By the Sea 5 Week Course with Irina Akulenko

Thursday, April 18, 2019
WHAT: “By the Sea” Fusion Choreography.
A lyrical and expressive dance, that brings together some of Irina’s favorite combinations. Full of percussive torso work, expressive arm work and turns, this style will weave in and out of various forms of fusion and connect to the message of the song – to connect to a certain feeling of freedom. This course will culminate in a performance at the Bellyqueen School Spring Showcase on Sunday June 2, 8-9.30pm.
WHEN: Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm, April 18, May 2, 16, 23, 30
There is NO class on April 25 and May 9.
COST: $125, $100 unlimited pass holder
Bellyqueen School, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003
WHO: Irina Akulenko is a New York City-based performer, teacher and choreographer with a burning passion for arts of all genres. Although she discovered Middle Eastern dance purely by chance, her interest in expression started at an early age and was channeled into ballet training, in addition to piano and voice lessons as well as drawing. Since 2001, Irina explored Egyptian Cabaret and American Tribal style belly dance, Flamenco and Classical Indian dances (focusing mainly on Odissi) and now enjoys fusing these styles as well as everything in between. Today, Irina performs on various New York stages and tours nationally and internationally as a soloist and as member of various stellar projects. She released three instructional DVDs with World Dance New York and has two instructional series of videos with the popular website “”. Furthermore, she holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, and has a strong interest in women’s issues and visual arts.