Art/Dance Academy

Dance Studios | New Market, TN


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The Art/Dance Academy (Art/Dance Academy) is a  performing arts school dedicated to presenting, preserving and educating the general public on ethnic culture and folklore of various world forms especially those countries that make up the Eastern Arabic nations. It was formed and officially opened on January 25, 1998. During 1997 classes were offered at Dance North County in Encinitas, CA. Prior to their opening, Morwenna and Walid Assaf operated Scheherazade Studios from 1975 in Boston, New Bedford and Fall River in Massachusetts, as well as Providence, RI with various locations throughout Cape Cod. We are a non-profit Education Organization specializing in Middle Eastern Dance (BELLY DANCE CLASSES) and Arabic Music, and classical dance. We are a Not for Profit: educational corporation registered in the state of Rhode Island since 1984. Registered on Dunn and Brad Street and hold a annual renewable government contract to produce festivals of cultural background for the military and throughout the libraries in Southern CA and the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Our instructors and performers are handpicked for their knowledge and quality of teaching experience plus are certified.

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Hours of Operation

  • sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • saturday 10:00am - 3:00am


  • Arabic Dance Class in Eastern TN
  • Belly Dance
  • Drills and Lebanese Folklore
  • Drumming for Kids and adults
  • Ibrahim Farrah Method of Orientale Danse
  • In eastern TN we offer consultation and coaching for dance companies
  • Traditional Egyptian (Mahmoud Reda Style) Choreography
  • We also offer consultation and coaching for serious Arabic Style Belly Dancers
  • World FunN'Fitness


  • Art/Dance Academy East is by appointment only
  • Art/Dance Academy West offers classes for Intro-Intermediate/Advanced levels

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Morwenna has received many awards and certifications for her study in the dance. She is a member of Shape America (formerly APPHERD and CAPHERD) and teaches for them annually in Palm Springs CA. Morewenna and Walid have taught internationally her favorite being Beirut Lebanon. She is recognized as a leader in the dance form around the world. Morwenna is an author of several books on the studies of Arabic Style/Belly Dance.Voted into the Hall of Fame for her research and contribution to the dance in NYC in 1994.


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1065 Susan Drive
New Market, TN 37820
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