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Oriental dance, also known as Raqs Sharki, is a beautiful way for all women to explore their creativity; find a way of self-expression, and rediscover their feminine power.
It is a dance for everyone from all walks of life; irrespective of age, shape, size, culture, social back ground or religion. Akasha Raqs provides a safe, nurturing and fun learning environment for students.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, right? Here’s a couple of links of my performances.
Watch Akasha Perform – YouTube Links
Ava is a most splendid dancer. She invokes true authenticity, while being original and avoiding all cliche. What is less important than my opinion is what I have observed in others. People who watch or have watched Ava perform seem to have been affected irrevocably. These lucky ones speak of her as something otherworldly, yet completely emotional, provoking the joy of dance that they strive for in their own practice. Yes despite all this praise she has received from others, Ava is always in the front row of every class, trying to learn and advance with every opportunity. She inspires Inspiration.
- Karim Nagi
To the best teacher, the one who is never afraid to learn, never backs down from a challenge, does not accept the word “can’t”, who doesn’t believe in failure, only in gradual steps to success, who nourishes and inspires her students and who takes care of them as if they were her own children and who are seeds of her success. I appreciate you so much Ava, as I’m sure all your students do. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, home and light with us ♥
“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
― William Arthur Ward
“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
― Ruth Beechick, Easy Start in Arithmetic/K-3:
“I once heard a saying that when you’re ready, the teacher you need appears before you.”
― Emily Byrd Tracy Starr
- Abigail Van Staden
I'm a qualified Life Coach, having done my certification through Symeology Training, Coaching Consulting, and I am registered with CoMenSA.
I am combining that expertise with my formal dance training, years of dance experience and a natural talent for healing work.
This extends to physical healing in terms of remedial dance, with exercises to assist with injuries and physical imitations due to illness or age - as well as to assisting in the journey to health with dance on emotional and spiritual levels.
Visit me at Dance Coach