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“Soft and snaky. Strong and powerful. Fast and surprising. Samantha is a world renowned dancer and teacher.”
Horacio and Beata Cifuentes
Belly dance offers a fantastic workout that’s low-impact and suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes. It’s one of the few dance styles where all body types are accepted and encouraged, making it great for building self-esteem and confidence.
Tribal fusion is a vibrant, rapidly evolving dance style from San Francisco that blends traditional belly dance with elements of contemporary, ballet, Indian, flamenco and hip-hop.
True to the spirit of American Tribal Style, Samantha’s work combines technique gleaned from her studies with the creators of the genre in the USA with that of her own self taught background in the UK. Elegant and classic, strong in carriage: Fusing Victorian and Tribal costume aesthetic, hip hop/modern dance movement strangeness, a respectful take on World Folk dances and professional versatility.
UK-born Samantha had a unique introduction to belly dance in 2005 after she quit her job on a building site to practise the art of belly dance at home. Two years later she was spotted by The Bellydance Superstars and toured the world as the troupe’s only British member, featuring on several BDSS DVDs. After four years with the show she decided to go solo and has been crisscrossing the globe full-time ever since, performing and instructing intensive workshops, both solo and collaboratively with artists at the top of the genre. Her dedication to the art form and it’s power to connect people from all continents keep her on the move.
Samantha, AKA Vagabond Princess, is a committed instructor and performer, well known for her fun and engaging style and accessible approach to teaching. Her workshops are designed to inspire all dancers – from total beginners to dance instructors and aspiring professionals.
Samantha is General Skills Certified and the first Tribal Fusion instructor to receive the FatChanceBellyDance® ATS General Studio Teacher Certification, Level One. She has also explored Theatre performance skills at The London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA)
Samantha is based in Devon (UK) with partner Oscar and hound Spindle.
This year Samantha announced the launch of her first full-length instructional DVD “Tribal Fusion Belly Dance: A Workshop Companion” A self produced project, sponsored by FatChanceBellyDance® Only available only in her on line store, direct from the artist.
“I am very excited to share this production with you. It’s designed for the dancers I teach in my workshops so they can continue their practice at home and for anyone who’d like to give belly dancing a go for the first time. With it you can discover my methods and learn dynamic ways to practice effectively, creatively and safely.
Designed to tone your core, flatten your abs and improve flexibility, it’s a total body workout for everyone, guaranteed to invigorate from head to toe – hips to fingertips”
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