Workshops

Amina is available to teach workshops in Turkish-style bellydance, Romani-style, Middle Eastern Folkloric-style, and specialty workshops in finger cymbals and Kaşiklar (Turkish spoons).

Past workshops sponsored by Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble:

  • 2017:
  • Masters in Minneapolis 5 with Eva Cernik, expert in Turkish-style bellydance and Romani for over 40 years.
  • Masters in Minneapolis 4 with Lebanese Simon, Artistic Director and Manager of Al Awtar Zaffa Group (Houston, Texas) and from 2012 to present the Executive Director of the Houston Oriental Dance Festival.
  • 2016:
  • Rakkas Minneapolis! A weekend of beginning through advanced level Turkish Dance Classes and Culture event with Artemis Mourat, Serkan Tutar, Reyhan Tuzsuz, and Amina Beres; plus Anatolian Origins Gala Show featuring guest artists, national and international performers, and local musicians On the Way to Uskudar. Held in Hopkins, MN
  • 2015:
  • Masters in Minneapolis 3 with and Artemis Mourat, the American Crown Jewel of Turkish-style Oryantal and Romani Dances. Held in Minneapolis, MN
  • Masters in Minneapolis 2 with Serkan Tutar, the 2008 Male Bellydancer of the World and organizer and CEO of Rakkas Istanbul International Dance Festival. Held in Hopkins and Minneapolis, MN
  • 2014:
  • Masters in Minneapolis 1 with Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray of the Silk Road Dance Company, the Master of Persian and Central Asian Dances. Held in Minneapolis, MN
  • 2013:
  • Turkish Romani Festival Weekend with Artemis Mourat & June Seaney. A weekend of beginning through advanced level Turkish Romani dance and culture workshops and Hidrellez-style evening dance festival to live Turkish music performed by local musicians Tim and Pat O'Keefe and Friends. Held in Minneapolis, MN
  • 2011:
  • Persian and Uzbek Dance Weekend Workshops and Gala Show with Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray. Co-sponsored by Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble and Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater. Held in Minneapolis, MN
  • 2010:
  • Turkish Oryantal and Romani Weekend Workshops and Gala Show with Artemis Mourat. Co-sponsored by Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble and Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater. Held in Minneapolis, MN