Welcome to the BellyDance Land of Cris! Basimah
Cris! Basimah is an award-winning belly dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Santa Barbara, specializing in dance styles of the Middle East and Latin cultures.
Trained in classic and modern ballet, Middle Eastern Folkloric and Oriental as well as Latin dance styles, Cris! mixes a wide variety of techniques to produce entertaining, educating and often innovative performances and choreographies.
Cris! is the Dance/Artistic Director for the UCSB Middle East Ensemble and Ya ‘Ayuni Dance Co. She also performs regularly at Santa Barbara's Middle Eastern Restaurant Zaytoon, where she's been a house dancer for 10 years, and can be hired for private and corporate events.
Upcoming Performances with Cris! and her dance company
Private classes - study privately with Cris!, on your own pace, focusing on what you need/want
Photo by Jay Fotografia (São Paulo, Brazil)
Upcoming Events on Belly Dance Land
- Come see the BellyDance Land Team at the Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Parade on Saturday June 25th, at noon!
- Next show at Restaurant Zaytoon will be in July. Read Cris' Zaytoon performance review on the Santa Barbara Independent!
- Belly dance classes - Summer session canceled at UCSB. We will be back in the Fall or sooner in August. Stay tuned!
- Leap Year Promo for private and semi-private coaching with Cris! Reserve yours today!
- Online Video Library - dance videos of combinations and choreographies that Cris! has either presented in class (group or private) or at a workshop.
- Connect with The BellyDance Land of Cris! Basimah on Facebook™ and Twitter.
- Check on the "Belly Dancer Girl" game and dress her up for an upcoming performance!
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