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This page provides links to articles about Middle Eastern dance and culture that were written by Amara over the past few years as well as articles written about Amara.

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Amara holds a PhD in Dance History and Theory from UCR, a BA in Music History and Literature with a certificate in Ethnomusicology from FSU, and worked towards an M.A. and M.F.A. in Dance at UCLA. She has taught accredited courses in dance at UCLA, UCR, and Cal Poly Pomona and workshops at a number of universities and colleges. In addition, Amara has presented papers at international conferences including, CORD, SDHS, Oral History Association, International Belly Dance Conference of Canada, and International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance.

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Articles About Amara
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Shurtleff, Phillip. "A Review of Dr. Laura Osweller’s Injury Prevention for Dancers
and Movers Class: A Must Do!" Opa. Aug./Sept. 2012: 1.

Belly Dancer Amara Amara is featured on Austin Live! 2010
Belly Dancer Amara Nadiyah's is proud to present Amara
Belly Dancer Amara Amara's is LARaqs.com Teacher of the Month - October, 2008
Belly Dancer Amara Amara and Ya Helewa! featured in SAMEDA's Papyrus
Belly Dancer Amara Masa. "From Passionate Student to Spirited Professional: The First Professional Dance Conference and Retreat. The Belly Dance Chronicles. Apr./May/Jun. 2012: 44-47. COMING SOON!
Amara's Published Articles
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Dr. Laura Osweiler (Amara). “Introduction."Critical Dialogues: Claiming Spaces: Artists with Disabilities Redefining Dance #7.2. Mar. 2017: 4.

Belly Dancer Amara Dr. Laura Osweiler (Amara). "Intercultural Dance Space." Critical Dialogues: Intercultural #6. Apr. 2016: 72.
Belly Dancer Amara Dr. Laura Osweiler (Amara). "Learning How to Teach Dance." Opa. Nov. 2012:5.
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Dr. Laura Osweiler (Amara). (2012). “The Introduction of Middle Eastern Dance into the United States. Part 1." The Belly Dance Chronicles. Jan./Feb./Mar. 2012: 53-56.

“The Introduction of Middle Eastern Dance into the United States. Part 2." The Belly Dance Chronicles. Apr./May/Jun. 2012: 70-76.

Belly Dancer Amara Dr. Laura Osweiler (Amara). "Contextualizing Your Position and Leaving Space for Others: Thoughts while Attending IBCC 2012." Gilded Serpent.
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Amara (L. Osweiler). "The Role of Gender in American-Middle Eastern Dance. Part 1" Zaghareet! Jan/Feb 2007: 30-31.

Amara (L. Osweiler). "The Role of Gender in American-Middle Eastern Dance. Part 2 " Zaghareet! May/Jun. 2007: 39-40.

Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Cover Story: Loving Middle Eastern Dance" Jareeda Nov/Dec 2006: 7-8.
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Designing Experimental MED Costumes" Jareeda Jan/Feb 2006: 50-51.
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 1" Zaghareet May/June 2006: 24-25.
Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 2" Zaghareet July/Aug 2006: 26-27.
Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 3" Zaghareet Sept/Oct 2006: 34-35.
 

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