“We are the dance, this sacred process of attempting to understand what it is to feel.”
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concert quality performance for events of an intimate casual to grand gala
The universal beauty of both Final Feliz books are encased in almost 300 pages of black and white documentary portraiture.
Host a Boutique Book signing with your special guests and share the gift of
Actors and Models
Join us for a fun filled session of interactive exercises and techniques that develop character, performance versatility and marketable strengths. Learn essential tools to sharpen your understanding of how to use your personal power in front of any camera with confidence and style. In this experience you will gain knowledge of how to thrive in presentations and achieve your goals.
Please bring a notebook and some of your favorite music. This session will inspire first time attendees and challenge those returning with new concepts.
Author and Dance Anthropologist, your Coach Taj has an innate gift of inspiring others to identify their own unique talents. Dancing since the age of two, she has shared the joy of motion with thousands of women, men and children around the world. Sharing the work through media print, television and radio, her three book series includes Final Feliz Volume I & II and Rocstar; an original portrait study of the art of human communication and a practical business guide to pursuit and achievement. An instructional DVD Series furthers our understanding of how gesture and body language impacts our creativity. Taj believes that exploring movement gives us access to self awareness which supports healing and peace in our world.
Chicago & Los Angeles
A current conversation with Taj:
“What did your recent experience of being in India contribute to your vision of dance?”
"This question is most significant to me because I have grown as a human being by being surrounded by many women who do not share the same freedoms as we have in American Culture. In many other cultures the female body is perceived more for it’s functional aspects and not just its simple beauty. As I watched the women of India clad in their colorful Saris in lustrous fabrics walk fully clothed into the Indian Ocean, I yearned for a consistent balance of freedom and modesty. This global notion of balance has gained a prominence in my work."
“How do you intend to translate your experience to future dance classes?”
My system was founded through integrating multiculturalism in every educational platform. I am now absolutely committed to creating an environment where universal principles of femininity can be shared freely. I am finally comfortable in my own life’s mission to unveil the excruciating beauty of every woman that crosses my path."
You have recently been certified as a Professional Yoga Instructor, how are bellydance and yoga related?
"They parallel in uncanny ways, as they are both historically founded in organic movement and deepen the connection between the physical body and the internal idea of how we perceive who we are. The role of the artist is to be studied, honest and risk taking. Therein lays the honor of being of service to humanity."
About The Dancer
Passionate and dynamic,Taj continues to share the movement experience with women, men and children throughout the world. She possesses an uncanny ability to inspire others to identify their own excruciating beauty.
Provocative and diverse, this visionary is committed to creating works that empower humanity. A certification in massage therapy and a teaching certification in yoga contribute to a well rounded understanding of the human body systems.
Dancing since the age of two, Taj has a classically trained dance background. An accomplished performer; she also receives a special joy in sharing with students. Dedicated to the educational development of movement, her multidisciplinary training offers a unique approach to the process of learning. She continues to cultivate her curiosity for motion in other risk taking experiences, such as the study of flight, advanced diving and parachuting.
Having taught thousands of people, Taj is an authority on traditional and modern movement styles, but she continues to study, knowing that learning is a lifelong process. A diverse talent,Taj produced, wrote and hosted the community morning radio program "The Passion Tour - elements of human communication." This humanities based program covered international arts and science. Legacy Series interviews include The Esteemed Tuskegee Airmen and renowned media legend Mr. Harry Porterfield.
Active mentoring for elementary through high school level students has been impactful. Standing firm in the significance of appropriate role models for children, The Final Feliz Foundation was born out of this love.
Sharing the work through media print, television and radio, her four books include Final Feliz Volume I & II and Rocstar; an original portrait study of the art of human communication and a practical business guide to pursuit and achievement. Her new children's book is Twinklz Finds a Star. An instructional DVD series furthers our understanding of how gesture and body language impacts our creativity.
