Since the age of 5 I've always had a strong desire for the arts. Dancing was something I always loved watching and practicing whenever I saw a music video from my favorite idols like Michael and Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Usher...etc so many talented artist to draw my inspiration from. When I turned 20 I decided that I wanted to make dancing my career of choice and for the rest of my life. I stumbled across Zumba Fitness July of 2013 and fell in love right away! I've been obsessed ever since! Dancing for me is air to breath and a true way of life. Allowing myself to express myself with dance is the greatest form of release that I have. Touching lives and making people happy with dance is a total dream come true for myself. So if you ever have the chance dance with me and feel my passion for the art of dance and I'm pretty sure you will understand and come to love it to.
Arielle is a dynamic and passionately dedicated dancer who recently relocated from Orlando to Coral Springs, FL. Her infatuation with bellydance began when she was growing up in Egypt, where she fell in love with Middle Eastern culture, music, and dance. Her first bellydance performance was in Cairo at age 10 and she has been obsessed ever since. Upon returning to America at age 15, Arielle was diagnosed with knee deformities and Fibromyalgia and was told that they were not fixable. She was forced to give up dancing, despite a lifetime of training. At age 18, she had had enough of a life void of dancing and decided to get back into bellydance. She has been unstoppable ever since. She uses her medical conditions as her motivation to push through both the good and the bad days. She believes anything is possible and hopes her story will encourage others to dance if that’s where their heart belongs. In 2012, Arielle graduated from the University of Central Florida with two degrees: one in Microbiology/Molecular Biology and the other in Psychology. Since then, she has chosen to pursue her dance career full-time, while utilizing her education when it comes to things like understanding muscles and the psychology of dance. Since then, Arielle has won several awards in both oriental and fusion styles. For years, Arielle has been an instructor, choreographer and troupe member with the award winning Orlando Bellydance Performance Company and is now an in-demand performer throughout the United States. With her distinctive style and look, Arielle is an up-and-coming dancer that we are all sure to see more of. You may have seen her on Egypt’s first bellydance competition show, Al Rakessa, which aired on Egyptian TV in 2014. As a result of becoming a finalist on this show, Arielle became an overnight sensation in Egypt and hopes to continue to make waves in the dance scene around the world. Arielle is a versatile dancer with a background in burlesque, hip hop, flamenco, samba, African, ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, fire dance, ballroom, bollywood, Middle Eastern folk, and many others. This all contributes to her unique style, which ranges from sassy to sorrowful, feminine to fiery, goofy to elegant.
The love for dancing has always been in my blood because of my background (Haitian and Cuban). In high school I took classes in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Contemporary. Over the years after I started taking Zumba classes, I decided that it was time for me get certified since I loved it so much to the point where other instructors and participants thought I was an instructor too. Overall I do it to make everyone around me feel good. Seeing everyone's faces when their song comes on and seeing their dancing energy just brightens up my heart and this is how I know I am in the right place.
Just starting to dance salsa or only know a few basics, then join our Beginner Salsa Class and develop your partnering technique, basic steps and turns, and simple turn patterns to get you out on the dance floor. Each class builds on the next to establish a good foundation for our students, who will learn different types of turns and how they connect with each other. Every class starts with the basic steps, so drop-in students are also welcome. No partner required. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our class.
Clothing: Shoes with leather soles or dance shoes are highly recommended. Rubber-soled shoes make it difficult to turn. Comfortable clothes are also suggested.
STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO AT ANY TIME.
Ciana is an amazing instructor who has been teaching Zumba® Fitness classes for more than 10 years and she loves to show you how to shake it! Her choreography is always fresh and fun and her classes always feel like a party!
She is also an accomplished and beautiful belly dancer. She is a certified Level 3 Suhaila and Level 2 Jamila belly dancer in the Salimpour Format. She's currently training towards the next level certification. Ciana is a versatile dancer with a background in Samba, Pole Fitness, Fire Dance and fire eating, Reggaeton, Salsa, Hip Hop, and many more. Come take a class and let her instruct you in one of the oldest and most expressive forms of dance.