Thrill your guests with a unique experience they'll never forget! Charming performance and/or instruction workshops with groups or private lessons. Aysia captivates audiences with the elegant art form of Belly Dance, at Fundraisers, Art/Cultural Festivals, and adds a fun element to parties of all kinds- BDay, Weddings, Retirement, Anniversaries, Baby/Bridal showers, Bachelorette, Person of Honor, Corporate, at public facility events. It's Aysia's privilege to inspire guests at your events. Add Audience mini-lessons for your guests to shimmy their way to fun! Coin belts provided! Aysia offers beginners, intermediate and prop specialties ongoing classes in the C-U area.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Aysia captivates guests with charming, and always family rated performance and instructional group workshops/classes and private lessons in the ancient and elegant art form of Belly Dance, or Latin Dance. Audience participation and/or lessons can be added to any performance hire. Performance sets are usually, but not limited to, 15-45 minutes. Instruction is both empowering and enriching, while shimmying your way to fun with expressive, effortless grace!
Aysia has performed in the Champaign, Il area since 2005, and personally premiered on TV through WCIA Channel 3, and Channel UI7. She continues to teach weekly Latin and Eastern dance classes at the Community College, Cultural and Recreation Centers in the Champaign, Illinois area.
Aysia enjoys supporting meaningful fundraisers such as;
The Humane society
R.A.C.E.S (rape advocacy, counseling, education services)
Breast Cancer Benefits
The Northeast Community-Fund and Grace Orphanage and Disabled Center
C.A.R.E (child advocacy, resource and education)
Other venues include;
University of Illinois Le Chatteau de la Voix's 'La púrpura de la rose,' Opera
Le Jardin Arts Festival of U of I
The Taste of Champaign
Parkland College Theater
The Emerald City
U of Illinois Opera - Amahl and The Night Visitors, presented by La Casa Lirica,
School presentions, just to name a few!
Asyia fell in love with belly dancing in 2002, in addition to her previous love affair with Latin dance! She has taught more than 7000 classes since 2001, in fitness and both Latin and Middle Eastern dance. She has created lovely choreography's, and enjoys improvisational dancing as well. She continuously training with specialty instructors, increasing skills and adding a variety of Belly dance styles to her repertoire and new dimensions within her dance.
Aysia created Classy Combination Dance Troupe in 2010, consisting of her most beloved, high spirited and talented students, now seasoned performers that delight audiences of all kinds. Inspire guests at your events - BDay/Retirement/Surprise for Guest of Honor parties, Weddings, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Baby Shower, Bachelorettes, Girls Night Out and more!
Aysia has deep gratitude to her numerous teachers, Susie Romans at the University of Illinois, Kahlira, Aliyah Abir, and Benazier, for having shared their lovely styles of fusion Belly dancing. She's also studied with Sonya of Chicago, as well as Katya and Tomika Thomas, both of Indianapolis. Aysia feels quite fortunate to have also studied with the very famous Ashley Lopez, currently touring world-wide.
Additional Booking Notes
I prefer you supply a sound system, but I can accommodate.
Latin or Middle Eastern music, diverse as well as unusually surprising varieties and splicing. Ranging from quite lively and lighthearted to sultry, and everything in between! Music preferences for your event will be accommodated appropriately. Just let me know.
Influences & Inspiration
Aysia has deep gratitude to her numerous teachers, Susie Romans at the University of Illinois, Kahlira, Aliyah Abir, and Benazier, for having shared their lovely styles of fusion Belly dancing. She's also studied with Sonya of Chicago, as well as Katya and Tomika Thomas, both of Indianapolis. Aysia feels quite fortunate to have also studied with the very talented and well known Ashley Lopez, who currently teaches at the Datura studio of Rachel Brice.
A respectful audience
Safe flooring is a must
No stag or bachelor parties.