Monday, April 9, 2018


Dazzling Belly Dance Showcase featuring Master Instructor Tarifa Salem, fantastic local talent, and fabulous dancers from the Gulf Coast area and beyond! Doors open at 4:00PM; show starts at 5:00PM! This spectacular showcase occurs after the Spring Raqs Pensacola Workshop on April 28, 2018. Spring Raqs Workshop information HERE: 
$10 General Admission. Kids 12 years and younger Free. or cash at door.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Shimmy Chic Fitness Demo at Ciclovia!

I will be teaching a 20-minute Shimmy Chic Fitness class demonstration at the Ciclovia event on March 24 and need your help! I am looking for participants. It is absolutely free and will not take longer than 20 minutes. Since it is a demonstration, I will ask that you briefly warm up on your own before we begin. I will teach 3 to 4 routines on the spot and then we're done! The routines feature basic, beginning-level belly dance moves which are repeated throughout the songs. I will go over the basic moves beforehand, then start the music and call out the cues. All you have to do is follow along, and have fun! 

The Details:
What: Pensacola Ciclovia Open Streets
Ciclovia (seek-low-via)-Penscola Open Streets originated in Bogota, Columbia in the 1970s and took off around the world in the 1990s. Pensacola joined the movement in 2017 with their very first Ciclovia! This event closes major streets in downtown Pensacola to motorized traffic and opens them up for people to ride bikes, walk, run, play, or whatever moves them! Check out more info here:
When: Saturday, March 24 at 11;45 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
Where: Downtown Pensacola. The Shimmy Chic Fitness Demo will take place in the Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street. I will also have a table set up at this area; look for the Shimmy Chic banner.
Other Details: The area where we will be dancing is paved. So wear some sort of dance sneaker or shoe that will protect your feet, yet allow you to pivot reasonably well. Wear your workout wear with a colorful coin hip scarf. If you need one, I can loan you one of mine, or I have brand new ones you can purchase for $10/scarf. If you have a Shimmy Chic top or Tshirt, please wear it! I have limited Shimmy Chic merchandise for sale; contact me if interested. Prices range from $10 to $25.

This will be a fun day for all kinds of exercise, fun, and fresh spring air! If you are able to participate, please email me at or text me at 770-361-7341. Yalla!! :-D

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Shimmy Chic Fitness with Gina of Emerald Coast Belly Dance!
Shimmy-Chic Fitness is an energetic and fun program based on the ancient art of bellydance but with a modern twist! This class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle- toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. This is a low impact workout. The main goal is to sweat and have fun!  No dance experience necessary.  Please wear comfortable workout clothes.  Bare feet appropriate. 
January 11 – March 1 Thursdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM
$80 for 8-week session or $12 / Drop In
Breathe Yoga Scenic
3101 E. Cervantes Street
Pensacola, FL  32503
To register, please visit and click on the schedule at Breathe Scenic.  It will take you to the Mindbody site and walk you through the signup steps.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thank You

Thank you, Emerald Coast Belly Dancers!  I appreciate your dedication and commitment this session.  Great performance last night at The Mahabhuta Yoga Festival; I had fun dancing with you!  I wish you all a peaceful holiday season and I look forward to dancing with you again in the New Year!!  (Classes resume the week of January 8!)

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Belly Dance Classes are currently on break and will resume in January. 
All classes are taught by Gina Nolan of Emerald Coast Belly Dance.  
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT:  Emerald Coast Belly Dance is moving to Breathe Yoga Scenic January 2018!   

8 week Beginner Belly Dance:
Mondays 7:30 - 9:00PM January 8 - February 26  / $80

For registration information, please visit:

8 week Belly Dance Fitness Class (MORE INFO COMING SOON!):
Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00PM January 11 - February 26 / $80

For registration information, please visit:

8 week Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance (by invitation only):
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00PM January 11 - March 1 / $80

To register for Intermediate/Advanced class, simply send class fee via PayPal to:
Please contact Gina at for class placement assessment if you are unsure.

Breathe Yoga Scenic is located at 3101 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32503.  It's on the left-hand corner of the strip mall with Arrow Salon and Subway. 


It's November (can you believe it?), which reminds me of all God's blessings for which I am thankful.  
As I write today, on Veterans Day, I thank you Veterans for your service.
I thank you Emerald Coast Belly Dance Student Troupe for your tremendous work and fabulous performance at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival!  
I am thankful for so many things, one of which is the opportunity and the health to dance.  We get to dance!! 
Speaking of the opportunity to dance, Emerald Coast Belly Dance will appear as a surprise performance at the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival on Saturday, November 18, before the HuDost concert from 6:10 - 6:20PM.  The Mahabhuta Yoga Festival is located at the Sanders Beach Community Center on 913 South I Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502.  I am offering one free Beginner Belly Dance session at the Silent Auction, so tell all your Yogi Friends!  :-D  Mahabhuta Yoga Festival website here: