BELLY DANCING CLASSES
Authentic dance classes by acclaimed Belly dancers Layla Isis, Mariyah and Sira
Our sought after teachers have appeared on Sex & the City 2, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Metropolitan Opera and Conan O’Brien! See videos and info below!
PLEASE CALL 917-439-4331 for QUESTIONS
At Drom 85 Avenue A (bet 5th and 6th st), New York, NY 10009
Single Class $20, 6 class card $90. Email [email protected] for reservations
Saturdays or Sundays, 2-3pm
March 3, 9, 16 & 24
April 7, 14, 20 & 27
May 4, 12, 18, 25
Teacher Information: Layla Isis, video above.
Learn how to dance as the gorgeous Layla Isis as she mystifies you with her authentic Belly Dance skills. Layla Isis is a leading, professional belly dancer based in New York City. She has performed in theaters, concert halls, nightclubs and event spaces around the world as a highly sought after solo dance artist and troupe leader and has also appeared in films, television and music videos.
Known for her dynamic hip work, powerful shimmies, and expressive vibrant performances. Layla is an active member of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective and the classical Arabic music and dance emsemble Zikrayat. She also worked for many years under the tutelage of Jehan Kamal in her company Goddessdance, and school, The Temple of Jehan.
Additional highlights include: The Bellydance superstars, Temptation of Bellydance DVD, Sex and the City 2, and late night with Conan O’ Brian.
Teacher Information for Mariyah, video above.
Mariyah is an acclaimed professional belly dancer based in New York City. Her performances have been described as “innovative and inspiring”, “timeless” and “passionate". Mariyah’s professionalism, skill, musical sensitivity and graceful, engaging presence have made her a highly sought after entertainer, solo artist, and company member. Mariyah has performed for Lincoln Center out of Doors as a principal dancer with the Arabic music and dance ensemble Zikrayat, in on and off- Broadway productions with contemporary world-fusion dance theater company the Dalia Carella Dance Collective, including "In Search of a Goddess" at the Duke Theater, and co-produced Bellydance Live from NY at the NY Poet's Den. Solo performances include work for such clients as the United Nations, BravoTV, Toys R Us, Thompson-Reuters, Charlotte Russe and many more. Mariyah co-created and appears on the instructional dance DVDs Chakra Dance Flow and Belly Dance Drum Solo. As a workshop instructor, Mariyah has been contracted to teach at esteemed dance conventions in Tokyo and Miami. Mariyah offers weekly group classes and private lessons in NY and loves opening the door to new students to discover the depth and beauty of Oriental Dance. Website: www.bellydancernewyork.com
Teacher Information for Sira, video above.
Sira is a leading professional belly dance artist based in NYC. Being of Armenian heritage, her interest in near and middle eastern culture drew her to Oriental Dance. Her journey has led to a prolific career as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. Sira's performances are known for soulful passion, fluid movement, and fiery energy. She has worked with the Metropolitan Opera for the production of Thais, William Peter Blatty's stage adaptation of John Goldfarb Please Come Home! for the NY Fringe Festival, and performed as a lead dancer in Anahid Sofian's off-Broadway productions Marrakech: Inside the Magic Circle and Armenian dance-drama Passage through Light and Shadows: The Children of Ararat. Sira co-produced Belly Dance Live from NY at the Poet's Den, and choreographed and performed for Fantasy Bellydance productions and the Theatrical Bellydance Conference in NY. Film/TV experience includes Sex and the City 2, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and MTV. She is also featured in DVD's Belly Dance Stars and The Way to Belly Dance. Sira enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise of this beautiful art form. She currently teaches regular classes on a weekly basis in New York City, as well as workshops and private instruction. For more information about Sira, please visit www.bellydancernyc.com
DROM is one of Manhattan's most loved venues for world music and international sounds. Voted by Village Voice as "Best New Dance Club" in their Best of NYC issue, the club has a gorgeous live stage for classes, performances, a restaurant, bar and lounge. Drom also sponsors the New York Gypsy Festival and have strong Turkish roots and as such empty the best in authentic Belly dance performance and instruction.