This year is about collaborating with like minded teachers who are dedicated to this beautiful dance form as I am. There are so many fabulous teachers. I want to give my students a taste of different dance styles and teaching methods. These specialty guest teachers classes are open to all. All classes are held on the first Wednesday evenings of every month, unless noted. Enrolling is easy. You can enroll in one class or purchase a class punch card to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the specialty classes. Enroll now and join us!
Wednesday July 25th
Nadirah Bray is an award winning International Performing Artist (Belly Dancer) and Instructor. Providing classes, workshops , Certification, and Entertainment.
Wednesday August 15th (please note, this class is on the third Wednesday of the month)
Dondi Simone Dahlin is a published author, award- winning public speaker, and internationally-acclaimed dancer, actress, and teacher. She co-wrote The Little Book of Energy Medicine (Tarcher, 2012) with her mother, Donna Eden, and heads the “Teach the Teacher” program at The Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program in Phoenix, Arizona, where she also teaches teachers public speaking. From 2001-2008 Dondi taught the Five Elements at the renowned Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana. She has been teaching the Five Elements for over a decade at OMEGA Institute in New York and at various Eden Energy Medicine workshops around the world since the 1990s.
Dondi has been on stage and in television, film and radio since she was a little girl doing acting, dance, voice-overs, and public speaking. She is at home in front of cameras and audiences after performing for over three decades and in over 30 countries. She was chosen to be the main radio and TV spokesperson for Miles Copeland and “The Belly Dance Superstars,” a 14-person professional dance
Wednesday September 5th
Ana Goebal has been involved in this dance for 30 over years and is well known locally and internationally in the belly dance community. She has danced at many restaurants and venues and also worked as dance coordinator at these venues. She is current President of SAMEDA (San Diego Middle Eastern Dance Association). She helped coordinate and served as judge in various dance competitions. She has danced and MC’d in world-famous Cairo Nights shows, produced by Dr. Samy Farag, international composer/ musician, and appeared in San Diego and Mexico TV shows. Ana specializes in Zagat…finger cymbals. She is member of Zamman Band, and has played zills at the famous Magdi El Husseini’s show here in San Diego, California.
Ana’s greatest joy is spreading knowledge of this beautiful art, supporting her colleagues and helping promote new dancers….and, most important…sharing her happiness when she dances!
Wednesday October 3rd
Lucia is an International Award Winning Performer in Middle Eastern and Flamenco Fusion Dance. She is also an accomplished Persian Dancer, having performed annually for the House of Iran’s annual Nowruz celebration in San Diego.Lucia has been televised in Beirut, Channel 39, Fox TV and NBC Broadcast in a variety of events and venues and in publications. She is an experienced troupe director, instructor, gala producer and performer. Her travels include training with many of the finest International Middle Eastern Dancers in the world in Lebanon, Egypt, Argentina, Turkey and the United States. During her career, Lucia has performed at many prestigious venues including events featuring Superstar Middle Eastern Artists Amani, Amr Diab, Ihab Tawfik, Fadi El Saadi, Faten Salama, Aida Nour, Nabila Mettuali, Amir Sofi Mohmoud Reda, Leila of Cairo, Randa Kamel and aboard the Carnival Elation Cruise line and more.
Today, she continues to be one of San Diego’s most popular and highly sought performers.
Wednesday November 7th
Titanya Monique Dahlin’s career has evolved significantly over the last twenty years. Today, most of her focus is on her work in the Energy Medicine community where she has a world-wide following. She still is on the faculty of the popular Omega Institute in New York where she has been teaching annual dance workshops for more than a decade.
When you first meet Titanya, you think of a lighthearted fairy or a good witch, but once you get to know her, you realize there is so much more depth lurking beneath her. She is not your ordinary belly dancer. Multi-dimensional, she dances, choreographs, performs, produces, writes, directs, makes sets and costumes, designs posters and programs for her many elaborate shows. She is called The StoryDancer, since she is a dancer with a beautiful magical storyteller voice that can transport the listener to exotic worlds free of stress and strife. At the same time, Titanya gives a needed message to a room full of people, yet you will feel as if she is speaking to you and only you and you will fall under her spell!
Titanya uses her voice to educate people about this art form of the belly dance and also to connect them to important issues of women’s plights throughout history, which affect us all. She feels that she has a mission to speak out for those who cannot. She brings a conscious awareness, not through political reaction but through the imaginary world of the story.
Since 1993, she has been writing, choreographing and producing her own one-woman shows that have received wide acclaim and rave reviews. Always striving to bring programs that bring beauty, peace and healing to our ever- changing world, profound messages abound in her work and woman as Goddess is revered always.