Welcome to Sinuous, specializing in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We offer the best in entertainment, and instruction in the Buffalo area. Whether you are looking to explore this sensual dance for personal satisfaction, or experience the fitness benefits, Sinuous is the place for you! All are welcome to join us regardless of age, size, or dance experience. We offer a warm, supportive environment to learn, express your strength, suppleness, and femininity. Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a great workout and is a fun alterative to going to the gym!

Michelle Joy, of Sinuous, offers professional performances that are artful, polished, and captivating, perfect for your next special event. Please contact for availability for local festivals, or personal functions.



Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern form of belly dance which has evolved from American Tribal Style®, American Cabaret, and also blending many styles of dance. It frequently incorporates elements from Popping, Hip Hop, Egyptian Belly Dance, as well as traditional forms such as Flamenco, Balinese, Odissi and other folkloric dance styles.

Michelle Joy

Michelle has been dancing since she could walk, and before finding her passion for Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, she was primarily trained in Ballet. She studied at various company schools around the country, including the Boston Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, and was part of the trainee program with the Joffrey Ballet. As a Western New York native she trained, and apprenticed under Jill Squitieri, and later went on to teach at the Jill Squitieri Academy of Ballet. She also has explored many other forms of dance including Jazz, Modern, Flamenco, and Tango, all of which she incorporates in her art now. Michelle is constantly traveling the country to study with world renowned teachers such as Zoe Jakes, Moria Chappell, Amy Sigil, Mira Betz, Kami Liddle and many more. She also completed the requirements for The 8 Elements™ Initiation by Rachel Brice in March 2013.

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Tribal Fusion: Basics and Fundamentals

All of our classes will focus on the foundational movements of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, including proper posture, arm placement, and muscular isolation. We will learn and break down the basic vocabulary as well as create fun isolation patterns and combinations. We will also do a good deal of stretching, and strengthening, to condition our bodies for these movements. All levels are welcome, this class is designed for brand new beginners as well as experienced dancers who want to brush up on their technique or start adding more layers. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes where I can see your alignment, bring water and a yoga mat, if you have one.

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Private Lessons

Please contact me at michelle-joy@outlook.com


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Belly Dance Show: Featuring Jill Parker

341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
Get updates on the show on the Facebook Events page

Workshops with Lacey Sanchez

June 11th Wasteland Studios 700 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202

I am very excited to announce that Lacey Sanchez will be coming to Buffalo on June 11th with 2 fantastic workshops you won't want to miss!

Roots Limbs and Leaves: An Exploration of the Tribal Fusion Dancer

How does a dancer stay rooted in the rich and unique styles that are Tribal BellyDance and still feel room to explore and create on their own without fusing their style so much so that it loses its identity?
Join Lacey as she takes you on a comprehensive and fun journey through Tribal Improv and Tribal Fusion movement in such a way as to encourage individual flair and interpretation without losing the connection to the roots. Lacey will give examples on how to start this process and a roadmap, if you will, back to your roots and pathways with examples on how to reach your own limbs and leaves. Be ready to dance, think, interact and more!!!

Tribal Style Drills and Geometry

Join Lacey for a 2hour workshop focused on Florida Tribal Dance's Tribal Style Improv family of movements inspired by Fat Chance Bellydance, Gypsy Caravan as well as their own stylings and drills to work them into interesting and inspiring shapes on stage or off. Focus will be on technique, transitions and formations.
All levels are welcome

Cost: $40 for one workshop | $75 for both

Signup for Workshops with Lacey Sanchez

Lacey's Bio:

Lacey is the director and owner of Florida Tribal Dance,Orlando's exclusive Tribal Bellydance school since 2006. She has been studying Middle Eastern and Tribal Bellydance since she was 15, starting in Southern California and eventually bringing her passion to Florida.

Lacey prides herself on her upbeat personality that puts students in a fun place to learn as well as her meticulous breakdown of movements so whether you are a first time dancer or a seasoned professional you will find Lacey's teaching easy to comprehend and useful in any dancer' s progression.

Lacey has been honored to travel and share her passion both onstage and in the studio. Some of the festivals and events she has been honored to teach and perform at are: TribalCon in Atlanta,GA, Cue and Tattoos in Seattle,WA, Tribalfest Sebastapool, CA, and South Korea's Annual Tribal Bellydance Festival hosted by JM Bellydance.

Lacey holds a beginning certification in the YogaFit Method. 

Lacey has completed the General Skills Certification by Fat Chance Bellydance in June 2009.

Lacey completed the requirements for 8 elements Initiation by Rachel Brice in April 2012. as well as Cultivation by Rachel Brice in July/August 2013

For more information about Lacey and her school visit www.FloridaTribalDance.com


HomeMade Hafla

The Mansion on Delaware Ave April 16

Holiday Dark Salon

The Dark Side Studio 244 Augusta Ave. Toronto, Ontario December 12, 2015 7pm

Shakti Lounge

133 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213 November 14, 2015

2015 Infringement Festival

July 23-Aug 2

Cirque de la Lune

Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center 562 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY April 25th

Trimania 2015

Tri-Main Center, April 8th. http://trimania.com

Imperial Court of Buffalo Masquerade Ball

Hamlin House 432 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY January 31st

Chandni: An Indian Dance Callobrative

UJima Theater 545 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209 Dec. 13th

Hi, I'm Tribal Fusion. Nice to meet you

Free Soul Dance 4271 Lake Ave. Blasdell, NY 14219 Buffalo, NY 14209 Sept. 13

12th Annual Music is Art Festival

Delaware Park Rose Garden Buffalo, NY 14209 Sept. 13


Riverfest Park 249 Ohio St Buffalo, NY 14204 August 23

CITY of NIGHT Buffalo 2014

100 Childs St. Buffalo, NY Saturday June 28th

City of Night VIP Preview Night

100 Childs St Buffalo, NY 14203 June 27th

Book Sinuous

Book a Sinuous performance at your next event or special occasion Enjoy a skilled and professional performance customized for the event, or a fun and exciting lesson to give your guests a whole new experience. Michelle Joy is the perfect entertainer to make your party or special event truly unique.

Available for:
  • Holiday Party
  • Grand/Art Openings
  • Festivals
  • Bridal Shower/Bachelorette
  • Wedding
  • Anniversary Party
Please contact Michelle Joy for available dates and pricing. Support live performance art and schedule a performance today!
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