Kamrah offers fusion and raqs sharqi-style dance classes in Chicago! All of Kamrah’s classes are currently held at the beautiful Arabesque Studios in Chicago, Illinois.
Kamrah also offers an extensive list of dance workshops! He is available for workshops all over the country. If you have a date in mind for 2021, please inquire by emailing Kamrah. (We’re assuming 2020 is a wash! Ask about booking for 2021!)
New for 2020! Online classes are now available. Check out my offerings here.
If you are interested in belly dance classes in Chicago, Illinois, please visit the Dance Classes page.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop by Kamrah, please visit the Dance Workshops page.
All of Kamrah’s classes are LGBTQIA+ safe and affirming places.
Fusion Belly Dance (formerly known as “Tribal Fusion”) is a blend of FCBD® style (FatChance Belly Dance) movements (as well as raqs sharqi movements) with other forms of dance, including (but not limited to) hip hop (popping, locking, Krumping), modern, and Flamenco. Modern and Western-style music are commonly used in Fusion, though classic or folkloric musical pieces can also be used, depending on the dance piece. Fusion is fun and dynamic, and tones the muscles for a strong dance posture and presence.
Raqs sharqi (aka raks sharki, “traditional belly dance”) is Arabic for “dance of the east” and includes what most people know of as “belly dance.” Egyptian and Lebanese raqs sharqi styles are fun and delightful. American cabaret is a mix of Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese (among others) dance, and is often called American “restaurant” belly dance because this is the style of dancing seen in most Middle Eastern and Greek restaurants in the US. Pieces are performed to classic or modern Middle Eastern music. While Kamrah mostly performs American cabaret, he does teach and perform the Egyptian and Lebanese styles. Raqs sharqi is a beautiful art form from the MENAHT cultures and countries, and teaches strength, fluidity, grace, and musicality.
If you want to up your game, learn complex moves (like Turkish Drops, backbends, floorwork, etc.) that aren’t offered in normal classes, or get personalized feedback of performances or technique, you can book Kamrah for a private lesson.
Rates are dependent on location (renting of space, travel, etc.), so please contact Kamrah for a quote.