Welcome back to belly dance classes with Ma*Shuqa – inside the dance studio.

Effective Saturday, March 6, 2021  indoor classes resume. March 20, 2021 the State moved the County of Santa Clara into the Orange Tier (Tier three allowing 25% capacity for indoor gyms). 

We have a special air purifying system in place that kills viruses, bacteria, and filters pollen and particulates. Good clean air safe from COVID, asthma, and seasonal allergies.

New Student Class Fee Special Discount: $10 discount on first class - send an email with date you wish to attend. (MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com). $10 discount on 5/class $60 cards. $10 discount on 10/class cards $110 + gift of rhinestone mask with purchase of 10 class card.

Come see my unique Rhinestone blinged masks. Special pricing for students. See images of rhinestone masks at www.carlsermonphotography.zenfolio.com

Ma*Shuqa offers classes each week.  See student reviews on Yelp.com and Google.com and at MaShuqa.com

Drop In or Start at Any time  No need to pre-register or reserve space.  Come to your first class 10 minutes early to complete a short form. Wear a mask , wear shoes, and layers.  Bring or borrow finger cymbals and yoga mat.

Studio Belly Dance Classes Indoors 

Ma*Shuqa's Hidden Garden Oasis Dance Studio

15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032

(408) 356-9473   mashuqadancer@gmail.com

Ma*Shuqa's Weekly Class Schedule - (Check below for dates without classes)

Tuesday all Levels: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday all levels: 1:00-2:30 pm, and 7:00-8:30 pm

Saturdays all levels: 1:00-2:30 pm 

Class fees: Drop in $20, 5 classes/$60, 10 classes/$110. Discount class cards may be shared with family and friends.

New Students Special $10 discount on first class. Send an email to Mashuqadancer@gmail.com indicating first class attendance date. Receive a $10 discount on first class by email.  Bring this discount certificate to class and also receive a $10 discount on purchases of 5 class cards ($50) and 10 class cards ($100) if purchased before or at first class.

Safety from COVID virus. We will be safe from COVID – we have an industrial quality air purifier that removes: viruses, bacteria, pollen, and particulates from the air. We will also make sure there is sufficient airflow through the studio with open windows and ventilating air out the studio into the garage. We have AC heating and cooling too. Anyone who has seasonal allergies or asthma will appreciate the very clean air during classes.

COVID safety procedures when we can return to the studio for indoor classesMasks required at all times.  We have a commercial air cleaner that removes bacteria, pollen, viruses, and dust.  Wear layers as the studio air will be vented and breezy.

1)   Enter the gate, walk through the garden to the studio.

2)   Enter studio and sanitize hands.

3)   Get temperature check and sign into the COVID contact tracing class list.

4)   First class – please complete an “information sheet”.

5)   Bring finger cymbals, yoga mat, hip sash. (You may borrow these items – they are sanitized after use).

6)   Social distance during class. If more dancers attend than can social distance, dancers will rotate and some will be seated and practice finger cymbal rhythms.

7)   Exiting class and studio – Take a hand sanitizer packet or bring your own hand sanitizer to use after class and you exit the gate.

 New music I’ve just reviewed in written articles will be used in classes. “Cairo Nights Vol. 10” by Dr. Samy Farag – classical Egyptian pieces and Shaabi. “Unveiled” by the Ed Melikian Ensemble – Armenian and Middle Eastern pieces – with exciting rhythms: 2/4, 4/4, 5/8, 7/8, 6/8, 9/8 and 10/8. Bring your finger cymbals to enjoy dancing to melodies with these different musical styles (Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic styling) – what fun we’ll have. As always, Ma*Shuqa Method instruction foci are rhythms, musicality, dance movement combinations for improvisation – with instruction on the option to stylize your dancing and performance.

We will be well and stay healthy and happy dancing.


See my beautiful Rhinestone Blind Masks at www.CarlSermonPhotography.Zenfolio.com – search “Masks”.


Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan MPH


You may attend more than one class per week.

Building Better Balance Exercise Class - suspended during COVID-19

Check here for dates without classes: 

No class on Saturday, April 17, 2021