Beach Blanket Beledi is an annual seminar and dance party held in Nags Head, NC, on Columbus Day weekend. The twenty-third annual event is on October 7-8, 2016. The focus of Beach Blanket Beledi is that dance is serious fun. The emphasis is on creativity, exploration, and innovation.
Beach Blanket Beledi offers three classes in three different, but often complementary, subjects that are guaranteed to pique your interest and expand your dance horizons.The BBB 2016 teachers are:
Riskallah Riyad: An instructor and performer of unparalleled originality. Her combinations and choreographies are imaginative and challenging. Her love of dance and unlimited vitality show in both the classroom and in each and every performance. Her solo and ensemble choreographies in folk and classical Oriental styles demonstrate a deep understanding of their cultural origins. Her work always retains an authentic flavor while being distinctly her own. Further, her contemporary fusion works succeed in expressing modern day reverence, mystery, and appreciation for drama
Chelydra: Early in her career as a middle eastern dancer, Chelydra fell in love with the folk dances of North Africa and the Middle East. As the original artistic director of the Caravan East Dance Troupe, and then through Dancing Turtle Folk Arts, she has performed and taught these dances throughout the mid-Atlantic region for more than two decades, and is proud to have been selected twice to perform in the ODU Local Choreographer's Showcase. She considers dance to be serious fun. Cheldyra will be teaching TBD.
Check back later for information on teacher #3.