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Crystal Silmi is moving to Washington, D.C.!
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Crystal is a belly dance and belly dance fusion artist, instructor and choreographer from San Francisco, California USA who has performed and taught throughout the world.
Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism and has become known for her unique and energetic style of fusion dance movement.
A long time student of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour and her mother Jamila Salimpour, Crystal was a member of both the Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat and in 2006 founded RaksArabi, a belly dance fusion company in California. RaksArabi has performed for audiences in the USA and Europe with a repertoire that draws upon hip hop, jazz, North African and other dance styles enhancing the art of belly dance with a vivid and contemporary feel.
Crystal has been residing in Madrid, Spain for the past 8 years where has been sharing her art locally, throughout Europe and the world seeking to inspire students to explore themselves through the expressive art of dance. In Madrid she directed the Dance Junkies a student fusion dance group.
Crystal is also a certified yoga instructor from Rishikesh Yog Peeth (Rishikesh Yoga Institute) and has been teaching hatha yoga and  specialized yoga for dancers classes since 2012.
She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz.

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Workshops

Saturday, November 17th

Layering Technique

Improve your technique for belly dance and belly dance fusion styles with this workshop intensive dedicated to layering. We will vary our movements with a variety of timing options.

25€

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa, 43
Madrid, Spain

17:30-19:30

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Saturday, December 1st

Zillin’ Like a Villian – Finger Cymbals Rhythms

Don’t miss the first on my last 2 workshops in Spain and the opportunity to learn how to play finger cymbals! Finger Cymbals (or bills) are essential for belly dance and tribal fusion and they are loads of fun to play!

25€

Samarkhanda
Calle de Servando Batanero, 29
Madrid, Spain

12:00-14:00

registration: escuelasamarkhanda@gmail.com

Saturday, December 15th

Belly Pop Fusion Combos

Where technique meets attitude – unleash your inner diva as we fuse contemporary pop music with belly dance movement to create an upbeat combo that incorporates dance elements of jazz and hip hop. This is my FINAL workshop in Spain!

20€

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa, 43
Madrid, Spain

17:00-18:30

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Classes

Classes in Madrid 2018 – EAST COAST SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa 43, Local F, Madrid
Metros: Diego de León, Lista, Manuel Becerra

Web page: www.alessandradambra.com
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Wednesdays

Belly Dance Fusion with Sword
19:30-20:30

Intermediate Urban Fusion & Layering
20:30-21:30

Intermediate Finger Cymbals
21:30-22:30

Fridays

Intermediate Urban Fusion & Layering
12:30-13:30

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