After her first Middle-eastern (“Bellydance”) Dance Class in Pullman, WA in 1989, she was hooked.  Even after subtracting the years when she didn’t have the time or money to take lessons,  Jahanara has taken classes and workshops from various instructors for over twenty years, including Aziz, Lee Ali, Karim Nagi, Sidonia Om Dunia, Tito Seif, Amel Tafsout, Leila Haddad, Ihlan Dancer, Margo Abdo O’dell, Oreet, Nejwah, Samira Il Naia, Freyja, Nabeela El Shalimar, Aneena, Sian, Aradia Wynn, Nadira, Michelle Joyce, Dunya, Sahara, Sedona, Jenna, Kashani, Saqra, Dalia Carelli and others.  Jahanara started performing in 1995.  After the birth of her second child, she taught a fitness Belly Dance Class at a Boise, Idaho gym for one year, enabling her to shed those last baby pounds, plus two more!  She has been teaching beginning and intermediate level classes for eight years at Meridian Parks and Rec., and two years at area gyms.  Her instructional style is such that both beginners and more advanced students can work together at their own levels, and she is able to work individually with students to improve their form during class, without stopping the momentum of the class.  She is currently teaching classes anywhere in the Treasure Valley, Boise Idaho Area.   She comes to you and your co-workers or friends! Jahanara is the creator of Tribaloric  Dance, improvised group folkloric performances from the Orient.  She is also the creator of Dance Recess, bringing N. African Dance to the workplace!

Jahanara started dancing at the age of four.  She has received instruction in traditional Egyptian, American Cabaret, Tribal Style Belly Dance, Tribal Fusion, Folkloric Belly Dance Styles, ballet, tap, jazz, West African, Indian, Flamenco, and other Western social dances.  Oriental Dance, also called Raqs Sharqi (Raks Sharki), or Belly Dance (bellydance), and its folkloric roots. are the forms she fell in love with the most, and enjoys sharing with others.   She has taken lessons with Sidonia Om Dunia, winner of the Belly Dancer USA 2008 Goddess Division, 2006 Double Crown Masters winner,  second place winner of the 2006 Wiggles of the West Headliner of the Year Division, and second place winner in Belly Dancer USA 7 Veils Division.   Jahanara will instruct or perform in the following Idaho Cities:  Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Twin Falls, and Emmett.  Hire Jahanara for your next big event (no bachelor parties).  See the Hire Jahanara Page for performance contract and answers to frequently-asked questions.  Email to inquire about workshops in Tribaloric Dance at your venue.


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