April Rose

is my passion

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Hey there, I’m April Rose.

A bellydance teacher & performer living in Austin, TX.


My life's work is to share movement and research that highlights the timeless beauty and modern versatility of bellydance. 

I am grateful to have been invited to teach dance in over 20 countries. I have earned a Masters degree in Dance Studies from UCLA, where I investigated bellydance history and was trained in choreographic method, as well as a variety of dance disciplines.

Since my studies in bellydance began at age 11 with Daleela Morad in Sacramento, I have enjoyed touring with many classic and fusion artists, including Bellydance Superstars and UNMATA. Amy Sigil is a great mentor to me and I'm honored to boast that I am the first certified teacher of her Improvisational Tribal Style format outside of Hot Pot Studio.

I like to take a thoughtful, rigorous, and playful approach to teaching dance. If that sounds like fun to you, please come study with me! I teach weekly classes and intensives at my dance studio in Austin Texas, Rose Movement Studio. I tour different parts of the globe each year, and you can study with me anytime at Datura Online.

I want to share my knowledge of bellydance technique, history, and percussion with you in my brand new dancer enrichment and teacher training program:

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April Rose is an extremely thoughtful & precise artist who inspires people to take their dance to the next level. 

Not only does she deeply understand how to verbalize & demonstrate movement, her work challenges the boundaries of bellydance while diving deep into cultural context and creative expression.

- Rachel Brice


Thank you to all the dancers who paved the way for me.

dance thoughtfully, dance playfully,





January 12-14   Migrations   Austin, TEXAS
March 3-11   Massive      Las Vegas, NEVADA
April 5-8  Cues & Tattoos     Seattle, WASHINGTON
May 3-6  Elevation   Golden, COLORADO
June 28-July 1  Revolution   Chicago, ILLINOIS
July 13-15 Bayou Belly   Lafayette, LOUISIANA
July 28-30  TribalDiva Presents: April Rose     Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
August 4-7  Aries Summer with April Rose   Chongqing, CHINA
November 9-11 Voyageurs Immobiles Landerneau, Brittany, FRANCE




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