TRIBAL BELLY DANCE INSTRUCTORS
"My JOY in teaching comes from learning yet another method, metaphor or modality from you as a student to help you to continue to learn more easily, and more successfully. Teaching, learning and growing with strong women in a cooperative, supportive team environment is what this dance is meant to be. This is what being in the 'flow' is all about. It is an intimate, spiritual journey, and a humbling privilege to be on it, as well as to share it with you." ~ Jaynellen
A Recipe for JOY!
Mix a handful of Bohemian flare, a portion of San Franciscan opulence, a sprinkling of Mid-Western farm girl, a splash of Turkish Delight, add a generous pinch of hippy, some L.A. street smarts, and throw in lots of art, culture, and of course a large helping of shiney objects --- Mix it all up and enjoy a rich cultural background with neo western attitudes otherwise known as, Jaynellen!
Her Role with DanceCraft
Jaynellen (aka Jayne Arrington) is a transplant to Florida from the beautiful mountain regions of Northern California. She currently hosts a variety of classes and events through DanceCraft as the Artistic Director, with the help of other strong, committed, talented and powerfully amazing women. DanceCraft offers classes and events that bring culture, connectedness and empowerment to those who partake.
She is a certified ATS® - American Tribal Style Teacher, and an ATS® Sister Studio. She has been an avid student of ATS® since 2004. ATS® Classes are a priority movement under the DanceCraft name.
Jaynellen is the primary instructor for all of the dance classes offered, and the Master Trainer for those teachers who are currently in instructor training with DanceCraft.
She is also a Certified Master Instructor of Chi Kung and a Certified Instructor of Tai Chi.
Jaynellen has been teaching for more than 35 years, focusing on Middle Eastern dance since 2000. Her favorite instructors have been Jamila & Suhaila Salimpour, John Compton, Carolena Nericcio, Kajira Djoumanha and Dalia Carella.
She has also been a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1990, as well as an NLP-Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She credits her love of leadership and communication skill challenges and the ability to solve problems and move forward, to these two modalities.
As a recent transplant to Florida from points well North of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, she hosted a culturally diverse, performing, mixed media, fine arts and crafting center, “Temple of the Arts,” which opened in 2006. As the Artistic Director, Jaynellen had the opportunity to host and work with many instructors and talented artists from around the world, as well as direct both professional and student dance companies in Tribal Belly Dance, Gypsy, Tahitian and Fire. Her center also sponsored Flamenco, Capoeira, Hula Hooping, West African and Latin dance troupes, along with Middle Eastern and West African music and drumming ensembles, and more.