“Everything has rhythm, everything dances.”
– Maya Angelou

Tammy is an enthusiastic and energetic woman who loves to live, laugh and dance. She has been belly dancing since 2002, and believes belly dancing is an art form, an art all women can learn no matter their age or size. Her teaching style focuses on building a solid base of technique upon which students can grow and expand their dancing persona, and above all – to have fun doing it. Dancing is a joy, not a job!

Tammy is an original (and current) member of The Little Fish Belly Dance Company, as well as a former member of Daughters of the Nile Senior Troupe from 2008-2010. She performs in various shows, events, and charity functions throughout the city, including charity events produced by the Little Fish Belly Dance Company – Bellies for Breast Cancer, The Winter Spectacular Show, and the current yearly Outside The Bowl show.

Tammy actively participates and attends workshops in order to strengthen and always improve technique, repertoire, and of course… to simply dance! She has been the belly dance instructor at Soul Connexion Studios in NW Calgary since it’s opening in September 2009. Tammy took some time off after her last performance in June 2012 and welcomed her son David into the world in September 2012. She is happy to be back teaching and dancing.

Q & A with Tammy

What inspires you?

The women I teach. These are women who come in and dare to try something different.

What do you love about your job?

That moment that a student realizes it doesn’t matter her age, weight, body shape, etc. If she wants to dance, she can dance – it just takes training. I love it when I see them filled with the same passion I have… they start to think differently and feel differently about themselves. It makes my heart smile.

What song moves you?

I have too many favourites to share!

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