September 24 Workshop - Workshop AND Optional Performance Opportunity!
In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn an intermediate/advanced veil choreography to Set El Hosen, a classical mejence (entrance) song originally written for bellydance superstar Nagwa Fouad. You’ll enter the stage with swirling, elegant veil work, then transition to earthy Egyptian hipwork. The overall choreography shows off your range as a dancer and is perfect for a standalone number or as a dynamic start to a larger set.
Prop Requirement: one rectangular veil (around 3 yards long) made of silk, chiffon, or a similar lightweight material. Extra veils will be available for in-person attendees to borrow if needed.
This workshop also features a 20 minute SharQui - The Bellydance Workout warmup taught by Lina (@rhythmandrhinestones). It will leave you feeling energized and ready to dance!
Take advantage of the early registration discount when you register before September 10th.
Performance option is available! Registering for the performance opportunity includes the workshop, 4 rehearsals, and a troupe costume.
I received an invitation from the wonderful Amustela to perform in her Merry Month of May show! I was delighted, and decided to craft a choreography for a song I've been obsessed with for two months now - Mahraganat Bent el Gheran by Hassan Shakosh and Omar Kamal!
I've been fortunate enough to not only craft the choreography and perform it myself, but also teach it to students in North Carolina and online throughout the world this summer. I will get to share the stage with students tomorrow night at Beer & Belly Dance in Cary, NC.
Want to learn this choreography yourself? You can stream the workshop online!
Thank you for watching everyone! I hope you enjoy 💜
It was so great to get back to live performances after nearly two years of living in a world of Covid.
Thank you to Aladdin's for having me, and for my friend Yara Sultan for inviting me!
Whoop whoop! I'm so excited to be back dancing with you all!
I'm partnering with a lovely community organizer and public health official in Triangle area to bring you this community belly dance class on Saturday, September 25!
This is a class for all levels and all ages. We will be moving through the basics and grooving to some of the hottest Egyptian tunes. I'd love to see you -- bring a friend and come join the fun!
Here's my performance from Amustela's virtual show, Cure the Winter Blues! I hope you enjoy and dance along with me :) - the song is that fun!
Song: Chic Chac Choc (also known as Shik Shak Shok)
This version is from Suhaila Salimpour's Beyond Byblos album
Did you hear??
I was interviewed by Asmara Bellydance Intiative, a nonprofit organization that facilitates and funds events celebrating belly dancers from the diaspora.
It was so great speaking with Sabia, and sharing how my views and perspectives on current issues in the belly dance community, and sharing how my dance education degree is shaping my ideas and thoughts on the art form.
Give it a watch and let me know what you think! I'd love to be in discussion with you about what you hear <3
Another dance show is here to melt your troubles away! Temporarily at least... 😊
Enjoy another evening of belly dance with the show Cure the Winter Blues... with Dance! hosted again by Amustela. The show is FREE and begins Sunday, January 31 at 7pm EST. Last show was a BLAST and I know this one will be as well... the lineup is full of passionate dancers!
Take care, and I hope to see you Sunday! 💙
Want to watch an EPIC dance show?
Amustela of Charlotte, NC (formerly of Washington, DC) put on an AMAZING show this past Sunday with dancers from all over the US. I was so honored to dance amongst such great artists and experience the energy of everyone's dancing!
Check out the replay below. The passcode to access is Bye2020 and the replay is available until January 26, 2021. There are two acts with an intermission in between. I am in the first half of the second act. (second act begins around the 1:39:30 mark) ?
It's the most wonderful time of the year! My Christmas tree is up (my very, very first tree ever!) and I'm playing all my favorite holiday tunes, from The Temptations to the Jackson 5 to Mariah Carey. I've also started watching my favorite holiday movies, like This Christmas and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I can't be more excited!
In the spirit of the season, I have some lovely discounts to offer on private lessons! 🎄 My private lesson rates are $60/hour, with discounts on 4 and 8 lessons packages. For the month of December, the discounts are even greater! Check out this month's special pricing:
One Lesson: $50 (save $10)
4 Lesson Package: $180 (save $60)
8 Lesson Package: $320 (save $160)
These prices are good until the 31st! The gift of dance can be perfect to help you reach new goals, or to gift family or friends in their pursuit of dance art.
That's all for now! Happy holidays everyone and continue to stay safe!
Tonight was the premiere of the last Undulation Nouveau show of the year! It was a BEAUTIFUL show featuring lovely dancers, musicians, and scenery from around the state of North Carolina, and it was an honor to be featured in the premiere of Lost Nomad's new song, Iskinedereya el Mariya. Thank you Amara for the invite!
You can catch the replay above! Enjoy this beautiful show featuring belly dance, world music, and lovely memories from past show. As you watch, leave the performers some love ❤