Zada Al Gaziyeh

belly dancebelly danceI am a lifelong dancer, studying and eventually teaching ballet, tap and jazz.  I earned my degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Connecticut in 1972.  In 1977, I took a belly dance class at the local YMCA and that was “it” for me.  I have had the pleasure and honor to study with instructors and performers at the top of the dance form in the US, Egypt and Morocco and to share my knowledge and skills as a workshop instructor in a dozen states.  Over the years you may have seen me dancing at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival – I started there in 1983 (!) One of Lawrence’s best kept secrets is our dance company, Raghsidad, established in 1988.   Raghsidad means “they dance” and we do!!