A little about the fabulous Nanna Candelaria:
- Nanna Candelaria has studied and performed belly dance for over 25 years. She first became interested in the dance form at age of 17. Her elegant dance style can best be described as classical. Her performances combine outstanding technical ability, with personality, emotion, and inspired creativity.
Nanna's knowledge and experience with Middle Eastern dance is extensive. She has danced professionally in restaurants and nightclubs, and in shows and productions with live bands, while living in New Mexico, Colorado, and presently in Northern California. Her studies and influences in belly dance have included a wide array of noted dancers.
- Nanna also studied and performed the dances of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia while in the Dance Company "Kafkas." She is featured in numerous DVDs including one dedicated to her unique and mesmerizing drum solo technique. Nanna has performed both nationally and internationally. She and her troupe, Tabu Dance Ensemble, not only have been featured many times in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival but also have traveled to China to participate in the International Cultural Tourism Festival in Beijing. (Bio info from Gilded Serpent)
- So what do I wear?
You can dance in bare feet, Hermes dance sandals, dance paws or dance undeez (available at Encore Dance and allaboutdance.com.)
Wear fitted, comfortable clothing (yoga pants, jazz pants or any stretch exercise pant is great.)
You may wish to bring a scarf or sash to tie around your hips. There will be hip scarves for purchase. If you own a belly dancing hip scarf, please be sure it does not have glass beading on it.