Based in Boise, ID, under the direction of Samira il Naia, Cairo Fusion is a professional performance company and school dedicated to creating and sharing innovative and inspiring performance art. We are highly dedicated to promoting positivity within ourselves and within our community. Our mission at Cairo Fusion is to provide a supportive place for women of all ages to convene, learn, share and grow, through the art of dance.
Our dedication to charity through art is also essential to who we are as a company. Our dancers take pride in creating quality performance and offering something different from the mainstream perception of what bellydance is.
Our signature style focuses heavily on strength, flexibility, and endurance, while fusing Standard Bellydance format with modern techniques and urban dance styles. Cairo Fusion offers weekly classes and many performance opportunities.
Among those to achieve amazing weight loss is Mayo teacher Leanne Patten who has shed 3st 6lbs since joining up 18 months ago. Ms Patten, who hails from Achill Island, will be representing Mayo in the final with dance partner and amateur Irish footballer Paddy Brophy. Many of the competitors lost weight for their own health and welfare but for John Fitzsimons there was a more pressing reason.
John and his partner Valerie Kane won the most improved category in Leinster last month and he explained this came after a lengthy weight-loss programme.
My journey started when my doctor told me I needed to lose two stone to get a hip operation. Catherine, a Weight Watchers stalwart for several years, explained she first came up with the idea for a Strictly Come Dancing night in and followed it up with a local event in Dunboyne Castle.
The excitement in the run-up to the show was like nothing I have ever experienced before. By Aine Hegarty.
Dirty Dancing Ross and Joanne Image: Lola Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Kostroma is the headquarters of the company staging the show, the Russian National Dance Company, which, as its name suggests, was established to give Russia a company that could put its many forms of national dance on stage and tour throughout the country.
The company was set up in by choreographer Yury Tsarenko and his wife, Elena, and continues to be managed by the family. One of their daughters, Maria Veshkina, is the producer and tour organiser for Kostroma, which has toured the world to critical and audience acclaim since Like many long-touring shows, changes are made to the content from time to time.
This sequence uses dances developed by the Cossacks, who were among the strongest defenders of Russia.