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2017 Workbooks by Leone Dawson

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"I truly enjoyed working with you, a wonderfully seasoned belly dancer, beautiful/exotic young woman! When somebody is as top quality and professional as you are - in every sense of the expression - it's hard to find an alternate."

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"Everyone enjoyed your performance and thought it was the best they had ever seen. You showed a lot of enthusiasm and of course we all thought you looked fabulous. We highly recommend you and your show to anyone. ”

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The BellyDance Land of Cris! Basimah

Welcome to the BellyDance Land of Cris! Basimah

Cris! Basimah is an award-winning belly dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Santa Barbara, specializing in dance styles of the Middle East and Latin cultures.

Cris! BasimahTrained in classic and modern ballet, Middle Eastern Folkloric and Oriental as well as Latin dance styles, Cris! mixes a wide variety of techniques to produce entertaining, educating and often innovative performances and choreographies.

Cris! is the Dance/Artistic Director for the UCSB Middle East Ensemble and Ya ‘Ayuni Dance Co. She also performs regularly at Santa Barbara's Middle Eastern Restaurant Zaytoon, where she's been a house dancer for over 10 years, and can be hired for private and corporate events.

Offers Upcoming Classes (UCSB & Gustafson Dance Studio) and Workshops with Cris! and guest artists

Special! Upcoming Performances with Cris!, her dance company and students

Special! Private classes - study privately with Cris!, on your own pace, focusing on what you need/want

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