Are you ready to step into the limelight? From the studio to the stage can be a big step for many, but one that we actively encourage and support. Students dancing with us gain a tremendous sense of achievement as they take part in our shows and share their joy of dance with a wider audience.

The annual ZeoT show will take place this year on the 9th June in Aula Rämibuhl. It may seem a long way off but for us, preparations have already been underway for some time. Dances need to be choreographed and rehearsed, costumes fitted and confidence boosted! Tickets are already on sale - get yours now!

To coincide with the performance project CHROMA, which will be premiered in the second half of the ZeoT show, we're very excited to present an exhibition of the colourful paintings of Sarah Zahno in the studio. Her background as a dancer is evident in the movement and fluidity of the paintings. Come to the Vernissage on Friday 27th April to meet the artist in person.

In addition to our regular classes in KP2 starting in March, where we'll focus on dancing with accessories, we also have some great new free trial classes and workshops coming up. Read on to find out more! If you like what we do and know someone who'd enjoy joining our dance community, please share your joy of dance and this newsletter with them.

ALIA & the ZeoT team look forward to dancing with you in KP2

KP2: 05.03. - 29.04.18.



Saturday 9th June 2018, 18.00
Aula Rämibuhl, Rämistrasse 56, 8001 Zürich
Box office & door open: 17.00
Ticket: In advance CHF 30 / At the box office CHF 35 / Children free (up to 11 years old), 12-17 years CHF 10
Seats are not numbered
Colourful refreshments from Aubergine Catering from 17.00, in the break and after the show.

Get your ticket online or by email.

There are no printed tickets. Once you've paid your name will be added to the list - please give your name at the box office.


Want to try out something new? It’s free and it could be just what you’ve been looking for! Our oriental dance course is designed for children aged 5-10 years and the focus of the lessons is on playful learning to move and dance to music. At the same time we'll be running a belly dance taster course, so Mummies can dance too while the kids are having fun with Julie!

Oriental dance for kids - JULIE // Wednesday 07.03.18. 15.00 - 15.50
Belly dance intro - LHAMO // Wednesday 07.03.18. 15.00 - 15.50

Registration for trial lessons: info@zeot.ch


Bauchtanz lernen zurich

Are you stiff from sitting in front of the computer all day? Do you suffer from aches and pains as a result of bad posture or need to add some extra stretching to your fitness regime? Then our Stretch & Flex course is just the thing for you! Through active stretching and strengthening exercises we bring our body into an upright posture, improve our mobility and thus also our well-being. The exercises are mainly on the mat, so please bring a towel.

Stretch & Flex // Wednesday 28.02.18. 12.00 - 12.50 // Free trial class
Level: Open
Another great way to release tensions in your body is by shimmying! Get to know different shimmies, building up gradually from slow to fast. 

Shimmy Technique // Wednesday 28.02.18. 13.00 - 13.50 // Free trial class
Level: Open (basic oriental dance knowledge required)

Registration for trial lessons: info@zeot.ch
Registration for ongoing courses: www.zeot.ch/spezialkurse


For the first time at ZeoT Amanda Pittoreska will present her workshop series ‘Datura style and Tribal Fusion Drills’, starting in March. Not to be missed, a weekend of Persian dance with Julie in May, coinciding with the Iranian Film Festival at Kosmos.


Sarah Zahno exhibition ZeoT Zurich

Ephemeral Moments is an exhibition of both completed paintings and art photography that Sarah Zahno takes during the painting process. She works with different mediums that she mixes, searching for the movement whilst they react with each other. The moments that she captures on film are unique and fleeting as the painting is in a continually changing state.

Sarah, influenced by her background as a dancer, is inspired by lightness, transparency and movement. She uses sculpture, painting and photography to convey movement, form and the confusion of form. Looking at her work one feels cocooned, in a place where it feels good to be.

Vernissage: Friday 27th April // 18.00 // ( entrance free - bring your friends!)


In collaboration with Social Fabric, ZeoT Zürich has created the first collection of exclusive and environmentally friendly hip scarves. The material TENCEL® is a Lyocell fiber from Lenzing. It's obtained from the raw material wood and the fiber production itself is particularly environmentally friendly. Materials made of TENCEL® are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. 

We have just added 2 new colours to our hip scarf collection, all sewn with contrasting seams and displaying the ZeoT Zurich logo. Order yours online here.

Find out more about Social Fabric and the fantastic work they^re carrying out with refugees here in Zürich.


Last but not least we've donated a prize for the Tombola at the NÄHkomPLOTT sewing Messe on the 24th March in Zürich. Make sure to take part and you could win a free dance course or one of the other fantastic prizes. All proceeds of the Tombola go to the Fontanherzen Schweiz.