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Posted by pureonyxmovement on May 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (310)



We can't express what a true blessing and wonderful ride this has been. At inception and conception we never imagined we would be celebrating 5 years of Pure Onyx Movement excellence. We are excited to share our joy with you!

Join us Saturday, May 30th for our Sister's Keeper Anniversary Party!

We are going to party like Raqstars! Here's what you can expect:

Dance performances by POM Empresses that worked together to create their own ch...

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Costuming 101

Posted by pureonyxmovement on October 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

So you're on the train and the woman next to you whips out what looks like a bra out of her bag. You look around confused...you look around to see if anyone else is seeing what you're seeing and you look around for Ashton Kutcher to see if you are being Punk'd! You then wonder is she going to switch bras here on the train?  From the size of it, the bra looks like it may even be a hat. You are all kind of confused. You decide to sit and wait.

WELL....chances are you're sittin...

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POM Mentoring Program & Diamond Costuming

Posted by pureonyxmovement on March 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (2)

A good mentoring relationship begins with sharing your professional knowledge and expertise with a student who at the time may or may not know they need it. A good mentor is available to answer any questions relevant to the mentee. This requires a genuine interest in your mentee and a willingness to help and be there for them. Listening to them and giving suggestions and recommendations as well as communicating with the parent to assure them that the child is in excellent (POM) care!


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What's New in the World of POM

Posted by pureonyxmovement on March 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (1)

So what's new in the world of POM you ask?  

GROWTH....for sure.  This year is the year POM turns 2!  We've been fortunate enough to say we haven't had to go through any growing pains (knock on wood) but that doesn't mean we aren't continously striving for the best.  This year we are focused on the physical, emotional and mental growth of all of our POM members.  We will induct 4 New Empresses into the organization, we've instituted a mentoring program fo...

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Umoja Dance

Posted by pureonyxmovement on October 23, 2011 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Pure Onyx Movement is teaching again!!  Join us Saturday, November 12th at Wofabe African Dance & Drum Festival www.wofabe.com

Wofabe means "everybody come" in the Sou Sou language of Guinea, West Africa. The one-day festival is open to dance/drum/music instructors, students, and the general public. In addition to the dance and drum classes, there will be a free children's class and crafts fair.

POM will be teaching during the 11:15am-12:45pm slot.  This is an Open L...

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Stand Up to Cancer

Posted by pureonyxmovement on October 23, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Pure Onyx Movement is Standing Up to Cancer!

Join us this Wednesday as we host a belly dance charity class. All the proceeds will be donated toward breast cancer awareness & research.

Class is $12 or $10 (if you wear something pink). It can be a pink head band or flower or shirt, whatever pink you can find!

Class will be held at:

The Creative Wellness Studio, 44-02 11th Street, Suite 308, Long Island City, NY


"The Onyx Release"

Posted by pureonyxmovement on August 9, 2011 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us - Friday September 16, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Onyx Release is the debut production of Pure Onyx Movement Dance Company founded by its three regal members Gia, Segulah and Samirah. The company features the art dance and movement celebrating afro-centric history and the ability of women to create and carry life. This 90 minute show will showcase all elements of belly dance and shows through this art expression why women are the Queens of the world.

Our cast features ov...

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June 12th Fundraiser

Posted by pureonyxmovement on May 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Pure Onyx Movement is happy to announce we have over 9 confirmed vendors attending our 2011 June 12th fundraiser.  So not only will you dance but you can also SHOP 'til you DROP!

Beyond Adornments- one of a kind jewelry, Lapas, and Bethios. Beautiful –Slips worn under lapas, can be adorned with lace, beads and/or sequins.


Xhale-Xhale- Homemade Natural body care products. Pain be gone ointment, this ointment will remove any ...

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POM Performance: DanceAfrica's Pre-Opening Ceremony at Weeksville

Posted by pureonyxmovement on April 1, 2011 at 11:02 PM Comments comments (3)

Dance Africa is a Memorial Day weekend tradition!

DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, film, and community events—plus the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. Acknowledgement of ancestors is an integral component of DanceAfrica. The festival for it begins at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn with ...

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