blue-eyed and flame-haired, bellydancer Lynette has been involved
in the field of dance since childhood, and in the last twenty years
has been recognized as a serious professional in many styles of
Middle Eastern dance. Among these are the classic Arabic
Style often seen in the cabarets; the Turkish-Greek
Style, popular in most Greek tavernas; and the American
Middle Eastern Style, familiar at private banquets and conferences.
Lynette has performed at most every Arab and Greek club or restaurant
in the San Francisco Bay Area, including many Persian and Indian
clubs. She performs regularly outside the Bay Area. Lynette teaches
beginning through advanced bellydancing at her
private studio in the North Bay of San Francisco, California.
each of the three basic dance styles, Lynette has adapted a repertoire
of specialties, the most dazzling of which is the "Snake
Dance" in which she dances with one or two Columbian
boa constrictors, each well over six feet long. Similarly, Lynette
has mastered the powerful "Sword Dance",
a difficult and even dangerous series of movements. This demands exceptional
concentration and skill and is executed with a large curved sword.
In addition to these two unusual and difficult specialties, Lynette
is proficient in the many variations of the ethnically colorful
"Cane Dance", as well as the impassioned rhythmic percussion
of brass finger cymbals, and the use of the diaphanous Middle Eastern
can this gifted and charismatic bellydancer be seen?
As of 2005, Lynette has retired from performing and teaching but
you can find her actively online at GIldedSerpent.com