Welcome to the BellyDance Land of Cris! Basimah
Cris! Basimah is an award-winning belly dancer from Santa Barbara, California, specializing in dance combinations of Turkish, Lebanese, Egyptian and American cabaret styles, also featuring Latin and Brazilian rhythms.
Cris! is the Dance/Artistic Director and principal soloist for the UCSB Middle East Ensemble and also performs regularly at Santa Barbara's Middle Eastern Restaurant Zaytoon, at private and corporate events. Check on her upcoming performances and events.
Cris! Basimah is also a teacher and choreographer. Her beginner and intermediate bellydance classes are held on Wednesdays, at the Gustafson Dance Studio, in Santa Barbara, and beginner classes are also offered on Mondays at UCSB. For more information on ongoing classes and workshops, visit the Instruction section. Private classes are also offered by appointment.
- Milestone celebration at BellyDance Land continues this Summer! Sweet deals on private and semi-private lessons with Cris!. Only 3 First takers private and semi-private classes left! Guarantee yours today.
- Check on 4 upcoming performances with Cris!, her Ya 'Ayuni Dance Co (the dance company for the UCSB Middle East Ensemble) and her students. Check it out!
- Next show at Restaurant Zaytoon is Saturday May 23rd. Celebrating 10 years as a House Dancer!
- Cris! will be teaching 2 workshops in Brazil this coming June! Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are the destinations. Check back for more info soon!
- Group Belly Dance classes - Summer Session! More info TBA soon.
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- Gift Certificates at BellyDance Land! It can be used for class registration (except UCSB's) and articles sold in class.
- Check on the "Belly Dancer Girl" game and dress her up for an upcoming performance!
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