It is a Raq sharqi style of Belly dance. Raq sharqi "oriental dancing" is the classical Egyptian style of belly dance that developed during the first half of the 20th century. There is no prior dance experience necessary. It is a progressive Choreography class, so no drop ins. Each session is 10 classes, each class is 90 minutes. With a Dance recital at the end of every session. Attire is something comfortable that does not restrict movement. No running shoes.
I would like to introduce myself, my name is Kristy and I dance under the stage name Sukaynah -which means charming and likeable in Arabic. In 2006 the decision to take an adult class was the start of my new obsession with belly dance and after the first class I was completely hooked. I had such an unquenchable thirst for dance that at one point I was taking 2 classes a night, 5 nights a week. Some people said I was insane, but I call it passion. Since those early days, I have trained under many talented dancers, locally and around the world. I love to dance Raqs Sharqi, Khaligy, American Tribal Style, and Tribal Fusion, but I have yet to choose a favourite style. I remember my first student recital where I first saw Raq-a-Belly dance! Perform. I told myself that one day, I was going to be a part of that troupe and in 2009, that dream came true. In addition to providing me with many amazing opportunities to perform, I have made some amazing new friends. Dance has helped me physically, mentally and socially… I don’t know how I ever lived without it! I started teaching in the spring of 2010, I had to share my love of this dance! I am an enthusiastic teacher whose excitement and exuberance will get you to smile, shake, and shimmy your way through my classes. I am elated to take you on the first steps down the path marked Belly Dance. As your Teacher, I hope that every step brings my students the happiness in dancing that I have found!