaket Rd,Tiverton RI"

Services: Belly Dancing

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Ballet , Modern Dance,Belly Dance path artist, Performer,Instructor, Studio owner, 4th yr Shimmy Mob leader . Group classes, private lessons, shows, festivals, fundraisers,parties .

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  • Annie E. June 29, 2013

    "I felt more welcome by Barbara in her studio than by any other dance instructor I had ever been to. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I soon realized that I LOVED bellydancing - because of the way Barbara teaches it. She makes it fun, its a great work-out, it's great for your spirit and you end up feeling very good about the body you live in. Barbara is very passionate about the dance itself which is infectious. You laugh, smile and dance when you're with Barbara. What more could you ask for?"

  • Morwenna A. June 28, 2013

    "I highly recommend Barbara if you live in the Rhode Island area and are looking for a fun belly dance class with lots of inspiration. Barbara is a very talented lady with a wonderful attitude. She has taken several workshops from me when I am on the East Coast. Anyone taking from her is very lucky to have known and share her passion for the dance.

  • Katharine J. June 27, 2013

    "What started out as a way to get in shape, turned into a way of life. From my classes with Barbara at the Dancing Spirit Studio I learned about poise, resistance and how to do the Maya. We also participated in "Shimmy Mob". "

  • Ursula S. October 23, 2011

    "I was very lucky to get a chance to do cardio belly dance, and I will take the class on a regular basis. It is a graceful and elegant way to work my core and many other areas, and at the same time learn new belly dance movements. Students start out wearing layers of clothes, and as they warm up the layers come off. And you DO heat up! The movements are controlled and small, but the results are big. You will work muscles you did not even know you have!
    It is an elegant and creative way to get a real workout. You will never get bored and you will learn to get more graceful in your movements.

  • Elizabeth D. September 29, 2011

    "My sister Barb, the dancing spirit embodies so much joy and light when she dances it is infectious to every one in the room. She loves to share her joy with the world as a huge invitation to come and play with her, with the spirit that unites us all, to love our bodies exactly the way they are and love how it feels to move them to music, the pure joy of it. She has helped so many to begin the tender journey of loving being embodied, a spirit in a body moving around in the joy of existence. To have her dance for you, teach you, perform for and with you is a delight in every way. May her radiant presence ripple out into your world so that you may touch some of the spirit that she invokes for us all to behold.


  • Ursula S. September 21, 2011

    "Fantastic classes!
    Barbara is an excellent teacher, she is the key to unlock the world of bellydance! Even for people with 2 left feet (like me).
    In her class, I feel like a princess and a goddess, and leave walking taller and feeling better about myself.
    Every woman should give this class a try!"

  • Karen C. September 12, 2011

    "When I first walked into the Dancing Spirits Studio; I was welcomed by the faint sent of incense, vibrant colored costumes, and Barbra's fun free spirited personality. It didn't take long for me to feel very at home and excepted at the studio. Barbra is a very genuine person who loves to express herself through dance. Even greater then that she wants to share her knowledge and passion with the people around her. She has a personal desire to bring people together through the arts, whatever someones form of artistic expression maybe.
    Barbra understands that art, or dance, is not something that can always be taught, but is more so felt and embodied by the person. In my short time at Dancing Spirits I have learned about individuality, expression, confidence, femininity, elegance as much as I have about belly dance its self. Not only is the dance fun physical exercise, it is also a connection between mind, body, and emotion. As you build up strength and skill, you become more confident not only dancing but being who you are. In short, belly dance teaches you much more than just shimmies and hip circles. It is a truly beautiful art form that many people have not had the chance to appreciate.
    Dance class is one of my favorite parts of my week. I always feel very relaxed and comfortable. I have never had a bad class or left with a bad attitude. I always have a great time and always learn something new. Class is very care free, fun, and relaxed. Even when we get down to business and get to dancing its so much fun that it doesn't feel like work. Some things are hard yet there is no pressure, and Barbra is very encouraging. I highly recommend this class to anyone who loves art, exercise, or just having a good time. "

  • How long before you are good?

    After a six week session you are either hopelessly in love or not

  • Do you have to show your belly?

    no you don't

  • Will I lose weight?

    If you practice a lot and eat in a healthy way you might lose weight but meantime you will use muscles you never knew you had

  • Is Belly Dance hard?

    Belly Dance roots are folk roots but they are not our roots so we have to learn them

  • What should I wear?

    The most comfy and fun workout or dance wear

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