Romana Exclusive!

An exclusive look at Romana’s FULL Performance at the Freestyle Freedom Hafla last January! Romana is the Belly Dance Instructor at Freestyle Fitness, specializing in Datura Style Tribal Fusion. She hopes to complete the 8 Elements Program sometime next year, or 2019. A word on the music: This was a party, and Romana literally busted…

RLAB Exclusive!

Here’s an UNLISTED link to Celestina’s FULL American Cabaret performance at the Freestyle Fitness Hafla in January! If you loved the veils or floorwork, let us know! Celestina has an etsy shop where you can peruse all her whimsical hand dyed silk veils. It’s right here:Silks by Celestina Celestina is currently taking appointments for private…

Romana in her element…

slow tribal fusion. I’ve been training in tribal fusion for years and I’m finally seeing all that  hard work starting to pay off. For those of you who don’t know, I’m talking about half a decade PLUS of weekly, at times daily training. When not dancing, yoga has been a staple of my daily life….

Video Found- Dr. Doum Tek

From Romana: It took some scrolling but I’ve finally found moving footage of Dr. Doum Tek, including what appears to be some kind of abbreviated manifesto. He apparently is very serious about drum solos. I think this might be serious. I’m going to turn over part of my own research to Celestina. In the meantime,…

SHIMMY for the Nest 2016!

We were so honored to join the amazing line up of dancers donating time and talent to this year’s Shimmy for the Nest Charity show! Every year we come together as a community and present our favorite dance- belly dance! for a good cause. The Nest is a center that helps women and children in…

Phantom of the Hafla

Celestina experienced a Fusion Intrusion when she coaxed Dr. Doum Tek from hiding/semi-retirement. Perhaps she should have left him there. There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the origins of Dr. Doum Tek on the internet. Is he a prank, a Facebook creeping rando? Some sort of Slenderman in a hipscarf? No one seems to…

Bharatanatyam in Lexington

From Romana: Here’s a video of my guru and I doing a light bharatanatyam piece at the Kolkata to Cairo gallery hop at Arabesque World dance last month. Bharatanatyam is one of the ancient, classical forms of Indian dance, along with styles like Odissi and Kathak. Styles are regional and sometimes, as in Odissi, the…

Delving into Classical Indian Music

From Romana: It was so exciting to get to show off all the hard work I’ve put into studying classical Indian music- called karnatic music- for the last couple years. This was my very first  musical performance of karnatic music, and I was so nervous and excited, not to mention the first time I’ve really…

Fall in love…

with Belly Dance in 2017! Romana is offering a one-time FREE belly dance class at Freestyle Fitness! This is an all levels class perfect for beginners or intermediate dancers wanting to review the basics. The FREE class will be February 11th, 2017. That’s a Saturday at 2:30 PM, and the class lasts approximately an hour….

Belly Dance at Worldfest 2016!

Romana did an American Cabaret style solo to John Bilezjikian. The only thing hotter than the dance? Her feet! It was like dancing on a skillet. hastag alwayswearmyshoes!

Romana teaches tribal fusion

Wednesdays are Tribal Fusion Day at Freestyle fitness! If you have six or more weeks of belly dance experience, join us Wednesdays at 7 PM for tribal fusion technique and choreography class. Oh, and bring your zils! New to belly dance? Great! (It’s awesome.) We offer a six week Intro to Belly dance course at…

Worldfest 2016 video

Here’s video of our opening belly dance number at Worldfest 2016 in Louisville, KY! The song is “Escape from Cairo” and features a great Saidi section! The audience was awesome and the staff were great, too! We can’t wait for our next big show, but in the meantime look out for haflas we’ll be hosting…