Patti

SashiPatti has been studying and teaching belly dance for 17 years. Patti’s instructional style is detailed, supportive, and filled with humor, and she draws on her extensive classroom experience in educational settings ranging from elementary school to secondary and adult education to make her classes inspirational and fun.

Patti is passionate about the transformational power of dance in general, and belly dance in particular. She is a founding member of and principal dancer with Blue Moon Dance Company, the original tribal dance and music troupe in the greater Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. In addition to instructing and performing, Patti also is the former president of ACCMED (Association of Central Carolina Middle Eastern Dancers), previously, the area’s only professional organization for middle eastern performers and instructors, and is the owner of World In Motion, the dance studio that is her dream come true. She is also a proud member of Dayanisma, the area’s sole professional ATS® performance troupe. Patti strives to make physical accommodations for her students whenever possible so that people of all abilities can participate in this beautiful art form.

Patti’s goal for World In Motion is to provide a warm and encouraging environment where students and teachers can dance, drum and dream together in a true labor of love.

Patti teaches Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance and assists Dawn in teaching Intermediate Tribal Belly Dance on Mondays.

“The instructors Patti and Dawn are WONDERFUL! They bring a wonderful energy that makes you want to come back.” -WIM student

Patti and Dawn are absolutely wonderful! They are so helpful when you need improvement! Their instructive style makes you feel good about yourself, even when you are doing the move all wrong.” -WIM student

 

 

 

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