Dance to the Beat of the Drum 8.0!

Here we go – 8.0! We are so happy to be running this event again in January 2018!!!!

If you are curious about this event and not sure what to expect, its a multilevel class with something for everyone. It provides a foundation to learning Middle Eastern rhythms with dance technique which is very important as we use these rhythms every time we dance to a song! It helps give you some tools for listening and identifying rhythms and applying movement. Tim Gerwing provides valuable insight on how to identify these rhythms and breaks them down so that you can see how they are formed. Regardless of your level, this workshop offers a lot of information.

January 21 2018, 12 – 3pm
Early Bird Pricing til January 10th $60, $70 after.

PM me or email me at to snag your spot!


Dance to the Beat of the Drum 4.0

It’s baaack!

March 26, 2017
12:00 – 2:30 PM
1000 Rivers
54 E 4th Avenue, Vanvouver

Ashley Kirkham and Tim Gerwing are excited to offer a workshop for dancers to learn about the most commonly encountered Middle Eastern rhythms on March 26, 2017. This will be the fourth workshop in the series and will focus on rhythms of a megeance. The workshop will cover rhythms which will be explained and demonstrated by Tim Gerwing. Technique and combinations will be taught by Ashley Kirkham.

To register, please contact

Please bring a yoga mat, pen and paper, and lots of water :)

New Beginner Class in Richmond

Ashley Rhianne is pleased to offer a new beginner dance class in Richmond!

Classes will start March 25 from 11:30am-1pm.

Session One: March 25  – April 29  (sub teacher April 22)

Session Two: May 6– June 24 (no class May 20)

Pay for both sessions together and save 10%

Classes will cover technique, combinations, rhythms and choreography.

Drop in $25 (please contact Ashley to confirm availability – space will be prioritized to registered participants)

To register, contact Eva at 778-318-2996

Happy with Me Studio – 105- 5560 Minoru Blvd Richmond.

back to basics

Ashley’s Workshops in Regina, Saskatchewan April 8 – 10th 2016


Shiver & Shimmy 2016 will be on April 8-10, 2016, in Regina, Canada! For the first time, Shiver & Shimmy includes three days of workshops, with a master class on Friday night!

The workshops on Saturday and Sunday focus on dancing to musical rhythms, drills that thrill, Sha’abi technique, and a sassy Sha’abi choreography. You can also book a private lesson with guest artist Ashley Kirkham on Friday during the day!

Ashley has trained and performed in international bellydance festivals in Cairo and New York, and studied with many of the world’s finest instructors including Mohamed Shahin, Jillina, Ranya Renee, Tito Seif, and the incomparable Mahmoud Reda. Ashley won second place in Egyptian superstar Randa Kamel’s competition in Dallas, Texas, in 2014, and is continuing her training under Randa’s tutelage. She also has two dance companies.

Take advantage of the early bird registration fees! Until March 18th, you can participate in all three days of workshops for only $225 – $50 off the cost of purchasing the three days separately! Daily rates are also available.

For more information, see Azura‘s website or contact azurabellydance@yahoo.comemanblack

Ashley Dance

Fall 2015 Classes

Ashley DanceAshley will be teaching a mixed beginner 1 / 2 class at 1000 Rivers Studios starting September 8, 2015.
Classes will cover technique, combinations, rhythms and choreography.

Fall 2015 Sessions:

Session One: September 6 – October 13 $120
Session Two: October 20 – November 24 $120

Pay for both sessions together and save 10%
Bring a friend and register together and save $20 each.

To register, please contact Ashley at


*Ashley is also available for private classes and sessions.

Please contact for more details.