The Belly Dance Studio

About us

Our Mission:

To provide women with fun, fitness alternatives that help to strengthen the body, the soul, and the community in which we live.

Our Story:

Meet our owner, Michele Harrington.  She has been working on this solo-business project for years, in fact, it is The Belly Dance Studio, along with 5 other companies related to entertainment and oriental dance that started years ago.

Michele Harrington, known in the belly dance community as Dilara Sultan, has been running an online magazine called HipMix.net. The magazine quickly became one of the fastest growing magazines dedicated to the world of Middle Eastern Dance, more commonly known as belly dance. With health and relationship articles, polls and advice, feature stories of inspiring belly dancers, and one of the most popular belly dance blogs, Dilara’s Diary, HipMix.net has focused on keeping it’s finger on the pulse of the international belly dance community. It also provides free and preferred profiles to give belly dance teachers, promoters, musicians, studios and more the opportunity to find other belly dancers and be found by people looking to connect with belly dance in their home town.

On its one year anniversary, HipMix.net launched Shopping on HipMix.net. Addressing a separate need of belly dancers, Shopping on HipMix.net provided a platform on which belly dancers could host their independent belly dance shops and purchase from other belly dancers. This market or bazaar-like environment helps the community of crafty belly dancers connect to share their unique items with other like-minded people.

As the two year anniversary of HipMix.net approached, it became clear that something bigger needed to happen in the town where HipMix.net called home. Though we had served for years to connect the online community of belly dancers, we decided to ask the talented belly dancers and fitness instructors we knew to come together in one uplifting environment to provide a much needed service for our local community.

It was time to bring belly dance to Southeast Texas.

Now in it’s fifthyear, The Belly Dance Studio has a team of instructors certified in fitness and dance, with a combined experience of 105 years!!  Learn more about our teachers in the column on the right side of this page!

4335 Calder Ave, Beaumont 409-790-7669