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
- Ongoing Belly dance classes on Wednesdays, in Santa Barbara. Registration for UCSB's classes closes Friday October 21st.
- BellyDance Land T-shirts, Tanks & Totes!
Browse the available designs (cabaret, tribal plus a birthday special edition for the month of September!) in shirt and tote styles, including kids sizes.
- Leap Year Promo for private and semi-private coaching with Cris ending soon! Study on your own pace and tailor it to your needs.
- Next show at Restaurant Zaytoon will be October 22nd. Read Cris' Zaytoon performance review on the Santa Barbara Independent!
- 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.
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