Ari Mankey

Ari Mankey is a teacher, dancer, and High Priestess. Dancing under the stage name "Ayperi" (Turkish for "Moon Fairy"), Ari specializes in Egyptian cabaret style bellydance, while also indulging her interests in folkloric dance from the Middle East and North America. Ayperi is a popular performer and instructor in the state of Michigan, dancing at various festivals, restaraunts, and theatres. She's also a member of the Habibi Dancers, a bellydance troupe based in Lansing Michigan.

Ari believes that dance can be a vehicle to find our high selves and commune with the gods. When she's not dancing, she can be found officiating rites in the infamous Morrison Clan with her husband Jason.

Belly Dance: Beyond the Basics

This class is for those who have moved past the beginner level of belly dance, and want to take things to the next level. Learn advanced moves, layering techniques, and combinations. You will also have the opportunity to share some of your favorite moves! Previous dance experience is recommended.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance

Middle Eastern dance is an empowering form of dance that creates a strong sense of body awareness. Learn how to reach deep within yourself to find your inner beauty and reconnect to your divine feminine core through movement. In addition to a simple choreography, particpants will learn how to align and control their bodies the belly dance way! Dance experience is not necessary, and people of all dance levels are welcome.

Moving Through Kashmir: Rock n Roll Belly Dance Fusion

Bellydance doesn't always have to be done to unfamiliar beats and exotic songs, sometimes a rock classic works just as well! In this class Ari will be teaching an electric bellydance choreography set to the music of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir." Shimmie and sway to the voice of Robert Plant and the guitar of Jimmy Page. All levels of experience are welcome.

















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