This is the only video we have from the very first Shake the Bay in August of 2014.
Amberetta’s original double sword to “Karakas” by Maduro and drum solo to “Dueling Darbukas” by Raquy and the Cavemen at Shake the Bay in San Francisco, CA.
Amberetta presents her sword choreography students from BA Moving Arts in El Cerrito, CA at Rakkasah West 2017. Students Judith, Tatyana, April Hirschman, and Emily worked hard to learn this piece in only four weeks. Following the group number, Amberetta presents one of her original drum solo choreographies. Learn more about Amberetta at amberetta.com, or sign up for her classes at bamovingarts.com.
Music: "Got It" by Marian Hill and "Dueling Darbukas" by Raquy and the Cavemen
Amberetta’s original double veil choreography to “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone (Bassnectar Remix) and her drum solo to “Mukeka” by Raquy and the Cavemen at Rakkasah in Richmond, CA. March 2014
Amberetta is empowering women, one shimmy at a time. She is a second-generation bellydancer who began performing at the age of four, studying ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as the piano. Amberetta currently performs Modern Fusion Bellydance as a soloist in the San Francisco bay area. In addition to her solo work, she is an active member of Dangerous Beauties, is co-director of Full Metal Blonde, and is the founder of Shake the Bay. amberetta.com
Music: “Vengeance Rhythm (KOAN Sound Remix)” by Two Fingers
This fun Showgirl Reindeer Fusion choreography by Amberetta was performed by Amberetta and her students at Bay Area Moving Arts Center on December 16, 2016. This dance combines Amberetta's brand of Modern Fusion Belly Dance with inspiration from the Rockettes and some holiday magic!
Music: "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Malibu Remix)" by Billy May
Amberetta and Friends perform Amberetta's Modern Fusion Marilyn Monroe choreography at Carnival of Stars in Alameda in August 2017.
"I Wanna Be Loved by You" by Marilyn Monroe
"Shimmabulous" by Issam Houshan
Amberetta as Elsa and Tatyana as Snow perform a belly dance comedy to "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen on November 19, 2016 at Brava Theater in San Francisco, CA. Original choreography written and directed by Amberetta.
Music: "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel
Amberetta performs her original "Flying Rainbow Unicorn" choreography to "Yearning" by Raul Ferrando as part of Hubba Hubba Revue's FAIRYTALES show on November 13, 2015 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco.
Amberetta performs her original double sword choreography to “Clear Skys” by Amon Tobin at Hubba Hubba Revue’s Warrior Women show at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA. January 2015
Amberetta performs her original double veil choreography to "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Savatage at Underground Nomads in San Francisco, CA on December 22, 2015.
A note about the music: This song was originally released on the Savatage album Dead Winter Dead in 1995 as "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)." It was re-released by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which is a side project of several Savatage members, in 1996.
Bay Area Moving Arts Center students perform an original drum solo choreography written and taught by Amberetta at our February 2017 Open House.
Music: "Talking Drums" by Bickram Ghosh
Shake the Bay Workshop Students – These brave performers just learned the dance this afternoon! This fun Modern Fusion Belly Dance was choreographed and taught to the group by Amberetta. The performers possess a wide range of dance experience and backgrounds, and are here together to share their love for belly dance and to show their support for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Music: “Bounce” by Solace
Amberetta performs her original triple sword choreography to "Sleeping Sober" by Solace and drum solo choreography to "Talking Drums" by Bikram Ghosh at Rakkasah West 2016.
Videography by: Candlelight Productions, www.candlelight-productions.com
Amberetta performs her original choreography to "Don't Wanna Be Your Girl" by Wet at Underground Nomads on July 21, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.
October 2014 – Amberetta performs her original choreographies to “I Wanna be Loved by You” by Marilyn Monroe and “Planet Tabla Solo” by Amir Sofi at Baxtalo Drom in San Francisco, CA. (Poor quality video, but the blonde moment between songs was too good not to share!)
Shake the Bay Workshop Students – This is the first year Shake the Bay has hosted a performance workshop. The performers just learned the dance the day of the show! This fun Modern Fusion Belly Dance was choreographed and taught to the group by Amberetta. The performers possess a wide range of dance experience and backgrounds, and are here together to share their love for belly dance and to show their support for the Alzheimer’s Association. shakethebay.com
Music: “Gold” by Kiiara