Dance as a shortcut to happiness

Dance can help shake off stress, energize the body, and put a smile on your face. Movement and music provide magical mood-lifting medicine. Sprinkle in some self-expression in a warm cauldron of community, and you have a recipe for replenishment!

Did you know that dance supports good digestion, which is key to a strong immune system and positive outlook? The undulations and shimmies of belly dance massage and tone the organs and muscles instrumental in allowing food and feelings to move through the body. Nourishment happens on all levels and it’s all connected, so let’s get cooking on the dance floor!

Dance Classes with Hannah

Move every part of you in a fun and feminine way through Shimmy and Shine belly dance fusion classes with Hannah Romanowsky! Join me for an eclectic, heart-warming blend of world music and dance. You will relish in the pleasure of captivating rhythms, flowing melodies, and alluring movements to enliven your soul. We will open the spine, release the hips, and take a journey through the rich aesthetic landscape of dance and music from the Silk Road, the Middle East, and beyond.

Engaging and enchanting choreography will be taught drawing from the colorful palette of global dance traditions. You will learn belly dance technique, traditional dances, and styling from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, India, Egypt, Spain, and more – Romanza Dance style! Some dance experience is helpful, but beginners are warmly welcomed. Come Shimmy & Shine!

Each month features a new dance genre and choreography:

2023 class series

January: Belly dance choreography to Lisa Fakir

February: Sensual tango fusion

2022 class series

January: Veil dance rumba

February: Sensual tango fusion

March: Elegant and joyful Persian

April: Balkan and Russian Romani

May: Istanbul Nights / Turkish 9/8

June: Baba Karam Iranian urban choreography

July: Rehearsal month for performances

August: Nubian dance

September: Flamenco fusion

October: Zambra

November: Joyful Persian women’s dance

December: Classic American Belly Dance Routine


Class Payments

Group Studio Class Packages (Novato, San Rafael, Online):

$20 single class / $60 monthly (4 classes) / $180 for 10-class card

Recorded Content

Join Hannah’s Patreon community to receive access to recorded content and other resources, including class music playlists.

Private Coaching:

$85 single class / $300 for a 4-class package


Venmo @Hannah-Romanowsky /

Cash and Check (made out to Hannah Romanowsky) also accepted.

Recorded classes (and lots of other content) are only available through my Patreon membership program at the $65/month tier. You can cancel or adjust your membership level at any time.

Belly Dance Fusion ~Tues @ 11 am
Love2Dance Studio B, 874 Sweetser Ave., Novato CA

60m | Intermediate

Belly Dance Fusion ~ Thurs 10:30 am (PST)
Zoom Class Contact Hannah for Zoom link

60m | Intermediate

Belly Dance Fusion ~ Sat 10:30 am
BodyVibe Studio

999 Andersen Drive, San Rafael CA

60m | Intermediate

Private Coaching – Persian, Middle-Eastern and Romani Dance
Contact Hannah

60m | Intermediate

Choreography Workshops, Group Events, and Intensives Contact Hannah

1 hr – 6 hrs | All Levels

Recorded Content Join Patreon Community

All Levels

Persian and Middle Eastern Performances and Event Entertainment

Available for your wedding, corporate event, community celebration, ladies tea party, poetry reading, spiritual gathering, educational institution, film project, and more.

Dance Biography

Hannah Romanowsky, MA, is a performing artist, teacher, and choreographer with over 20 years of professional experience in the international dance arts. Founder of the DanceVersity youth multicultural arts education program and the Scheherazade School of Dance & Sacred Movement, Hannah consults for educational and artistic programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and is valued for her expertise in world dance traditions. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her unique blend as a dance educator and cultural arts advocate, entertainer, and creative artist.

As a performing artist Ms. Romanowsky has been a featured at some of the most prestigious venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including the Asian Art museum, de Young museum, Legion of Honor, multiple appearances in the Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts, as well as the Houston Museum of Modern Art, the British Museum in London, and international arts festivals and studios in Asia and Europe. She was on faculty at the Afsaneh Dance Academy, featured artist with Ballet Afsaneh under the directorship of Sharlyn Sawyer, founding member of the Wan-Chao Dance ethno-contemporary dance company, and a core member of the Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company under the directorship of Katarina Burda.

Hannah has performed for Google, FaceBook, Benefit Cosmetics, Oracle, Salesforce, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Oakland Ballet, as well as for numerous celebrities, wineries, charities, fundraisers, academic institutions and private events in the San Francisco bay area and beyond. She performs regularly for Persian and Central Asian communities across the United States, and offers uplifting and authentic dance entertainment as well as educational presentations.

Hannah lives north of San Francisco in Sonoma County where she consults, coaches clients, and teaches weekly community classes in San Rafael, Novato, and online. She is specialist in dance from the Silk Road and Middle East and teaches specialty workshops in Romani, Persian, Turkish and Arabic dance. When not cooking something up on the dance, you can find her dancing through her kitchen!