Janelle Issis

Janelle Issis
Janelle Issis
Janelle Issis

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Janelle Issis is a talented, fun loving, American-Palestinian national touring artist, choreographer, performer and nutritionist. She is best known for her contagious laugh and her sultry elegance on the hit U.S. show So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 as the top 6th female finalist and the only classically trained bellydancer ever to hit the stage. Janelle currently travels teaching with Hollywood Dance Jamz and Showstoppers On Tour...read more

Class Descriptions

Belly Dance

Janelle’s signature bellydance class is one of a kind! Grow your personal dance style by adding diverse movement vocabulary and learn to connect your brain quickly to the core, all isolations, spine, hips, and shoulders. We will begin with a mini “crash course” to bellydancing and Classic Egyptian core techniques! This will lead us into “Fusion Choreography” intermingling new classic ideas into some familiar moves and styles such as jazz, contemporary and bollywood. Janelle will lead you through movement in a unique way then maybe what you may be used to; hoping to help develop your dance mind by giving you a different insight into another culture, its
meanings and ideas behind Raqs Sharqi “Bellydance” and all that comes with it. 

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