Workshops and instructors are subject to change. All workshop fees and performance tickets are nonrefundable but transferable to the future Boca event.
The Bellydancers of Color Association (BOCA) was formed by Dr. Sunyatta Amen in an effort to celebrate the sister/brotherhood, strength and beauty of people of color in relation to bellydance and other traditional forms of dance.
Although we focus to unite dancers of African descent, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, Asian, Native America, Rom, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, East Indian, etc. in a cohesive organization, ALL ARE WELCOME.
In addition, BOCA Strives To...
- Build strong and healthy bonds among dancers of color through networking opportunities thus demonstrating mutual support
- Enlighten members to the historically accurate roots and purposes of bellydance as a healing form of movement. Illuminate obscure historical facts about this dance thus dispelling long held myths and misconceptions that have resulted in a distortion of this dance form
- Enlighten members to history and impact that people of color have made in the world of dance
- Encourage holistic fitness through dance mind, body and spirit. Assert realistic and positive body images
- Provide an extensive directory of BOCA dance performers, teachers, troupes and musicians for the general public to access
- Commit to the preservation of bellydance and other forms of multicultural expression
- Encourage BOCA members to endeavor in classes that strengthen understanding of traditional movements and rhythms and connection to the drum
- Inspire dancers of color by honoring the contributions and sacrifices of great and innovative dancers of color who have paved the way for us
- Providing continuing education thorough the annual BOCA conference
- Educate young people by providing cultural enrichment, encouraging physical fitness and fostering positive interactionswith role models and peers via BOCA sponsored workshops and programs
- Encourage BOCA members to provide outreach to elderly populations to teach dance and exercise skills that improve the quality of life
BOCA in your Town
Looking for a teacher in YOUR area? Or maybe a bellydance buddy to go to class with? BOCA is the place to network with other enthusiasts that want to connect through dance!
Click On the beautiful dancers below to find a BOCA Associate in your area...