Category Archives: Classes

Philosophenomena’s Unity Fest 2015


On March 21, 2015 Avalouna will be appearing at Philosophenomena’s Unity Fest in Glen Rose, TX. Last year we appeared at Weird Tex Fest at the same venue, which was put on by the same event producers. It was a wonderful event and we had such a blast and are so honored to be the entertainment this year at Unity Fest!

We will be performing the premiere of our Murderous Ghosts set, which is not only a bellydance performance, but the first in our series of theatrical bellydance pieces which tell an entire story in 30 minutes or less. We are so excited to present this new format of show to you and are really, really excited about this piece. It will be making its way around in the future, but for now, to see the whole thing, you should come to Unity Fest! If you’re not able, never fear, we will be posting it on YouTube!

Also later in the day I will be teaching a 30 minute mini workshop. It is included with entry to the event and suitable for total beginners!

Our performance is at 1pm, workshop at 3:30. There is also a wide array of speakers on all things supernatural and paranormal! There are also plenty of vendors to fulfill your shopping needs. This is a really fabulous event and it also is a charity event with proceeds going to Cancer Care Services.

Come out and see us, see the event page on Facebook at this link and buy tickets on eventbrite at the link below!

Smiles, shimmies and creepy things galore!



Class Schedule Update


At the moment, I will only be teaching 1 class per week, Tribal Fusion for Beginner’s on Sundays from 3-4. I am still available for privates and will look at offering a mid week class later in the year. Due to a heavy performance and event calendar at the time, I am really wanting to pull my focus in and I think one of the best tactics is to focus on teaching one style at the moment. I have extended pre registration for Tribal Fusion for Beginner’s until Saturday night and of course you can always drop in!

Smiles and shimmies! 🙂 E

Registration for Classes is Now Open!!!


I have opened Registration for both classes!! Classes begin August 15! Registration for this 6 week series will continue until midnight on August 14. Then the option to purchase the 6 week package will end, but of course Drop-Ins are always more than welcome. Drop-In rate will be $15 per class. Pre registering is really a GREAT deal. For one class per week you save $30 if you pre register vs dropping in, for two classes per week you save $60!!!!

You can pre-register a variety of ways. Register online by choosing your option from this page , make a payment through Paypal, then send me an email at, telling me your name and which class you are registering for. You can also pre- register at the open house I will be hosting Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Kristina’s Studio of Dance, 414 W Taylor St Sherman, TX 75092 from 2-4 pm. More information about the open house will follow. And lastly, if online or the open house don’t work for you, send me an email and I will be more than happy to get together with you and complete your Registration!

I hope to dance with you soon!
Smiles and shimmies! 🙂 E

New Classes Start August 15!!


Beginning in August!!! Elena makes her return to teaching at Kristina’s Studio of Dance in Sherman, TX!! Two classes will be offered per week and these two classes are the basis to advancing further in Elena’s program.

Both classes will give you a solid foundation upon which to build your Bellydance technique and are unique in that they feature Elena’s own syllabus and format of moves. Elena incorporates not only over 12 years of Bellydance and World dance training, but the principles she learned as a classically trained ballet dancer and actress. For more information please email Elena at

Classes are open to EVERYONE regardless of shape , size, age, physical limitations or gender! Come dance with us!

Class Schedule Beginning August 15, 2013

•Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm Traditional Bellydance for Beginners
Learn the basic moves of this ancient art form and gain a solid foundation in how to move your body while exploring all aspects of Middle Eastern Dance. In this class we will cover basic technique, become familiar with Middle Eastern music and by the end of the six week session have learned to put the moves we learn together into a short combination.
•Sundays 3-4 pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance for Beginners
The “little sister” of Traditional Bellydance, Tribal Fusion draws inspiration from a variety of dance forms from Arabic nomadic tribes, to Flamenco, to Indian stylization, to the Jazz Age, fusing all these inspirations with Middle Eastern Dance. This fun, diverse style has something for everyone as the sky is the limit on what can be created in Fusion. We will learn the basics of Bellydance and how changing the moves and music makes them “Fusion”, gain a solid technique and by the end of the six weeks have built a short combination from the moves we have learned.
Class Prices and Packages

•6 Week Class Series- Pre- Registration July 24- August 14
•1 class per week- $60, 2 classes per week- $120
•Classes are ongoing and Drop ins are always welcome! $15 per class
Elena is available for 1 hour private and semi private lessons. Private/ semi privates can be utilized to work intensively on technique, focus on choreography, explore props or a specific style of dance or for those who prefer to learn in a one on one atmosphere. Elena is also available for Skype lessons! All you need is the internet and your webcam!

•1 dancer- $35
•2 or more dancers- $30 per dancer
Private lessons are currently offered from Elena’s home studio in Sherman, TX.