Instructors

Amanda (Raena Sammaine) Bohnke – Ft. Wayne

Contact Info:
ARBohnke@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/RaenaSammaine

http://www.fortwayneparks.org/

Dance Styles: Egyptian, Fusion, Tribal, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Prenatal, Core Training, Muscular, Skeletal, Tradtional

Experience: Dancing Since 2008, Teaching Since 2010

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Women Only

 


Bette Lucas – Bloomington

Contact Info:
bettelucas@hotmail.com

http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/bette

Dance Styles:
Cabaret, Egyptian, Flamenco

Teaching Base & Methods:
Core Training & Pilates

Experience:
30+years dancing, 25 years teaching

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults


Bluegrass Bellydance – Kentucky

Contact Info:
www.bluegrassbellydance.com
PO Box 304
Owensboro, KY 42302
(270)296-0536
azraa@bluegrassbellydance.com

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric

Teaching Base & Methods: Muscular, Technique, Tradtional

Experience: Dancing since 2003, Teaching since 2010

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors


Donna Barbrick Carlton – Bloomington

Contact Info:
(812) 330-1831
http://www.allaboutbellydance.com

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Therapeutic, Tradtional

Experience: Teaching since 1989

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Teens


Heather Carrie/”Heidi” – Vincennes

Contact Info:vinu.edu/non-credit  
Veils of Vincennes on Facebook

618-928-3524

Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana  Beginners “Belly Dance”. Basic moves Non-credit Mid Eastern Dance course as well as private and weekly lessons. I never stop learning myself but love to share my passion of this ancient art form as a fun, empowering dance and excellent form of exercise that can be done by any age and any fitness level.

 I am certified by Raqs Flow Certification through world renowned performing artist Sadie Marquardt.  I have studied with Sadie both in the US and abroad, as well as instructors from Indiana and all over the world and many specialties including Turkish, Oriental, Egyptian, Cabaret,  Melayan, Tahiti, Tribal and Tribal Fusion.

 Jeana Jorgensen – Indianapolis/Carmel

Contact Info:

jeanaj@gmail.com
(812) 320-7394
http://jeanajorgensen.com/wordpress/dance-the-arts/

Dance Styles: ATS®, Fusion, Tribal

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Core Training, Technique

Experience: I’ve been belly dancing for over 16 years, and teaching for 8 years. I’ve obtained the General Skills certificate and Teacher Training for American Tribal Style® in the FatChance BellyDance® format. I currently direct the ATS® troupe Indy Tribal and a student troupe, Mandali Tribal Sisters.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Jordana bint Zweena – Ft. Wayne

Contact Info:
jordana_bint_zweena@yahoo.com
(260) 417-4678
www.jordanaandfriends.com

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Ecclectic, Egyptian, Folkloric, Fusion, Tribal, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Muscular, Non-Traditonal, Prenatal, Skeletal, Technique, Tradtional, Weight Loss

Experience: Dancing since 1995 teaching since 2003

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, Women Only


Bellydancing by Judy Hanna – Indianapolis

Contact Info:
bellydancingbyjudy@yahoo.com
317-257-5576 or 317-710-1704.
www.bellydancingbyjudy.com

Dance Styles: Bollywood, Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Greek, Lebanese

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Prenatal, Core Training, Technique, Tradtional, Weight Loss

Experience: I have been teaching 30 years, and have been dancing since age or 3

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Kat Lebo/Shuvani – Lafayette/West Lafayette

Contact Info: katlebo@aol.com or p.m. me on Facebook!

Currently teaching through the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation department

Morton Community, 222 N. Chauncey, West Lafayette, since 1995.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kat.lebo and
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Troupe-Oasis/223573767659646

Dance Styles: Styles and focus of classes: Classes offered on multiple levels. Style is predominantly American Orientale, with Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish influences. Folkloric styles are also addressed.

Teaching Base & Methods: Beginner classes focus on basics: posture, safe dance technique, and 5 basic movement families. Other classes offer choreography, drumming and zilling, and troupe involvement.

