"Imari creates a fun, supportive, "intimidation-free" learning environment. She has an excellent teaching style that embraces the needs of learners new to bellydance as well as those with more experience. Attending her class has been a wonderful, positive way to unwind at the end of the work day and an enjoyable way to "sneak" exercise into my schedule on a consistent basis. I highly recommend her classes."
– Kris, New Gloucester
"Fun times!!...I met some wonderful people and I really do love to dance, so it was a great experience all around!!! I will always look back and remember the good times and good friends that came into my life!!! I would recommend it for anyone who likes to dance!!! Imari is a great instructor & a wonderful person!!"
– Sandy of Lewiston
"I don't have the greatest body but since I have taken your classes, it has given me more confidence about my body, about myself, and being proud of being a woman."
– Charisse Hirschfeld
"Taking Imari's classes has been so much fun! If you are looking for a workout, look no further. You will enjoy the music, the dance and the new-found confidence belly dance will bring to your life. Not only have I enjoyed a totally new experience, I have made friends for a lifetime!"
– Patti D, Waterford
"I have created a second family. I never feel uncomfortable or have to worry about what I look like because I'm always told I'm beautiful no matter what. I have extra shoulders to lean on anytime I'm in need. It's a wonderful, entertaining and hard work out. Well worth it, and I wouldn't give it up for the world."
– Linda Jean, Greene, Maine
"Gorgeous, sultry Lisa (Imari) is also delightfully sweet and funny. In addition to being a beautiful dancer and electric performer, Lisa is also a gifted, approachable teacher who brings the gift and fun of Belly Dance to women of all ages and abilities. She makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome! No matter how many times I have taken Lisa's classes myself, I am always transported by the sights and sounds of the great music, colorful, flowing veils and hipscarves AND by Lisa's (Imari's) energetic presence!"
– Nan Brett, Owner–Ballroom
"You're in for a treat with Imari as a Bellydance instructor. It's fun mixed with passion and femininity. Women of any age and shape can enjoy this oldest form of dance in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. My confidence has grown since I started with Imari thirteen years ago and performing this beautiful dance for others has been a blessing."
– Jennifer, Naples
"I love Imari's dance style and teaching skills. She is the best and I brag her up to anyone I can. She is so beautiful with a very sexy voice and body which only adds to the fun. I feel that she is really into teaching and wants other women to learn and love themselves and their bodies. I only see positive from her which makes me want her around more. So many women need someone like Imari to give them a boost...I thank Imari so much for having her workshop and really hope she will come back to Augusta again. She is so inspiring to me."
– Mary Ann, Augusta
"I love music, I love to dance. I have only attended four classes and have found a new and powerful way to express myself through dance. I have been accepted into a world that is new with kindness and spirit like none other. Imari's love and passion for her art come through and provide a powerful avenue for self expression. I know that I will always partake in bellydancing and Imari is the reason."
– Judi Look, Lewiston
"Imari'sclasses are upbeat and fun. She is a wonderful teacher whose energy and presence are simply beautiful! Imari's gentle approach to teaching provides me with the courage and tools necessary to deepen my self-awareness and acceptance on many levels. No matter what is happening in my personal life, after her class I always feel energized and happy; thank you Imari."
– Valerie, Freedom, NH
"I have been to only two classes thus far but they are helping me get in touch with my body and relearn what used to come naturally to me; movement and sensuality are a natural part of our human nature and bellydancing is helping me to reconnect to this part of my 'self '."
– Tina, Conway