ABA MEMBER BELLY DANCE INSTRUCTORS
The Community Yoga Center (310 Mary Street in San Marcos)
Egyptian, Turkish Oryantal, American Vintage
Beginner, Intermediate, Private students
TRAINING/DANCE BACKGROUND: Jamie Lynn began bellydancing after falling in love with Middle Eastern Music. She began her studies with local instructor Pat Taylor. She studied at the Habibi Studio in Cincinnati, OH while working on her master’s degree, but returned to the Austin area and continued her studies with the top-quality dancers who live here and who have been brought in as seminar teachers, as well as taking private classes with professional dancers whenever she travels. She enjoys studying both Egyptian and Turkish Oryantal style bellydance.
DANCE PHILOSOPHY: To be a dancer of any genre, you must love the music. If it does not strike your soul and make you not just “want” to dance but “have” to dance, then look for music that does. That being said, to dance to the music well requires a balance of strong foundational technique and the sheer joy of movement.
STUDENT TROUPE or DANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Those students who are interested in performing will be encouraged to do so and appropriate venues will be available.
Women of all ages, shapes, colors and sizes are embraced as sisters of the dance. We have nationally and internationally known dancers who live and teach in Austin. If you are interested in beginning your journey of dance discovery, polishing your performance skills or refining your Egyptian Pelvic Drop, please contact one of the listed teachers.