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Heather "Qamar" Emerson

I am a teacher, mother of twins, avid bellydancer, and semi-professional photographer. I have been dancing for 9 years and fell fortunate to have studied with some amazing professionals - it keeps me sane! I have moved into semi-professional photography as a means of financing my camera habit and because I love doing it. I particularly love working with animals - horses, dogs, fish, lizards - and humans, of course.

Profile Summary:
Bellydance teacher/performer Newburyport, MA
Photographer/photojournalist Newburyport, MA
Teacher - specializing in middle school Newburyport, MA
More About Me
Middle Eastern dance, bellydance, raks sharqi, folkloric dance, Middle Eastern music, photography, horseback riding, history, reading, writing, fantasy/science fiction, musical theater, movies, educating and empowering women and parents
Work Experience:
BA Trinity College '91, Hartford Connecticut
Post Graduate work at the College of New Rochelle in Montessori education for children ages 6-12
Massachusetts Preliminary License in Grades 5-8 for Science, Science and Math, and Humanities(including history and language arts)
Organizations / Affilations:
New England Bellydance Association
Worcester County Riders Association
Heather "Qamar" Emerson is located in Newburyport, MA and has the following skills: Bellydance teacher/performer, Photographer/photojournalist, Teacher - specializing in middle school
Dance , Art / Creative, Education
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Bellydance teacher/performer

Category: Dance
I believe that raks sharqi, often called bellydance, is one of the best forms of exercise and celebration of women's form and spirit in the world! This ancient and often misunderstood form of dance is about strong femininity, not sexuality. It is a fabulous workout for women of all ages and sizes - I myself am not a small woman! and it is truly addictive. Great for joints and flexibility and muscles and toning, this fun and empowering dance is a must!
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been studying traditional style Middle Eastern bellydance - also known as Raks Sharqi or Oriental dance, for nine years. I also have studied Middle Eastern folk dance from a variety of countries. I have studied with excellent teachers, have taken many workshops and have performed both at at haflas(dance parties), restaurants, and in stage shows.
Years Experience: 9


Category: Art / Creative
I run Dreamer's Realm Photography at I specialize in candid and natural photography and portraiture of both people and animals, as well as event photography - specializing in horse shows, music performances and dance performances. I also do nature photography and photojournalistic work.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Numerous workshops and classes, lots of practice, Official Photographer of the Worcester County RIders Association, various awards
Years Experience: 2

Teacher - specializing in middle school

Category: Education
I have experience in both charter schools and Montessori school teaching children ages 6-14, as well as providing special education support. I am looking for a position teaching in the Newburyport area full-time.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Preliminary license in Massachsuetts for Grades 5-8 in Science, Science and Math, Humanities(including history and language arts)
Years Experience: 3