Biography

Crystal Silmi is a belly dance and belly dance fusion artist, instructor and choreographer from San Francisco, California USA. She has become known for her unique style of hip hop infused movements and has performed for audiences around the world.

Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism. A long time student of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour, Crystal has been a member of both the Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat. In 2006 she founded the belly dance fusion troupe RaksArabi based out of Santa Cruz, California USA. RaksArabi has dazzled audiences at a wide variety of venues drawing upon hip hop, jazz, North African and other dance styles enhancing the art of belly dance with a vivid and contemporary feel.

Residing in Madrid, Spain, Crystal is teaches several weekly classes and is sharing her art throughout Europe and the world seeking to inspire students to explore themselves through the expressive art of dance. Crystal is also a certified yoga instructor from Rishikesh Yog Peeth (Rishikesh Yoga Institute) in Rishikesh, India and a certified Zumba Fitness instructor. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Reviews

Workshops

Saturday, October 18th

Turbo Charged Fusion Combos
(FLASH MOB CHOREOGRAPHY)

A fast paced and high energy extended fusion combo bringing together elements of belly dance and hip hop! This is the choreography to be used in our November 2nd Flash Mob!

17:30-19:30

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa 43
Madrid, Spain

25€

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Saturday, October 25th

FLASH MOB REVIEW

2 one hour sessions to choose from for review of the “Girls” choreography for November 2nd Flash Mob in Madrid. This class in only for dancers who have already taken the choreography workshop.

12:00-13:00 and 17:00-18:00

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa 43
Madrid, Spain

10€

Flash Mob Info: www.facebook.com
Registration: flashmobmadrid.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, November 29th

Tribal Basics with Finger Cymbals

Introduction to finger cymbals combined with dance movement. Students will learn a variety of finger cymbal rhythms and coordinate them with folkloric dance movement, we will also applying the movement and cymbals to create a short combo. Open to all levels.

10:00-12:00

Escuela de Danza Jessica Fabra
C/ Vicente Payá nº 13, 3º B
Campello, Valenciana, Spain

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Saturday, November 29th

Technical Tune-Up

Through drills, dancers will undergo a thorough training in mastering high level technique for belly dance. We will also construct a short combo using these movements combined with a hip hop fusion stylization.

12:00-14:00

Escuela de Danza Jessica Fabra
C/ Vicente Payá nº 13, 3º B
Campello, Valenciana, Spain

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Friday, January 16th

Belly Fusions Festival

Turbo Charged Fusion Combos

A fast paced and high energy extended fusion combo bringing together elements of belly dance and hip hop resulting in a powerful expression of the raging forces within!

15:15-17:15

Juste Debout School
3 rue de l’Est
PARIS, FRANCE

Website: www.bellyfusions.com

Saturday, January 17th

Belly Fusions Festival

Belly Pop Fusion

Where technique meets attitude – the diva within us all shall be let loose using modern pop music to create a saucy saucy combo that incorporates elements of jazz and hip hop movement.

10:00-12:00

Juste Debout School
3 rue de l’Est
PARIS, FRANCE

Website: www.bellyfusions.com

Events

Classes

Classes in Madrid

D’Ambra Dance Project
Calle Montesa 43, Local F, Madrid
Metros: Diego de León, Lista, Manuel Becerra
Web page: www.alessandradambra.com
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Fussion DAC
Calle Virgen de los Reyes 5, Madrid
Metro: Barrio de la Concepción
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Mondays

Urban Fusion Belly Dance II
14:30-15:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Zumba Fitness®
19:30-20:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Urban Fusion Belly Dance II
20:30-21:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Urban Fusion Belly Dance I
21:30-22:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Tuesdays

Zumba Fitness®
20:30-21:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Finger Cymbal Fusion
21:30-22:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Wednesdays

Yoga for Dancers
14:30-15:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Belly Dance
20:30-22:00
Fussion DAC

Thursday

Advanced Technique for Belly Dance Fusion
(instructor approval required)
13:30-14:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Beginning Belly Dance
17:30-18:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Fridays

Belly Dance II
11:30-12:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Finger Cymbal Fusion
14:30-15:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

Zumba Fitness®
18:30-19:30
D’Ambra Dance Project

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