Janelle Issis

Janelle Issis
Janelle Issis
Janelle Issis

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Janelle Issis is a talented, fun loving, American-Palestinian national touring artist, choreographer, nutritionist, and yogini! She is best known for her contagious laugh and her sultry elegance on the hit U.S. show So You Think You Can Dance (Season 9) as the top 6th female finalist and the only classically trained bellydancer ever to hit the F.O.X. stage.

Currently Janelle travels teaching with Showstoppers On Tour, and just recently debut in her fi...read more

Class Descriptions

Belly Dance

Janelle will have you tapping into your inner and outer femininity in this exciting one of a kind signature Bellydance Class. Aid the growth of your personal dance style with diverse movement vocabulary and learn to connect your brain quickly to your core, all isolations, spine, hips, and shoulders with incredible control. We will begin with a mini “crash course” to bellydancing and Classic Egyptian core techniques. This will lead us into “Fusion Choreography” intermingling new classic ideas into some familiar moves and styles such as Jazz, Contemporary and/or Bollywood.

Janelle will lead you through movement in a unique way; hoping to help develop your dance mind by giving you a different insight into another culture, its meanings and creative ideas behind Raqs Sharqi "Dance of the East,” and all the beauty that comes with it. 


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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  • Broadway Dance Center
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036
  •   info@bwydance.com (general info)
  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
  • Children & Teens • Lincoln Center
  •   37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
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  •   212-457-0035 (phone)