Shanti Bardot is a Tribal Fusion Bellydance performer and instructor based in Oakland, California who specializes in Arabic Folk Dance, Turkish Roman, and Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Format.
Information about upcoming performances can be found in Events and details for weekly classes, workshops, and private lessons in Classes!
Shanti is available for private event bookings! Create a night to remember by featuring a bellydance performance at your next party!
Classes & Workshops
Shanti is an 8 Elements Datura Style™ Certified Teacher and 200-hr Certified Yoga Instructor with over a decade of teaching experience.
In Shanti’s teaching, the main focus is on deep understanding of movement so that it can be fully and easily learned. Whether it’s the basics or complex layering, Shanti emphasizes technique and discovering the deeper experience of movement that comes from within.
Classes: Bellydance, Barre, and Yoga:
Private Bellydance Lessons
-Refine your technique!
-Learn new skills, like using a veil or playing finger cymbals!
-Get focused feedback on choreography for a performance!
-Learn Rachel Brice’s Datura Style™ from a certified 8 Elements Teacher!
Lessons are available via Skype or in person at Bliss Fitness. Schedule with me through the Contact Page. Private lessons are $70/hr.
Shanti is available for private lessons within the Bay Area. Rates start at $65/hr and go up depending on number of people and location! Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for rates and more information.
Belly Dance Drum Solos with Shanti Bardot and Jonathan KipP
In this workshop we will take a good long look at the interplay between drummer and dancer in the world of bellydance. Shanti and Jonathan will break down the parts of a typical bellydance drum solo. And then we will forge ahead into territories less charted and more abstract. We will also talk about ways drummers and dancers communicate and how to establish a powerful connection. See the Facebook Event for more info.
Saturday, May 4 | 12:30-3:00pm $25 advance / $30 at the door Redwood Raks World Dance Studio 824 L St, Arcata, California 95521
Interested in hosting a bellydance workshop for your community? Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for a current list of workshop offerings!
If there is something specific you are looking for please include that in your email. It is possible to create a workshop custom for your dance community’s interests!
Please bring your own drum. If you are in need of one, please send me a note through the Contact Page.
Shanti performs and teaches Tribal Fusion belly dance, specializing in fusing Arabic Folk Dance with contemporary dance and her own aesthetic. She does both improvisational and choreographed dancing, enjoying the different creative processes.
Having studied western dance and yoga for many years before belly dancing, Shanti understands the body’s movement from the inside out.
She currently performs as a soloist in the Bay Area and collaborates with fellow dancers throughout the West Coast.
After 5 years of Cabaret style belly dance, Shanti saw Rachel Brice perform at The Roxy in 2007 and began exploring this new world of Tribal Fusion.
Since then she has studied intensively with Rachel and is a certified 8 Elements Practitioner. She is also FCBD General Skills certified through Carolena Nericcio.