Lacey Sanchez of Florida Tribal Dance will be featured at The Annual Sweetheart Gala in St. Augustine Florida!
The event will be held at the Holiday Isle Oceanfront and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to local no kill animal shelter, Ayla's Acres.
Lacey will be one of several top notch, award winning Instructors featured at the Gala including the following:
International Egyptian Master Ahmed Hussien
Master Instructor Ranya Renee
Master Instructor Tarifa Salem
Omaris- The Dominican Rose
Award winning Orlando Bellydancer- Jennifer Ordon
Alicia of Bellycraft! With Dark Veil!
Gina Marie- Founding Director and Choreographer for Blue Lotus Dance Co.
The event will feature top notch instruction as well as shopping, a Hafla and an amazing Showcase!
The Elegant Octopus With Lacey Sanchez
Arms can be a dancer's greatest asset and their worst enemy! Join Lacey for an in depth investigation into the power, grace, strength and beauty that can be YOUR arms! No matter your personal style of Bellydance, Lacey will help build confidence and awareness in your upper body carriage for a more elegant performance! Students will be lead through stretches, conditioning techniques, tips and tricks and combinations for the perfect upper body and arm practice! Please bring a yoga mat and towel!
Lacey began her journey into Tribal Belly dance at the early age of 15 in southern California with Patricia Johnson. Her love for this beautiful art form was immediate; she began performing at tribal events and around campfires at SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) events almost instantly. The thrill of live drums and dancing with her sisters was inspiring. She took this love for the dance all the way through high school and pursued a dance degree at Victor Valley Community College. She studied many forms of classical dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Ballroom. However, as fate would have it Lacey sustained an injury that would prevent her from ever pursuing a career in classical dance. To her surprise though, because Belly Dance is best danced barefoot her doctor approved and encouraged her to continue Belly dancing.
Lacey then traveled cross country from California to Central Florida where she was exposed to the large community of Cabaret Belly dancers in Florida. Lacey then spent the next four years studying, teaching, and performing classical Cabaret Belly dance in Florida as well as in Southern California. It was in her last trip to California where her original love for Tribal Belly dance was re-ignited. Lacey then made the decision that she wanted to bring her experience and love of Tribal Belly dance to Florida. So she began Florida Tribal Dance in November of 2006 for just that reason.