“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment." 

~ Zig Ziglar


Ariellah’s dance background spans over 30 years.  She has studied and trained in fusion dance for 20 of those years and has taught in this dance form for over a decade, all over the world, on every continent. She specializes in fusion dance, vinyasa and kundalini yoga, as well as in technically strong isolations, layering, stage presence and choreography.


Ariellah has a deep love of dance and shares every bit of her knowledge and experience with her students.  She is a compassionate and passionate teacher who wants to see her students grow and flourish. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each student receives what they need and reaches their goals and their full potential.  Ariellah is here to help you in any way she can.


All are welcome at her "Darker Still Studios"…it is an all-inclusive setting and holds an absolute judgement free atmosphere in her home studio.  Her studio fosters a deep sense of community and is a grounding and calm space.


Ariellah also offers private instruction and workshops upon request. 

Please contact her with inquiries.

Her training, work, and offerings can be followed here:

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Owner: Ariellah

For Darker Still Studio location and registration,

please email Ariellah directly at: info@ariellah.com

Ongoing LIVE Classes:

Mixed Level Fusion Dance, Meditation, Conditioning,

Drilling, Zilling, and Choreography Courses



Upcoming Class Schedule with Ariellah is as follows:



Spring Class Sessions

April 5-26 2022

Online via Zoom

Mindful Movement and Technique Clas

12p.m.-1:15p.m. PT (CA, USA)

(with one 6p.m. PT Live Class on April 12!)

All Levels Welcome!


This is a 1-hour and 15-minute practice that offers space for you to find nourishment and grounding within calming stretches and exercises, free flow movement, and deep presence; bringing that calm awareness and energy into our drill practice, enveloped in technique.  We will delve into movement with a little time set aside for movement exploration, as well as learning a new combination each week.  

Registration is open for the 4-week class series and/or a drop in class.

Recordings will be offered if you cannot make it to the online live classes.

$85 4 Week Generosity Rate

$65 4 Week Standard Rate

$45 4 Week Financial Hardship Rate

Drop Ins Weekly (LIVE or Recorded Offering)– Welcome - $10-$20 Sliding Scale

Paypal: order@ariellah.com

Venmo: @Ariellah-Aflalo

No one is turned away.  

Please reach out to me if none of the above works for you, but you want to practice together.  We will work something out.  

Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email with the details for the class and an invitation to a private FB group with many offerings.

This shall be a wonderfully nourishing practice together…


Take classes online when it fits best into your schedule! 

Ariellah's Patreon Page has many fusion classes to choose from
and each month more are added!

Check it out and join here:
Ariellah's Patreon

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Cincinnati Workshops

July 9, 2022

For more info Click Here!
Registration Opening Soon!

June 2022
Online 3-Day Retreat

Details TBA


June 12-16, 2023

ELEVATE 5 Day Retreat Intensive 
Costa Rica

Contact Ariellah at info@ariellah.com for more info



April 27, 2022

Nevada City, CA
Event Details Here


World Goth Day: Above The Waves
May 21, 2022

Alameda, CA
Performance with Anthony Jones and Monica Richards!
Event Details Here

Past Performances

Midnight Frolic

June 5, 2021
Online via Zoom

7p.m. PDT


Serpent's Circle

June 13, 2021

Online via Zoom
3p.m. PDT


Gothla UK

July 17, 2021

Online via Zoom

Details TBA


November 13, 2021

Website: ShadowDance.net

CounterPulse SF: An Ariellah 3 Night Production

December 16-18, 2021

Please check back soon for more information. Also, remember to "Subscribe" today for the email newsletter list and stay up to date on all of the upcoming performances, workshops, and other dance related events!



(Use the slideshow arrows below & rotate through the many years of past performances)

2020 Past Performances

July 10, 2020
Online Elegant Creatures Show

Livestream from Cincinatti, OH

2019 Past Performances

July 6, 2019

13 Annual Darker Still Student Hafla!
Darker Still Studios
Oakland, CA

July 19-21, 2019

Gothla UK
Leicester, England


May 4, 2019

San Jose, Costa Rica
Festival De La Luna Ariellah


April 6, 2019

Fresno, CA
Requiem: A Gathering of Souls 2019

March 2019

March 23, 2019

Gothla IT Milan, Italy

January 25, 2019

Edwardian Ball SF 2019
San Francisco, CA

2018 Past Performances


November 2, 2018

San Francisco, CA

August 19, 2018

Oakland, CA
Bellydance Fantasy Showcase

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Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:


Shoulder Combo, Shoulder Rolls, Shoulder Triangle


Belly Isolation and Preparation, Belly Roll Practice, Pelvic Lock Isolation Practice

Additional Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:

Stretches (Yoga): 

Meditation and Stretch, Shoulder Opening Exercises, Spinal Mobility and Flexibility Exercises, and Yoga Lunge Exercises

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"Ariellah has been a teacher and a mentor for over 15 years. I was in attendance at her first out of state workshop, and I have joined her in the jungles of Costa Rica. The amount of care thought and preparation that she puts into every class is so very evident. Equally evident is the amount of care and concern that she displays for each individual student.  I love that she takes a holistic approach to dance.


Each lesson integrates mind, body, and spirit. Her years of consistent practice are evident in her meticulous attention of technique and her ability to articulate and break down complex, layered movements. She is kind but relentless as she meets each person where they are and then challenges them to grow and expand.  She gives of herself freely – without ego – and genuinely roots for student’s success."


~Kelly Hart, Texas



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