What is it like to attend a performance with Ruby Star Bellydancers?
They generally perform 15-30 minute dance programs that include celebratory finger cymbals, Egyptian drums, mystical veils and dangerous swords all while creating beautiful stage patterns and choreography.
Ruby Star Performs February 9th
Valentines Dinner Show at Cedars of Lebanon 152 East 200 South Slc, Utah 801-364-4096
Ruby Star Performs March 17th at the Annual Springest Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Shahravar teaches at Oriental Potpourri Hosted by MariaElena Amaya
June 30 – July 1st
African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall 310 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Shahravar performs at Boise Fusion Fest July 27th & 28th in Boise Idaho
Ruby Star Performs at the Utah SummerDance Festival August 18th
Ruby Star Bellydancers
We are a Salt Lake city Middle Eastern styled dance Company. Under the artistic directorship of Shahravar her long term focus and vision for The Ruby Star Bellydaners is using a community foundation to further develop and build the company by broadening Company repertoire, expanding community engagement efforts throughout the SLC metropolitan area and leading Ruby Star to a more prominent place in the dance community.
In addition to being an iconic Dancer, Shahravar has the distinction as one of the longest-serving dancers in Salt Lake having danced for 26 years. Her extensive roles encompass the breadth of the Middle Eastern dance repertoire. Her continued devotion to serving the art form, to promoting Bellydance arts education and to using her experience to nurture, train and develop the next generation of dancers are the means by which she will further elevate Ruby Star and its Company, school and community engagement programs and events.
Ruby Star Bellydancers are...
Jessie "Surraya" a devoted mother and long time dance in the Salt Lake community. She brings a grace and dedication to the dance.
Kristina works in the theater industry and is a dynamic performer. Known for her work with fire.
Perizad has a powerful stage presence and enjoys bringing her musical knowledge to the dance.
Aubrey is a graceful dancer who enjoys sharing the stage and developing a camaraderie with other dancers.
Shahravar loves dancing with these ladies and it shows on stage with creative and dynamic staging and fun.
Monica brings a charming elegance to every show.
You can see them perform at many events in the Salt Lake city area, so drop in often to see what is coming up.
You can book them at your special event by contacting Shahravar.
Shahravar teaches Belly dance at Salt City Studio on Wednesday & Thursday evenings. She began studying and performing Middle-Eastern dance in 1991.
Sword work is termed “Raks Sayef” this is her specialty.
She has studied many genres throughout the Bellydance world and beyond with Hula, Flamenco, Bollywood & Odessi from India.
She has been teaching since 1993 and opened the Urban Ghawazii Belly Dance Studio in 2008 and founded the popular Troupe Habibi Habibi in 2008 then in 2004 she founded Utah’s first collaborative belly dance troupe, Shah Sitara, a performing level group/tribe of advanced students.
Over the years, Shahravar’s work has been featured in Jareeda Bellydance Magazine and has performed/taught workshops throughout the United States and has studied under experts as famed as Mahmoud Reda, Carolena Nericcio, Sahra Saida, Amaya, Alexandra King, Bert Balladine, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle.
Shahravar has been awarded for her performance style at events and been featured on local news programs.
In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Bellydance” by Salt Lake City Weekly.
Her talents include swords, veils, zills, folkloric, and improvisational performance.
The Shah Sitara Basic's is the perfect class for those who have had no previous dance classes or beginning level dancers who want to polish their skills. It is the perfect introductory class to learn the basics of Middle Eastern Bellydance. First we warm up then basic posture for the groundwork of Bellydance.
The class is simple and fun to follow, there is no critique or test of dancers.
It is an ongoing class. Most dancers prefer to move on to another level or first performance 6-12 months after.
Shah Sitara Advanced Performing class is the right fit for dancers that want to keep developing their skills and who enjoy performing as a tribe as well as solos.
Generally we work on six to ten specific technique styles each year.
This class is ongoing but shifts focus every few months. Minimal costume requirements.
Current focus: Happy New year! Winter through Spring we will work on a theatrical piece creating a stylized dance inspired by the Arte Deco Movement of the 1920's.
Gorgeous costume and artistic movement with a choreography and costume creation.
We will also work on basic skills with swords & zills.
Intermediate Bellydance will be focusing on Zills with a Tribal Fusion Style.
We will learn choreography and have a style specific costume.
A beginner who likes to push themselves a bit will have no problem in this class.
Bring your zills.