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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

Workshops & Intensives by BellyDance Land

bulletLatin-Arabic Fusion 3-week Intensive

Latin-Arabic Fusion with Cris! BasimahMarch 9, 16 and 23, 2016 - Santa Barbara (CA) area

A new Latin-Arabic Fusion Intensive is coming to Santa Barbara! This class will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday, 6-8 pm, between March 9 - 23rd, at Gustafson Dance Studio.

A performance opportunity at Beth Amine's Wild Cat Extravaganza Party on March 25th will be offered to the first students who register (limited number as the stage is not too big). Performance is optional.

Complete information about this Intensive has been posted here.

bulletWings of Isis Workshop

April 2016 - Santa Barbara (CA) area

It's time to fly! Join Cris! Basimah on a brand new workshop with one of the most ethereal and fascinating props in belly dance: Wings of Isis. More details coming soon but you can check on this prop at this performance video with Cris!.

Book Cris! Basimah to teach workshops at your event/city

Latin-Arabic Fusion for Belly DanceCris! Basimah offers workshops in Latin-Arabic Fusion, Wings of Isis, Veil, Drum Solo, Cane, and other styles. A PDF list can be e-mailed upon request.

Cris! is booking for 2016. Please e-mail cris @ (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call 805-685-0058.