Let’s Dance April 26th-28th!

Pittsburgh Bellydance festival is April 26, 27 and 28! Are you registered to dance with us?

Workshops include “Dancing with a live band” with Ishtar, Afro beastilettos with the incredible Nneka Irobunda, and Vintage veil with the Hip Art Collective! Join us for our Gala Show on Saturday night as well!

We still have space for performers in our show! Contact us if you would like to be a par to our weekend!

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Meet Ebony!

Meet Ebony, one of our Instructors and Star Judges!

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Ebony’s playful and sharing spirit flavors both her performances and her approach to teaching. A combination of strong technique, musicality, and innovation are the foundations of her colorful dance presence. Ebony performs both traditional raqs sharqi and her own dynamic fusion belly dance style, which is fueled by her background in both raqs sharqi and urban dance genres.

Ebony inspires audiences and students alike. She teaches sought after workshops and has graced stages throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. She has toured internationally with the world famous Bellydance Superstars, performs with Raqs Sahara, and as a soloist at a variety of engagements including restaurants, private parties, weddings, festivals, concerts and numerous theater performances.

And Ebony in action: 

 

Ebony will be teaching “Layer Cake: Advanced Fusion Layering Drills and Choreography” Workshop

Let’s have some fun with multitasking! We’ll start by drilling basic undulations, accents and shimmies with an emphasis on isolating these movements. Then, we’ll embellish those basics by layering them one piece at a time. Kick it up a notch with traveling steps to create clean layers along with strong and controlled movement. Learn powerful, yet graceful combinations that can be used in choreography or improvisation