September 19 - 26, 2020

Indulge your love of orientale dance while experiencing the culture, cuisine, and sunshine of Italy's Tuscan Coast.


Indulge your love of orientale and Lebanese dance while experiencing the culture, cuisine, and sunshine of Italy’s Tuscan Coast and the beautiful Ligurian Sea. Stay in a 5-star hotel with its own private beach.

Learn technique and choreography from renowned bellydance instructors Faten of Al-Massraweya, Victoria Teel, and Lebanese Simon, whose extensive expertise covers the spectrum of Egyptian and Lebanese dance, from its folkloric roots all the way to more modern interpretations.

This 6-day, 7-night retreat offers you the unique opportunity to learn from these three renowned instructors in a small class setting. Receive personalized feedback to your dance questions and concerns.  Dancers in all stages of their dance journey are welcome. 

The week is structured to encompass 28 hours of dance instruction as well as plenty of free time to relax and explore. The day begins with an extensive buffet breakfast at the hotel. Lunch will be on your own, for you select from area restaurants or at the hotel. We will regroup in the evening for dinner, with the exception of the Monday (free afternoon/evening) and Wednesday (free day). 

Monday classes end at 2:15, after which you are free to do whatever you’d like, such as lounge on the beach or take the local bus into Pisa.


There will be no classes on Wednesday.  Instead, we have organized a trip to Florence. In Florence, during the first 2 hours you can join in a guided tour, with the remainder of the day free to shop and sightsee. 

On our final evening in Italy, we’re planning a bellydance party. We hope you will consider packing a costume and sharing your talent with the group. 


7 nights in 5-star hotel (9/19 through 9/25) 
28 hours of dance instruction with 3 renowned instructors
Evening dance discussions
Breakfast and dinner (except: dinner not included on free days/afternoons – Sept 21 and 23)

Day trip to Florence 
Transport between Pisa Airport the hotel on arrival and departure


Early bird – deposit due by April 1, 2020:

• $2,500 – double occupancy
• $ 2,800– single occupancy 
• $1,900 – non-dancer rate, double occupancy (includes hotel, breakfast and dinner except on September 21 and 23), and arrival and departure transport between airport or port and hotel

After April 1, 2020:

• $2,700 – double occupancy
• $3,000 – single occupancy
• $2,100 – non-dancer rate, double occupancy, includes hotel, breakfast and dinners (except on September 21 and 23), and arrival and departure transport between airport or port and hotel

*700 deposit, non-refundable and non-transferrable unless minimum enrollment levels are not met. Space is limited. Registration deadline is June 30, 2019. Early registration is recommended to secure your space. 

Payment plan available upon request 

Final payment due August 30, 2020

For info: 
email: info@sandsoftimeretreats@gmail.com
web: sandsoftimeretreats.com