Founded in 1974, Amira Dance Productions is Wichita's longest-running, community dance studio offering instruction and performances in various cultural dance styles from across the globe.
Our dance studio was founded by Alice Castilow, who also co-founded the Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita. Castilow, who took the stage name Amira, was among the first dance instructors in Wichita to offer belly dance. She studied Middle Eastern dance in New York City, with the famed choreographer and dance troupe founder, Ibrahim "Bobby" Farrah, who taught many of America's early belly dancers in the 1970s.
She also embraced other forms of dance, including flamenco, folkloric and Polynesian, teaching them to her students as well.
Since her death in 2004, the studio ownership has transitioned to former students who have grown the number of staff, students and class offerings.
The studio is known for its annual dance show that educates and entertains Wichita audiences with cultural and fusion dance styles, as well as performances at community and private events.
Would you like to enquire about classes or hiring one of our performers or troupes for a performance? Call or email us today!
1702 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67203, United States