I have been teaching and performing my exciting and unique style of bellydance since 2001! Taking my experience as a professional NYC Club dancer and fusing it with different styles of bellydance and other cultural dances I created Bellydance-House Fusion! It focuses on exaggerated hip movements and learning to naturally accentuate the music with your body. A dancer like you've never seen! With my exciting style & energetic performances I will captivate any audience. Explosive hip movements will intoxicate and have you wondering if they are attached to my body! Wings, sword, veil, zills and audience participation help to create the perfect show for audiences of all ages!
I booked Destiny for my husband's 30th birthday party. After sending her through Paypal the $50 deposit, she informed me that someone in her family had an event that day and she needed to cancel. However, she said she would refer me to her friend who was just as talented as she. I decided not to use Destiny's friend, and when I asked her for my deposit back she declined and stated that "$50 is a non refundable deposit. Because when bellydancers reserve dates that are cancelled they miss out on other potential bookings for that date and time slot." Even though she was the one who canceled on me, and I wasn't comfortable with the situation, she still has refused to refund me the deposit. It has now been three months. I suggest looking elsewhere. I would have given her zero stars, however Gig salad doesn't allow me to do that.
Response from Destiny Maktub:
I'm sorry u feel the way u do. When my family event conflicted with your event, I offered the services of a colleague. You asked to review her info before making a decision. After your careful review you stated "I'm sorry u can't come to our party but I appreciate ur professional manner in finding a replacement". In every quote, I state there is a NON REFUNDABLE $50 DEPOSIT. If you had decided against the replacement dancer, I would have gladly refunded the deposit.You cancelled the dancer 4 days before the event and lost your deposit. Deposits protect dancers from last min cancellations. Any DJ/entertainer does the same. Even with the cancellation, I still offered you a $50 credit towards a future event which you declined! I'm sorry the plans for your party changed due to financial circumstances, but it's unfair to give me a bad review because you're held to a deposit agreement. I am happy to provide the e-mail correspondence to anyone who questions my professionalism on this matter.
Destiny was very engaging with the celebrants and encouraged audience participation. She was very accommodating in arranging for the event and communication was excellent via email and telephone.
Destiny is one of the best belly dancer's I have seen thus far. I have travelled extensively all over the world from Morocco to Europe to all over the United States. Her performances are amazing. She is also an incredible teacher. Her philosophy of dance like no one is watching is very healing and uplifting. Her students learn advanced moves to basic moves in the beginning. She does not show only her advanced students the complex belly dancing moves but all her students. Also Destiny is the best kept secret in NY to burn belly fat, trim your waist, and tone your legs. No other cardio workout I have tried is as good as Destiny's class. You see results within one week. People even think you do liposuction with her fat burning cardio routine. In one month you drop two to four dress sizes after 3 months you are four to six dress sizes smaller. Her classes are not for the lazy daisies but for people who like a good work out and have fun in a non judgemental environment. Destiny I believe is the best teacher and performer out there. Everyone should be so lucky to have her as a teacher and to watch her perform.
I have taken lessons from Destiny for the past 4 years and it has been an amazing experience. Not only is she an a great instructor but she brings a whole new meaning to the art of Bellydancing by implementing her own unique style into the Bellydancing world.
Destiny donated her time and talent to perform along with several other belly dancers for a fund raiser for Haiti, post earthquake. She was the biggest hit out of all the dancers, the audience loved her the most! She is a high-energy dancer, and Queen of All Shimmies!!!!! Exciting to watch!
Destiny is great dancer, that night she danced at my place she had the whole crowed up from their seats. Everyone loved her that night. I also heard that she is a great teacher
Destiny is a terrific bellydance instructor. She puts students of all levels at ease while still challenging them to do their best--and just a little bit more. Her classes are a safe and non-judgmental environment, a great workout and her manner of instruction is both inspiring and effective.
Price Range: $100 - $500
I have been teaching and performing my exciting and unique style of
bellydance since 2001! Taking my experience as a professional NYC Club
dancer and fusing it with different styles of bellydance and other
cultural dances I created Bellydance-House Fusion! It focuses on
exaggerated hip movements and learning to naturally accentuate the
music with your body. A dancer like you've never seen! With my exciting
style & energetic performances I will captivate any audience. Explosive
hip movements will intoxicate and have you wondering if they are
attached to my body! Wings, sword, veil, zills and audience
participation help to create the perfect show for audiences of all
ages! I use the same enthusiasm for the dance in my teaching style. I
give women the basic core of what they need to be able to bellydance to
any song you put on. I don't really do choreography. I teach women how
to put moves to certain sounds in the music. Eventually they become
more fluid in the dance and a performance can just flow naturally for
them. I break down each movement and teach it to you step my step
eventually adding layers and complexity to them. I try to make each
individual feel comfortable in her own body and in my class, so that
she is relaxed and able to express the dance to it's full potential.
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