Los Angeles: Atwater Village/ Eagle Rock/ Pasadena
323.377.8192 or email
Available for shows! Solo, Duet, Trio, or troupe up to 7! Tribal or Cabaret Bellydance, SnakeDance, Drummers, Indian, Flamenco or HipHop Fusion!
We love kids, seniors, big parties, little parties!!
Bellydance Classes in Pasadena, California
Heather is an LA based dancer, teacher and choreographer. She defines her bellydance as an organic movement integrating classic dance form with pure, heart rooted creativity. Heather is inspired by life's many sources. She believes dance has the power to heal, awaken and delight body and spirit.
Heather's work has included educating and performing in private schools, retirement homes, private parties, children's birthday parties, corporate environments, film and TV sets, farmer's markets, street fairs and other community events.
Heather has been studying movement since she can remember. Her path started early in gymnastics, cheerleading, jazz, modern and hip-hop dance. She also dabbles in ballet, classical Indian, African dance and tai-chi. She has studied bellydance in Egyptian, Turkish and American Tribal styles.
Choreography has been a love and present in Heather's life for many years, from shows for mom and dad, to high school half-times, to a short independent film, to stage/theatre productions.
She also has a very powerful connection with healing and has been involved in bodywork since 1998. Heather maintains a private healing practice in which she utilizes knowledge of massage, Reiki, aromatherapy, herbology, movement and diet to facilitate optimum health. She encourages self-healing.
In 2007 Heather won Belly Dancer of the Universe Tribal Fusion Solo Champion and People's Choice and the Hips of Fury Ultimate Soloist and People's Choice.
BELLYDANCE CLASSES: Award winning tribal fusion dancer, Heather Shoopman, teaches classes using movement for healing, creativity and fun! She teaches in Los Angeles: Atwater Village/ Eagle Rock/ Pasadena -- Heather teaches weekly classes on LA's east side. Her style of teaching inspires physical fitness, creativity and personal growth in a safe, fun environment. Learn to use this beautiful ancient art form to ground, focus and open your heart. Heather draws from experience in American Tribal StyleŽ and Egyptian cabaret bellydance, and is sometimes known to add accents of Ancient Indian, African or hip hop dance. Heather is also a healer and brings this knowledge to her classes. She is passionate about prenatal bellydance. A wonderful class for birth preparation, bellydance will help strengthen the muscles used in labor. Moms are welcome in class, please advise her of your pregnancy upon your arrival so the contraindications will be pointed out. Heather has had training in both pre-natal bellydance and massage. HEATHER is also available for private individual or group lessons. Please contact her for fee information. Call 323.377.8192 or email
style of teaching inspires physical fitness, creativity and personal
growth in a safe, fun environment. Heather is a healer and brings
this knowledge to her classes. Learn to use this beautiful ancient
art form to ground, focus and open your heart. Heather draws from
experience in American Tribal Style and Egyptian cabaret bellydance,
and is sometimes known to add accents of Ancient Indian, African
or hip hop dance. Beginner class will focus on
specific vocabulary in a clear (and sometimes comical) breakdown,
body toning drills and light combinations. Intermediate
class will use the vocabulary as a foundation for drills,
choreography, ATS format improvisation and creative exercises to
develop performance skills. All classes have recitals at
least once a year!!
HEATHER is also available for private individual
or group lessons. Please contact her for fee information.
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