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April Rose

April Rose is a bellydance teacher & performer living in Austin, TX. Her life's work is to share movement and research that highlights the timeless beauty and modern versatility of bellydance.

She is grateful to have been invited to teach dance in over 20 countries. She has earned a Masters degree in Dance Studies from UCLA, where she investigated bellydance history and was trained in choreographic method, as well as a variety of dance disciplines.

Since her studies in bellydance began at age 11 with Daleela Morad in Sacramento, she has enjoyed touring with many classic and fusion artists, including Bellydance Superstars and UNMATA. Amy Sigil is a great mentor to her and she is honored to boast that she was the first certified teacher of her Improvisational Tribal Style format.

April Rose likes to take a thoughtful, rigorous, and playful approach to teaching. If that sounds like fun to you, please come study with her! She teaches weekly classes and intensives at her dance studio in Austin Texas, Rose Movement Studio. She tours different parts of the globe each year, and you can study with her anytime at Datura Online.

But WAIT! She also wants to share her knowledge of bellydance technique, history, and percussion with you in my brand new dancer development and teacher training program: Bellydance Cohesion. www.aprilrose.dance * www.bellydancecohesion.com


Friday 3:00-5:00 pm: Shimmy Soiree

Be our guest! We’re obsessed! Put your shimmy to the test.
Tie your scarf 'round your hips, habibti, and we'll provide the quest.

Three quarter, it’s quite a stir. Why, you know we live to curve.
Release the tension. It’s delicious.
Don't believe me? Try some swishes.
You can shake, you can dance. Ya salaam, take a chance.

(And the playlists here are never second best.)
Go on, you’re no ingenue. Get entranced and then you'll...
Be your best. Decompressed, joy expressed!

You are cordially invited to party hearty with various shimmy techniques to find your most masterful vibration.