Violet is the creator of Fly Fusion, owner of Satori Violet Belly Dance Company, director of The Bleuebellatrix Project, and a founding member of Dubrikato. Born and raised in south-central Minnesota, she was lucky enough to stumble upon a fusion belly dance class with Anna Kimm in her hometown in 2005.
Of her favorite things about belly dance, teaching is #1. Her teaching style is unique, upbeat, and pushes students through frustrating moments with laughter. She is always searching for new ways to encourage creativity and growth, in herself and her students. Violet has been fortunate enough to study in the certification programs of Rachel Brice, Ashley Lopez, Zoe Jakes, and Shannon Townsend.
When Violet is not busy dancing and running a business, she spends her time drinking copious amounts of coffee, cycling through the Minnesota river valley with her right-hand dude, and hanging out with her tuxedo kitties: Bruce Lee-Wayne-Willis and Miles Davis-Tails-Standish.
Our Newest Releases with Violet:
Short on patience today? This warm-up is less talk, more rock! In one full song, we’ll raise your body awareness and temperature to get you ready for your focused dance practice.
These beautiful, fluid arm movements are a really fun element of belly dance. This class begins with a breakdown of elbow and wrist movements and builds into flowy, opposing snake arms.
This intermediate fusion belly dance choreography was created by Violet Kind in 2019 to “Darbukinja ft. Artem Uzunov” by Bubamara Brass Band. This crowd-pleasing, upbeat piece works well as a solo or group piece!
Bring the body and mind into a place of calm focus by treating yourself to 10 minutes at the end of your practice with this full-body cool-down.
Get your sass on with SHOULDER SHIMMIES! This move is great on its own or as a layer. Prepare to push your endurance!
Pisces is a 24-count combination in the Expansion Slow vocabulary. This combination features a canon piece - the first of its kind in Fly Fusion!
This fun and funky isolation is great on its own, but it’s also a foundational piece of other great isolations like chest circles, chest taxeems, and chest mayas!
This combination is 32 counts of action-packed fun! Motorcycle Queen is full of surprises and even features a bit of 'vocal choreography'. ;)
Once you've reached Expansion, you've got everything from Foundation, Metamorphosis, and now this crazy phase to choose from! Rock out with Violet for a whole song.
You've learned the combinations... let's put them together and dance a whole song through! This video is for those familiar with the Metamorphosis vocabulary (with the assumption that you've also learned Foundation).
Capricorn is a 16 count combination in our Metamorphosis slow vocabulary. It gives a nod to famous belly dance Capricorns, Zoe Jakes and Carolena Nerriccio-Bohlman.
Chest lifts and drops are great on their own for accenting music or making fun combinations. They are also the foundation for learning more challenging chest and ribcage movements.
Serpent is a 24 count slow combination featuring lots of funky hipwork and quick turns. Isolations include pelvic mayas, elbow lifts, hip drops, and more!
Good dancing begins with good posture. Violet will walk you through the key components to beautiful posture.
The pelvis is a fundamental part of many key belly dancing movements. We will start small with learning the difference between imprint and neutral and then apply our new knowledge while doing standing drills. Pelvic awareness can lead to safer posture and gorgeous hip movements.
The Escher Step is a simple footwork pattern created by Violet to help beginner students with zero dance experience. While it has nothing to do with belly dance specifically, it’s a handy tool in learning how to do footwork and eventually for layering basic belly dance movements over.
We had a ton of fun filming the Mutespell Choreography, but so much of that is left outside of the tutorials! So, here you go… enjoy the weirdness that is Violet, unfiltered!