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Workshops Deals and Regular Prices

Full Pass Include two days of workshops (Saturday & Sunday) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Super Special Edition Price $100


Individual Workshops Regular Price $20 (1hr) / $35 (2hrs) / $45 (3hrs)

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Workshops Day 1

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Natalie Nazario

Egyptian Sha'abi Technique & Choreography

A useful vocabulary and steps movements will be explained along the feelings and energy that are characterized by this traditional style.  Natalie will explain the differences between Oriental Classical and Sha'abi posture; the earthy, loose and joyful movements that are very popular in the dance. As well, she has been studying the body language in Egypt during her visits since July 2015 and she will explain the meaning of some of the "Egyptian Gestures". Finally, you will learn a fun Sha'abi choreography.  Famous songs by Ahmed Adaweya, Hakim and Saad El Soghayar will be using in class. Egyptian Sha'abi is originated in Cairo in the 1970s, as a new form of urban music, expressing the difficulties and frustrations of modern Egyptian life.  We will discuss brieftly about the denoting moments in Cairo in the 70's and how it affect the society. In addition, we will discover together some famous sha'abi singers and the evolution from traditional to Mahraganat.


1:00 pm - 4:00pm Sal Maktoub

Respect the Classics!
Dancing is not about memorizing steps, but rather a connection betweenoneself, the music, and one’s audience. In this workshop, we will talk about a few key elements to developing and maintaining that connection: 1) “ta’rab,”or the emotional effect of the music, 2) the importance of respecting the composition, and 3) being in-tune with the feeling of the selected piece.  Keeping these elements in mind, we will delve into a classic Arabic song, Sal-style.

Workshops Day 2

10:00 am - 11:00 am Anabeira Ayala

Modern Warm Up

Details coming soon.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Jackeline Ramos "Salsa Diva"


Details coming soon.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sal Maktoub

Spin, Emote, and Connect - Spinning Technique for All Types of Middle Eastern Dance Spinning for a prolonged period of time is a daunting thought for some, but if done properly and with intent, it can be such an ecstatic experience of newfound freedom for the soul. In this workshop, learn a bit about the history of the folkloric art of Egyptian Tanoura and about the spiritual purpose of the "darwish." We will get into the proper spinning technique to avoid dizzy spells, and incorporate arms and hands to create gestures and stances to express from within. The end result of this class is simple:
Free your soul, and connect.

Are you ready to perform?

Join us in a spectacular show of El Raqs Hayati on Saturday December 9.  Space available for participants of the workshops.  Send us a email with your name, dance style, workshop selected and if you will be a soloist or group performance.  Registration deadline is November 15, 2017. 




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