I’d like to welcome Amoura to our shores! Originally from Miami, she’s now based in Perth WA – and I’m sure she’ll be delighted by the great belly dance scene in Perth. Amoura has a broad dance background including street Latin, flamenco and tango as well as belly dance, and has travelled extensively to perform in many countries.
Learn more at her website, AmouraDance.com. Or see her dance at Elies Tent in Perth.
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How did you get started with belly dancing?
Because I had the opportunity to take classes with the ex-choreographer of Shakira in Miami
What is your favourite belly dancing style and/or prop?
My favorite Style is Cabaret Belly Dance, but I love others styles since I like variety and challenges
Who or what has had the greatest influence on your belly dance style?
Myriam Elly: Ex choreographer of Shakira and percussionist, taught me how to break the drums rhythms by listening the beats
Nawya Sultan: my belly dance teacher in Cairo, lot of technique
Maria Gamal: Turkish and Morrocan teacher from Miami, very energetic
What advice would you offer an aspiring belly dancer?
Don’t compare yourself we are all unique in our own divine way, : )….. Practise, Practise, Practise…. and take classes with as many teachers as you can until you create your own unique style. and remember there is always opportunity for everybody.