dance and creative movement

Welcome to Magpie Movement

Magpie Movement is an independent dance school uniquely designed for adults, specializing in contemporary belly dance and other eclectic movement styles. Classes are held in St. John’s Newfoundland and concentrate on technique, musicality, and repertory informed by body awareness, self-expression, and creativity. Our classes are well-rounded and comprehensive – always fun and never competitive.

We believe that each dancer is unique with different experiences and motivations for dancing. We aim to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for all dancers, regardless of age, size, level of fitness, or physical abilities. Our goal is to spark a passion for dance in whichever stylization you would like to embrace. Our teachers lead and encourage you so that you can reach your goals in dance.

We are woman-owned. We are allies of the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. We champion great people through communication, inclusion, and collaboration. Our studio is financially-accessible with flexible payment plans, and sliding scale pricing available to all students.

belly dance classes with vanessa

contemporary and fusion belly dance classes for new dancers, beginners, intermediates, and advanced.

everybody dance now!

current and upcoming classes

life isn’t about finding yourself

it’s about creating yourself

What better way to create yourself, than to create what you want to see in your life? At Magpie Movement we want you to get up, to move and dance, and to find beauty in the process.

Magpies are intelligent birds, known for collecting things to make their homes and build their nests – shiny things, interesting things, helpful things, pretty things, fun things. Much like this colourful bird, Magpie Movement is about finding your creative home, and building it with all the heart-warming ways of moving that you love; belly dance, contemporary fusion, and more!

So prove yourself to yourself; sign up for classes and build that little nest – because you are brilliant, beautiful, and brave!