From Waseka “Since taking classes starting in September I have gone down from a size 15 in jeans to a size 11!!
“Going on three years this April. I have been a student of Allison’ s dance class. Dance has always been a deep down passion of mine. Allison and I were also students of another well-known teacher in this area. It was sheer synchronicity that I learned of Allison’s dance classes. Allison is a great teacher who is very committed to educating her students. Each week we learn new moves.
Allison always provides fresh new information of different cultures and their dances. Allison also gives her students the opportunity to participate in outside of studio, gigs. Middle Eastern/ belly dance is more than dance. Great for building self esteem, artistic expression, spirituality and bonding… Integrity, passion for dance and a great experience you will receive from Allison’s classes”.
I love taking belly dance classes! I love it because the movements and choreography’s are fun, I love learning about the history. I wish I could get more people involved in taking classes, they really don’t know what they are missing out on! The classes are really great and helpful and are taught by an amazing teacher, my mom. I first started classes about 7 years ago but I have definitely learned more stuff from my mom. The way she teaches is helpful, she is so involved with her students and dancing. I know she has greatly impacted everybody, including me! I don’t know what I would do in life without belly dancing. It is my deep passion!”
From Liza” I have had the pleasure of taking both private and group lessons from Allison for over a year. Allison is a very enthusiastic and encouraging instructor. Not only does she teach us the dance moves,but we also learn about the history and culture of Middle Eastern dance. We have the opportunity to perform publicly if we desire, but it is not mandatory. Allison is a very passionate and dedicated dancer and excels at sharing her talent with her students. The Chillicothe area is very lucky to have her!
- From Steva ” I had a desire to learn belly dance for more than 15 years. How lucky I felt to have met Allison! She is a wonderful person to be around. Her positive nature makes you feel good about yourself. She is very patient with me when learning a new move and she helps to build my confidence. I also really love to listen to her describe the long very interesting history of belly dancing. I do not believe I’ve ever enjoyed an exercise/dance class more. “
- From Chrissy “Gabrielle and I are so excited about our learning in your class. Gabrielle is typically so shy and I can’t believe how much she shines under your instruction . I haven’t seen her this excited about anything ever. You have a way of making everyone feel comfortable. AS you know this class for me is like a dream come true. Thank you soo much for being you.”
From Cindi “I’ve always wanted to learn belly dancing but could never find a class nearby. In late 2009, I got the fever once again and started looking for a teacher and a class. Voila! I stumbled upon Allison Flynn aka Najla. I began taking classes from her in Chillicothe and then she began traveling to Greenfield in Highland County to teach a class of Greenfield women. I don’t know how good we are but we surely do have a great time AND get a tremendous work-out. I told my husband that I have a love-hate relationship with belly dancing because it IS tremendously demanding, physically speaking, and it can be challenging for a woman of a “certain age,” but I’m hanging in because there is that part of me that loves it, even though groan a lot. You learn how to isolate muscles that you didn’t even know that you had. It’s the one time in life that having a belly is a GOOD thing. When Allison/Najla dances it is mesmerizing. That’s what I aspire to. Now that I’ve checked “belly dance lessons” off of my bucket list, my next bucket list item is to actually perform in front of REAL people. Yikes! But I am going to do it!”
Leyla Najma “I have had the pleasure of working with Allison Flynn and I highly recommend her for dance instruction, performing arts. Allison is a people person and she works well with others creating an atmosphere of productive accomplishments. She has an enthusiasm for Middle Eastern Dance that is contagious so much so that she brings out the best in her students. I highly recommend her instruction and curriculum considering the fact that she has studied with some of the best performers in the business.”
- Tom Ray “I have never seen a dancer glide like that across the floor!”