Experience:

I began belly dance at the Lafayette YWCA in 1974 with Kokomo instructor, Pat Koontz. I also studied with Charmaine of Chicago and did summer intensives with Dahlena in Evanston, as well as more seminars, workshops and week-longs than I can remember! I taught my first class in West Lafayette back in 1976 and have been in my current location at West Lafayette’s Morton Community Center since 1995. I danced with a local troupe, Raks all Sehr, for a little over twenty years. From the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s I danced at restaurants in the Indianapolis area, including The Parthenon in Broad Ripple (now out of business I believe) and The Acropolis in Southport. Currently, I am the director of the Bare Bones Belly Dance program, part of the West Lafayette Parks and Rec offerings, at Morton Community Center in West Lafayette, and of its student troupe, Troupe Oasis, since 1996. Our troupe has both a dance troupe (Oasis Dancers) and a drum group (Oasis Drums). The troupe performs at many Greater Lafayette area festivals such as Mosey Down Main Street, and in 2016 did a 1½ hour presentation at Taste of Tippecanoe that featured only live drumming and the oud and riq playing of Andy Smith. In the past, the troupe has done multiple appearances and events like Dancing InThe Streets and Global Fest, as well as planning an annual stage show, and even doing a couple of half-time shows for the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls, our local flat track roller derby team. I conduct my classes based on three ideas: spreading my love of this dance to new students, teaching students to appreciate themselves for what they are — not what someone else tells them they should be, and on having fun. After all, if it isn’t fun, why would we work so hard at it?

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


 Liz Wray Fusion – Indianapolis, Fishers

Contact Info:
lizvonmoxie@Gmail.com
765-748-5941

Dance Styles: Fusion

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Artistry and Theatrics

Experience: Teaching since 2005

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults,Seniors, Teens & All Genders Welcome


 

Mechele Henderson – Indianapolis,  Beech Grove, Greenwood

Contact Info:
wikd_pixie@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/mechele.henderson

http://www.wickedpixiebellydance.com/

317-791-9233

Dance Styles: Traditional, Egyptian, American Cabaret

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Choreography, Fitness

Experience: Performing since 2008/Teaching since 2014

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens & All Genders Welcome

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Najla – Terre Haute 

Contact Info:
bushki1962@aol.com
Facebook – Bunny Bush Norrick

Dance Styles: Egyptian

Teaching Base & Methods: Core Training, Muscular, Therapeutic

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Ruby Jazayre – South Bend

Contact Info:
rubyjaz@aol.com
www.rubyjazayre.com
574-315-1915
facebook
facebook fan page

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Lebanese & Pharonic

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Prenatal, Muscular, Skeletal, Technique, Therapeutic , Traditional & Weight Loss

Experience: Over 30 years with an international reputation, 4 DVDs sold nationally and 18 companion DVD’s, mentored by Ibrahim Farrah and Mahmoud Reda

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens & All Genders Welcome


Samira – Oakland City

Contact Info:
Samira@indianabellydance.net
(812)630-3118
www.indianabellydance.net
www.facebook.com/sharingdance

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Fusion, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Core Training, Muscular, Technique, Therapeutic

Experience: Bellydancing since 2006, Teaching since 2009

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Virginia Hojas – Bloomington

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/darksidetribal1/

Dance Styles:  ATS®

Teaching Base & Methods:  Virginia completed her ATS General Skills® in 2010, completed her ATS Teacher Training in 2012, finished ATS General Skills Modern and Classic® in 2015. In 2016, Virginia was selected to complete the ATS Advanced Teacher Training, becoming one of only 18 advanced teachers all over the world, at Fat Chance Belly Dance® in San Francisco, California. In addition to belly dance, Virginia is a Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor (RYT-300) and an aerial yoga instructor.

Experience:  Virginia first discovered ATS® in 2006, while looking for belly dance videos online, and, when she saw a video of Fat Chance Belly Dance® she immediately fell in love and knew that was the style of belly dance that she wanted to learn. She was then living in Athens, OH, and started driving an hour and a half each way on Wednesdays to take classes with Sacred Shimmy. A year later, she moved to Bloomington, IN, where she started studying with Dark Side Tribal and became part of the troupe.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults and youth; all genders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zhenna – Muncie

Contact Info: Belly Dance with Zhenna

Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie, IN  Monday nights 6-9pm.

Styles: Oriental, American Cabaret, and Tribal Fusion.  Spring Session (Jan-May)–Belly Dance for Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance on a variety of topics; Summer Session (June and July)–Seminars in Various Topics for all ability levels; Fall Session (Sept-Dec)–Belly Dance for Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance on a variety of topics

Teaching Base and Methods: Oriental, American Cabaret, Shaabi Mahraganat, Balkan Fusion, Hip Hop Fusion, Sword, Veil, Zills, Cane, Beginner Doumbek/Tabla

Experience:  Dancing since 2006; Teaching since 2011; For a full Belly Dance Vitae–see my website.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Teens and adults of all gender identities are welcome.  Youth classes (ages 1st through 8th grade) are offered during some sessions if there is enough interest (please call Cornerstone if there is interest).

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