"I've been doing your belly dancing lessons on YouTube and find you so easy to follow, love it, so I've decided to start on the [Introduction to Belly Dance] online course and I'm so excited to get started." —Teresa M.

Try Belly Dancing Now— it's FREE!

How to Learn Belly Dance is our FREE online course that will get you belly dancing in less than 10 minutes, give you a feel for our teaching style, and probably bust some belly dance myths!

If you love what you learn here and want to learn more, enroll in Introduction to Belly Dance next.

"I am excited to begin this course [Introduction to Belly Dance]. I have always admired and thought how beautiful belly dancing is. I have also looked at your YouTube channel and love the passion, patience and how easy you explain each step. Excited to start and learn more about belly dancing." —Carmen G.

Take This Course if...

  • You've ever wondered what belly dancing actually is
  • You want to know if it is as fun to do as it looks
  • You want to see if it is hard to learn
  • You have no rhythm, but you still want to dance
  • You've never studied music or dance

"I saw a video of someone belly dancing that isn't the most attractive person on the outside, but the moves they did were really beautiful. I thought, wow maybe if I could move like that I would feel better about how I look. So I am really excited to finally do this [Introduction to Belly Dance]! I have been watching you on YouTube for a while and really wanted to have the full experience...Thank you for this opportunity." —Erica M.

Can you take this course if you are...

Old? Yes. You already have the maturity to know that learning a skill takes practice and patience.

Young? Yes. You have the energy and stamina to practice a lot—which is what it takes to get good at belly dancing.

Fat? Yes. Belly dancing is not about looking a certain way. Belly Dancing is about "putting the music on your body." Your size and shape are irrelevant.

Skinny? Yes. See the answer for "fat."

A certain gender? Gender is irrelevant. 

"Fabulous [Introduction to Belly Dance], I'm loving learning with you and learning about the music 💕 thank you so much for all the time and effort you guys have put into creating these videos for us. xx" —Melissa E.

What you'll learn

  • A feel for the "posture" or stance of belly dance
  • A sense of musical beat and timing
  • A feel for how belly dance moves work with the rhythm
  • 3 essential belly dance moves
  • A glimpse of the potential of belly dance
  • Whether you want to take the course, Introduction to Belly Dance

Start Belly Dancing Now!

portrait of professional belly dancer Jensuya and drummer Robert Peak

Dance. Understand. Rejoice.


I'm belly dancer/engineer Jensuya—aka Jennifer Carpenter-Peak—and along with my Significant Drummer—aka my husband, Robert Peak—we perform live music and belly dance shows, teach belly dance workshops and online courses, conduct in-person and online Middle Eastern arts education programs in schools and colleges, and produce two YouTube channels and blog—all about Mid East music, dance, and culture.

Hailing from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, we have been featured by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American Turkish Association, and twice by the U.S. Government-funded Middle East Broadcasting Networks, an Arabic-language news organization with a weekly audience of more than 25.7 million people in 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. If there were only one thing that I could teach you, show you, inspire you to do, it would be this—embrace your fear, then dance with it. Let's get started!