I was fortunate, tonight, to be able to attend two different classes... Steel Pan and Latin Percussion.. as they ran back to back. Both classes were small in size, allowing for individual instruction, and participants were all of similar skill level to my own (novice or near novice.) I felt welcome and comfortable and am looking forward to next week! (NOT looking forward to recitals!)
Kristen has danced classically since the age of three. She has been dancing with Kanina for nine years and has studied under Karim Nagi, Phaedra, and Rianna. She has also been a member of the Beledi Dance Company for about three years. You may have seen her dancing at some of the local restaurants or hookah lounges! She has focused her studies on dancing with the scimitar. She loves the music, culture, and community that belly dance brings. While she's not twirling around in fancy costumes, she's a nurse and a mother.