Let's Belly Dance! 

Welcome to BDL Classes

This is BellyDance Land (aka BDL) website dedicated to In-Person, Online & On-Demand classes.

Here you'll find a variety of lessons including group or private coaching, beginner and more advanced levels, as well as an incredible belly dance Membership / Subscription area (see below)!

We invite you to browse our offers and explore the magical world of belly dance and fusion dances with Cris!

Study with Cris! from wherever you are!

Always wanted to learn how to belly dance and can't find the right time or location for a class?
This is your lucky day!

Our BDL Online Studio, a subscription-based classroom, will provide you with numerous classes and tutorials, available to you 24/7.

Explore our Online Studio today!

You can try it for a month or an entire year. Two tiers to choose from.
Check it out!

Group & Private Classes

Please keep checking back as information about classes get updated frequently. 


Ongoing Summer Session
Registration closes Friday 7/19.

wednesday Intermediate classes

Summer Session starts 7/17/24
Registration is open!

wednesday Beginner classes

This class will be back in the Fall. Consider attending Summer Session at UCSB!

Pop-up class

Next date: TBA
5:30 pm PDT
on Zoom


1-1 coaching with Cris! in-person or via Zoom. Single class or packages available.

Meet your teacher & Coach

Cris! Basimah

Cris! Basimah is an award-winning belly dancer, instructor and choreographer based in Santa Barbara, specializing in dance styles of the Middle East (Raqs Sharqi and Folkloric) and Latin cultures. She's also a Bellyfit® Certified Instructor.

Cris!’s passion is to bring joy, movement, higher self-esteem and self-expression to others through her dance classes and performances.

More about Cris!