What my students say...
"I feel lucky to have found Ruric-Amari's class! I was looking for the best possible teacher, and Ruric is definitely a master of her craft. She exudes expertise and professionalism, while still being compassionate toward her amateur students. I feel comfortable dancing in front of Ruric and my classmates, knowing that everyone is there to become better with patience and practice!" ~Anna
"I love to dance and have always loved belly dancing. I have been taking belly dance class with Ruric Amari for two years now and have really enjoyed it! Classes are challenging but a lot of fun, also students are given the opportunity to perform live at shows and special events which makes it an amazing experience. Ruric Amari is not only a great dancer but is also a great teacher!" ~Lissette
"Ruric is a fantastic teacher. She is very knowledgable about the culture, the music and the many styles of middle eastern dance. She inspires and challenges you to be the best dancer you can be with no pressure and kind gentle guidance. She allows you to express yourself and has many styles of dance and class options available. She is patient and fosters an environment of sisterhood and family. I love the classes, the yoga warm-ups and the feeling of dancing with a great teacher and wonderful group of students". ~Carrie
"I’m so happy I found Ruric’s studio! I love dancing with all the wonderful ladies I have come to call friends. Classes are not only a place to learn fun dance moves and choreographies, but a great alternative to a boring hour at the gym!" ~Michelle
"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." ~Lauren
"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." ~Jesse
"Finding the Samovar Dance Company has been a huge blessing in my life. The classes are fun, engaging and rewarding. Ruric Amari is an amazing dancer and beautifully translates her styles and technical aspects in a way that is understandable and encouraging, yet challenging. Ruric's teachings have surpassed the classroom and have helped me to dance through life in so many ways. I am more confident, have better body image, have a higher awareness of my capabilities — and I love the community of strong, creative and independent women I have met along the way." ~Erica
What my teachers say...
"Ruric Amari captures the audience attention from the moment she enters the stage. More importantly maintain their focus throughout her performance due to her expressive movement and dance techniques." ~Nashwa
"It was my great pleasure to introduce Ruric to the beautiful art of Raks Sharki. Even as a teenager, one could already see that she was headed for success. Now, as a young woman and devoted wife and mother, she continues to develop her art to the great delight of her audiences." ~Jamila