Golden Isles Belly Dance was founded by Elena Markina-Harrison, aka Lena Mikado, an author and belly dancer, back in 2007 in Raleigh, NC. Ever since then, Elena has been teaching at a number of amazing studios in St. Simons Island, GA, until she finally found her "dancing haven" in quaint downtown Brunswick.
Golden Isles Belly Dance is not just a dance school - it's a tribe. This is where girls and women of all ages and from all walks of life come to relax, unwind, wear a ton of sparkly stuff and have a lot of fun!
Our classes are held in sessions that consist of 8 classes during which we learn the basic and advanced belly dance moves, as well as a fun routine that you can show off to your friends (if you like). The classes are held on Fridays from 7 to 8 pm at the beautiful Golden Isles Ballet Company studio at 1312 Newcastle Street in Historic Downtown Brunswick.
In between the sessions, we also hold workshops that focus on learning how to belly-dance with various props - veils, zills, fan veils and even swords.