Saffron is my guilty pleasure, escape from the craziness of life and my sanctuary. -Sarah

Class Policies

All classes non-transferable and non-refundable once purchased.  Classes purchased during a given session must be completed during that session and may not be carried forward.  Students that are more than 15 mins late will not be permitted to enter class.

Class Cancellation

Weather  |  Saffron generally follows the Federal Government for weather related cancellations. You may also refer to the Saffron website and Facebook for the most up-to-date information or call the studio at 703-276-BELLY (2355). If a class is canceled for weather, Saffron has the discretion to direct students to make up this class in another class or to schedule additional classes.

Low Enrollment  |  Classes may be cancelled if enrollment is not sufficient at Saffron’s discretion. If you are enrolled in a classes that is later cancelled, you will be given the opportunity to transfer into another class or receive a refund.

Make Up Policy | Saffron permits students to make up any missed class at the same level or below during your current session. Make up classes can only be done in regularly scheduled session classes or SaffronFit classes; workshops and specialty class series are not eligible as make ups.  When you arrive for a make up class, add your name to the class sign-in sheet with a note that you are making up a class.  Feel free to ask the Studio Assistant for guidance.  Please be aware that you MUST make up all missed classes during the current session. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Substitute Teachers  |  Saffron Dance reserves the right to have substitute teachers for classes.

Visitors Policy  | Observers are not permitted in Saffron classes.

Children Policy |  Saffron strives to be a place that supports ALL women, including mothers.  Children are welcome to wait in one of our waiting areas while parents are in class.  However, in order to respect the studio environment, please keep in mind the following guidelines:

Children must be old enough to safely sit unaccompanied.  Studio Assistants are not babysitters and are not able to supervise children.
Children must remain seated, quiet, and respectful.  We encourage them to read a book, work on homework, or use personal electronic devices with headphones.  
Children must not disturb classes.  Unless there is an emergency, children may not enter or observe class, as this disrupts students' classroom experience and distracts the teacher.  

The studio reserves the right to:

    • pull a mother from class, without refund, to help settle an upset or unruly child
    • request that children who do not follow these guidelines no longer accompany their mothers to class  


Frequently Asked Questions

For helpful infomation for new students, please see Your First Class.

I would like to buy or receive dance classes as a gift.  Is that possible?  Absolutely. Significant others, friends and spouses commonly purchase semester packages as gifts for all class levels. Please contact to arrange.

I have some belly dance training.  How do I know what level to attend? First, you will need to reach out to our Admin team at  They will discuss your training and then direct you to take a drop-in class an appropriately leveled course (if you would like to be leveled, please do not drop into a class prior to speaking with admin).  Admin will notify the instructor that you will be attending, and she will evaluate your technique and give feedback on what class and level would be the best fit for you. 

Can I bring someone to watch class?  No. Outside observers are not permitted in Saffron classes.

Is it possible to rent one of the studios to rehearse class material or to prepare for a performance?  Yes.  The rental rate for studio usage ranges from $60.00-$75.00 per hour based on number of the number of hours per week and the rental times requested. Please e-mail to inquire on availability or to reserve your space. 

Have another question?
Please email us at and we will do our best to assist you!