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:
ANAR DANA Dance Project Recital Weekend!
Saturday June 9, 8pm and Sunday June 10, 2pm
Workshops with Amanda and Lizzy
Sunday June 24, 11am-1pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm
San Jose, CA
Sunday June 24, 7pm
San Jose, CA
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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
- 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 June 8, 2018
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