Sunday November 12th
Ansuya in San Francisco!

Ansuya will teach her unique blend of Gypsy/Bellydance Fusion at the San Francisco Dance Center that will show you some of the most rocking, sassy gypsy skirt moves that you have EVER seen.  Ansuya will also be exploring the 9/8 rhythm, a very rare opportunity indeed.  See PDF for all the information….

$60 for one seminar or $100 for both.

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Sunday, November 12, EXCLUSIVE BELLYDANCE SHOW WITH ANSUYA at Workspace Limited, a new art space in San Francisco. 2150 Folsom Street featuring:

Elizabeth Strong
Mira Betz
Tanja Odzak & Kristin McClanahan of L’Anonyme Collective

with DJ Amar

Doors open at 7pm, show at 8:30 sharp.  

Presales at:

$15 Presale or $20 at the door.  Space is limited so don’t wait!  This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Continue reading for Bio’s and more, or click here to read about another December Seminar with Ansuya!   

L’Anonyme Collective to Tanja Odzak & Kristin McClanahan of L’Anonyme Collective

Tanja Odžak has studied belly dance in the San Francisco Bay Area with Master Dancers Suhaila Salimpour, Jill Parker, and Carolena Nericcio.  A natural at belly dance, she was recently Level 2 certified in Suhaila’s School of Dance after only 9 months of studying the format. 

Known for her fiery stage presence, Tanja has been belly dancing professionally for four years.   She has performed and taught in California and various parts of the country.  She was an active choreographer and dancer in Ultra Gypsy when the renowned dance company received the prestigious Golden Belly Award for “Troupe of the Year” in 2005.

Currently, Tanja is an independent dancer and performs as a soloist or with belly dance colleagues. 

A natural dancer, Kristin has been dancing since she could walk and began formally studying dance at the age of 6.  Her dance and performance background includes jazz, ballet, modern/lyrical, and music theater.  Five years ago, Kristin began her belly dance study with Jill Parker and became an active choreographer and performer in the Ultra Gypsy Dance Company.  Kristin’s performance experience includes The Crucible’s Fire Opera – Dido and Aeneas, Medusa & Machine, Tribal Fest, and Undulation.  Kristin is now an independant dancer and member of L’Anonyme Collective. 


Frèdèrique began studying American Tribal Style belly dance in 1997 with Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy.  After performing as a core member of Ultra Gypsy for almost 3 years, Frèdèrique steered her endeavors in a new direction and founded Romani – Urban Tribal Belly Dance in January of 2000.

Romani was a professional belly dance cooperative that pioneered and popularized the underground electronic Middle-Eastern / Indian flavored music used by most tribal fusion belly dancers today.

In December of 2003, Romani disbanded and Frèdèrique reserved the name Belly Groove with the vision for a future dance collaborative meanwhile focusing on redefining and fine tuning herself as an Artist while performing and teaching workshops around the U.S.  

Frèdèrique is known for breaking ground in her musical artistry as she edits and mixes her own sets with a story in mind. She is also known for reinventing her look from one show to the next as well as dancing every show completely un-choreographed. Her style referred to as Tribal Remixed is a compilation and plethora of dance forms, life experiences, and passion all integrated and filtered through her imagination to share with you.

Mira Betz

The multi-faceted career of Mira Betz is a testament to her passionate artistry and desire to for continual growth. Mira began her training in Middle Eastern dance as a young teen studying primarily with Katarina Burda for over 10 years, where she developed a solid foundation of contemporary, traditional, as well as ritualistic dance forms. In 1996 she studied with Jamila Salimpour, and Suhaila Salimpour. In 1998 Mira went abroad to live and study in Morocco. Active in theater, dance and the performing arts for 20 years, Mira Betz has become a sought after dancer, choreographer, costumer, and teacher—confirmed by her recent nomination of “Instructor of the Year” by Zaghareet Magazine.

Mira Betz received her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her dance background includes training in Salsa, Modern, Jazz, and Flamenco. Mira continues to spread her experience, knowledge and love for dance through her captivating performance and engaging teaching style. 

Elizabeth Strong

Elizabeth Strong grew up in a tradition of dance and music. As a young girl she was inspired by the music and dancing of the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Her amazingly emotional and personal style has captivated audiences in the Bay Area and abroad. Elizabeth believes that the heart is the source of dance and that dance is an expression of our relationship with life and culture. A life-long dancer, Elizabeth formally began studying and performing Middle Eastern dance in 1996 at the age of 18.

Her love for Middle Eastern dance compelled her to seek the source in North Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. While living in Istanbul in 2000, she met Roman (“gypsy”) men and women with whom she studied the Turkish Roman dance form, most notably Reyhan Tuszuz and Reyhan’s daughter, Meltem. She has recently returned from her third visit abroad wherein she continued her study of Roman dance, and “Oriental” or bellydance.

Elizabeth joined Le Cancan Bijou  dance Troupe in 2003 and became part of the Mad Sal’s Music Hall Revue at the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair in 2004. Performing in both groups has given her the
opportunity to stretch herself creatively, and has
been a source of much joy and satisfaction.

Elizabeth currently makes her living performing and>
teaching dance throughout the United States. Her
current passion includes working with professionals
from multiple disciplines to create and perform pieces
that are heart-felt, stylized and unique.

Teachers and inspirations include Madge Strong, Pamela TrokanskiHelené, Rossah Katarina Burda, Suhaila Salimpour and Jamila Salimpour, Mira Betz, Rachel Brice, Suzan Tekbilek, Sahara Saeeda, Jill Parker, and Jon Compton.


Bellydance Superstar Ansuya is one of the most talented and accomplished performers, choreographers and instructors in the bellydance world today. Her style is unique, blending the best aspects of bellydance with Indian, Spanish and African moves. Energetic, sensual and innovative, Ansuya is a master of improvisation, musical interpretation, emotional expression, original moves and costume design.

Ansuya is a multi award winner and has been seen on television shows, music videos and commercials as both a bellydancer and an actress. She has performed for countless celebrities and her top selling instructional videos are some of the best reviewed on the market. She is a second generation bellydancer with secrets handed down from mother to daughter, adding mystic and legend to her soulful performances and devoted instruction.

Ansuya is now continuing her independent teaching and performance tours which have taken her to California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Canada, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Japan, India, England, France, Spain, Paris, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico City, Tijuana, Canada, Miami, Philadelphia, Columbia and Portugal.

She also continues to appear with the Bellydance Superstars with a recent tour of the U.S. and recent television appearances on Mexican TV Show, Otro Rollo and the Regis and Kelly Live Show.

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