Teachers/Troupes

 

WAMEDA Dance Teachers
in the
Washington, DC Area

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MARYLAND

 

ANTONIA

 
 
Baltimore, MD
dansequeen@msn.com

 
Antonia is the queen of floorwork!

Antonia is an acclaimed performer and choreographer of Greek descent who has performed in the United States and abroad for 40 years. She specializes in American/cabaret nightclub style belly dance with a gypsy flair and is one of the few dancers who still performs and specializes in floorwork. She is the recipient of two Middle Eastern Dance Achievement Awards and was featured in the documentary of legendary dancer Adriana which is filed in the Library of Congress. She is also a member of Council International Dance; Dora Stratou Greek Dance Theatre-Athens, Greece. Antonia is the principal dancer of the Baltimore Actor’s Theatre Company and performs in local musical productions throughout the area. She teaches out of her home studio in Baltimore, is the Artistic Director of two dance troupes, and has produced many dance productions in the Baltimore area.


 

 
 

Aliya’s Kismet Dancers

Gaithersburg – Germantown – Rockville

For more information
email: Shalaya

and visit:
groups.yahoo.com/group/AKDperformance


 

 
 

AYAAN SERENE

Specialty: Egyptian Classical
Levels: Beginning & Intermediate
Private Lessons Only
Gaithersburg, MD

ayaan.serene@yahoo.com

A dynamic dancer, Ayaan Serene sweeps her veil into a curve


 

ADRIANA

Silver Spring, MD
 
www.adrianadc.com

 
Adriana is no longer teaching, as she has retired to a nursing home. She would welcome your phone calls (301-649-3571) or cards (addressed to Adriana at Arcola Rehabilitation Center, 901 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902).


Washington, DC’s foremost Middle Eastern dancer & legend

 

ARTEMIS

Artemis has taught classes, workshops and private lessons in all aspects of belly dancing from A to Z locally and in 36 states and 12 countries. She has written over 30 articles on dance related topics.
 
Regular classes, private lessons & workshops
Silver Spring, MD

artemisdances@yahoo.com
www.serpentine.org

Artemis: “We can all use art to build bridges across cultures.”


 

BAHIYA

 
Brunswick, Jefferson, & Frederick, MD

For instruction & performances, contact bahiyabellydancer@gmail.com

www.bahiyabellydancer.com


 

 
 
 

CHA L’ MAR

Clinton, MD

dancerceo@juno.com

Cha L’Mar performs with a feather fan.

Cha L’Mar is an icon in the DC area. Her well-known Cha L’Mar Dancers celebrated their 37th annual gala in 2012.


 

The Daughters of Veda Middle Eastern Dance Troupe

Director: Veda Sereem
Based in Leonardtown, MD
 

 
 
For additional information, please contact Veda at www.vedasereem.com or
vedasereem@gmail.com

 

LATIFA

Millersville, MD and
Severna Park, MD
 
latifa@bintbeled.com
www.bintbeled.com

Latifa is a sought-after dance educator who shares her passion for Middle Eastern dance, history and culture with enthusiastic students of all levels through weekly classes at Latifa’s School of Middle Eastern Dance in Millersville, Maryland, and through focused private lessons in Severna Park. A protegee of the late Ibrahim Farrah, Latifa teaches Oriental and folkloric dance of the Arab world. In addition, Latifa occasionally teaches workshops, and she directs a 15-dancer troupe, Banat al-Beled.


 

NISAA ELON

Oxon Hill, MD

binkywinks@hotmail.com

Nisaa Elon is a dynamite dancer!


 

PATRICE

Bowie, MD
Specialty: American Cabaret
Levels: All levels

bellydancewithpatrice@comcast.net
www.bellydancewithpatrice.home.comcast.net

Pretty in turquoise, Patrice shows off her floorwork


 

SAHARA’S TREASURE

Montgomery County, Maryland
 
www.saharastreasure.com/
saharastreasure@yahoo.com
 
Sahara’s Treasure is a professional dance company specializing in folkloric and modern interpretations in the rich tradition of Middle Eastern dance. Since its formation in 2006, the troupe has taught and performed at international festivals, art shows, charity fundraisers, and theaters all over the East Coast. The troupe hosts shows, teaches classes and workshops, and performs at venues in and around Montgomery County, Maryland.
 


 

 

SHALAYA

Gaithersburg – Germantown – Rockville, MD
Levels: Beginner & Intermediate

Call 410-978-3029 or
e-mail shalayadances@yahoo.com
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AKDperformance/

Middle Eastern and American Cabaret style dance classes with routine instruction in veil and finger cymbals. Shalaya has 8 years of performance experience and specializes in teaching beginners and seniors the joys of dancing as well as preparing them for performing. Performance opportunities always available. Students enjoy lots of attention to personal growth in a self-paced, relaxed, enjoyable environment.


 

 

VEDA SEREEM

Leonardtown, MD
Levels: All levels

vedasereem@gmail.com
www.vedasereem.com
VEDA SEREEM is also on Facebook!
 
 
Classes with Veda at the Leonardtown, MD Rec Dept www.stmarysmd.com/recreate. Private classes and Teacher Certification at Veda’s home studio by appointment. To contact Veda for more information, please click here.


 
  

VIRGINIA

 

AMUSTELA

Amustela is a joyous dancer, and a vibrant and personable teacher. She has evolved a dance style as unique as her name! She performs frequently at area venues.
 
Reston, VA

amustela@msn.com
www.amusteladance.com


 

BELLADONNA

Vienna, VA & Washington, DC
 
Belladonna is a tribal fusion belly dance performer & instructor. She is best known for her sword dancing/ balancing, musical expression, technique & creativity. She co-produces the monthly DCTribal Café & the annual Belly Horror Show. She also hosts & produces an annual student showcase & other variety shows, fundraisers & community-oriented events. Bella has taught & performed across the US and abroad. She is the author of several instructional DVDs.
 
Belladonna was scheduled to be the featured instructor & performer at WAMEDA’s Annual Hafla 2013.
bellgypsy@gmail.com
www.belladonnafusion.com


Belladonna: Belly dance is powerful, sensual and fun.

 

LILA

Sterling, VA
Classes, private lessons and Workshops

www.novabellydance.com

Lila is a sought-after performer and instructor in the Loudoun County area. She is known for her energetic style, joyful stage presence and family friendly performances. She strives not only to entertain, but also educate audiences of all ages. Lila integrates several Middle Eastern Styles of dance with a modern flair to create a unique style all her own. Lila’s goal is to perform middle eastern dance in a way that is respectful of its origins, yet also reflects her own personality and background.


 

NIMEERA

Springfield, VA
 
Nimeera has been actively performing and teaching in the Washington DC Metro Area for almost 20 years, and currently offers instruction in SharQui Bellydance Workout, bellydance technique private lessons, and workshops. Her specialties include Egyptian and Turkish oriental styles, Raqs Shamadan, Persian and Bollywood fusion, and bellydance fitness.
 
www.nimeera.com


 

SCHEHEREZADE (AKA LUCY SMITH)

Richmond, VA metro area
 
Scheherezade teaches Oriental and folkloric styles, beginner through advanced, in the Richmond VA metro area.
 
Individual and Troupe coaching
sherzade@earthlink.net
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~sherzade/


 


 

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