Balancing Too Much?
De-stress and take a class with Elisabeth or see her perform at a venue near you.
Elisabeth is an award-winning belly dancer, choreographer and instructor. Experience the joy of this beautiful ancient dance form in class or at your next joyful family occasion!
Take a Dance ClassTake a belly dance class in a warm and welcoming environment. All are welcome!
Where is Elisabeth?
Upcoming and Recent Workshops, Classes and Performances on the Map
Sept 24: Workshops at Just Dance Marrakech
American Oriental Dance Fusion
Sept 24 from 3:30 to 5 PM
Try out belly dance, American style! Borrowing vocabulary from Egyptian and Turkish Oriental style with a touch of jazz, classical Indian, and pop and lock work, try out a challenging but fun choreography that includes partner work! Bring a friend and make it extra fun!
Classic American Oriental Majenci with Veil
Sept 24 at 5:30-7 PM
Learn about making an entrance that will wow with silk veils, beautiful undulations and delicious hip work that fuse Egyptian, Turkish Oriental with American jazz influences to an Arab-American composer. Feel beautiful and grace in this class! Please bring a silk veil at least 3 meters long to class. Limited number of veils will be available to be loaned out.
Oct 7-8: Workshops and Performances at Theatrical Oriental Dance Festival
On Saturday, Oct 7:
- Teaching "American Oriental Decoded" from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM (bring silk or chiffon veil!)
- Performing at Gala Show at 7 PM
On Sunday, Oct 8:
- Teaching "Tribaret!" from 9:00 to 10:30 AM
- Teaching "Flawless, Fabulous Floorwork" from 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Also, Elisabeth will be dancing with Zambelly, Zambia's only Oriental and belly dance company, which she founded.
Auditions for Persica Belly Dance Project
Looking for dancers with at least two years dance performance experience who want to push their dance art! Dancers who have been longtime students and want to take the next step and challenge themselves are also welcome. Persica is an innovative new dance company designed to bring the beautiful dance forms of the Middle East and North Africa and its evolutions to new stages and audiences in Atlanta and beyond. Dancers must be able to pick up choreography quickly, be creative and dependable, be interested in better understanding the culture and context of the dance form, have big hearts and be and up for adventure! A sense of humor and love of sweaty late night dance sessions are essential.
The dance company will support community events and charitable causes with their helping hips, travel to learn from the best dancers out there, develop new choreographies, and compete and perform in utterly unique places. The focus is on modern American Oriental and fusion style belly dance for stage and translating specific folkloric dance forms for diverse audiences. We’re gonna be that fun, hard-working, butt-kicking globe-trotting dance company you always wanted to be part of. Pro tip: Check out Elisabeth’s free Introduction to Belly Dance class on Nov 12 if you are thinking of auditioning and want to find out what belly dance is all about!
How to audition? Submit an application through the Google Doc and get a confirmation email for time and place for the audition. We highly recommend RSVPing because we may run out of audition slots! Deadline is Nov 15. https://goo.gl/forms/
What can you expect at the audition? Come wearing what you’d usually wear to a belly dance class—yoga pants or tights and a top that allows up to see your line and we’ll be dancing barefoot. We’ll ask you to perform a dance solo to music and style of your choice, three minutes to show us what you’ve got! Then we’ll teach you a short belly dance choreography as a group and ask you to perform in small groups.
We can’t wait to meet you! Please pass on this post to friends who may be interested in auditioning too. Got questions? Email Elisabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call, text or WhatsApp her at 470-316-4912.