We all need a little down time to recharge and focus on ourselves.

It's not selfish its self love.


I have had my struggles with burn out, feeling fat and not feeling good enough.

Take time to increase body awareness, recharge and feel good. 

Brunt out and just tired of the same old day to day feel a alive again and take time for yourself and not feel guilty about it. Do you want to increase your energy and not have to go to the gym? Do you want to connect with others that are like minded and just feel good about yourself? 

Benefits of belly dance:

  • A fun introduction to belly dance

  • Feel joy again, especially if you are overworked & fatigued

  • Increase your energy

  • Increase your self- awareness

  • Improve posture

  • Improve coordination

  • Improve body image

  • Body love

  • Safe and nurturing environment

  • Have fun, bring your friends, mother, aunts, and sisters.

    Social Distancing and Mask guidelines are followed for everyone’s safety.


Exercise is medicine for the body, expression in movement is medicine for the soul. Listen from within and express your soul through dance.  Discover belly dance and why it has lasted since ancient times.

Ancient movement medicine to release your soul…       

         give expression to it… 

Why do we need to take time for ourselves?

We work hard for others and put other needs before our own, decreasing our own self-worth.

We empty our own cups to replenish others.

We quiet that voice within and listen to the needs of others forgetting that we have needs too.

We feel guilty if we put ourselves first and selfish if we do, judging ourselves harshly. We are programmed this way through society.

Helping others is noble and worthy, it also drains our energy, burns us out and often goes unnoticed.

We need to replenish our own energy, be grateful for our gifts and focus on our own needs to decrease burnout so we can help others in a more gratifying way for ourselves. There are times we need to be the ones that say to ourselves, I am beautiful, I am smart, I am needed, I am loved, and I am enough. We need to say it to ourselves and feel it before we can believe it.

This dance has allowed me to focus on myself and connect my mind with my heart, body, and spirit. I felt pleasure from within. The dance has allowed me to listen to my own needs so I can express my soul from within, without judgement and without guilt.

The dance has increased my self-awareness, with finding my strengths and weaknesses thus increasing my self-acceptance and living in kindness to myself.

Therefore, I take time for me; belly dance has been my me time, increasing my sense of wellness and self-esteem and creating a positive feeling of self-expression, my medicine to focus on me, connecting movement with the music in time and space.

We are all important and we all deserve to treat ourselves and to connect with in.

Buy the gift of dance. Gift certificates available for $60.00  

Good for one - 6 week session. 

Benson Community Center

6008 Maple Street

Omaha, NE

Mixed Level

Monday Nights 630pm - 730pm

Jan 11- Feb 15th

Review the basics, focus on layers and create combos. This is good work out and a great way to get away from the day, out of the box and focus on yourself. Beginners and continuing beginners welcomed.

6 weeks 1 hour /$60.00

Karma Yoga 

15761 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE   

Absolute Beginner Level

Thursday Nights 7pm - 8pm

    Feb 18- March 25


This is right after a hot yoga class the room will be nice & toasty. I'm starting to call it my Hot Belly Dance Class! Bring water and dress appropriately, think summer. 

6 weeks 1 hour /$60.00

Ladies Only Parties:


Contact me if you are looking for a ladies day or night in party.  Great for corporate women, bridal showers and birthdays.

What's your celebration?

I'll show you how to hip lift, drop and shimmy.  No dance experience necessary.

This is a fun day or night out with the ladies moving to some fun music. 

I bring hip scarves, the moves and the music, you pick your friends and the place.

This is great for women of all ages.

Email: omahabellydance @gmail.com


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Joan Allen

No better way to have fun, exercise the brain and body. Tracy is a sexy and accomplished dancer and a fantastic and fun instructor for those of us of all shapes, sizes and ages. I am 67 and have never had so much fun!


These classes have provided a getaway from my daily grind. A friendly community of women get together and bond while getting an excellent workout. I have definition in my upper abs for the first time in my life! Tracy is an excellent teacher. She knows how to break down each movement in many ways. She encourages us to learn to improv to the music so we learn early on to make our dances our own.

Susan Fort

I decided to take lessons with Tracy as I love the way she expressed herself through her joyful dance. Her classes are always Welcoming & Tracy's instruction is informative, allowing for dancer's differences & abilities. Dancer's questions are answered, movements explained & weekly movement "drills" are like fun mini group dances!
I feel her classes have enhanced my own belly dancing, by enabling me to understand each isolated movement in more detail.
The camaraderie in her Class is something I look forward to each week!


Taking the belly dance classes with Tracy Risch has definitely been fun and informative - I have learned much about belly dance itself that I otherwise had no idea about! It also helps get me out of the house and moving - I had been interested in learning belly dance for a few years but didn't sign up for any classes til this year - I think I'm in my third session now. Even though it is still the beginner class I do feel like I'm still learning something every time I go.
    Tracy is great as a teacher because she explains all the movements in a way that the class can relate to - she makes the lessons fun and definitely not seem like a chore the way some exercise programs might. I would recommend taking her class if anyone is interested in learning belly dance!

Shelly Spencer

I have thought about taking a belly dancing class for years and finally did! I am so glad I signed up for Tracy’s class. She made me feel so comfortable even though I was really out side my comfort zone. I feel I progressed each week and I am signing up for another 6 weeks. This is great exercise and an hour I look forward to each week.


Tracy, Thank you for teaching us this ancient art, while sharing your knowledge of the history of belly dancing as well.  You model respect to each and every student, and you make it fun!   Your warm and welcoming personality makes for a more comfortable environment for shy students.   This class has really helped me figure out where my body needs more attention, and where it needs work getting unstuck.

Chris Logeman - Feb. 2020

I really enjoyed this class! I looked forward to coming to class! Such a nonjudgmental environment. Can't wait for the next session. 

Amira Rojas - Feb. 2020

I had an amazing time. It was fun and informative. Not only did we learn dance moves but about middle eastern/Egyptian culture. Can't wait to bust my moves out on the dance floor or maybe even at work!

Class has made be feel more confident and sensual! Can't wait till next class!

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