Beautiful Beginnings in Far Away Places.....
Tom, a dashing American Air Force Serviceman, met Dorothy, a beautiful young
lady in Omaha Nebraska. He swept her off her feet and to Casablanca, Morocco,
And so Abraiha was born in a far away land and started her belly dancing
career. That is belly dancing in her mother's belly in Morocco!
Now Abraiha teaches Middle Eastern Dance and produces the Dancer
Showcase in Los Angeles County, California.
Below is a listing of her current classes:
Esther Syner Community Center, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA (626)
1/18/12-2/22/12: 2/29/12-4/4/12; 4/11/12-5/16/12
Resident fee is $35 , Nonresident fee is $45 . 6 lessons.
John S. S/imms Park, 16614 S. Clark Avenue, Bellflower, CA (562) 866-7510
2/27/12-4/16/12; 4/23/12-6/18/12 with no class 5/28/12
Monday evenings for 8 weeks*
7:45pm -8:45pm Mixed Levels
* Fee is $45 , resident and nonresident for 8 week course
Private Dance Studio, San Dimas, CA (626) 257-3199
Wednesday evenings 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Group lessons limited to 4 students
$40 per month or $15 per lesson. Additional classes upon
requests by students. Beginning and Intermediate Levels.
Below are some photographs and notes from Abraiha's family photo album while in
Casablanca, Morocco, Africa:
Here I began my career in
belly dancing, that is in
Mom's belly in
Casablanca! Mom is
holding my sister, Susan,
and visiting friends in the
My mother, Dorothy,
holding me as an infant at
the steps of our villa.
My mother, Dorothy, and
father, Tom, with me in the
stroller. Notice the fan on
the step behind Mom.
My sister, Susan, is
giving me kisses!!! She
loves me!!! So does
Mom. We all had a great
time in Casablanca!
Note the fan on the step.
The most beautiful
woman in the world, my
mother, Dorothy, on her
Photography by Lou
Collazo on 8/19/10