Belly Dance Classes and Events
The ancient art of bellydance originated in the Middle East, Mediterranean, and northern African regions. One of the oldest forms of dance, the exact origins of the dance are debated by historians--some think it originated as a practice to help ease birthing pains, while others believe it originated as a religious or social dance. A recent scientific study showed that women who belly dance have a more positive body image than those who do not. Read more about belly dance and also about the benefits of practicing bellydance during pregnancy and labor.
Traditional and more modern forms of bellydance have gained popularity in North America and around the world. The SF bay area is a wealth of bellydance, with many notable teachers, performers, festivals and dancing events around the area.
I have been belly dancing since 2009, studying under the unique and accomplished teachers Tatseena and Lady Fred. I have performed at festivals and events around the Bay Area wth Tatseena's troupe, Serpent Sirens. I've also performed solo at restaurants and private parties. I dance a mixed belly dance style that incorporates elements from traditional belly dance, tribal fusion belly dance, folk dances, flamenco, and hip hop.
Shimmy Time! Beginning Fusion Belly Dance Class
Put those kids ( or pets/spouse/worries) to bed early and come shimmy down!
Weekly Class @ FunkMode Studios is taking a break. Stay tuned for special beginners workshops coming in Fall/Winter 2017
Fall Beginners workshop TBD
Winter Beginners workshop TBD
Looking for a fun and unique entertainment for your next event? I'm now booking for birthdays, anniversaries, ladies nights, bachelorette parties (sorry no bachelor parties!), bridal/baby showers, and other special events.
Performance (private event)
--->20-30 minute performance using various props such as veil, sword, canes, finger cymbals, and occasionally my pet snake, Dr. Jones (extra charge), depending on your preferences and the space.
--->30 min belly dance lesson for the audience.
--->Audience participation is encouraged!
Fee: $300. I can tailor my performance to work with your budget.
Workshop (private event)
--->1.5 hour beginners workshop: learn basic belly dance movements and steps, as well as a short choreography
--->Dance studio rental for an additional charge (availability is limited)
FEE: starts at $200
---> Develop your belly dance skills from the comfort of your own home.
---> Class can be tailored to your skill level and needs
---> Dance studio rental for an additional charge (availability is limited)
FEE: starts at $75 per hour
Contact me for more info and booking. See Belly Dance FAQ.