Silvia Salamanca is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer, and instructor from Mallorca, Spain. A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in dance and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona.
She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001 when realizing the enormous benefits that this art-form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she keeps observing how women can get closer to their self identity and discover oneself in a new level, increasing self-esteem, and getting deeply in touch with the feminine essence in their soul through bellydance.
As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: Spanish gitanos and Arabic. Hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (gitano-oriental dance fusion) Silvia gained international recognition and is currently invited to teach workshops and perform as a headliner in major festivals world-wide. Silvia is also known for her work dancing with swords, which she feels depicts the strength of women. Silvia is also the director of Shunyata Belly Dance, a nationally awarded tribal fusion company and a proud member of Urban Hips, Houston's premiere ITS troupe.
Flamenco - Beginner
Learn the expressive art of flamenco and become the fire when dancing! In this workshop, ideal for beginner dancers, we will break down the basics of flamenco: braceo (arm and hand work), taconeo (heel work), palmas (clapping), and palos (rhythms). We will blend all of it together to obtain expressive and fiery combinations in dance to develop the gitana in you! Bring a pair of heel shoes, a skirt, and your best ole!