Monday August 5th- ongoing
Beginner Tribal Bellydance- August Session
Improvisational Tribal Bellydance is a fusion of Middle Eastern, Indian, Central Asian, North African, and Spanish dance. It is performed in a lead and follow format, in which dancers communicate to each other through movement. The improvisational group dynamic builds a wonderful camaraderie between dancers.
Classes are $15 per person.
Tricia is a member of Star City Tribal Bellydance Troupe, performing throughout the Lehigh Valley and Delaware Valley region
Tuesday August 6th -September 13th 4-5 pm PTD
Floorwork and Levels for ATS® - LIVE Online Series
This series is designed to build strength, flexibility and proper technique for safe, beautiful and dramatic levels and floorwork!
Each class includes yoga, conditioning, creative and fun drills designed to work towards levels, berber walks, zippers, mermaid turns and more!
Whether you are experienced in floorwork, never tried or feel it's not attainable....then this series is for you! I'll guide you step by step to find the strength, flexibility and balance needed. Even the most experienced dancers will find this series fun and challenging.
Each week includes TWO LIVE classes! Plus weekly live Q&A!
Tuesdays 4pm PDT - LIVE conditioning class for strength and deep flexibility designed for that week's focus.
Fridays 4pm PDT- LIVE dance class consisting of warm up, detailed breakdown, drills and combinations incorporating prior weeks' drills.
Sundays 9am PDT - LIVE Q&A!
That's 12 LIVE classes plus Q&A!
Can't make them live? No problem! Classes are immediately posted to the group and you can watch them anytime or as many times as you'd like! Group and all content remains available for 6 months.
Taught by Sahra Saeeda
Workshop includes 20 mandatory In-Class Hours (3 days)
August 16, 2019 from 6pm-10pm
August 17, 2019 from 10am-10pm (2-1 hour meal breaks)
August 18, 2019 from 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch)
Early Bird Price until May 31, 2019: $260 +paypal fee ($40 savings)
(This price is for all 3 days and cannot be split)
Price as of June 1, 2019: $300 +paypal fee
(This price is for all 3 days and cannot be split)
This workshop cannot be split. All 20 hours (3 days) are required to take the next part(s). (The Journey Through Egypt course concludes Parts 3 & 4 in Egypt! The first 2 parts are required.)
Location: Creative Dance Arts Studio
2037 U.S. 9, Round Lake, NY 12151
While the particularities of every dance, and every bit of culture cannot be conveyed in the 20 hours that make up JtE- 1, Sahra strives to present a factual and entertaining overview of the dances of Egypt.
Classroom time is divided between lecture, dance instruction and trying on clothing from each of the regions discussed.
The dances studied include:
These dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage is also covered in depth. For several of the dances the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances. The way that these dances have been interpreted and adapted for the stage is also discussed and shown.
The course also covers many of the rights and rituals that can be found throughout Egypt, such as zeffah, zars, and moulids. Whenever possible, these rituals are described and explained with video Sahra has taken on one of her own research journeys to Egypt. Here you’ll find a play by play of what you’re seeing and how it is affected by culture and people’s perceptions.
About Sahra Saeeda:
While Sahra had always been interested in the intersection of culture and dance (her Bachelors was in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology), a need to grow as a dancer sent her to the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where she pursued a Masters degree in Dance Ethnology.
While in Egypt she received a contract with the Meridian-Heliopolis 5-star hotel, which she held for nearly 6 years. Her position as a local dancer gave her an amazing springboard to learn about the zeffah, and so much more.
Journey Through Egypt is the brainchild of Sahra. After studying Dance Ethnology at UCLA and studying Egyptian Folkloric dance under Farida Fahmy, Sahra moved to Egypt to conduct research for her master’s thesis on the Zeffat al’Arusah.
During this research she discovered more and more about the culture & dances of Egypt. Applying her learning of Dance Ethnology and the advice of many of her local resources in Egypt the idea for Journey Through Egypt was born.
Sahra now teaches and dances around the world, sharing her theories on dance in Egypt, the regions, the “tables”, and the way everything fits together. She is constantly conducting more research with two trips to Egypt each year, every time hunting for that next “puzzle piece” that will reveal ever more about the dance, and the culture, that she fell in love with over 30 years ago.
Fourth Annual Middle Eastern and North African Dance Festival, RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS in New York City: dance workshops with inspiring instructors, a dance show with spectacular performers, lectures, and certificates of completion. For more information, visit www.torkomada.weebly.com
August 24, 2019:
11am-1pm: shimmylicious tabla solo dance workshop, taught by Sal Elsayed.
1:30pm-3:30pm: Tunisian jug dance, taught by Habiba (an hour and a half Tunisian dance +half hour lecture).
4:00pm-6:00pm: modern oriental choreography with veil dance workshop, taught by Sal Elsayed.
August 25, 2019:
11am-1pm: Egyptian Ghawazee dance workshop, taught by Habiba (an hour and a half Ghawazee dance +half hour lecture).
1:30pm-3:30pm: Classical Egyptian workshop with music by Abdel Halim Hafez, taught by Torkom Movsesiyan. Students will learn a choreography from Abdel Halim Hafez' song, "Zay Elhawa."
Our dance show will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:30pm at the following location:
The Lucid Body House
230 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
(between 33rd and 34th street)
Take the 6 train to 33rd Street and Park Avenue
For dance workshop registration, go to
VIP package is only $200, and it includes five dance workshops, a performance in our Saturday night dance show, two mini lectures, and a certificate of completion. With VIP package you save more versus registering for individual workshops.
Individual workshops are $70 each, and do not include your performance and a certificate of completion.
Come on out and join us for a night filled with fantastic belly dance - First the workshop (4pm-5:30pm) and then an incredible show (doors open at 6pm) -all while you sit back and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink!
This month's performers are:
Troupe SYN Belly Dance
Delphi Dance Ensemble
There is a $10 cover charge at the door for the show and the doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Before the show we have a workshop - "Dance Dynamics and Improvisation" taught by Amity Alize! Details can be found here: https://bellydanceroxydukes.webs.com/monthlyworkshops.htm
Advanced Purchase will open on August 1st, 2019
Stick around at the end of the night for live music jam and dancing - bring your drum, your oud, your guitar, or your dancing hips!
Don't forget to join our website and get details and updates directly to your inbox for our upcoming shows and workshops! Our site can be found here: http://www.bellydanceroxydukes.webs.com/
Aszmara Master Class "Choreographic Hammer"
It's been my joke for years - whenever I would get a new step, I would make it fit to whatever music I was working on, like hammering a square peg into a round hole. Ergo, "Wielding the Choreographic Hammer!”
Using the Choreographic Hammer we make movements and steps fit your music and intention.
One choreography, three completely different
rhythms, feelings and styles.
$60 Pre Paid Registration one week prior
$65 at the Door
Contact Aszmara via Aszmara@Aszmara.com orFacebook Aszmara Sherry