Arabic Oriental Dance
Cassandra Shore began performing Middle Eastern dance in 1975, as a student of Jamila Salimpour, and quickly became one of the most popular and respected performers in the San Francisco Bay area. Her intensity, musicality and technique set her apart from the average performer.
Cassandra brings to dance lyrical grace, musical focus, and a sensuous quality of movement that brings mere technique to life.Cassandra relocated to Minneapolis Minnesota in 1977 for performing opportunities. She opened the Cassandra School in 1978, in response to numerous requests for classes from women who saw her nightclub performances and were inspired to learn. In 1980 she was able to obtain some early videotapes of Egyptian soloist and folklore group performances, and recognizing their expertise and knowledge, she traveled to Egypt on her first research trip in 1981. She has since returned over a dozen times for dance and cultural research, as well as exploring virtually all North African countries as well as Turkey and Greece in her search for cultural understanding, authentic techniques, and inspiration. http://www.jawaahir.org/Cassandra,Biography.htm