Dance and Musical Styles:
Raqs Sharqi (Oriental dance)
Raqs al Assaya (Cane dance)
Raqs al Hawanem (Ladies dance)
Raqs Eskinderani (Alexandria dance)
We offer the following classes for dancers and musicians from
beginner to professional level:
Beginners Dance Technique:
The foundational movements for Egyptian style Oriental dance with an emphasis
on correct posture, balance and muscle integration, accompanied by live
percussion and an introduction to Arabic rhythms.
Dance and Live Percussion:
Intermediate to professional level dancers and musicians study music structure
and melody interpretation, entrances and exits, drum solo, finger cymbals
and tambourine. Insights given into the significance and meaning of cultural
gestures and how they relate to the dance movements and rhythms. More
in depth study of Arabic rhythms and how to achieve harmonious interaction
between dancers and musicians.
In addition to dance classes, we offer a wide instruction on the following
riqq (tambourine,) tabla (darbuka,) mazher (big tambourine with big cymbals)
in the Arabic style.
In percussion classes, you learn the names and the measures of Arabic
rhythms and how to improve your skills in interacting with melody and
dancers. For dancers, it can enhance your dancing and enjoyment of the
music by understanding the rhythms and the phrases. By gaining knowledge
in this area, you can structure the type of movements and the number of
repeats in a musical piece which makes for a polished and professional
Arabic Language/Song Interpretation:
Ideal for those travelling to Arabic countries and for professionals wishing
to acquire a deeper understanding of song lyrics.
Embracing Oriental Dance as an ideal form of exercise and regeneration
for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. A dance that since ancient times,
has been used to celebrate the female body and enhance physical, mental
and emotional wellbeing.
Seminars are available in all topics;
please contact us with your