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After her first Belly Dance Class in Pullman, WA in 1989, she was hooked. Even after subtracting the years when she didn’t have the time or money to take lessons (or her 30-something body was rebelling against being pregnant), Jahanara has taken classes and workshops from various instructors for over fourteen years, including Aziz, Sidonia Om Dunia, Margo Abdo O’dell, Oreet, Nejwah, Samira Il Naia, Freyja, Aneena and others. Jahanara started performing in 1995. After the birth of her second child, she taught a fitness Belly Dance Class at a Boise, Idaho gym for one year, enabling her to shed those last baby pounds, plus two more! Her instructional style is such that both beginners and more advanced students can work together at their own levels, and she is able to work individually with students to improve their form during class, without stopping the momentum of the class. She is currently teaching classes through the Meridian, Idaho Parks and Recreation Program. She will perform at any of the cities of the Treasure Valley Area.

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Belly Dance Performer and Instructor Meridian, ID
Tutor Meridian, ID
Free-lance Writer and Proofreader Meridian, ID
More About Me
Belly Dance, teaching, tutoring, dance instructor, world religions, English, French, psychology
fence installation
floor installation
handyman house upkeep and repairs
Work Experience:
1988-1991 - college tutor (University of Idaho Tutoring Center): English, French, psychology, study skills, test-taking skills
1993-1998 - Vallivue High School English Teacher
1998-2001 - administrative assistant for the Legislative Services Office
2002-present - Full-time homemaker and part-time Belly Dance Instructor
2006-2007- Belly Dance Instructor at Boise, Idaho gym
2008 - Belly Dance Instructor for the City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Department
Education:
1992 B.A. English, teaching certification in English and French (University of Idaho)
1989- present - classes and workshops with various Oriental Dance (Belly Dance) instructors
Organizations / Affilations:
Phi Beta Kappa, Meridian Parks and Recreation
Jahanara D is located in Meridian, ID and has the following skills: Belly Dance Performer and Instructor, Tutor, Free-lance Writer and Proofreader
Dance , Writing / Journalism, Education
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Belly Dance Performer and Instructor

Category: Dance
Description
After her first Belly Dance Class in Pullman, WA in 1989, she was hooked. Even after subtracting the years when she didn’t have the time or money to take lessons (or her 30-something body was rebelling against being pregnant), Jahanara has taken classes and workshops from various instructors for over fourteen years, including Aziz, Sidonia Om Dunia, Margo Abdo O’dell, Oreet, Nejwah, Samira Il Naia, Freyja, Aneena and others. Jahanara started performing in 1995. She specializes in American and Egyptian Cabaret, as well as Folkloric Styles. Hire her to perform at your next celebration! She is currently teaching classes through the Meridian, Idaho Parks and Recreation Program.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Taking lessons since 1989 Performing since 1995 Teaching since 2006
Years Experience: 14

Tutor

Category: Education
Description
Jenifer, a straight-A student in elementary and secondary school, started taking college-level French in high school, because it was not offered at her school. She was a college tutor for almost 3 years at the University of Idaho and a high school English Teacher for five years in Caldwell, Idaho. She enjoys helping people learn new strategies for learning and test-taking, and seeing the light of understanding go off behind their eyes.
Relevant Education / Credentials
1988-1991 University of Idaho Tutoring Center Tutor 1993-1998 Secondary English Teacher
Years Experience: 8

Free-lance Writer and Proofreader

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
In high school, Jenifer wrote articles for the local newspaper, The Power County Press. As an aide for an English Teacher, she was allowed to grade writing and offer feedback. In college, she obtained a B.A. in English with certification in secondary English and French Education. Her blogs on her dance website are much in demand, having been linked to from other websites, and one having been published in Jareeda Magazine.
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A. English
Years Experience: 9