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Desire Map 2017

Students are saying...

"Cris, I just watched some of your belly dancing videos. You are truly amazing and such a beauty to watch! Your classes are fun and easy to follow. You are one of the sweetest and best teachers I have had the privilege of learning under, and I can't wait to learn more from you. I hope to see more videos soon!!"

- Atina Manvelian

"I'd like to say thank you SO much for a wonderful "Wings of Isis & Veil" workshop! I had a SUPERB time! I liked how you first split the workshop up into the section of solely mastering specific veil and wings techniques, and only afterwards we got to put the techniques together with the choreography. By the way, I have to say that the choreography was absolutely AMAZING!!! Overall the workshop was very informative, interactive, fun and inspiring! Keep it up!"

- Aida Mustacich

"You are so wonderful, and I truly want to have the opportunity to have a class with you again - sooner than later. I have been drawn to "wings" for quite some time, and my first time ever wearing a pair was at your workshop! I hope you have another workshop or class that I can attend!"

- Sara Sorensen

"I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop and the dance choreography was so beautiful....we have to practice it soon before so we don't forget it. Cris, you danced so beautifully at Soho. I always love watching you!"

- Denise Berdan

"Thank YOU for teaching our class! You're an excellent teacher and you provided such great support and inspiration!"

- Coni Edick

Private and Semi-Private Coaching

Cris! Basimah with Fan VeilsCris! offers private and semi-private coaching lessons by appointment. Please e-mail Cris! at cris @ (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call 805-685-0058 to schedule a private session.

Private Coaching

1 class - $85/hour
3+ classes (*) - $65/hour

(*) Package classes must be paid in full in advance.

Semi-Private Coaching

1 semi-private class (2 people) - $100/hour
1 semi-private class (3 people) - $135/hour

Select option below:

Dance Studiohow to book and pay for your private coaching - Guidelines

  1. Purchase a class via Paypal (button above). Payment can also be done via cash or check. Please contact Cris! for arrangements.
  2. Contact Cris! at cris @ (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call 805-685-0058 to schedule your private session(s).
  3. Classes can meet at student's home in the Santa Barbara area or at Cris'! studio. For private classes outside the greater Santa Barbara area please contact Cris!.
  4. Class packages must be paid in full in advance and have limited time to be used which will be discussed with the student at time of purchase.
  5. Student must give at least 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule a class.
  6. Class fees are non-refundable but a reschedule can be arranged at instructor's discretion.
  7. An additional fee will apply for private classes that require the creation of a choreography.
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Study with Cris! in 2016

For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.