Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A. 1)Costume to see most muscle & body delineation 2)Pole thru head to middle of feet3) Posture - Eyes look ahead,face relaxed, chin up,long neck,shoulders back & down, chest up,heart open,longest line from chest to hips,tummy to spine, lower back long, knees& ankles relaxed,hands relaxed.4)Circles beautiful , small , controlled, smooth ,carved on counts of 8,4,2 slowly - head, shoulders, chest, hips. 5)Arms - snake arms,arm pushes& pulls, hand & wrist lifts, pushes, circles with strength, energy, flow, remember middle finger .....
Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I have taken many classes and workshops with some of the best teachers in the world
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. 8 week classes $100 2 classes $185 3 classes $250 .... Drop in $15 ..... Private lessons 11/2 hr $50
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I took a Belly Dance class and fell in love
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Students of every age children - seniors, special needs .....Perfomances solo & with groups for shows in doors , out doors , restaurants , parties, festivals, humanitarian fundraisers - many shows where dance is not expected
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. 2015 May - The Dancing Spirit Studio's 5th Shimmy Mob anniversary Community Concert was a wonderful singer,19 performers,a poetry reading,a painter, opened with a dance bringing tears to eyes, a speaker shared The Women's Resource Center, we danced with 5 continents and a dancing spirit choreography while raising funds for the WRC. September - World Peace Dance Day in the studio and out in a field was wonderful and peaceful. November - Our Hafla for Humanity fundraiser for Syria with four dance comrades and a Mid East Band - Recently I loved teaching Chair Dancing classes to special needs students and to seniors. 2016 Season 1st #DancingSpiritStudioShow ......2016 season 4/21 AHA Fall River #GlobalLocalGypsySkirtDanceTroupe New work.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Check out shira.net to find the best teachers and dancers in your area. Learn and practice as much as you can.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. Belly Dance is a unique dance form to learn , practice and share - fun for parties , entertainment for shows, festivals , fundraisers everywhere