Belly Dancing, also known as the Oriental Dance improves your body awareness and self esteem, which inspires you to have a more positive point of view of your own body - creating a better acceptance of yourself exactly the way you are.
The Oriental Dance is fascinating to watch and pleasurable to dance. Dancing is an expression of the body; however, the Oriental dancer does not need to have a certain body type, religion, social level, race or age. It is very interesting to see the great results that belly dancing causes in the body, mind and soul. This dance develops and tones the muscles, oxygenates and massages the inner organs, and awakens your feminine energy.
Raqs Sharqi, which means Oriental Dance in Arabic, is one of the oldest dance styles of the world. Some say that it was born in Egypt a million years ago and was spread to the Middle East and India by the Roma. In ancient Egypt women danced to celebrate life, fertility and to give a healthy birth to their children. Today belly dancing is performed for many occasions and is an excellent way to keep fit and express yourself through dance.
A professional dancer, Clara Sussekind is a native of Brazil where she studied classical dance and graduated from the Faculdade da Cidade in Rio de Janeiro. Clara became interested in the mystical world of Oriental Dance and dedicated her life to traveling the world, researching and performing such specialty dances as belly, Roman, Indian dances as well as the Dervish ritualistic turn. Clara has performed in Brazil, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, the Netherlands and now Turkey.
She currently resides in Goreme and is the star of the Turkish Night where her solo performances includes The Dance of the Seven Veils, Sword Dance, Percussion and Roman dance as well as the breathtaking Egyptian Sema with decorative drums.
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If you would like a more advanced course please contact us. We can custom-make your Oriental Dance class to fit your ability and schedule.