Classesavailable in person & LIVE online!


Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Classes will include: Basic belly dance technique and movements including strengthening muscles, improving flexibility and coordination. Explanation of the correct way to do commonbelly dance moves by “breaking them down”. No prior dance experience needed. For women and men of all ages and body types! New Intermediate students are encouraged to start at this level to learn and understand Mariah's teaching format. $100 one class per week for 8 weeks Wed only.Drop-in rate is $15 for Wed.Drop-in rate is $35 for Sat. Saturday Workshop students must confirm attendance by paying 24 hours in advanced.See Pay Now button


Wednesday 6:00 - 7:15 PM or 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Classes will include: Focus on muscle-based technique, layering moves and combinations. Choreography and stage performance skills.Limited to those who have been studying belly dance with me or other teachers for more than 2 years.$100 one class per week for 8 weeks Wed only.Drop-in rate is $15 for Wed. Drop-in rate is $35 for Sat. Saturday Workshop students must confirm attendance by paying 24 hours in advanced.See Pay Now button.


Wednesday 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For the highly skilled intermediate - advanced student of bellydance with 4 or more years of formal bellydance training. Class will focus on solid bellydance technique, history, and principals with emphasis on personal style and performance. $115 for 8 weeks Wed only.Drop-in rate is $15 for Wed.Drop-in rate is $35 for Sat. Saturday Workshop students must confirm attendance by paying 24 hours in advanced.See Pay Now button

All Levels – Saturday Workshop with Mariah

Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For enthusiastic students of Bellydance wanting to fine-tune technique and understand Bellydance principles with emphasis on Mariah’s Teaching Format. Class is very similar to a bellydance Workshop setting which would include students of all levels. Teaching topics include zills, veils, floor work, cane, rhythms, body conditioning, combinations, choreography, costuming, etc. Open to Beginner - Advanced students. Only offering $35 weekly Drop-in rate. Saturday Workshop students must confirm preferred date by paying 24 hours in advanced.

On Stage!

Day/Time - Please request via email.

Members must have formal belly dance training with Mariah or other teachers. Class focus is on choreography, combination drills, intricate details of performance on stage and the business of bellydance. For the wholehearted enthusiast of Bellydance wanting to perform. $115 every 8 weeks.

Youth Bellydancing

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Belly dancing is a fun & disciplined activity for boys and girls who love to move. Many performance opportunities for your little stars. For Youths between 5 -14 years old. Parents are welcome to watch class or drop off. Mom's interested in a class for themselves can stay for Belly Dance Classes between 6:00 - 8:30 PM Wed. immediately following Youth Bellydancing. Child may sit comfortable in waiting room during your class! $80 for 8 weeks.

Belly Dance WORKOUT!

Saturday 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Total body workout using basic Belly Dance moves to lively World music. Gain strenght, flexibility, & coordination! $80 for 8 weeks / $55 for students enrolled in any other weekly class!

Trance Bellydance

Day/Time - Please request via email.

Journey through mind/body bellydance movement to the ultimate height of transcendence. $80 for 8 weeks.

Private Lessons & Belly Dance Fitness Training

7 days a week! Please request via email.

-Competition or Choreography Coaching! $40 per hour.

-Private Bellydance Training offers One-on-One instruction to Beginner-Advanced students.

-Private Fitness Training focuses on a total body workout using basic Belly Dance moves to lively World music. Some light weight lifting. For great health, relaxation, entertainment and weight loss.

Privates include 2 one hour long sessions. Solo is $60 /Group of 2 is $50 each / Group of 3 or more is $45 each.

Class Options

Suggested Attire:

Form-fitting and comfortable exercise pants with tight t-shirt or crop top. Barefeet, dance slipper with a soft sole or socks with rubber grips on feet. Bellydance hip sash to tie around hips.


$25 one-time non-refundable Registration Fee for all new students to get started.

One class once a week for 8 weeks. Class fee is tuition based meaning you pay at beginning of every 8 weeks for as long as you wish to take lessons. Students with valid ID save 20%See Class description for specific class fee as they do vary.

Drop-in to try a class!See Class description for specific class fee as they do vary.

Studio space rental, by the hour, is available for students, troupes, workshop/seminar instructors for practice, rehearsals, parties and other events. Please contact Mariah for pricing and availability.

Class Policies:

Tuition is non-refundable and is due in full every 8 weeks. 8 week tuition can be extended out if student informs studio,only at time of paying, days they know will be missed.If absent,with prior notice, students can make-up missed class only within same week during otheravailableclass days/times. Please notify studio if/when you cannot attend class. Prepaid private lessons need 24 hour notice of cancellation. If absent without 24 hour cancellation notice, lesson fee is non-refundable or transferable. $40 fee for check returned NSF. Email and/or text is used for general information, class reminders and account statements. Studio follows Canton City School system for weather cancellations. Maria Parasson is CPR Certified. Exercise at your own risk.