Performance • Classes • Workshops
Train like a real ballerina in this ballet barre inspired class. You will sculpt, strengthen and elongate all of your major muscle groups. All levels welcome no dance experience necessary. Format may employ a multitude of training tools/techniques such as the ballet barre, light weights and body bars. Socks or ballet shoes reccommended.
A fluid dance, alive with poise and dignity. Classical court cabaret is a widely recognized technique that expresses the grace and strength of femininity. This historically elegant and controlled style is enhanced with the integration of folk dance, fluttering veils and intoxicating finger cymbals. Costuming is designed to flatter the curvaceous nature of the female physique and accentuates the masterful isolation of movement. The spontaneous spirit and skills of the dancer transports one to ancient times.
By popular demand, I have designed a unique system of movement that reconnects you with the full spectrum of your femenine mystique. A muti-disciplinary total body work out with one goal, to emphasize your beautiful inner exZotic™ creature.
This fun and fabulous experience is meant for groups of women just like you to build community spirit, laugh and celebrate the joy of femininity. Unlimited participants in your favorite location or we can provide a studio.
unique offering in our exotic world of movement. Sizzling with rhythmic
pulsation as spicy, colorful and resilient as the people and the culture.
Brazilian Samba is alive and thriving in North America. Lightning strikes
with this high energy world dance technique!
In this shoot Taj wears Lu2 Pure Mineral Cosmetics in support of women who strive to overcome cancer around the world.
Out from underground and freed from taboo, this artform is saved from extinction by the everyday sensuality of modern woman. An incredibly powerful full body workout infused with meditative bliss. Set your sensuous soul ablaze with this desirable dance partner that will have you bursting with schoolgirl delight and reaching to the essence of your exZotic creature. Marvel in your own super hero and accept our exclusive invitation to the vixen garden. We are waiting for you…
Are you a closet video vixen? Now is the time to step out and bring on the sexy DIVA. You will learn a high intensity modern choreography and a slow and sultry classic dance. Each move will be broken down, so no dance necessary! Yes, you will get a good workout and never look at an ordinary chair quite the same way!
You're a rock star! The hottest trend in feel good fitness! Draw upon your childhood memories of the undulating hoop and expand your imagination to grown up fun! Custom designed weighted hoops revolve with ease as we integrate dance moves and bump funky tunes. This hip swaying sensory stimulant will saturate the body with energy and leave you wondering…” why should kids have all the fun?”
A cultural fusion of costuming, movement and rhythm that traces the roots of the Gypsies as they traveled through India, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain. Introducing a traditional dance with a unique contemporary flair. Tribal represents creating synergy within a group dynamic. The movements are powerful, dramatic and designed to complement stylistic elements borrowed from the folkloric dances of the Middle East, Kathak, Flamenco and American Modern dance. A modern mix of global dance ingredients including lively zill accompaniment and colorfully rich costuming with an ethnic feel. All of which complete this unique dance expression.
The evolution of life comes full circle to our original child birth preparation. Women have danced as a community throughout the years to give support during this special time. The precious gift of life is further enhanced when the mother is able to move with the hypnotic rhythm that helps to ease the stresses of the birthing process. Post Partum rehabilitation is enhanced with practice and helps speed the body's return to pre-pregnancy status.
Authentic Hawaiian Hula
Poetry in movement. The origins of Hula are shrouded in legend. This moving language explores sacred prayer to story of love and praise for the land. Deeply textured and of significant cultural heritage, Hula is an enriching world of it's own. Moving through the ages, this stroy telling motion is still educational and entertaining.
Funky Fitness for Kids
Kids today need motivation to exercise and our Funky Fitness program answers the call with safe calorie burning fun that helps kids get fit, feel balanced and move forward.
We provide a safe opportunity for kids to exercise, build community and move towards more civility and less isolation.
Our exercise program fosters positive and supportive interaction among peers and creates wellness practices that kids carry into their adult lives.
We work hard at play and guarantee results. And yes, we teach adults too!
• Creative Movement
Music Program for Kids
As traditions inevitably evolve, so has the spirit of our dance.
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