Performing Groups

Amani

AMANI

AMANI [ah-MAW-nee] is an intermediate-advanced level Egyptian Fusion performing group. This group performs Traditional Egyptian and Fusion Styles with a little twist in techno, dub-step and lyrical.
“Amani” means flirtatious; wishes, desires, or aspirations; peace, harmony.’

Prerequisites*: One Advanced class and prerequisites are required. Veil, Sword, and Zills are recommended.

There is one position currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Fvorboda

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

AZRA ADARA [OHZ-ruh ah-DAH-rah] is a beginning level performing group performing in the Tribal Fusion dance style. This is a great group for those just starting out in Tribal Fusion and Urban Tribal dance styles.
“Azra Adara” means ‘resurrection of fire.’

Prerequisites*: One Beginning and one Intermediate Urban Tribal class and prerequisites are required. Floorwork, Veil, and Sword are recommended.

There are several positions currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Myhrkeeri

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

AZRA ADARA

DESERT JOURNEY
DANCE COMPANY

Desert Journey Dance Company is a professional level performing group consisting of the teachers at Desert Journey School of Dance.  This collaborative group performs in all the various dance styles and uses a wide variety of props when dancing.

Prerequisites: Desert Journey teacher

Performing positions are open to teachers of Desert Journey.

Directed by: Fvorboda

DRAGOMI [drah-GAW-me] is an advanced/professional Urban Tribal Fusion collaborative group in the “Dragon” style developed by Fvorboda.  Along with modern, non-traditional tribal and fusion movement and creative, unique costuming, Dragomi chooses darker, more energy-fused alternative, industrial, and dubstep music to complete their unique presentation.
“Dragomi” refers to Dragon dance, and also means ‘Beloved (Croatian), Pleasure/My pleasure (Croatian), Dragons’ “Dragomi je” means “how do you do”

Prerequisites: Beginning through Advanced Urban/Tribal Fusion classes. Floorwork levels 1 and 2, Veil, Sword, Fan veils. Traditional belly dance classes and Voi prop is recommended. One year performing with Nepenthe is encouraged.

Dragomi is an audition-only performing group. (Contact Fvorboda if interested.)
 

Directed by: Fvorboda

DRAGOMI

EDEN (BEGINNING)

EDEN [EE-den] is a beginning/intermediate level class with focus on an Egyptian foundation.  No dance experience is needed to participate–you will start learning the basics of Beginning Belly Dance.  Continue with the class for more intermediate moves.  The teacher will work with each student to challenge at the appropriate level.  This group focuses on Traditional Egyptian with some fusion. There are several opportunities to perform throughout the year.   (Performance is optional.)
Eden signifies the beauty and rage of nature.

Prerequisites: None

There are unlimited positions open for those who wish to perform or just take it as a class.

Teacher: Eve

Desert Journey’s improvisational Electro-Fusion Style (EFS) is a multilevel improvisational style created by Tiarra in partnership with Desert Journey. Group improvisation is a dance style where the dancers learn a “language” together that consists of certain moves and their ‘cues’. A leader cues a sequence of moves that the other dancers follow, thereby forming a synchronized dance. Desert Journey’s Improvisational style is Electro-Fusion Style (EFS) from beginning through advanced combinations with performing optional.

Prerequisites: One Beginning level belly dance class is required.

There are unlimited positions open for those who wish to perform or just take it as a class.

Teacher: Tiarra

EFS

ELECTRO-FUSION STYLE

Nepenthe

NEPENTHE

NEPENTHE [neh-PEN-thay] is an advanced Urban Fusion performing group
fusing together Tribal Fusion with an alternative twist.  Sister to Dragomi, Nepenthe selects deeper tones and more fusion music to accompany their Urban Tribal and Tribal Fusion style performances.
“Nepenthe” is a ‘drug that takes away sorrow or grief’.

Prerequisites*: Beginning-Advanced Urban Tribal,  Floorwork 1 & 2, Sword, and Veil are required. At least one year in Adra Adara or Xanthera is recommended.

There is one position currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Fvorboda

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

SAMRUNA [sham-ROO-nuh] meaning ‘fusion; integration; unification’ is Desert Journey’s World Dance Fusion class.  This class has a very diverse study of world dances as well as a variety of props.  Each quarter will be a new topic. This class is performance optional.
“Samruna” means ‘fusion’

Prerequisites*: Beginning and Intermediate level belly dance classes are required. An Advanced level class is recommended.

There are unlimited positions open for those who wish to perform or just take it as a class. 

Teacher: Leyla

 

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

Samruna

SAMRUNA

Ventus

VENTUS

VENTUS [VEHN-tuhs] is an intermediate level Fusion performing group, featuring Traditional Egyptian and Cabaret fused with alternative and modern dance styles.  They also love their props!
“Ventus” is a ‘wild wind’ (subtle or strong, steady or chaotic)

Prerequisites*: Beginning and Intermediate level belly dance classes are required. An Advanced level class is recommended. Veils, Sword, and Voi are recommended.

There are several positions currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Eve

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

XANTHERA [Zan-THEHR-uh] is an intermediate level Dark Tribal Fusion group often referred to as “Gothic belly dance” with an urban twist.  This group enjoys adding lyrical fusion, modern and contemporary dance styles into their dramatic performances.
“Xanthera” means ‘protectors of the earth’

Prerequisites*: Beginning through Advanced Urban Tribal classes, Sword and Floorwork 1 classes are required.  A Veil class is recommended.

There are two positions currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Fvorboda

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

XANTHERA

ZORAYA

ZORAYA is an intermediate/advanced level performing group celebrating American and Egyptian Cabaret.  With a hint of Jazz and Modern dance movements, this group shines with their beautiful Cabaret costumes and traditional music.

Prerequisites*: Beginning through Advanced level belly dance classes are required.  A Veil class is recommended. 

There is one position currently open to perform in this group.

Teacher: Angelia

 *May audition for the group in lieu of prerequisites.

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