Owner and founder of Red Door Dance Studio, Talia Soleil is the founder, sponsor and producer of Raqs Tiki Kauai Belly Dance Intensive. Dancing her way through life, she has enjoyed studying Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Hula, and of course, Belly Dance. She is also a multi-award winning belly dancer, choreographer and fitness champion.
Talia studied theater, and has been involved in community and college theater, and loves to combine the skills of dance and dramatic arts in her art form.
As a life-long student of movement and dance, and an instructor for over 30 years, Talia continues to learn and grow, often traveling worldwide to "fill her cabinets" with knowledge, passion, and new friendships. Performing internationally thrills her, as well as imparting information in her highly acclaimed and fun-filled workshops.
As artistic director, choreographer and director of Dansoleil Belly Dance Theater, she trains all levels of dancers to reach their highest potential. She has brought her troupe to their award-winning potential with her dedicated work ethic, eye for the artistic, and stylized technique.
She is also a member of Dangerous Beauties Belly Dance, a collaborative project made up of professional dancers who portray the strong women who have shaped our world through history, literature, art, and film.
Teaching Master Workshops around the world, and performing solos, and with her troupe are some of her favorite moments.... along with traveling with her husband and pup, Koa San Carlos.
Hard Raqs Cafe' is a blend of world music that will take you on an advendure of excitement and beauty. Issam Houshan, Martin Beal and the Damascus Belly Dance Orchestra's music will inspire dancers, musicians, filmmakers and choreographers. And Issam's lively drum solos will awaken your lock, pop, and shimmy! Take a journey with Hard Raqs Cafe'.
Kauai Belly Dance Intensive 2017!
July 28, 29, 30
We are open for registration for
Workshops and the Competition.
Full Package Workshop Participants receive first priority to perform in the Raqs Tiki Glittering Showcase.
World known Issam Houshan is coming to the island! Take workshops from this master percussionist and learn how to dance to a drummer. Experiences like this will create memories for a lifetime.
Shoshanna is our other featured artist for this year's Raqs Tiki. She teaches Belly Dance in Arcata, directs the Ya Habibi Dance Collective, and runs Redwood Raks World Dance Studio. Known for her fantastic four yard veil work, she is dramatic, dynamic, and simply breath-taking! Friendly, approachable, extremely talented and dynamic, you'll come away with new information that will motivate you and inspire you to new heights.
Workshops with Talia Soleil, Crystal Ravenwolf and Nelleke Pielaat will also be available. Top notch instruction and the beauty of the Island will make this an unforgettable journey.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity.
Lay Away Plans available.
Our multicultural dance, fitness and arts studio offers a variety of ways for you to get fit and lean, as well as strengthen, lengthen, learn, and explore. There is nothing better than the day after you've worked out and your body is thanking you, your mind is sharp, and you are ready for your daily tasks.
Our instructors are caring professionals and their energy is contagious. They will have you looking forward to each session, smiling during class and carrying it with you when you walk out, proud of your accomplishment, and ready to tackle the day.
Talia Soleil's multi-award winning troupe, Dansoleil Belly Dance Theater, presents exciting shows for theater, private and corporate events, and belly dance shows and festivals. Known for their theatrical flair, excellent technique, elegant yet sassy attitude, this troupe of dancers will make your event memorable and exciting.
Professional Troupe "Voila les Femmes" is comprised of dedicated and hard working dancers from all walks of life.
Members: Talia Soleil, Zuzu Kashmira,
Indira, Ishtar, Nadirah, and Navahlina
Our Advanced Student "Troupe Enchante" is comprised of Angie, Anasi, Wanda, Johari, and Zelena, Becca, and Wanda.
Congrats to Voila les Femmes for your 1st place recent win in the Troupe category at Hot Raqs 2018.