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ir. C.G. Dorrestijn (Cynthia)

Oriental Dance Teacher

About Me

The course 'Oriental Dance' is taught by me. At age 22 I took a similar cultural course at University myself. Now, many years later, I would like to transfer to my dance students from University, man and woman, the same joy of bellydancing.

At the age of six I have started dancing. I danced ballet for seven years, of which two years as part of a show group. After those years, I looked for a more expressive earthly way of dancing and started jazz dance, folk dance and social dance, which I practiced for years. After the cultural course oriental dance at the TU Delft, I successfully auditioned for showgroups (Mirage by Anusch Alawerdian, Leiden. And Sukara by Sylvia de Rochemont, Zaandam). In 2006 I started teaching at the oriental dance school of Anusch Alawerdian. The year after, I started my own classes in Delft. Then came work and motherhood. In 2019 I have picked up where I left off and I have given classes at Al Hayat Oriental Dance School in Enschede. I enjoy how oriental dance provides me a rich and expressive movement vocabulary, embracing my body the way it is.

More information on current dance activities (in Dutch)

Oriëntaalse dans – Cynthia Dorrestijn

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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