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Iris Goddess Dance

Making Every Lesson Count Live Love Dance into a new you

I’m an experienced and knowledgeable Belly Dancing Instructor based in New York City. I am here to spread joy and happiness through the art of dance and to let you know you can dance.  Since 2018 I’ve been sharing my skills and experience of SharQui®️ The Bellydance workout and since 2021 I have been sharing my skills through Raq The Barre®️ By Raqisa with clients of all ages and abilities. Also a performing artist with Raks Al Zahra NYC and Witchmaste NYC.  To find out more, please get in touch.

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A Dedicated SharQui®️And Raq The Barre®️ Instructor


I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a professional Belly Dance fitness Instructor in 2018 I’ve been privileged to see so many students discover their passion for fitness and dance and reach results they never dreamed were possible. If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, get in touch. Dance is a great way to destress and build stamina and grace.  Dance is for everybody and all bodies.

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SharQui®️ The Bellydance Workout

Guaranteed to make you sweat

Indulge in the hottest Arabian dance moves while you burn over 600 calories an hour. SharQui a phenomenally effective cardio workout steeped in spicy, saucy, authentic bellydance. All ages, sizes, genders, and experience levels can burn up the dance floor like Shakira. Your instructor, Kristin Amezquita aka Iris Goddess is a certified SharQui instructor! SharQui is an NASM, ACE, and AFAA accredited fitness program.


Killa Choreo

Choreography that packs a punch

Killa Choreo is for anyone who wants to take the movements from SharQui and streamline them into a fun, Killa choreography that you learn over a 8 week series.  In this class we will be exploring musicality, technique, and stage personality.  At the end of the 4 week series you have a fun choreography to show to your friends and family.  This class is beginner friendly 


One-on-One Lessons

Personalized Attention


Learn belly dance in the comfort of your own home or studio with a choice of face-to-face and zoom private tuition.

Tell Iris what you want to develop or learn. 

Let her expert knowledge guide you in a relaxed, stress less and friendly environment. Get those ah-ha moments. Watch it all click together as Iris breaks it down for you in simple, easy-to-understand ways that just works and her students love her for.


Private lessons get fast results and are completely tailored to your needs. Invest in yourself with Iris.

One-to-one attention

Perfect for one-on-one attention that you simply wouldn’t get in a class environment. Boost your skills quickly with lessons tailor-made for your own goals and requirements.

Who are private lessons for?

Complete beginners, advanced students/semi-pro and everyone in between .


  • Class packages must be paid in full in advance and will have limited time to be used. Details will be discussed with the student based on how many classes are purchased.  

  •      Student must give at least 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule a class.       

  •     Class fees are non-refundable but a reschedule can be arranged at instructor's discretion.      

  •     An additional fee will apply for private classes that require the creation of a choreography and studio rental.


Group private Party lesson

Guaranteed To feel like a party

This class is designed for you and group Of your friends to enjoy a private lesson.  These classes can be used for bacherlette party, birthday, baby showers and more. No matter the event you will have a fun experience that will have you laughing and telling your friends to book again.  Each class includes a fun sharQui style chorography that has you dancing and ready to show off your new skills. Contact me to find out about availability and let's gets the party started.


  • Party packages must be paid in full in advance. Details will be discussed with the group based on what kind of event it is used.  

  •   Group must give at least 72-hour notice to cancel or reschedule a class.       

  •    Party Packages fees are non-refundable but a reschedule can be arranged at performers discretion.      

  •     An additional fee will apply for events that require the creation of a choreography and/or specific props, costuming, and if want more than one dancer.


Raq the barre®️ By Raqisa

Lets take the bellydance to the Barre!

RAQ THE BARRE®, by RAQISA® is a nationally accredited barre fitness • belly dance technique training method.  Experience essential belly dance basics seamlessly merged into a fierce full body barre workout!  Match barre strength with oriental dance grace and improve your alignment, core strength, flexibility, and muscle balance! 

Contact me today to find out more about my current courses and classes.


