Amanda ~ Dancer
Performance and Instruction of Near Eastern Dance
photo by Michael Baxter
|Specializing in American Cabaret-style Bellydance and Turkish dance styles, including Oryantal,
Romani, and folk 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.
Upcoming Events and News:
In response to the
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order,
all classes and performances are suspended at this time. We plan to resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
Wishing you good health and a positive outlook.
If things start getting too overwhelming,
put on some music and DANCE!
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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
- traditional dances from Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Uzbekistan
- Shikhat dance from Morocco
- Berber dances from Algeria
- Tunisian dance
- and from the Western world: classical ballet, jazz,
and vintage ballroom dance
by Michael Baxter
This page last updated March 20, 2020
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