In times of old, the mind, body, and spirit of woman were revered as some of the most mystical aspects of life. By embodying all things cosmic about human nature, woman was of such pivotal importance to her family and community, her nature was set to music and given a dance that everyone partook in. The "Ya Gamila!" Belly Dancing Organization is a non-profit, charitable group of Old Dominion University students and faculty. Dancers, musicians, any and all else are welcome to our community. We are joined together mentally, spiritually, and physically through one of the oldest forms of self expression in the world... BELLY DANCE!!!
We teach the traditional, folk movements as well as offer further stylistic instruction into other styles (Egyptian cabaret, American tribal style, Fusion, Gothic/New age, prop incorporation, etc.) Our instructors have more than 15 years of dance experience between them and can provide you with a full, quality learning experience. Meetings will pick back up for our next season in Fall 2013 and an email will be sent with the first days meeting. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 3-4pm or from 9-10pm (whichever time suits your schedule) on campus in the Student Recreational Center. Classes are COMPLETELY FREE for ODU students, faculty and staff.
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These are some of our favorite dance tunes. There are many different genres that can work for belly dance, but this archive contains classic and influenced songs. Feel free to download anything you like, and you can also upload to this archive by utilizing the expanded option of the widget (will open in a seperate window). A 4shared.com account of your own (free), as well as our password, ygbdo, is required to gain access to our song bank.
Mailing Address: "Ya Gamila!" Belly Dancing Organization
Old Dominion University; OLSI
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529
Officers: President- Ty Jordan
Vice President - Karen Lee
Secretary - (...)
Treasurer - Katie Hay
Ambassador - (Tai Taylor)
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Instructors - Ty Jordan & Karen Lee
Junior Instructors - Liz Piper & Tai Taylor
Advisor - Wesley Acker (ODU faculty)