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Exquisite Corpse Bellydance Hafla/Student Showcase

February 25th, 2014

Exquisite Corpse Bellydance Hafla/Student Showcase to benefit Wolf Hollow. March 15, 2-5 pm, St Peter’s Church, 24 St Peter’s St, Salem, MA$5-$15 suggested donation. more info

Dancing through the portals: Spring 2013 news!

May 29th, 2013

Dearest Friends,
Three eclipses in a row is enough to make anyone’s head spin! And that’s what we’ve had–three portals into the unknown. As an astrologer, I can see these things coming, but still, ah! One never knows how things will manifest. That is up to us in each moment in the eternal NOW in alignment with the divinity that we are. As an artist, I can tell you that this has been a very potent time for me, full of challenges and uncertainty–but the Beauty and Creativity that comes from that as well! It is painfully ecstatic, actually! read more

Winter 2013 classes begin Jan 10!

December 13th, 2012

Winter classes: Bellydance Dark Tribal Fusion, Aepril Schaile Method.

Beginner Level I
6:00-7:00pm, 6 weeks beginning Thursday, Jan 10.

Level II:
7:00-8:00pm 6 weeks beginning Thursday, Jan 10.

Bellymoves Studio, Peabody Square, Peabody, MA, 2nd flr, Suite 9
(Bellymoves is directly above China Corner at 11 Peabody Square, in the O’Shea Building, NOT BE BE CONFUSED WITH 11 MAIN ST, which is ALSO in the O’Shea Building in Peabody)

Chills, Thrills, and Drills workshop in Salem Aug 5! Bellyjam afterward

July 18th, 2012

Chills, Thrills, and Drills
Mindblowing layers and combinations for Dark Fusion Bellydance! We will work. We will play. We will sweat. We will drill. We will have a blast! With an emphasis on proper form and carriage, we will build our dance vocabulary, putting it all together to move in ooey-gooey, poppy-lock-y and ethereal floaty ways–all in one workshop and with a darker tribal flavor! Wear comfy dance clothes and bring water and a yoga mat.
Sunday, August 5. 12-1:30pm (Bellydance jam afterward! Talk to Aepril about performing!) at Serendipitish on Artists Row, 24 Derby St, Salem. SOLD OUT!

The Dark Goddess Masque! June 9

May 26th, 2012

Dark Goddess Masque

Sat, June 9, 2012
Archer Mansion, 10 North St, Danvers, MA


Imagine an evening of lush mystery… a dimly lit mansion full of exotic delights… people swirling about in strangely lovely attire, all hidden with masks… who was that? Ah! The mystery of it all. Entertainments to enliven the heart, decadent morsels and wine to tempt the lips. Secret, hidden rooms full of wonder… a wink, and you may enter…

Darkly decadent AND sacred space for celebration and prosperity. Think the Masque from Labyrinth, from Legend, Moulin Rouge, Kushiel’s Dart… Dark Goddess…to know the seduction and cruelty of the Dark, embracing it like a lover. The flowering that comes from the dark soil of the earth, like Persephone from Dark Lord Hades… beautiful Hecate at the fire-lit Crossroads…Dark Aphrodite…Seductress Lilith…Isis, Ishtar…

This is…
… The Dark Goddess Masque.

$25 in advance ($35 at the door)

Buy tickets and more info

DVD update

December 14th, 2011

Kickstarter Update #12: The way of the Dark Goddess…

Read the latest update on the progress of the DVD, Theatre of the Dark Goddess with Aepril Schaile.

New Years Eve Celebration at The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors with Alex Grey

December 14th, 2011

New Years Eve Celebration at The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey

Aepril will be ringing in the New Year at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in NY!

more info

Theatre of the Dark Goddess DVD pre-release party!

October 21st, 2011

Friday, October 21 · 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Serendipitish
Artists Row, 24 New Derby St
Salem, MA

Theatre of the Dark Goddess DVD pre-release party!!!

Performances by Vadalna Tribal Dance Company, Xylinia, Sarah Jezebel Wood, Aepril Schaile, and more!

*BE SURE TO GIVE YOURSELF AMPLE TIME TO GET INTO SALEM. Lots of traffic in Witch City in October!

**VIP champagne toast at 8pm for Kickstarter backers of $75 or more.

Some refreshments will be provided; BYOB welcomed. ;)

About the DVD:

Pre-orders available at:


Theatre of the Dark Goddess: Bellydance with Aepril Schaile
A Bellydance instructional/performance DVD focusing on dance technique, form, expression, energy and ritual.

Aepril is thrilled to announce her new self-produced DVD to bring you her unique approach to Bellydance!

Music by Stellamara, Wendy Rule, Nebelhexe and Hagalaz Runedance, Maduro, Emsemble Davuli, Jade Sol Luna, and Eelke Kleijn.


Relaxing, centering, moving into an activation and conditioning of muscles. Correct posture and carriage, working to create balance needed for excellent form. Emphasis on safety and strength.
Technique, form and stylization. Combinations and layers. Pauses and stops, locks and pops, energy hits. How to move with ethereal grace and float across a stage. Build a strong and graceful dance practice.
Aepril will perform two pieces for you!

Shamanic Bellydance article

September 20th, 2011

Read Aepril’s article “Shamanic Bellydance” in Belly Dance New EnglandMagazine!

“From guedra and zar, to trance dancing, ritual dance, and some forms of modern theatrical belly dance, shamanism has long intersected with belly dance. Shamanism is very, very old, reaching back into before the beginnings of recorded history…Shamans exist in tribal cultures; however, with the modern hunger for community and tribal belonging, shamanism holds interest and meaning for many in today’s world…”

Read more


September 19th, 2011

Aepril is pleased to announce that she will teaching and performing at the Roma Tribal Meeting this November!!

Rome! Wow!!!!