Florence Leclerc, Artiste internationale en danse orientale

Grace and Beauty Movement Academy featuring International Oriental Dance Artists

Registration for Spring 2023 has started

Online classes

Dance with Florence and her guest teachers weekly or monthly in these Technique and Choreography Classes and Workshops offered online for all level of dancers!

Classes and workshops are always recorded and available to purchase if you cannot attend live.

Upcoming Online Classes

Inter-Advanced Technique

March 22 to May 25 2023

6pm EST Wednesdays

12pm EST Thursdays


10 weeks session: $220CAD

Drop-in: $24CAD

  • Classes on Zoom
  • 7 days access to the recordings
  • Buy the recordings if you are not available to take the classes live

Upcoming Online Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops

SAIDI EVOLUTION – with Samantha Burnstein

From the Tradition to the Stage

Hybrid Workshop – Saturday January 14 2023

2pm to 5:30pm on Zoom + Studio Caravane in Montreal

Saidi dance is an essential part of any oriental dancers repertoire and often the first folkloric style learnt.

In this 3.5h workshop we will explore the saidi / assaya dance through its evolution from tahtib, into dance companies, through to solo dancer in both Egyptian and Lebanese styling.

Through this process we can breakdown the differences in technique, styling, and interpretation for each stage along with music and dress. 

Please bring cane/assaya, and allow enough space for its use.

$90CAD for the 3.5hours of workshops

Recording also available

Write to: gnbmovementacademy@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Workshop on Creativity with Juliette Vale from France – Online


Dates: Saturdays April 15 and May 6, 10am-1pm EST

Details coming soon!

Membership (Patreon)

Join a community of blossoming dancers in my evolutionary program on Patreon!


  • Get access to :
    Recorded content you can do whenever and wherever you want.
  • Monthly personal and group support.
  • Opportunities to perform in The Grace and Beauty Show.
  • Meet and Greet with my guest artists.
  • Behind the Scene Patreon exclusive posts.
  • Access to the Monthly Workshops (in The Fully Blossomed Dancer only).
  • Unlimited access to all the Online Classes recordings when you register for a session.

In studio classes

If dancing in studio is what you prefer, we invite you to join us for some dynamic and fun times in studio in Montreal.

TUESDAYS with Florence


From March 21 to May 23, 2023


Studio: Circuit-Est , Studio B – 1881 Saint-André, Montréal



6-7PM: Beginner

Learn the basics of Oriental Dance in a structured and fun group class setting!


10 weeks session: 220$CAD


Drop-ins: 24$CAD


7:00-8:30PM: Inter-Advanced

A complete and well rounded technique class to improve your dancing and get sooner to another level.


10 weeks session: 330$CAD


Drop-ins: 36$CAD


WEDNESDAYS with Roberta


From March 22 to May 24, 2023


Studio: Espace des Arts, 9 Ste-Catherine Est, Montréal


7:30-8:30pm: Dance-Dance

A fun and dynamic class with various musics and technique explanations.


8:30-9:30pm: Beginner

Learn the basics of Oriental Dance in a structured and fun group class setting!


10 weeks session: 220$CAD

Drop-ins: 24$CAD

SUNDAYS with Mélanie Maillé

March 12, April 2 and May 7

9h-11h15am: Workshops Habiter Son Corps

Studio: Accento, 6889 St-Laurent, 2e étage, Montréal, Quebec, H2S 3C9


1 workshop: $60CAD



Principles of natural alignements, weight and  proprioception, presence to the body in an inward and right engagement and consciousness to be able to develop ease, precision and fluidity in the realization of the outside shapes will be explored. 
These workshops are open to all dancers who are interested to know more about the fundamentals of the Simonson Technique that are the bases from which Mélanie Maillé is inspiring her holistic and humain teaching approach. 

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel a course registration at any time. However, you will be required to pay a penalty fee if the course has already started. Whether you have concluded your contract in person, by phone or online, the same rules apply.

Cancelling before the course begins

If you cancel your registration before a course starts, the merchant cannot claim fees or compensation.

Cancelling after the course has begun

If the course has started, you will be required to pay the following amounts:

  • the cost of classes already taken; and
  • a penalty provided for by the law. This penalty corresponds to 10% of the cost of the classes that have not been taken.
Please contact us by email to cancel your course.

Host Florence for workshops

I love to travel around the world to offer high quality workshops and shows to inspire dancers to blossom into the artists they truly are.


I am a passionate and patient teacher and can adapt to all levels of students.


Contact me to see what we can build together to offer a unique experience for your community! 


Looking for a personalized approach and you would like me to be your guide through a special project or a specific goal? Reach out to me to discuss your needs and I would be happy to work with you in a private coaching setting. 


This can be done online or in person.



Hiver - printemps 2023








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