I admit it.......I'm addicted to dance! Not just one style of dance......all of them!!!!
I started dance as a youg child and it has followed me well into adulthood. I have studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, Latin and Bellydance. I use my extensive background of dance to put together a unique class that is full of energy and fun.
I began Bellydance in 1995 and instantly fell in love with the anceint art form. My Middle Eastern dance training started in Toronto, Canada, where I was part of the Habeeba Hobeika Egyptian Folkloric Dance Troupe. I performed for many cultural events and opened for Middle Eastern Superstars such as Amr Diab. I continued my training in New York with the late renowned master teacher, Renate Wallasch in Long Island. I have also trained in New York City with Elisheva and Kaeshi of Bellyqueen, Ranya Renee, Yousry Sharif, Nourhan Sharif, Nourhan Sharif, Karim Nagi and Tamalyn Dallal to name a few. I have been teaching Belly Dance on the Northshore of Long Island since 2006.
I continuously attend seminars and workshops to further my understanding of the dance and fitness. Self expression is the most important part of all dances and my passion encourages my students to tap into themselves and bring out the most beautiful part of who they are.
In 2009, it seemed like a natural progression for me to delve into the fitess industry and I became a licensed Zumba® instructor. I am licensed in Zumba® B1 and B2, Zumba® Gold (low impact), Zumba® Kids and Kids Jr and Zumba® Toning. I am also certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, PiYo Strength™ and Adult and Infant CPR.
One of my biggest passions has become to teach kids to be active and stay fit. My approach to teaching kids is based on fun and movement. It is truly exercise in disguise for them. I want kids to be proud of themselves when they dance. The focus of my dance program is for kids to express themselves as the unique individuals that they are.
I am thrilled to finally make my dream of having my own dance studio a reality this September 2014. Opening ConfiDanZe & Fitness has been a lifelong dream for me and I am proud to welcome you to my new home!
Come and join the party and see what it's all about!!!