JENSUYA BELLY DANCE
Dancing to Connect
People, Art, History & Culture
What We Do
Jensuya Belly Dance is the performance art and teaching company of my husband, Robert Peak, and me, Jennifer "Jensuya" Carpenter-Peak. With a focus on dance and music of the Near East and Mediterranean regions, we teach and entertain with Middle Eastern music, belly dance, folk dance, and culture through public and private performances, online courses, workshops, YouTube videos, and education programs. TarabRaqs Mid East Arts Education is our school division of Jensuya Belly Dance.
What we do
Festivals & Events
“Jensuya is an amazing teacher—she is a gifted dancer AND teacher—she knows how to teach beginners through advanced. A consummate professional. Her workshops are SO FUN!”
Jensuya Belly Dance School
We teach belly dance organically. From your very first belly dance class, we are integrating the music, relevant culture, body fitness, and modifications so that each lesson with us is like taking a little journey to the Middle East as you learn to belly dance.
Free Belly Dance Courses
Virtual Cultural Experiences
Introductory Belly Dance Courses
Core Curriculum Music & Dance Courses
“What an awesome evening! The pair (Jensuya & Bob) make a great combo—and it is SO RARE to have live drumming as you dance. I've seen them several times performing...fantastic show.” —Tara S.
Belly Dance Night at Alfredo's
Join us monthly for live drumming and belly dancing at Alfredo's Mediterranean Grille in historic Charles Town, West Virginia—home of the Charles Town Races.
Our live shows are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can still enjoy a show by video at Alfredo's.
“Jennifer did an amazing job of...presenting the content in an incredibly organized and accessible way...”
—Emily Oleson, Dance Program Coordinator, Davis & Elkins College
TarabRaqs Mid East Arts Education
Our arts education virtual programs are based on our in-person events. Enroll in an online course or virtual program for your school, college, university, library, club, organization, pandemic pod, homeschool, or micro school.
Live programs are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See available virtual programs.