Dance

Dance

“Nanaimo dance friends, if you are interested in learning the beautiful art form of belly dance and other middle eastern dance styles, this is an incredible opportunity. Lynette Harper is an absolute gem in our community. She is a long time dancer with roots from the culture. She is a wealth of knowledge and is also an excellent teacher. She is very fun and playful and her workshops are always worthwhile” – Sarah Allen, Saltspring Island 

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2024 Classes    Mondays Feb.26 through March 25  

7 – 8 pm  Beginners’ “Belly dance” Essentials class   5 Mondays starting Feb.26  $60 for 5 classes, drop in $15.

7:45 – 9 pm  Renew + Revitalize your Dance for multilevel students and Intermediate/Advanced dancers, 4 Mondays starting March 4.

Energize your body and unleash your creativity while reconnecting with the eloquent music and dance of Turkey, Lebanon, and Egypt. Traditional and contemporary folkloric, baladi, and Oryantal styles.   $60 for 4  classes, drop-ins welcome $20.

Vibe Dance Studios #4, Nanaimo.  Email dancetarab@gmail.com for more info & registration.

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Lynette Harper is a versatile and passionate dance artist. Her dance is shaped by her Lebanese ancestry, scholarship and travels in the Middle East. Her dance training began in Vancouver BC with contemporary western dance forms, and has continued with master teachers and performers from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Europe, and North America.

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TEACHING

Lynette has developed a unique and effective teaching style in 4 decades of teaching and performing Middle Eastern dance. Her lively, joyful teaching goes beyond technique to share a deep understanding of music, movement, and culture with students and dancers.

Lynette is committed to encouraging dialogue among cultural communities, dancers and non-dancers, in North America and the Middle East. She currently resides on Vancouver Island, and is an active author, anthropologist, and educator.

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Teaching at Island Belly Dance Retreat, Denman Island

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