Let me make your next event even more special


Party performance

Hire me or my group Witchmaste for your next event.  For a bacherlette party, birthday party, sweet 16, Quinceneta,  corporate event.  We/I am here to bring you a performance that has the crowd wanting to dance.   We cater the event to the needs of the client as best we can.  Have a  color/theme you want to have fully realized lets us know and we will work something out


  • Party performance package must be paid in full in advance. Details will be discussed with the Client based on what event choice.  

  •      Client must give at least 72-hour notice to cancel or reschedule event.       

  •    Party Package fees are non-refundable but a reschedule can be arranged at performer/clients discretion.      

  •     An additional fee will apply for events that require the creation of a choreography and/or color theme/costume theme.

Contact me today to find out more about my current courses and classes.

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My unique approach to teaching is why so many of my students come back to me time and again. See what some of my present and former students have to say about studying with me. To find out more, just get in touch.

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Is it therapy or a beautiful moment that helps you dance away your problems? Regardless, Kris' teaching skills are perfectly detailed and perfectly paced per student needs! If I could spend hours just dancing with Kris I would in a heartbeat! Trust Kris with your dancing needs.

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Hi! I just wanted to express how much I love taking your classes. I feel like I finally have a grasp on belly dancing and I have an easier time understanding the movement. It's addicting; I'm belly rolling everywhere! I recommend you any time someone is looking to get into belly dance. I remember seeing you for years at the Witch Fest downtown and being inspired. Wishing you all the best!

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    "I've been a student of Kris since February 2019. On my first day of class, Kris made me feel so welcomed and comfortable doing bellydance, as I was a new student to dance in general. I always look forward to attending each of her classes because she is able to transfer her love and passionate energy for dance into her students. Kris always comes up with creative new moves and coordinates it with a catchy playlist that gets our hips shimmying and shoulders rockin'."
<3 Bibi


Elegant Female

I started Kris' class just about the summer of 2020. The height of the pandemic, feeling utterly lost, lack luster in energy and all around feeling terrible.  My PCOS was growing more and more out of control, and with such a disease... it can take a toll on your devine feminine prowess.When I was told Kris was having a zoom class, I was excited- I always wanted to learn to belly dance but, I was nervous, I had zero rhythm  and very very low self confidence. However with learning through zoom I felt that I could learn without having my camera on. I can attest that within the first month, I was not only dancing but I felt a huge sense of comfort! Before I knew it I had my camera on and was participating at the fullest. Kris offers a judgement free zone, humor and comfort. There is no need to be perfect, just a need for joy and feeling great!  Her class started me on a great path of self health, not only putting me in a better mental feminine place- awakening my inner goddess, but with conjunction with healthy eating, and her exercise classes, I have lost a total of 30 pounds! I've never felt so good in my own mental space, and my physical body. I find myself dancing every moment I can. I could go on and on about how amazing of a teacher she is and amazing of a class she has, but you'll have to join to really see for yourself! -Kat 

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I always have such a great time during Iris Goddess Dance classes! She is super attentive and thorough with her instructions. When we finish classes I feel super energetic and accomplished and like I could join her and her group during events ♡



I had the good fortune to find Kris of Iris Goddess Belly Dancing based in New York and am so grateful!  I live in Detroit and I have been taking remote live classes with Kris for over a year. I had only dabbled in beginning Belly Dance for a short time before finding Kris and had never taken a dance class of any kind before that. 


Kris is so charming, enthusiastic, and encouraging! She creates the most fun filled choreographies for her Sharqui class, and her obvious love of dance is infectious. She is a marvelous and experienced dancer and has been dancing for 17 years. I love watching her move. Because I am a novice, I especially appreciate that she is always respectful of her students and patient with their level of ability. 


I also love her Raq the Barre class, which incorporates strength building drills specific to Belly Dance moves. I have increased my flexibility and ability. This is no small task for me as I am more than double the age of other students in the class. I have been able to build up little by little to where I can actually do most of the strength training moves! I owe it all to Kris! She’s amazing. Sign up for her classes. You will not be disappointed! 


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