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Sarina is a tribal fusion dancer known for her quirky musical choices and her vaudeville style infused in her costuming and dance. Whether she is dancing as an Orion slave dancer at Trek Theatre production, a steampunk performance at Fusion Friendly Events, a 1920’s jazz piece, or to her newest favorite soundtrack at a No Shame Eugene, she has a lot of fun with the art form.

Sarina has been belly dancing for about 20 years, taking her first dance class with her mother in a little community center while she was a teenager. From that time she moved on to study tribal in Portland at Gypsy Caravan and Euphoria, and tribal fusion with Severina and Znama Studio, as well as with private instructors. While living in Japan, she studied Turkish style belly dance, break dance and salsa, and taught tribal fusion belly dance. Because she has also studied flamenco, tango and Hawaian hula, these also are infused in her dance. Sarina often draws on moves from other dance styles to meld with belly dance, depending on what feels appropriate with the style of music. Her costuming is often inspired by a theme started by her musical choice, and she makes and sells many of her costumes locally.

Currently Sarina teaches Beginning Tribal Fusion and Intermediate Tribal Fusion at Willamalane in Springfield and Bellylicious Workout on Wednesdays at multiple locations and private lessons in her dance studio.


Recent Blog Posts

5 Simple Strategies for Everyday Healthy Living - Inside and Out

on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018

5 Simple Strategies for Everyday Healthy Living - Inside and Out

Taking care of your health involves more than just eating right and exercising. Sure, those are two habits you should definitely have, but your overall health is from head to toe, inside and out. This means that mental health, looking and feeling your best, and staying emotionally grounded is just as important. These strategies for overall health are designed with all of those needs in mind, and they’re easy to incorporate into your everyday life

Take Care of Your Mental Health with These Overlooked Self-Care Practices

on Wed, 15 Aug, 2018

Take Care of Your Mental Health with These Overlooked Self-Care Practices

Article by guest blogger, Sheila Olson

Self-care has become kind of a trendy buzzword. What is supposed to be the simple, proactive prevention of stress and illness has become a multi-billion dollar industry fueled by sheet masks and fizzy bath bombs. The truth is, you can’t buy self-care, and you definitely don’t have to spend a lot of money to see the benefits. Simple daily practices can contribute to improved physical, emotional, and mental health when sustained over time. These simple habits are excellent self-care practices that positively contribute to your mental health. 

Strengthening Belly Dance Muscles Helps Prevent Female Incontinence

on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018

Strengthening Belly Dance Muscles Helps Prevent Female Incontinence

Thirty percent of middle-aged women in the U.S. are considered incontinent. In Canada, Korea and Taiwan, the number of women with incontinence ranges from 50%-55%.

Back in 2016, a paper was published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science Journal showing the results of a study done on women with incontinence. Due to age and a decrease in strength in urethral muscles from pregnancy and delivery, many women are affected by incontinence. According to the study, the traditional ways to treat incontinence can be surgery, medication, and behavior therapy. Some of the muscle training and strengthening involving dumbbells or weight machines hinder older women with decreased physical ability and mobility. Also, these methods of physical therapy often are not interesting enough to keep continued participation.

Then something interesting happened. They studied the effects of belly dance on pelvic and urinary tract muscles and found it mitigated and prevented urinary incontinence. How is this possible?

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Classes

Classes

Improve fitness and core strength while working out to great world music and learning the basics of belly dancing. Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury, muscle isolation for improving strength and repetition for a balanced workout. Sarina teaches classes at Willamalane in Springfield and the Reach Center in Eugene.


Performances

Performances

Sarina performs her alternative tribal fusion belly dance style at many venues in Eugene and sometimes Portland, Oregon. Whether she is steampunk belly dancing to neo-Victorian music, using her flamenco/burseque fusion fans with a 1920's flair, gypsy skirt twirling, clowning it up at Cirque du Eugene, or fusing break dance and belly dance to a Star Trek remixed music, she brings creativity and fun to the dance.

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