Beautiful Belly Dance Veil for Beginners Made Easy : A 4 Week Series

Annya Ishtara belly dance, Taos NM


The veil is one of the most beautiful and ethereal props that that a belly dancer dances with. In fact, I hesitate to call it a prop because I actually think of it as an extension of my own energy and movement.

Dancing with a veil can be sensuous, mysterious, playful, and expansive.

And it can be daunting to learn to manage 3+ yards of fabric without entangling yourself, getting the veil in your face, or even dropping it!

But fear not!

Veil is one of my absolute favorite parts of belly dance, and I will share my veil expertise that I have learned from over 30 years of veil dancing in this 4-week series geared especially for dancers who are newer to veilwork.

You will discover how to tune into your veil so you can effortlessly swish, flourish, and mesmerize with your veil as you practice foundational moves and concepts for beautiful veilwork.

Even if you already have some veil experience, you will still get lots of great moves, combinations, and concepts to add to your veil repertoire.

You’ll learn:

  • How to hold your veil for best results
  • Finger-fabric drills to increase your comfort in manipulating your veil
  • Mesmerizing veil moves and sequences
  • How to use your veil to frame your gorgeous self and call attention to your luscious dance moves
  • What to do if you do accidentally drop your veil
  • A classic, simple veil wrap and how to dance out of it


The class includes 1 – 2 short practice videos each week to help support your learning.

The Beautiful Belly Dance Veil series will get you flying with your veil, even if veilwork is new to you.


You will need 3 yard/2.75 meter rectangular veil for this class. If you don’t already have one, you can check out my suggestions for choosing a veil in this short video.



Class Details

  • Tuesdays, September 1 – 29, 2020
  • 6 – 7 PM Mountain Time
  • Online via Zoom
  • $59 for 5 weeks. Includes 1 – 2 practice videos per week.
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  • If finances are a hardship at this time, contact me to make other arrangements: annyaish(at)Annya-Ishtara-Dance(dot)com. *Be sure to fill in the punctuation to make this a valid email address.





Annya Ishtara’s veil dance creates beautiful cascades of wafting colors that seem to magically outline the musical contours in real time.  She can entice you and your floating fabric friend to soar together in partnership as well.  Her veil work is based on breath, fined tuned technique, and a high sense of aesthetics.  Her profound body awareness and warm personality give her classes grounding rare in the dance world.  Annya is a vibrant, conscientious and kind teacher in person or online.

Meg York, Musician

Denver, CO,


Refund Policy

If after the first class you are not happy with it, contact me within 48 hours and I will refund for the remaining classes.

There are no make-up classes or refunds for missed online classes. However if you do happen to miss an online class, I am usually able to send you a link for a streaming recording of the class, which is available for a few days. Please contact me as soon as possible if you miss a class so that I can send you the recording link. If you don’t contact me, I may not know that you weren’t in class and that you need a streaming link. AND, the link is only available for a few days. If you wait too long to contact me, it won’t be available for your access.

Please note that full class recordings are not included as a regular feature of online class series unless specifically stated. I offer class recordings as a courtesy only under the circumstances described above. It is the student’s responsibility to know when class is happening and to be present online at the appointed time.

For more details, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.



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