To register for class, please mail payment along with your name, number, email address and class option to address above. You can also pay for classes in person with cash check or credit card. To pay with credit card online ($2.00 fee) choose your payment option, press the Pay Now button then follow directions. You can also send funds thru PayPal to my email address. Once payment is received you can join class immediately. New students or drop-ins, please call first so I can expect you in chosen class.

If paying by check, please make out to Maria Parasson Fine Arts.

*Private Lessons with Mariah*

Special Offer

To celebrate the Season!

Two Private Lessons for a rate of just $60.00 (Students w/ ID pay $45)

Each lesson is one hour long, arranged according to your schedule.

If you want 2 hours back to back that's fine too.

Lessons are held at Canton studio. Additional fee for lesson at other location including online via Skype.

Scheduling Privates 7 days a week!

Please mail payment to Maria Parasson c/o Belly Dance by Mariah Studio

(address above).

If paying by Credit Card ($2.00 fee) please click PayPal link above. Once payment is sent, please call to schedule classes.

Gift Certificates Available!

Gift Certificate Amounts

Workshops • Private Instruction •Live Online

"I've been teaching bellydance for nearly 20 years to students from all walks of life! Each student is unique and special to my heart. I love sharing my passion for this amazing dance. You too can be your best if you free yourself from inhibitions and let the joy of bellydance move you."

To sponsor or book Mariah for your next Belly Dance Workshop, Seminar, Gala Show, Competition, group or individual belly dance instruction, please email or call 614-595-9215 for rates and availability.

Workshop topics include Classical American Cabaret, Egyptian, Turkish, Veils, Finger Cymbals, Cane, Gypsy, Improvisation, Trance, Various Fusion and more!!!


Online Class Schedule with Mariah

Now students from all over the world can study personally with Mariah "LIVE" via a webcam. Group & Private lessons plus class packages. Try Promo Code Mariah20 to receive your 20% off discount!

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Maria’s Belly Dancing For Fitness Class is also offered at the Tuscarawas County YMCA. Please call Y for days/times.


600 Monroe St

Dover, OH 44622

Phone: 330-364-5511

Workshops with Mariah


Aug. 18-19 Workshop & Guest Judge, Diva Crown Boston, MA


June 30 Tuscarawas County Libray, New Philadelphia, OH

Nov. 4-6 Great Lakes Bellydance Convention, Lansing, MI


Aug. 21-23Diva Crown, Workshop instructor/Guest Judge, Boston, MA


Feb. 8 Turkish Drills and Zills Benefit Workshop, Canton, OH

March 30 Lebanese Oriental, Etudes de Ballet, Naples, FL

April 4 The Movement Factory, Cleveland, OH

April 11-12 Midwest Dance Seminar & Competition, Indianapolis, IN

Aug. 23-24 Diva Crown, Workshop instructor/Guest Judge, Boston, MA

Sept 4-7 Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive, AmCab Workshop, Las Vegas, NV

Sept 13-14 Guest Judge Jewel of the Sierra, Placerville, CA

Dec. 6 Turkish Choreography, Canton, OH


Jan. 5 New Year's Resolution: To Bellydance! Mini Workshop with Mariah, Canton, OH

March 23 AmCab & Drum Solo, Ball State University Muncie, IN

April 27 Gypsy Fusion 9/8, Qaina Akron, OH

Aug. 25 "How to Compete" Workshop & Guest Judge, Diva Crown Boston, MA

Sept. 15 AmCab Workshop & Guest Judge, Jewel of the Sierra Placerville, CA

Oct. 26 Oriental Dance Workshop with Mariah, Dayton, OH

Dec 2 Workshop with Mariah, Alpha Phi Kent State University, Kent, OH


March 25 9/8 Rhythm - Belly Dance Workshop with Mariah, Canton, OH

June 30 Karsilama (9/8) Cleveland Workshop with Mariah

Aug. 17-19 Workshop Instructor Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention, OH

Oct. 6 Workshop with Mariah, Pittsburgh, PA


April 21-26 Naples, FL Retreat

June 15 Intro to Bellydancing,Cleopatra’s Herbal Hookah Lounge, Canton, OH

June 18Traditional Taksim Workshopwith Mariah, Canton Studio

July 30Belly Dancing 101YMCA Dover, OH

Aug 16Zills Seminar with Mariah, Canton Studio

Aug. 26-28 Workshop Instructor/JudgeZa-Beth’s Diva Pageant, Boston, MA

Nov. 4-6Great Lakes Bellydance ConventionInstructor & Performer. Ann Arbor, MI

Dec. 3Zills Workshop with Mariah, Canton Studio

Dec. 10OH-MEDCA Festival, Local Celebrity Instructor, Columbus, OH Belly Dance by Mariah 2019