Kasha is a Tribal belly dancer from Adelaide and runs the Tribalrose bellydance school. Like many bellydancers, she has extensive training in other dance styles, but unlike others, she hasn’t used that to create her own fusion style. Instead, she specializes in American Tribal Style and has studied with most of Australia’s premier ATS dancers.
I’m told Kasha’s sword work -with single and double sword – is something special, maybe one day I’ll manage to get a clip!
To book a belly dance performance or for class times and locations, visit Kasha’s website at Tribalrosebellydance.com.
Our Interview with Kasha
Note: Kasha’s answer to the last question is especially beautiful, please read!
How did you get started with belly dancing?
I met a travelling gypsy woman who showed me a coin hip scarf when I was around 23. I had never seen one before and I found it so beautiful and mesmerising. She said that I would really love bellydancing and that I should give it a go…I’ve been dancing ever since!
What is your favourite belly dancing style and/or prop?
My favourite dance style has always been tribal style. after being fatefully seated with the tribal girls during a belly dance dinner and show I knew tribal was the style for me.I have also studied classical to familiarise myself with the roots of traditional belly dance. My favourite prop would have to be my fire sword!
Who or what has had the greatest influence on your belly dance style?
Right now the American tribal fusion dancer Deb Rubin has had the biggest influence on my dance style. working with her one on one incorporating intense isolations and characterisation has opened up a whole new world of belly dance for me.
What advice would you offer an aspiring belly dancer?
Don’t give up!! I all too often see a student reach that place where learning belly dance starts to confront her with sub-conscious fears and doubts. Deep issues surrounding body image and self worth can begin to arise and the dancer quits before pushing through to the beautiful healing place on the other side. Belly dance is transformative…resisting change is human nature unfortunately. I seek to help women not give up on this process within belly dance, before they glimpse their true potential.