Middle Eastern Dancer

Ayperi's Calender



01/28/2011 Big changes are afoot!

If you haven't heard yet, I will be moving to Mountain View, CA in ten days.  I don't know what I'll be doing out there, dance-wise, so check back occasionally!  Hopefully the Belly Dance community out there will be welcoming, and I'll be back dancing my heart out in no time!  

11/03/2010  Who knows where the time goes!

I've been a bit remiss in updating the site, so I apologize.  The fall classes were a huge success, with many fine new student dancers! I also managed to attend Oasis Dance Camp North this year, where I had the privilege of learning from the gorgeous and talented Ava Flemming.  Take a peek at the Video Clips page to see my award-winning duet with Leilah, performed at the camper hafla.  Speaking of haflas (and Leilah),  if you want to see the duet in person,  come to the Halfa at Riverview Fitness Center in Old Town Lansing this Saturday!  More information can be found on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159865704039321.  And don't forget to sign up for the new class sessions that begin next week!

03/15/2010  Spring is here!

I love the smell of melting snow!  I'll be kicking off the spring with a set at Aladdin's Restaurant this Friday. Also, Spring classes start next week, so be sure to check the schedule.   I'm working pretty hard on the Habibi Dancers' Spring Event in April, and I'm waiting to hear back about the round of July festivals.  I'll be at Starwood and Summerfest no matter what, but I hope I'll be able to teach a few classes while I'm at it!     

09/07/2009 Fall Classes are here!

Due to the overwhelming number of people interested in the beginner class in Mason, I've added a second class on Tuesdays at 7:40pm.  Classes are filling up quickly, so register today!

05/12/2009 Is it Summer already?

Spring is passing by in a whirl of activity! Don't forget to join me at Aladdin's Restaurant this Friday, where I will be performing two sets with the lovely Najida.  Check out the entry on the calender for more information.  As for announcements, the new class at Mason Martial Arts was such a resounding success that I will be teaching another session in June.  Registration information can be found on the Classes page.   Also, I will once again be teaching workshops at the Starwood Festival in New York! I will post what workshops I will be teaching once it is announced.

02/27/2009 Spring Update

The classes page has been updated for the Spring.  I'm sad to announce that I will no longer be teaching at the YMCA, though I most likely will be adding a class in Mason in April! In performance news, I will be performing with Na'imah and Sabrina at Arabian Night VI on March 28. Keep an eye on the calander for updates.


08/05/2008  Quiet summer, and fall approaching

Starwood was a huge success, and I had three wonderful workshops.  My thanks to everyone who attended!  The summer has passed quietly by, and its time to think about fall classes.  I've updated the calender, and I will even be adding a few exciting performances soon!  

05/19/2008   Summer class schedule is posted

The classes page has been updated for the summer.  Keep an eye on the calander for updates on performances as well.

05/16/2008  Starwood is confirmed

It has been confirmed that I will be presenting at the Starwood Festival in Sherman, NY again this year!  Further details will be posted as I get them.

11/06/2007  New Class at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing

I've been hired by East Lansing Parks and Recreation to teach a beginner level Belly Dance class starting in January 2008.  I will be adding information to the Classes page as it comes available.

10/11/2007 Workshops at Convocation 2008 Confirmed

I will be returning to Convocation in February 2008!  See the Classes page for more information.

08/14/2007  Fall Classes open for Registration

Check the Classes page for information on the classes being offered this fall.

08/06/2007  Michigan Renaissance Festival

Dates I will be appearing at MRF have been added to the schedule. They may be subject to change, so check back if you plan to go!

07/01/2007  Starwood Confirmed!

The workshops I will be presenting at Starwood have been added to the Classes page.  

06/14/2007  Workshops at Starwood in Sherman, NY

I will once again be teaching workshops at the Starwood Festival in New York! I have yet to be informed as to which workshops I'll be doing, but I will update the website as soon as I know.  Go to the Classes page for more information!

04/27/2007 AYAY Belly Dance I class CANCELLED

I apologize to anyone who was interested in the Saturday morning class, but my schedule is just to wacky this summer!  The Thursday night at the YMCA is still ongoing, so check that out.  I will try to add another BDI class as soon as I can!

04/06/2007 Habibi's in the  news!

Check out this article in the Lansing State Journal!


03/26/2007 New video added!

I've added a full length video of my Silk Fan solo to the Clips page. Check it out!


03/05/2007  Habibi Spring Show and Workshops with Amar Gamal!

This year's event will be held April 14 & 15 at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.  Go HERE for a printable flyer.


01/16/2007  Performance this saturday!

I will be performing with the Habibi Dancers at Expressions in Orientale VIII Dance Concert.  This program is hosted by the Sultana Dancers in Grand Rapids. Visit the Sultana's website for more information.