We’re back!

Welcome back dancers! I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer break and are rested and ready for our fall sessions.

Belly Dance Basics will be continuing at our same time and place at the Bremerton Dance Center!


Also offered this session is Finger Cymbals 101, a special 6-week workshop focused solely on playing our instruments with an emphasis on technique and timing. Please bring a pair of finger cymbals, supplies to take notes, and a can-do attitude.


I am so excited to be back with all of my lovely students and I look forward to our time together in the studio.

You are all amazing and beautiful, I hope to see you in class soon!


Spring and Summer Schedules 2016

Dear Dancers,

With Spring and Summer fast approaching I am releasing the coming schedules early, this will allow students to better plan their time and enjoy the coming weather with family and friends. This year I have decided to do things a little differently by adding a theme and choreography for each 8-week rotation of Belly Dance Basics. Below is a list of each theme along with a short description.

Spring/Summer Rotation Themes & Choreography

  • March/April – Finger Cymbals: An optional opportunity to learn to play or refine your skills. Please note that students are required to provide their own cymbals (I recommend Saroyan Mastercrafts). Also in this rotation, a fun yet simple choreography specially created for beginning students.
  • May/June – Veil Choreography: A short choreography guaranteed to improve your arm carriage as well as tone.
  • June 23rd-July 7th – Luxor Baladna Choreography – Learn a fast paced cymbal choreography to a belly dance favorite, packed with plenty of Jamila format goodness.

Note that our last class of the summer will be on July 7th; we will then take a short break.

Please like my Facebook page and be sure to check back regularly to receive weekly updates and to download the weekly rotation schedule to keep on your mobile device for easy reference.

You are all amazing and beautiful, I hope to see you in class soon!



Dance Into The New Year!

Happy New Year, dancers! After a short break to celebrate the holidays, I am ready to jump right back into our weekly class schedule! The next eight weeks of classes will be fun, fast paced, and challenging for all levels featuring Western dance movements to enhance our drills and combinations.  Classes are held on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Bremerton Dance Center in Studio 3. I am so thrilled to be dancing into 2016 and I look forward to dancing with you very soon!

12/12 – Belly Dance Show at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine

Please join me on Saturday, December 12th from 8:30-11:30pm at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle for a night of live music and entertainment. I will be dancing with the lovely and talented Ava accompanied by local favorites the MB Orchestra. To reserve your table, please contact Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine.

Live Arabic music is growing increasingly difficult to come by in the US, but in Seattle, we are fortunate enough to have access to these incredible musicians. Please take this opportunity to treat yourself to the joys of a live Arabic band and allow yourself to be swept away by timeless classics and new favorites!


Harissa's 12-12-15


Dear Students,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Alyssa Jakum Dance. After a brief hiatus, I am back and ready for the kickoff of my new instructional course, Belly Dance Basics.  In this course, students will find a brand new way to learn technique, stay fit, grow as a dancer, and have fun doing it! I have some big ideas concerning how to teach dance material and have devised a whole new program designed to blend different levels, styles and genres of belly dance into multiple easy to manage class series.

Don’t forget to check back regularly for future updates and offerings, and follow my Facebook page Alyssa Jakum for some fun extras.

You are all amazing and beautiful, and I hope to see you in class soon!

-Alyssa Jakum