Although dance combines exercise, camaraderie and creativity, it is much more than the sum of its parts. I have been taking bellydance lessons since I was 16 years old, and it has been a wonderful experience to grow as a dancer. There are lessons that I have learned that I didn’t even expect, and I have developed confidence that I couldn’t have cultivated without dance. My training has been challenging, but so rewarding. Ruric-Amari teaches her students to celebrate the art, but she also teaches them to celebrate themselves.
As cheesy as it sounds, Ruric-Amari has honestly changed my life. After meeting her and participating in her classes, she really inspired me to begin taking better care of myself both physically and mentally. She takes a genuine interest in her students’ lives and well-being. Her passion for dance and life in general is so infectious, you cannot help but become hooked on her classes.
Although I’m obviously a little biased, watching Ruric perform is a breathtaking experience. She shows such a range of emotion and has such skill in so many areas of dance, you never know what is going to come next. Ruric engages the audience on a number of levels and never disappoints.