Hot Pot Studios is your home for alternative belly dance in the Sacramento area.  Classes offer a healthy workout with great music and continuous movement.  Fusing multiple dance and music influences, Hot Pot takes belly dance to a modern day level accessible to all.  Amy Sigil, owner of Hot Pot Studios, has been offering classes in Midtown Sacramento since 2005 and trains dancers worldwide in her format.

Bellydance 101, Drills, Fusion and Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) classes offered Monday - Friday evenings.  See our schedule and FAQs to find out more.  See you in class!

Class Schedule

Class Schedule


6:30 - 7:30 pm Bellydance Fusion with Sarah
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 3 with Sarah


6:30 - 7:30 pm Intro to Bellydance Fusion with Shelly
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 4 with Shelly


6:00 - 7:00 pm UNMATA ITS Level 2 with Verbatim
7:15 - 8:15 pm Fusion with Kari
8:30 - 9:30 pm ITS Jam all levels with Julie


6:30 - 8:00 pm Belly Dance 101 with Verbatim


9:30 - 10:30 am ITS Level 1 with Catrina
11:00 - 12:00 pm SharQui Bellydance Fitness with Julia B.

$10 per class
Thursday class with Julie $5

We work it, so wear clothes you can move in and be comfortable, bring a water bottle and be prepared to sweat!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fusion?

In Hot Pot Studios fusion classes, you will learn a combination, or small choreography, as well as have a workout isolating and layering areas of the body to fuse multiple styles of World Dance. Utilizing Sigil Style teaching format, fusion classes focus on drills, layering body isolations, and memorizing a small combimation to pul it all together.

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ITS stands for Improvisational Tribal Style. This style of dance is a non verbal form of communication where groups can dance together using a specific vocabulary of movements communicating the timing and variations of the vocabulary. We like to compare Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) to a language. When learning a new language, you have to learn the root words before forming a sentence.  Because of the similarity in learning UNMATA ITS to learning a new language, we recommend that students complete the UNMATA ITS Level 1 vocabulary before taking other levels of UNMATA ITS classes at Hot Pot Studios.
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What Class Should I Take?

"This is my first dance class ever":
Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginning Fusion with Sarah, Friday Bellydance 101 with Verbatim, or Saturday Drills with Julie.
"I am looking for a way to get exercise and lose some weight":
All Hot Pot Studios Classes will give a good cardio as well as muscle conditioning workout.  Find the day / time that works best for you.
"I haven't danced in years and want to get back into it":
Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginning Fusion with Sarah is a great place to start.
"I am confident in my dance technique and want a class that will challenge me":
Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm Fusion with Shelly or Thursday 7:15 - 8:15 pm Fusion with Kari.
"I am visiting from out of town and want to study at Hot Pot Studios":
We will make it work! Contact Amy Sigil to discuss.
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What Should I Wear?

Wear something you can move and be comfortable in. We will dance the whole hour, so be prepared to sweat. Common gear is yoga pants, tank tops or sports bras. For your feet: barefoot, socks or dance shoes. Hot Pot has a hard wood floor, so no street shoes please.

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Where Should I Park?

Parking on the street in Midtown Sacramento is free after 6:00 pm. There are also garages within walking distance of the studio. You do not want to park in the lot behind the studio, as this is private parking and you will be towed.

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6:00 - 10:00 pm UNMATA Rehearsal

April Verbatim

6:00 - 7:00 pm UNMATA ITS Level 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm Belly Dance 101


08:30 - 09:30 pm ITS Jam


7:15 - 8:15 pm Fusion


6:00 - 7:00 pm UNMATA ITS Level 1


6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginning Fusion
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 3



6:30 - 7:30 pm Cardio Fusion
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 4




Hot Pot Studios
1614 K Street # 1
Sacramento, CA 95814

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