Sunday, June 25: 9:30-11:30 am: Krazy About Khaleegy
Come explore the ultra-feminine world of Saudi women’s dance with a rolling rhythm, flowing robes, and hair-tossing good times. This regional dance – though not a form of bellydance – is a folk style than has woven its way into contemporary bellydance. Learn basic footwork, gestures, and safe hair-tossing of this mesmerizing style as well as when and why to incorporate it into your repertoire.
Please bring a thobe (traditional Saudi outfit), or if you do not own one, a regular dance veil. Some thobes will be available to borrow in class.
Skill level: All levels.
As a teacher, coach, and contest judge, Bahaia offers a discerning eye for talent and artistry, over 20 years of experience in the field of belly dance, and true passion for seeing dancers achieve their personal best. Bahaia is a long time mover and shaker in the national belly dance community. She is the founder and producer of the Austin Belly Dance Convention with over 40 major events to her credit. Bahaia is a featured video artist of Cheeky Girls Productions, and was a judge on the bellydance reality show “Project Belly Dance.” Bahaia began her career as a workshop instructor in 2002. She has also produced her own music “Ya Bahaia” Vol 1 & 2, produced 2 performance videos, imported costumes, founded a non-profit organization, and developed a clothing line for dance. In 2013, Bahaia opened her own studio, Austin Bellydance.
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