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through movement and dance,


Francesca expresses what she has no words for.

Francesca found belly dance in 2005, and took Cabaret and Turkish style classes for two years. In 2012, she graduated with HER Masters of Education. Shortly after graduating, she came across TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE. That was when SHE DECIDED TO CHANGE HER LIFE.

While Francesca travels around the US and INTERNATIONALLY to perform, collaborate, and to train with renowned dancers, she resides, teaches, and produces a professional fusion show in upstate New York. She studied with Rachel Brice FROM 2013 UNTIL 2016, AND is an 8 Elements™ Certified Practitioner. francesca is currently studying closely with THE CAPTIVATING, MULTI-FACETED mira betz.

Francesca is dedicated to growing, evolving, and immersing herself in this developing art form that is Fusion Belly Dance.


8 Elements™ Certified Practitioner / Studio Datura / April 2016

Masters of Education / Springfield College / May 2012


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Never belly danced before, but want to try? Or maybe you're not new to belly dance, and want to refresh your skills?

In this workshop developed for beginner dancers, we'll be diving into the key fundamentals of belly dance movements with a contemporary influence. Learn about the specific muscles to use to articulate this beautiful dance vocabulary, and go home with a fun dance combo!

SATURDAY, June 30, 2018


Petite Productions Dance Academy

491 Main St, Catskill, NY

Rate: $40



Lessons vary to cover a wide range of topics based on your personalized dance needs. Topics can include the following:

  • Belly dance technique
  • Choreography feedback
  • Performance skills
  • Personal practice assistance
  • Choreography development


Group Lessons and 1:1s are available upon request. Contact Francesca for more details.