- Tacoma, WA
- Belly Dancer
- Travels up to 120 miles
Give your guests the best! Bring variety and color to your event with Professional Middle Eastern Dance Entertainment!
Respected as a quality dance entertainer and educator, Shining has been the featured entertainment for large corporate events, private home celebrations, art events, fundraisers, restaurants, club shows and more.
“Shining is a very talented and beautiful dancer. She is very educated on the history and different cultures as well as the different styles of Middle Eastern Dance. She was very quick to respond to event, and was very professional and patient from beginning to end. My friends and I had such a great time learning something new.”
Price Range: $200-$800
Gig Length: 10 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
"I would hire Shining for any event where expertise and skill in dance was important and trust her to deliver a professional show at all times.”
-S. Jaad, The Back Door Gourmet Food Group, Republic, WA
As an entertainer, she is willing to customize any of her basic show options around the needs of your event-or work with you to create something special that will be enjoyably remembered by you and your guests for long after the event is done.
As an educator, Shining strives to give the most to her students by continuing to learn from the most accurate sources of information available about the cultures these dances come from; to share with them the importance of the dance as a visual representation of the music; and to help them develop discernment in observation that they may see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears, the subtle and strong varieties in movements, mood, structure, style and phrasing.
“Shining is a sublime dancer! She brings good technique, musical savvy, and heart and soul to the stage. She is beautiful, talented and enthusiastic about her art!”
-A’isha Azar, Middle Eastern Career Dancer 1974 - 2014
Her skills as an entertainer with a special talent for bringing the music to life have been recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest and earned the titles:
2015 “Professional Grand Champion”, Belly Dance Off
2009 "Professional Alternative Music”, Belly Dancer USA
Shining knows how to give you the best! Hire your entertainment today!
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting and sound are an important part of any professional show, to give your guests the best experience please provide a clean, open space for Shining to perform, with a sound system that can accommodate either CD or MP3 players, loud and clear enough to be heard in every corner of the room.
Many prop options are available and will change the size of the space needed but a good rule of thumb is at least a 10' x10' space with a clean floor and no low hanging chandeliers or ceiling fans.
All shows can be customized to the needs of the event.
Short & Sweet
Get a splash of color with quality Egyptian Belly Dance or American Oriental. This 10-12 minute show is perfect for Birthday parties and other small functions.
Arabian Mix-Popular choice!
Galvanize your event with vibrant music and dance! This favorite half hour Belly Dance show highlights women’s dance from the Arabian Gulf. From art stage to the reception hall this package is suitable for all kinds of events!
Raqs Masri Routine
Immerse yourself in the music and dances of Egypt. Traditional and contemporary dances such as Saiidi, Baladi, Shamadan, Melaya, or Ghawazee will be presented along with Egyptian Belly Dance.
This show is great for weddings, corporate and cultural events. Show can be customized with multiple costume changes and 2-3 dancers upon request.
American Oriental is the western evolution of Belly Dance. This routine features the use of veils and finger cymbals and is a dynamic and entertaining show of 15-20 minutes.
Shining provides a range of quality ethnic dances perfect for educational events, contact her directly for more information.
Arabian Tea Party
This special dinner event features a multi-course meal and selections of dance from across the Middle East. Coordinate with your favorite restaurant, or attend an upcoming show!
Contact Shining for pricing information.
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Influences & Inspiration
Shining has always been strongly influenced by videos of dancers from the "Golden Age" of the Egyptian Cinema, and the dancers that followed in the years after. From Tahia Carioca to Fif Abdou, the dance stars of Egypt have been the subject of endless study and fascination.
After several years of exploring the fusion side of Belly Dance, Shining began to study Egyptian Belly Dance and many folk dances from the surrounding regions, with American born career dancer A'isha Azar. Shining soon become a member of A'isha's professional dance company Baharat!!, and assisted in the creation and presentation of their twice yearly narrated shows featuring skits and dances from across the Middle East,
Clean dance floor
Clean, private changing area
Clear/loud Sound system with CD or MP3 player hook up
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