Nomadic Tapestry was established in 2005 from a desire to create and grow a community of dancers and musicians who shared their passion for middle-eastern music and belly dance. We felt the level of technique and participation in classes, workshops, and rehearsals could flourish; if only we had a dedicated space for classes. We wanted to emphasize the need for regular technique classes for developing dancers that could respectfully represent such a beautiful dance form.
Belly dance is a fun way to exercise, strengthen your core, develop self esteem, and have fun with friends. Our studio welcomes participants of any age, size, or gender. Dance should be enjoyed and experienced by everyone. As your knowledge of this dance form grows, you will discover the uniqueness of each culture’s influence and how the live music changes and enriches belly dance in many special ways.
We offer beginning to intermediate classes in many of classic, modern, and tribal fusion forms of belly dance. Also offered; middle-eastern drum, and Zumba Gold. Zills, sword, veil, and other prop classes are offered on a rotating schedule. We also bring “out of town” teachers for specialized workshops throughout the year.
Our student troupe; Lunatic Fringe; is open to any student who is dedicated, has learned the basics, can learn and perform choreographies, and is enrolled in Unlimited Classes. Regular attendance is a must for continued participation.
Middle-eastern hand drumming is the base to build on for understanding the classical music that inspired this dance form. From Arabic style to Turkish split finger; our teachers can inspire you to a life time of learning and fun. If you are a musician interested in learning classic folk tunes of Egypt, Turkey, the Balkans, and more; please contact us for more information.
Lumani Dance Theatre is the performance troupe of Nomadic Tapestry; Huntsville Alabama’s premiere belly dance studio with its’ primary focus on middle-eastern dance and the music that inspires it. The studio; Nomadic Tapestry Movement and Music will celebrate its’ 10th anniversary in June 2015. Lumani combines the basic essences of Belly Dance and Live Music; creating theatrical productions that educate and well as entertain. Dancing and performing to the live folkrock music of many different cultures, artists, and genres is at the heart of Lumani. Our musicians and dancers come from diverse backgrounds and training; giving our troupe it’s unique talents and flavor. Under the artistic direction of Lisa Wylie, its’ fun theatrical style is continually evolving.
Lumani and its’ members have participated in festivals across the Southeast. From local art festivals to belly dance conventions and workshops; Lumani has participated and performed at Atlanta’s TribalCon, Miami’s Spirit of the Tribes, Nashville’s Tribal Revival, Huntsville’s own Panoply, Burritt on the Mountain and yearly at the Alabama Renaissance Festival. Several times a year Lumani collaborates with other performers in the Southeast to create and perform live music and belly dance productions and dance parties in Huntsville, Alabama; as well as other cities and venues.