"Here's to the language of dance & music, may it be the unifying rhythm that propels us towards soulful resplendence." -Amy Lea
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My dance journey began in 1992 at Step 1 Dance and Fitness in Sacramento. During this time I also attended an event where belly dancers were performing, which prompted me to begin searching for schools to study, in particular, the art of belly dance. In 1996 I became a student at Jodette's Belly Dance Academy learning Egyptian cabaret and folk dance. I began leading classes under the wings of my teacher in 1999, which was the seed of my teaching career. After a few years of study and performance I began working on my own and directed Red Tent Belly Dance performances and events. It is a pleasure to still be dancing with some of these women to this day.
Over time, my movement practices became my profession. I have been teaching in Sacramento at numerous fitness and movement venues for over 20 years now.
In 2017 I founded Center Seven, offering fitness, yoga and dance education to adults of all ages.
My studies are ongoing with innovative movement, dance and music educators and have included intensives at several belly dance and dance fusion schools; Datura 8 Elements, Dance Craft Key of Spades, Dance Cohesion with April Rose and ITS with Amy Sigil.
In 2022 I was honored to become a dancer for Qabila's Bay Area Chapter experiencing music and dance of the MENAHT region with reverence to the history, culture and customs that have inspired the various fusion styles thriving in the world today.
Amy Byerhoff, Amy Nielson, Amy Lea