Authentic Belly Dance

San Francisco         Pacifica         


Ocean Yoga   (650) 355-9642
 90 Eureka Square, Pacifica, CA

Class Schedule in Pacfica
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
intermediate / advanced class

8:00 pm – 9:15 pm 
on-going beginner class

8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
beginner class

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Arabesque Company class



Wed July 30, 2014
at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Casbah Grillades
Cafe Grillades
Call for Reservations
(650) 589-3778
851 Cherry Ave #16
San Bruno CA   94066

Sun Aug 3, 2014
at 5:30 pm
Arabesque Performance

Carnival of Stars
Richmond Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza, 
Richmond CA  94804


Asia has a background in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and classical East Indian dance. She taught ballet and jazz with the dancers workshop in Stockton, Ca from the young age of 13 to 20.  At 17 she won the Young Californian’s Choreographers Showcase with an adagio dance.  At 18 she moved to Carmel, Ca on a dance scholarship to study with Nancy Lang, she was then awarded a highly sought scholarship to study dance with Martha Graham in NY City.  That summer while making plans to move to NY City she went to the Northern California Renaissance Faire and saw Jamila Salimpour’s Balanat Troupe.  Asia was profoundly moved by the music and dance.  She dropped modern dance and never looked back!! Her pursuits in the art of middle eastern dance began here.  Asia founded Chimera Folkloric Dance Troupe in Stockton CA in 1973.  The troupe performed at rock festivals, county fairs and cultural events almost every weekend in the spring and summer.  The 17 dancers and 5 musicians functioned like a large family.

In 1984 Asia moved to San Francisco to pursue a solo career.  For 14 years she performed up to seven nights a week in night clubs and restaurants, while continuing to teach workshops and seminars throughout the United States.

In 1991 Asia formed Asassara a troupe which performed dances based on ancient cultures, rituals and mythology.

In 1994 this group grew into Henna Tawi who performed for the San Francisco Film Festival, the San Francisco Opera Gala for Aida, the J. Paul Getty Passage to India party and many other San Francisco venues.

In 1998 she moved to Ann Arbor Michigan and taught middle eastern dance at the Universtiy of Michigan.  She moved back to California in 2000 and began teaching belly dance at the Downward Dog Yoga Studio in Pacifica CA. where she currently teaches seven classes a week. Downward Dog Yoga Studio is the home of Arabesque Troupe and musicians.

Arabesque Belly Dance
(650) 355-4105
San Francisco , CA