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.

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Workshops

Saturday, April 18th

Technical “Tune-up” con Hip Hop Fusion
SOLD OUT

This workshop will focus intensively on technique, layering and timing. We will also construct a short combo using these movements combined with a hip hop fusion stylization.

11:00-13:00

Espacio Kabia
Luis Iruarrizaga, 7 lonja izda.
Bilbao (junto a Bilborock) Spain

25€

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Saturday, April 18thl

Belly Metal Choreography
SOLD OUT

Spice things up this summer with this original Belly Metal dance! This picante dance combines refined belly dance technique with the dark essence of metal music. (knee pads recommended)

15:00-17:00

Espacio Kabia
Luis Iruarrizaga, 7 lonja izda.
Bilbao (junto a Bilborock) Spain

25€

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Saturday, April 25th

Introduction to 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 combine movement and cymbals to create a short combo. Open to all levels.

10:00-11:30

Sol de Luna
Calle Ignacio González Serrano, 6
Collado Villalba, Madrid, Spain

20€

Website: www.escuelasoldeluna.com

Saturday and Sunday
September 12-13th

Crystal Silmi 2 Day Intensive

In these 2 days we will focus intensively on layering technique, exercises for projecting sentiment in performance, finger cymbal combos, fusion choreography and more!

12:00-16:30 (con 30 minuto descanso)

Motion Pacific
131 Front St.
Santa Cruz, California USA

Registration: crystalsilmisantacruz2015.com
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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

Next Location / Madrid, Spain!


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