Faaridah Taylor owner of Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance and Team Essence present the seventh annual Essence of Belly Dance Weekend Festival featuring workshops and performances from world renowned teachers of the genre. Notable instructors from across the country and around the world come together to share their expertise with students of all levels and dance styles. Additional highlights of the weekend include lunch panel discussions, a solo competition for a $1000 cash prize (Friday), and 2 (two) all-star gala show featuring renowned instructors and dancers from across the country and abroad. This year’s extravaganza will take place at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station on September 14 – 17, 2017. Our Gala Shows will take place Friday September 15th and Saturday September 16th from 8-10:30pm. Our Farewell Celebration will take place at Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant 1602 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.
One of the first events to bring the diverse and growing styles of belly dance together, this year's illustrious panel of teachers and featured performers include Randa Kamel (Egypt), Mohamed Shahin (NY/Egypt), Suhaila Salimpour (CA), Mira Betz (CA), Colleena Shakti (India), Natalie Nazario (PR/NY), and Andrus Ramir (FL).
Please join us as we celebrate Belly Dance in all its styles from Cabaret, Folkloric, Fusion, Indian and many more! This year's lineup is one of our best and we are very excited to share the world of belly dance with the Atlanta community.
Workshops and tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essence-of-belly-dance-7-orientale-meets-tribal-fusion-festival-tickets-27771934604.
A mainstay in the dance community, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance has been serving the metro-Atlanta area for the last eight years. Since its inception, the studio has hosted some of the most established names in the industry through events, such as Essence of Belly Dance, while supporting the local dance arts community.