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 One dancer $42.50 
(One dancer $40 + Paypal Fee $2.50)

 Two dancers $75.00 
(Two dancers $70 + Paypal Fee $5)


Set your Hips On Fire in this one of kind dynamic Drum Solo Workshop with Choreographer’s Natalie Nazario and Janelle Issis. In this workshop you will learn tools to improve your hip work technique, develop your music interpretation, and expressing your personality.  We will finish off teaching a brand new Drum Solo "Duo" choreography that will leave you with a Tabla Fever.  

Learn useful technique to improve your hip work, stamina, creativity and joy while interacting with your best friend or paired partner.

* Drum Solo Warm Up 

* Hip Shimmy Drill 

* Specialized Hip Drills 

* Personal Creativity Exploration 

* Improvisational Techniques 

* Brand New “Duet Styled” Choreography 

* Perform - Enjoy - Express!


Thursday, September 29th, 2022

7:00pm - 9:00pm EST 


Ripley Grier Studios (Studio confirmation via email).

520 8th Avenue 16th Floor (Between 36th & 37th Street) New York, NY

305 W 38th Street, New York, NY


One dancer $40 - Two dancers $70 

Payment must be completed to guarantee enrollment in the workshop.

*Space is limited reserve your spot.

About the teachers:

Natalie Nazario 

Natalie is a Puerto Rican professional Raqs Sharqi dancer, teacher, choreographer, and producer. She is based between Puerto Rico and New York City, she specializes in Egyptian Oriental dance. She has regularly visited Egypt since 2015 in order to experience and understand the culture and modern life of Egyptian people in a deeper way. As a result, she started learning Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in order to interpret the music and dance in a more profound manner. One of the biggest accomplishments in Natalie’s dance career was when she was cast in the famous show Abla Fahita; an Egyptian production where she performed while speaking in Arabic at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Raks Al Zahra is the result of immense inspiration from Natalie’s travels through the Middle East and is also powered by the meaningful connection that is present between her, her dancers and the audience. Natalie’s motto is as follows: “I write my life with every dance movement. As I perform, I dance my past, present, and future to come.”  Instagram @natalie_hayat


Specializing in the art of Middle Eastern dance, Alura has 20 years of dance training in a variety of genres, including samba, Jazz and Afro-Caribbean dance. She is known for her infectious smile and lush hip movements, characteristic of her style. Alura is honored to dance as a key member of Raks Al Zahra under the direction of Natalie Nazario since 2019. Previously, she was one of the original dancers of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective and PURE in NYC.  Currently, Alura also devotedly serves as Artistic Director of CU Raqs Al Sharki at Columbia University, where she studies, teaches dance, and works full time as a database manager. She completed her MA in Socio-cultural Anthropology at Columbia (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences) in 2016 and continues to study as a post-baccalaureate student at Columbia's School of Professional Studies.  At the heart of Alura’s love for dance is a desire to continually learn, share, resonate and uplift. 

Raks Al Zahra
Sha'abi Choreography

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