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Crystal Silmi 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 currently resides in Madrid, Spain where she teaches weekly classes and is sharing her art throughout Europe and the world seeking to inspire students to explore themselves through the expressive art of dance. In Madrid she directs the Dance Junkies a student fusion dance group.
Crystal is also a certified yoga instructor from Rishikesh Yog Peeth (Rishikesh Yoga Institute) in Rishikesh, India and certified Zumba Fitness instructor. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz.

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Workshops

Saturday, July 21st

Summer Intensive – Intro to Finger Cymbals

Introduction to finger cymbals for belly dance and oriental dance fusion. Dancers will learn a variety of cymbal patterns and combine these rhythms with basic dance steps as well as learn a short combo. Open to all levels.

25€

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

12:30-14:30

Summer Dance Project

Saturday, August 18th

Electro Swing Fusion Choreography

A sassy, spicy and upbeat jazz-fusion choreography, playfully combining belly dance technique with hot electro swing music. Dance heels optional!

$45 advanced/$50 door

Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94579

12:00-1:30pm

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Thursdays, August 23rd-September 6th

3 Week Santa Cruz Intensive

Come out for weekly classes this summer – belly dance layering and fusion technique with combos Thursday evenings at Desert Dream Dance Studio! Drop-in welcome!

$35 series/$14 drop-in

Desert Dream Dance
1025 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

6:30-7:30pm

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Sunday, August 26th

NEW Sword Choreography!

A powerful, strong and sultry sword choreography for belly dance enthusiasts. All levels welcome.Bring sword! (knee pads recommended)

1 Workshop $30/2 Workshops $55

Desert Dream Dance
1025 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

11:00-1:00pm

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Sunday, August 26th

Finger Cymbals Fusion Choreography

This upbeat, swing fusion piece is perfect for zillin’ like a villain! Dancers are welcome to bring dance heels to add some extra sass!

1 Workshop $30/2 Workshops $55

Desert Dream Dance
1025 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

1:30-3:30pm

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Saturday,?September 22nd

Coastal Belly Fest
Flamenco Belly Dance Fusion

When two timeless art forms meet the result is mesmerizing! Flamenco belly dance fusion combines the strength and fire of flamenco with the grace and power of belly dance. We will review technique for both dance forms and create a combo you can merge into your repertoire. Bring a full-length skirt! Olé y Yalla!

$30 advanced/ $40

Vets Hall
846 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

12:00-13:00

Coastal Belly Fest

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Classes

Classes in Madrid 2018-2019

D?Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa 43, Local F, Madrid
Metros: Diego de Le?n, Lista, Manuel Becerra

Web page: www.alessandradambra.com
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Mondays

Beginning Urban Fusion & Layering
20:30-20:30

Beginning Belly Dance
21:30-22:30

Tuesdays

Beginning?Belly Dance
15:30-16:30

Beginning?Belly Dance
16:30-17:30

Yoga
20:30-21:30

Beginning?Finger Cymbals
21:30-22:30

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

Yoga
11:30-12:30

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

Beginning?Urban Fusion & Layering
14:30-15:30

Yoga
15:30-16:30

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