Another legendary performer often classified as a Tribal Fusion dancer, Mira Betz has studied Middle Eastern and North African dance extensively, and has been teaching for over 15 years. She was a founding member of the Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company, which featured many of today's most prominent dancers performing a myriad of folkloric styles.
If you do a search for "belly dance" on YouTube, the first result you'll see features Sadie Marquardt. She is an immensely popular performer, considered by many to be the "queen of the drum solo." Sadie has produced multiple DVDs and maintains a full schedule of performing and teaching worldwide. We are fortunate to have her here in the Southeast!
Another seminal force in the raqs world, Amar Gamal began her studies at
13 with the legendary Tamalyn Dallal. She went on to become a founding member of the innovative New York troupe Bellyqueen, whose performance inspired the development of the Belly Dance Superstars tour.
These four extraordinary women will be teaching technique and choreography classes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Passes are available for single days, single workshops, or the whole weekend.
Local and regional raqs favorites will join the four featured performers for a gala show Saturday night. The event will also include a fashion show!
Don't miss your chance to learn from, get to know, and enjoy these ladies!