Amanda ~ Dancer
Performance and Instruction of Near Eastern Dance
photo by Michael Baxter
|Specializing in Oriental dance (Bellydance) and Turkish dance styles, including Oryantal,
Folk, and Romani dance. Accomplished in Oriental, folkloric,
and classical dance styles
from throughout the Near Eastern
from North Africa to the Levant, from Turkey to Central Asia.
Amanda strives to bring joy,
expressiveness, and elegance to her dancing,
to understand and interpret the glorious and diverse music of the Near
and to show respect for the cultures from
which these dances originate.
Showcase Night at Menara Restaurant, San Jose
Sunday, June 28
New class sessions begin Saturday, July 25
(Note: no classes on July 4, 11, or 18)
ANAR DANA Project #3: Introductory Weekend
with Helene Eriksen
Saturday-Sunday Sept. 26-27, 2015
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"Amanda's dancing was very musical and
portrayed the music beautifully!"
-- Gilded Serpent, 4/06
Amanda has studied a
wide range of dance styles including...
- American Bellydance
Oryantal (Bellydance/Oriental Dance) and Romani ("Gypsy")
dance from Turkey
sharki (Bellydance/Oriental Dance) and raqs baladi
(traditional dance) from
- Dabke from Lebanon
dances from Turkey, Armenia, and Greece
Khaliji dance from the Arabian peninsula
dance from Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Uzbekistan
- Sheikhat dance from Morocco
- Berber dance from Algeria
- Tunisian dance
- and from the Western world: classical ballet, jazz,
and vintage ballroom dance
by Michael Baxter
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