A 1001 Arabian Nights at the Movies Workshop Series:
1. The Egyptian Belly Dance Superstars
2. Samia Gamal Technique
3. Tahia Carioka Technique
4. Naima Akef
5. Ghawazee Technique
6. The Zar
7. Sagat Speak
LEARN A SEMESTER'S WORTH OF KNOWLEDGE IN ONE WEEK-END INTENSIVE.
These two 4 hour classes are designed to teach the basic movements of classic Egyptian cabaret dancing. The workshop covers:
This is not a "Beginners" class, but a review of "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.
There are 4 branches of Middle Eastern dance, each with a unique flavor. Lebanese is different
from Turkish, which is different from AmCab, 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.
The cost for the week-end workshop is $160.00 per student. You MUST pre-register (click here to register). No walk-ins will be accepted as space is limited. Held at Serpentine Studio. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Limited slots available for one day only ($90.00), but preference will be given to those who sign up for both days. Contact us to know more about this option. No refunds.
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 20 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 1-(800)-835-7537 or locally (301)-654-2224. firstname.lastname@example.org
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK at EGYPT'S GREATEST DANCERS
Each 4 hour class will break down the signature moves from one of Egypt's most well known dancers: