SuperFunDanceCamp
Tribal Fusion Dance, S'mores, Hafla, Show Weekend!
Dance Teachers

Jill Parker

Jill Parker
Jill Parker is a pioneer of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid 1990's. Jill was an original member of Fat Chance Belly Dance, and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, the trail blazing company that birthed such great dancers as the famed Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden and countless others. With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has traveled the globe teaching and performing with great accolades. She has trained the top belly dancers in the genre and influenced a generation of belly dancers with her modern innovations, all the while remaining deeply rooted in her connection to the traditional, sensual and authentic. Jill's big heart and deep love for this intoxicating form shine through in her generous teaching as well as her knock out performances worldwide. She's an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this intricate dance, making it accessible for new dancers, and offering insights for refinements and nuance to even the most seasoned professional dancer. Jill manages to foster an inclusive sense of community and wellness in her classes. Jill uses creative self expression to promote health, encourage self-care and build self-esteem, a rare gift that must be experienced. Come enjoy belly dance from the heart with Jill Parker.

For more information please visit: jillparkerbellydance.org


Bagoas

Bagoas
Bagoas is an award winning tribal fusion belly dancer known for his musicality, lyricism, technical power, precision, dramatic presentations, overwhelming charisma and down to earth interaction with his audience. In 2010 he won the title of the Yellow Rose of Texas at Ya Halla Y'all in the Professional Tribal Alternative Men's category. Since then, he has been published in Zaghareet magazine, What Weekly, and Belly Dance Japan, and has performed at oriental dance events along the East Coast including Rakkasah East, Belly Horror, Art of the Belly, DC Tribal Café, and Seven Cities Tribal Cafe. He has also been a featured performer and workshop instructor at events such as the premiere Annapolis Fringe Festival 2011, the Winter Festival of Wonders 2012 and TribalCon 2015.

For more information please visit: bagoasdances.com


Kaeshi Chai

Kaeshi Chai
Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer who co-founded the professional dance company Bellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists who create positive change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina's Bellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it's powerful, healing properties.

For more information please visit: kaeshi.com


Alice Giampieri

Alice Giampieri
Alice is one of the greatest exponents of Tribal Fusion in Italy. She is well know for her unique style, elegant, fluid and always full of grace. Oriental bellydance was her first love. She studied and taught it for many years and it continues to influence her vision of dance.She has been member of the "Emotional Tribal Fusion" company De Nova Luce directed by Francesca Pedretti. She has studied Ballet, Flamenco, Bharatanatyam Indian dance, Oriental dance, Tribal Fusion and Tribal ATS and has improved her oriental and tribal technique by studying with numerous international teachers like Jillina, Saida, Virginia Mendez, Kaeshi Chai, Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Morgana, Sera Solstice, Mira Betz, and Kami Liddle, and she is currently studying Hip Hop and Popping at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She is certified in the first level of Zoe Jakes "DanceCraft" format . She directed her own school "Aynin" in Italy from 2009 to 2014 untill she moved to New York City. As a soloist, she has been invited to teach and perform in the most important festivals in Italy and has performed internationally in Paris, New York, and Barcelona. ​

For more information please visit: alicetribal.com


Debbie Despina Cartsos

Debbie Despina Cartsos
Debbie Despina Cartsos was born into two loves: fashion and dance. She donned her first belly dance costume at the age of five and spent hours watching her mother create designs for her own evening wear. Following her fashion love, Debbie first attained a degree in Fashion Design and Patternmaking at the Veloudakis Private Institute of Design in Greece, Merchandising Management and Intimate Apparel Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) NYC, where she also received the Jean Yu Critic Award for Intimate Apparel and the Intimate Apparel Council Merit Award. After working eight years in the intimate apparel industry Debbie took the leap and launched D.Webb Designs as a full time design house. She now designs custom stage-wear, dance-wear and non-conforming apparel as the individuals who wear her designs.

For more information please visit: dwebbdesigns.com


Mimi Fontana

Mimi Fontana
Mimi Fontana is a driving force in the rapid growth of New York City’s Tribal Belly Dance community. In 2006, she founded Manhattan Tribal, New York City's first ATS® dance company. Studying with Carolena Nericcio, creator of ATS and Director of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco, Mimi received multiple certifications in the FCBD format, and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. In addition to regularly teaching multiple ATS® classes in NYC, and the workshops she is invited to conduct nationally and overseas, Mimi is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor specializing in Pilates, Boot Camp and TRX Suspension Training.

For more information please visit: ManhattanTribal.com


Johanna Xenobia

Johanna Xenobia
Johanna defines yoga as the art of cultivating awareness of the present moment, with the intention of creating more space for ease and joy in all aspects of life. Her classes incorporate a mellow flow and meditation appropriate for every body, focusing on the inward journey beginning with curiosity about ones' self. A Licensed Massage Therapist & full-time belly dance instructor and performer since 2000, Johanna is also currently finishing her 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. She owns Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio in Florida. She is happy to work with each individual with any physical struggles that keep one from finding balance.

For more information please visit: hip-expressions.com


 
Music Teachers

Casey Bond

Casey Bond
Casey Bond has been “Bringing the doum to the room!” since the very first NEATS Camp! She’s a festival favorite at Super Fun Dance Camp, Rakkasah East, Golden Fest, and the Middle East music track at Spring Thing. She been teaching weekly drum classes for almost a decade, currently at the Momentum School of Music in West Islip, NY. She’s the founder/artistic director for the Raq Steady student ensemble, and her original drum compositions are featured on the CD “Raq Steady: Greatest Hits Volume One.” Casey plays percussion with some of NYC's coolest bands, such as Carmine & Friends, Scott Wilson & Efendi and The Elias Ladino Ensemble.

For more information about weekly drum classes, please visit www.momentumschoolofmusic.com or contact Casey at nofrillsdrum@aol.com


Joaquin Colon

Joaquin Colon
Introduced to the darbuka in 2011, Joaquin Colon has spent the last 5 years studying under legendary darbuka players such as Rami El Aasser, Raquy Danziger,and Bunyamin Olguncan. He is currently performing as part of Raquy Danziger's project "Dum", and has played alongside groups such as Djinn and Scott WIlson and Effendi. When he isn't drumming, Joaquin teaches high school math at Williamsburg Charter High School, and runs beginner darbuka workshops.

For more information please email: rapidevolution@gmail.com


Kylie Hilali

Kylie Hilali
Born in Australia, Kylie discovered the kanun in California in the 90s, and studied with Persian, Turkish, Arabic & American teachers. She now lives in Washington DC, where she plays in the Saltanah Arabic Ensemble, the Fez Tones, and Roumana and sings in six languages. Kylie loves learning and sharing the music of the Middle East, and her main joy is playing music with her friends, old and new. She loves to play for dancers, and believes that singing is for everyone.

For more information please visit saltanah.com


Pete List

Pete List
Pete List (New York City) is well-known in the world of tribal bellydance as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and human beatboxer. Pete has performed for years as an integral part of the bands Djinn & Beatbox Guitar. Recently as a soloist, Pete mixes the exotic sounds of the Indian instrument the shahi baaja, with the urban sounds of human beatbox, creating layers of live loops to build textures and create songs with the sound and power of a full band. Pete has produced multiple DVD soundtracks, and seven albums and his music has been featured in film and primetime television.

For more information please visit: petelist.com


Carmine T. Guida

Carmine T. Guida
Carmine is an accomplished instructor, teaching doumbek both nationally and internationally. His students compliment his lively and engaging teaching style and his ability to make complex technique and intricate rhythms easy to learn. Located in New York City, Carmine is a member of several music ensembles including Middle Eastern fusion group "Djinn." Carmine's music has been featured on several CDs and DVDs as well as prime time T.V. shows.

For more information please visit: carmine.com


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