Who we are....

Crystal Bindi Dance Studio began with the goal of facilitating positive transformation, both physical and personal, through the freeing art of dance. This fun and adventurous dance community is about gaining wellness from the inside out. Now through a new partnership with Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation, all classes benefit Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes. We offer a new and fun way to come play in your parks today. Listen to the rhythms of live drums or just the peaceful sounds of the lake as you relax and enjoy!

Join the Crystal Bindi Dance Troupe at Grand Traverse Distillery downtown for Whiskey and Wiggles, 6pm on Thursday, June 27th. Have some fantastic drinks, enjoy the show, and maybe do a bit of wiggling yourself!

Summer 2019

We pare our schedule way down in the summer to accommodate all the other fun activities in Northern Michigan. But, we are willing to open a class or offer special sessions for you if your group wants to continue to enjoy our programs. And remember, we also do special parties and events - we'll come to YOU!



5:30-6:30pm Private lessons by appointment (Ballroom or Bellydance)

6:40-7:30pm Zumba: Dance Party (No class on 7-22 or 8-5)


New classes starting soon!


5:45-7:00pm Bellydance Level 1& 2 Beginner/intermediate (please check our facebook for locations - we like to take our classes to local parks when weather permits!)

UPDATE: Bellydance by the Bay! Meet at the Open Space on 7-24-19, at 6pm!!


9:30a- 1:00pm Kindermusik Themed Drop off parties. Pack a lunch, drop off your kids for crafts, music,

and an amazing fun and learning experience, and go shopping kid-free!! Begins June 20

6:45-7:45pm Om Swing Yoga (session June 27, July 11, 18, & 25th))




Do you teach a unique and fun class? Looking for a place for your students to enjoy? Talk to us!

Pricing information

Drop-ins: $10 (Swing Yoga $15)

NEW Seasonal Punch Card: $84 for 12 classes, $48 for 6 (These run Jan -June, or July - Dec)

Monthly pkg: $28 for 4 classes or $40 for 8

Discounts for Grand Traverse County employees, Munson employees, TCAPS, and Senior Center members, $60/12 classes


About the Studio

Penny Morris began belly dancing in 2003 to help her lose weight. While watching her mom shimmy in the living room, Adrian decided she wanted to be part of this new "hobby" her mom had discovered.

What began as a personal interest for Penny, became a shared experience for her and her daughter, an escape for a grieving mother, and finally a pillar of strength for an emerging business woman.

Penny began the studio to honor her daughter, Adrian, who was lost in a car accident in 2004. Penny had the opportunity to watch her quiet daughter blossom into a beautiful young woman through the confidence given to her by belly dance. To honor their shared experience and Adrian's transformation, Penny began Crystal Bindi Dance Studio, a dream of Adrian's, to help other women find themselves through dance and community. The studio was named after the jewel Adrian wore on her forehead, which has come to symbolize the infinite hope that no matter what happens in life, great joy can still be found within ourselves.

Penny the Head Hipshaker continues to teach and act as program facilitator at Twin Lakes' Gilbert Lodge in the newly renovated lower level. February 2019 marks the beginning of her 13th year as Traverse City's primary instructor and facilitator of Middle Eastern dance.

What We Offer

In addition to a wide variety of daily classes, Crystal Bindi offers a continuum of opportunities to explore the cultural aspects of dance through workshops, costuming, and choreography, as well as community open dances.

Our dance and exercise community also benefits from an exclusively designed sprung-wood bamboo dance floor that absorbs the shock which joints can typically experience on conventional hardwood floors.

The newly renovated lower level studio offers rentable studio space at very reasonable rates. We also offer the opportunity to hire our teachers and performers for your own event starting at $125. Please call or email for pricing!


For more information, please contact us at (231) 932-0668 or info@crystalbindistudio.com

You can also follow us on Facebook.

All bellies welcome!