Riskallah Riyad
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CT Dance Oasis
Center for Middle Eastern Dance

Quality Middle Eastern belly dance classes for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Serving the cities and towns of Danbury, Bethel, Redding, Ridgefield, New Fairfield, Southbury, Newtown, Monroe, Woodbury, Waterbury, New Milford, Kent. Including the counties of Fairfield,NewHaven, Litchfield, Middlesex in Connecticut and Westchester and Orange in NY

Riskallah Riyad is a performer and instructor of unparalleled originality.
Her love of dance and unlimited vitality show in both the classroom (where she excels at inspiring students to achieve new heights) and in each and every performance. Her artistry with the veil is breathtaking. The veil dances as an extension of her spirit, and wraps her in a magical aura that is mesmerizing to behold.”
– Chelydra, Newport News, VA


Photo of Riskallah Riyad by Michael Baxter 

"... it's going on TEN years that I've been dancing with you!  Wow, I never
imagined I would have the good fortune to find a teacher as inspired, vital,
and talented as you are!  Year after year, I just keep learning.  When we
all get better, you make it harder and more challenging.  You are a jewel.

Thank you for your encouragement and for showing me the beauty of movement
and the connection between one's heart, body, and music!"
 Alaia Lin

Come share the passion for this beautiful dance, so ancient and timeless, yet ever new. Oriental Dance gives expression to all aspects of human experience, illuminating the ordinary and transporting it to new realms. It is my desire to share with you my joy and to pass on the knowledge, the love and the respect I have for this dance, all of which began in the Middle Eastern roots of my childhood.

In this beautiful dance, the body caresses the soul and each is elevated by the other. 
Riskallah Riyad