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Color Delilah is an internationally acclaimed belly dance performer and instructor. . . she was the first dancer to receive the Dancer of the Year Award from the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in Hollywood, California 1997.

Delilah grew up in Southern California, learning the dance form as it was passed on and popularized in this country by first and second generation immigrants from Lebanon, Armenia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Morocco and Greece. Her years of devoted study and practice have led her to become one of the foremost teachers and innovators in the field of bellydance today. She is widely known for her breathtaking and deeply inspiring performances.

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When Delilah was 18, belly dance was fast becoming an American phenomenon. As thousands of women absorbed this dance by way of diverse cultural experience, a new style of American Bellydance evolved. Delilah is an active part of this transformation. While dancing in ethnic nightclubs, fairs, theater productions and folk-style house parties for almost twenty years, she has learned many different styles of dance, and has also learned about music, food, customs, religions, politics and people. Her bellydance experience fuels her interest in studying the fields of mythology, archeology, history, women's studies, bio-ecology, psychology, healing practices, and other movement forms such as tai chi, yoga, modern dance and movement therapy.

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She later moved her home base to the Northwest and began teaching and performing the dance in workshops and concerts all around the world. Delilah continues to disseminate her philosophies, techniques and performing artistry on a highly-acclaimed bellydance instructional video series produced by Visionary Dance Productions. These tapes and DVD's cover a wide range of material: hip lifts, undulations, bellyrolls, veilwork, make-up, costuming, finger cymbals, conditioning exercises, choreography, philosophy; and include performances demonstrating a multitude of styles; American Classic , Egyptian cabarett, gypsy, tribal, fusion, character, pharaonic, ritual, healing, therapy. . . Her emphasis is always on health, creativity, and fun!

Delilah supports diversity in the dance and enjoys all of its styles; she sees the bellydance as never stationary, but always in a state of creative flux and growth. She encourages the student to examine and experience the dance in its variety of disciplines. In addition to openly sharing her technical knowledge with her students, Delilah imparts the idea that by opening our bodies to these ancient, earthly, and natural movements that connect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we will become more aware environmentally. This gives the dance greater purpose.... "When we are more aware, we are better artists, enjoying a fuller life experience. When we stretch our awareness, we are more equipped to heal our bodies, our relationships and our earth. Belly dance empowers women!"

Inspired by this wisdom, Delilah held her first ten-day Visionary Belly Dancing Retreat on the island of Maui in 1992. This annual retreat is now frequented by dancers from all over the world. Learn more details abour Delilah's Belly Dancing Career History

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Delilah opened her own video/dance studio called V.D.P. Studios, located in Seattle Washington. There she teaches and hosts other instructors from all over the world in a fusion of Middle Eastern arts, music, and dance. She periodically sponsors teaching/performance tours in the U.S. (last big one-2003 East Coast Caravan Tour; 40 Days and 40 Nights)

Available for workshops in your town, concerts, private parties, private lessons, and long distance video critique and coaching.

206-632-2353 Seattle, Washington

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All belly dancers in Delilah's classes will be asked to sign a pledge that says they are registered voters and that they will vote!

We will send these pledges to our nation's representatives!

We encourage belly dance instructors everywhere to do the same thing.

Belly Dance IS a political force!

VDP Studios
4128 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 USA
206-632-2353 . . .

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