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Bethany Belly Dancing Takeover!
September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come and learn a new way to move! Join us in our rehearsal space for a day of learning and experiencing the multi-cultural art of belly dancing. These classes are FREE and open to everyone—no experience necessary! Registration required.
REGISTER 10am-11:30am Intro to Hot Pot ITS with The Gerudo Vagrants
The Gerudo are known to be a reclusive tribe; this branch is anything but! The Gerudo Vagrants are a dangerously fun fusion duo comprised of two best friends – Andriel and Jessi. Andriel is a certified FCBD (Fat Chance Belly Dance) Style teacher, and proud FCBD Sister Studio. Jessi has roots in Lyrical, Jazz, and American Cabaret, but quickly spread out into fusion performance. Together they trained in ITS (Improvisational Team Synchronization) witch has become a staple in their work. Jessi is also a certified Level 1 ITS instructor. With these backgrounds both members smooshed together their knowledge and experiences to create their own spell-binding rhythm. Together, Andriel and Jessi have teamed up to bring a bit of nerdiness to whatever stage they appear on, and they are ready to take on the final boss.
REGISTER 12:30pm-2:00pm Basic Egyptian Belly Dancing Beginner Class with Choreo with Alimaah
Luisa Fuentes, aka Alimaah, has studied the art of belly dance since 2004, beginning her journey with the incredible, world-famous Aszmara (who teaches in Westchester County). As her dance mommy, Aszmara, known all over the world for her folkloric and Turkish interpretations, laid the foundations of shimmies and undulations. Luisa has also been honored to have world famous Oreet, as an instructor. Currently, Luisa studies with both Aszmara and Audie, a Master of Raq Sharki and Egyptian style dance and is a part of Audie’s Daughters of HetHaru Troop. Luisa designs and makes belly dance costume pieces and accessories and she is a certified SharQui (c) instructor.
REGISTER 2:30pm-4:00pm Global Improv Fusion (ATS) with Naja
Maria “Naja” Richardson Studio Owner, Fat Chance Belly Dance Style Certified Instructor Maria is global dance performer, choreographer and Instructor from Brooklyn, NY now in Linden, NJ. and is a founding member of the world renown troupe, Manhattan Tribal of NYC. After traveling abroad with Manhattan Tribal, Maria branched out creating her own troupe Tribe Hamsa, which as toured the US. She has studied under some of the most prestigous teachers such as Dalia Carella, Carolena Nericcio, Sarah Johansson Locke, Puela Lunaris, Silvia Salamaca and many others. Her style is contemprary yet traditional and is sought after to teach and perform regularly.