Belly Dance Studio opens in Cortland Corset Building

Weekly belly dancing classes will be available  (Photo Provided)

You no longer have to leave Cortland County to get your belly dancing fix.

That's because two long-time belly dance performers and instructors have set up shop on the third floor of the Cortland Corset Building, located at 75 E. Court St., Cortland

Jo Boring and Tessa Myers say they are excited to open "Belly, Set, Go" in the Crown City.

“I discovered the building last year while helping Crystal Lyon from Living Illusion Studio with the mural project she was doing at the time," Boring said. "I fell in love with the space, and I kept coming up with reasons to spend time there.”

The pair will teach weekly belly dance classes and hold performance rehearsals for their traveling troupe, Celestial Bodies, along with a new local student troupe, The Corsettes. They are also exploring the idea of holding classes in other areas, including burlesque, hooping, and heels.

“It is important to us to have a space where anyone can come and dance, and feel at home, to build a kind of community," Myers said.

The studio will hold an open house on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 12-2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Their class schedule is available on their website, and the pair can be reached by calling (607) 437-5851 or by emailing [email protected]