Fluid arms, shimmying hips and a slow, sensuous undulations are only a few of the captivating movements that make belly dance one of the most hypnotic and enduring art forms in the world. Learn to love your body and express yourself through movement while discovering the ancient, yet modern art form of belly dance.
Class sessions will focus on dance technique as well as developing and refining a vocabulary of belly dance movements. Each class will include stretching, drills, and muscle specific conditioning exercises while providing plenty of opportunities to practice dancing in a fun and supportive group atmosphere. All body types are welcomed and encouraged!
Tribal Fusion is a genre of belly dance that places heavy emphasis on personal expression. Performances can be improvised or choreographed, and performed by soloists or groups. Elements and movements from other dance styles are often incorporated and musical choices vary greatly depending on what moves the performer. In this class we will mix it up, learning isolations and footwork for solo performances, as well as developing improvisational skills and group interaction.
Are you on the fence about committing to a belly dance class? One of the wonderful things about this dance form is that you don’t have to have years of prior dance training or a specific body type to do it. Belly dance originated as a folk dance and women of all ages participated. Although the dance has evolved, the inclusive nature of it has remained. You can start taking lessons at any point in your life and continue dancing as long as you have the desire to do so! Do you like to dance? Then what are you waiting for?
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Kamini Bijou
Learn isolations, unique Tribal Fusion moves and improvisational dance skills in a fun and accepting group environment.
Wednesdays, February 5th-March 26th
$50 for 4 classes (1 month)
$15 drop in
6:00-7:00 PM @ Bend Circus Center, 909 SE Armour Rd., Bend, 97701
No previous belly dance experience is needed for this class. Email Kamini if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kamini has been a student, performer and teacher of belly dance for over a decade. She began her studies locally with Gypsy Fire, learning American Tribal Style Bellydance. A few years later she joined forces with Samara to form a multi-award winning Tribal Fusion duet known as the Bijou Project. She also formed another creative powerhouse duet with long-time Bend dancer and teacher Leia Napoli, called Kamileia that performed regularly at Joolz from 2011-2012. After a decade of being “Tribal Fusion” Kamini began to study classic American Cabaret and Egyptian style belly dance, which she delved deeper into upon moving to Portland. Once in the City of Roses, Kamini became a regular performer at shows and honed her skills dancing with live musicians. Now back in Bend, she is excited to be sharing her passion for this dance form with others.
Past performances include such venues as the Portland Rose Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Seattle’s Northwest Folklife, and the World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon. Teaching credits include Reigning Down on Oregon, Mezedulene’s Annual Women’s Retreat, the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene’s Alternative Show, the Florence Bellydance Guild’s Spring Celebration, and Sidonia Om Dunia’s Beli Danse Hafla in Boise, Idaho just to name a few.