Sacha's dance troupe, The Damara Dancers, share a vision for getting as many people to enjoy bellydancing as possible and their performances are known for their vibrancy and energy! They all met several years ago at weekly bellydance classes with Nese in Bristol and also at various yoga classes. Strong friendships emerged and their shared passion for all things sparkly and bellydance-related soon became all-consuming. Their enthusiasm for bellydance led them to start to meet up regularly to practice new routines and refine technique. Their love of the dance led them to put on several bellydance parties, raising money for charity and inviting their bellydance friends to come and join in. They are keen to encourage new and established dancers to share the stage and their passion for the dance and to get the dance community together to celebrate this amazing and exhilarating art form.
As the group consists of people from around the world, we decided to find a name that suits their multicultural make-up. We settled on Damara, who was a fertility goddess in Celtic mythology, worshipped in Britain. The goddess is usually associated with the month of May and is also associated with youth, innocence and the imagination. It is also used as a Greek name meaning "gentle girl", and the goddess is also known to bring harmony. As our first event was held in May to celebrate World Bellydance Day in 2009, whose aim was to unite dancers from around the world and promote harmony, we felt the name Damara Dancers suited us perfectly.
The Damara Dancers have performed at various parties, festivals, restaurants and charity events.
The dancers are: Sacha, Hazel, Sue, Katja of Katyenka Designs, Sarah and Kylie.
For more details on the troupe, visit their webpage here