NEW class series starts Jan. 24th, 2021
Why should you try Belly Dance classes in Santa Fe?
Because your body is a temple …
so be your own temple dancer.
Celebrate what you've got!
Areena Belly Dancer is your playful guide in exploring the essentials of Oriental Belly Dance fusion. Groove to the dynamic rhythms of classical & contemporary Middle-Eastern & World music.
Belly dance is both an expressive art form AND a full-body movement & body-positive fitness practice that embraces all skill levels, ages and body types. It cultivates core strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, sensuality … and above all, joy! Pleasure is self-care, for body and soul.
1 hour classes include warm-up, basic technique, fun and challenging isolations, layered movements, combinations, zills (advanced), step patterns and more.
Advanced students are encouraged to take both classes, as reviewing the basics makes for a strong foundation.
Explore empowered embodiment with belly dance!
Areena Belly Dancer
Performing elegant "raqs sharki" & Oriental fusion Belly Dance as a soloist in Santa Fe since 2004.
With the Saltanah Dancers (2006-2018) as co-founder, co-director, teacher, soloist, troupe member and co-choreographer.
Areena Belly Dancer is a seasoned performer with well over 750 belly dance performances under her sparkly belt. She produced both the New Moon Cabaret (a monthly 21+ curated variety show) & Enchanted Santa Fe Evenings (live music & belly dancers) at Honeymoon Brewery 2019-2020.
Performance history includes restaurants in Santa Fe such as El Farol, Vanessie's, Pyramid Cafe, Cleopatra's Cafe, Tumbleroots, The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing & more ... to birthdays, festivals and weddings ... to the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe Bandstand on the Plaza, Meow Wolf and countless stage shows.
Areena Belly Dancer's fluid yet precise style will keep your eyes riveted! Gorgeous silk veils, balancing dances with candle tray and basket, fabulous costumes - with optional Mermaid, Mystical Phoenix LED & Goddess-themed costumes designed and created by Areena - increase the wow factor.
With an intention to respect the origins and cultural context of Belly Dance, and other world dance forms, Areena avidly continues studying Egyptian raqs sharqi and Oriental Belly Dance, Folkloric Dances of the Middle East, Turkish Rom, Classical Persian, Bollywood, Hula, Spanish fusion, Ballroom and Latin Social Dances (salsa, cha-cha, bachata, merengue, kizomba, Brazilian zouk, cumbia and tango).
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