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Try out a dance class for adult beginners in a warm and supportive environment.
Yes, YOU are perfect for dance, right now. You don't need to lose or gain weight. You don't need to be flexible or have rhythm. Just bring your sense of fun, and be ready to learn something new!
Yoga or exercise wear is best. Bare feet for belly dance, non-grippy socks or ballet shoes for ballet class.
People of all genders and body types are welcomed and affirmed. These classes are for total beginners — truly - — people ages 14+. No dance experience needed--truly!
Join us for 4 days in beautiful Portland, Maine with international superstar Shahrzad, October 24-27, 2019. 6 hours per day in the studio Thursday-Sunday, a show on Sunday evening with private feedback from Shahrzad, plus optional evening activities. The focus of this unique intensive will be connecting technique and musicality. We will nerd out and dive deep into about maqamat (melodic modes) and iqqat (rhythms), song interpretation from various eras, transitioning between sections in a song and in a set, Shahrzad’s unique and extensive approach to belly dance technique, and more. Plus we'll very likely have live drumming for our technique and rhythm drills!
The intensive is SOLD OUT. Click here to learn more and join the waiting list! See the extra workshops we added below!
Learn the basic technique for playing Egyptian style tabla (dumbek) including the base sounds and how they are combined into the most commonly played rhythms. This workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced drummers looking to brush up on basics.
This workshop delves into more advanced tabla technique including several accents as well as more detailed variations of basic rhythms and more complicated rhythms.
Sign up today! 15 spots maximum in each workshop.
Each style of belly dance has its own distinct movements, technique, and music. In this workshop Shahrzad will break down the defining steps and technique of Egyptian dance and how the movements are combined and used to both classic and modern styles of music from Cairo.
Sign up today! 15 spots maximum.