Welcome to Deep Roots Dance

Deep Roots Dance offers ATS®-based tribal and tribal fusion instruction and performances in the Seattle area. Director Shay Moore has been joyfully teaching and performing bellydance in Seattle and around the nation for over ten years. Shay continues to train and inspire exceptional dancers everywhere with her passion and commitment to furthering the art of tribal bellydance.

Bellydance is great for your health!

Like other low-impact activities, dancing can help strengthen bones and muscles, improve your posture and balance, increase your stamina and flexibility, reduce stress and tension, build confidence, and ward off illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression. Not to mention provide opportunities to meet awesome people! So if you're tired of the treadmill and looking for a fun way to stay fit and healthy, it's time to join a class and see for yourself all the amazing benefits you can enjoy with bellydancing!


Tuesdays: m'illumino
6921 Roosevelt Way NE - Seattle, WA

Wednesdays: Dance Underground
Coming Fall 2014

Thursdays: Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N, Room 7 - Seattle, WA


$75 per 6-week session
$135 for two classes a week
Can't get enough?

Unlimited class package also available!

drop-ins available to continuing students, $15 per class

Student Resource Center

Want to enjoy more bellydance articles, videos, and music? Visit the Deep Roots Dance Student Resource Center
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New Session on Now

Classes are booking up fast in 2014. Don't miss out! Visit the Classes Page to review the schedule, then you can quickly and easily register online.

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Should I Practice? A Helpful Chart.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Shut Up and Shimmy - Featuring Carmen!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Our very own Carmen Bellotti was the featured guest on the local podcast, Shut Up and Shimmy. Give it a listen and hear what it's like to go from student, to performer, to teacher, and all the challenges and joys it brings to grow in this dance. WAY TO GO CARMEN! Lelelelelelele!


Mm Mm Monday - Tabu at Tribal Massive

Monday, July 14, 2014

Old school yumminess is right here, right now, in your face. Tabu performs a fabulous old school bellydance pot dance and drum choreography. The costuming! The music! The skillz! Mmm MMMMMMMMM!

22 Things Good Dancers Do Differently

Thursday, July 10, 2014

 A dancer blog post has been making the rounds lately and has excellent advice. Here are just a sampling of the gems:

7. Strive to constantly make new discoveries about dancing (rather than waiting to be spoon fed the answers). This is a crucial part of developing your unique perspective and voice. Don’t be a dance robot.
8. Seek out instructors/mentors they mesh with and who push them.
9. Practice the shit out of everything. Does this one need explaining? Of course you’ll need to do high-quality practice, not mindless practice.
10. Disregard their inner critics’ harsh thoughts. Your inner critic is just a little child trying to distract you from doing worthwhile things. Hit the ignore button.
Read the whole article here:

Tribal Bellydance Costuming 101

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I teach costuming workshops now and again, specifically for tribal and fusion bellydancers. I used to be a professional costumer, so I have spent quite a lot of time considering all the elements that go into this style--what makes it so rich, without being gaudy? It's also so very personal--there is not real "uniform"--so it is open to wide interpretation. I have addressed the topic in brief in a previous blog post, but for a deeper look into successful costuming I offer this new post. This was developed off of a handout I have given at past workshops, which addresses some key considerations for American Tribal Style, ITS, tribal, and tribal fusion bellydance.

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