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I have 12 years of experience in Arabic dance, with over a decade of experience in teaching. I've taken with teachers locally, as well as with some of the best dance teachers internationally. I have a profound respect for the culture of the dance, and always try to honor that culture in everything that I do. Study and practice are the cornerstones of my work. As a teacher, I take great joy in the accomplishments of my students, from big to small. I love celebrating your victories with you!
Absolutely. Pricing for classes at Horizons Dance Theater can be found at HorizonsDanceTheatre.com. Pricing for private lessons is the regional standard of 45 - 60 dollars per hour, which is the regional standard. Pricing for private lessons depends on your goals, and whether or not you're studying with me outside of private lessons.
My first belly dance teacher, Ruric-Amari, encouraged me to begin teaching beginner classes at her studio in 2010. I've been teaching ever since, including beginner and advanced classes, as well as choreography and prop workshops.
All kinds! My youngest students have been in middle school, my oldest students are in their retirement years. I've worked with all levels of dancers and a range of styles.
Recently I danced at the Twinkle Hafla in Newport Kentucky, a regional dance show organized by Emily Marie of Cincinnati. It was a joy to see so many dedicated belly dancers sharing their passion in one place! I love sharing the stage with dancers who feel as strongly as I do.
Make sure the teacher has experience, and a respect for Arabic culture. A lot of belly dance teachers begin teaching classes very soon after they begin dancing, and a lot of teachers focus on fusion belly dance instead of traditional styles. I think the cornerstone of a good dance education should be culture and technique, before fusion props and music.
What are your goals? Are you here for the journey, or the destination? Where would you like to take your dance, and where would you like your dance to take you?