Z-Helene (Helene Christopher) has been performing belly dance since 1979! She is acclaimed for her virtuoso zill (finger cymbal) solos and for her inspiring large-scale group choreographies. As an instructor for Austin Community College since 1988, she has continually taught accredited Middle Eastern dance, fitness, and yoga courses. She has received several City of Austin Cultural Grants for dance events and has produced, with her husband Rick Fink, The Choreography Troupe Competition, from 2005-2011. These competitions featured troupes from the US and abroad and brought in luminaries such as Mahmoud Reda and Elena Lentini as instructors and judges. She has also produced original music and several instructional videos. Her recent offerings are Advanced Zill Tutorials #1and #2 and Zill Zooms. She is best contacted on Facebook under Z-Helene or Helene Christopher.

Create Your Own Zill Solo

Intermediate to Advanced Zills

This workshop will drill you on more advanced finger cymbal techniques. Concepts and opportunities will be delivered in class to help you develop a short zill solo in class.