Here is a list of workshops Yasmin has taught in the past, but if you have a favorite topic she is always up for the challenge (providing it is within her expertise!)
A 1001 Arabian Nights at the Movies Workshop Series:
LEARN A SEMESTER'S WORTH OF KNOWLEDGE IN ONE WEEK-END INTENSIVE.
Includes 8 hours of classes designed to teach the basic movements of classic Egyptian cabaret dancing:
This is not designed as a "Beginner" class, but as a review of "Egyptian Basics". Beginners will not feel lost, however only someone with several years of experience and an understanding of Middle Eastern movement and music will fully appreciate the nuances in style, as compared to Turkish, American Cabaret or Tribal.
There are 5 branches of Middle Eastern dance, each with a unique flavor. Lebanese is different
from Turkish, which is different from AmCab, Tribal or Egyptian. Intricate, complicated movements in any style require command of specific
Since styles vary, it follows that the muscles used will vary. A dancer may know the
"basics" of her style, but not necessarily the basics of another. A performer may think the movements are the same, but they are not.
Essentials of Egyptian
You will be able to after this series of workshops.
Learn the essentials of an Egyptian Cabaret performance from a dancer with 40 yrs of first hand experience. In this series of 4 hour classes you will cover how to perform an entrance piece, a finale, a drum solo and a beledi number. Classes also cover the music for each of these sections as well as specific steps, transitions, emotional content, facial expressions and hand gestures associated with the movements.
Because of the intensive nature of these classes the following dance experience is required: 2 years of SERIOUS Middle Eastern dance training OR Attendance at a BASIC EGYPTIAN week-end workshop
Participants should bring one track of music to each class that is appropriate for the topic of the day. For the Intro class bring a veil. Call or e-mail if you have questions (301)-654-2224. firstname.lastname@example.org Classes can be taken separately. Each topic does not require previous attendance to other topics.