The Bright Star World Dance Specialty Class Series presents a different style of dance each month, taught by one of Portland's many fantastic instructors.

About the Specialty Dance Class Series
  • When: First 3 Thursdays of each month, 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, Fl. 3, Portland, ME (corner of High & Spring)
  • How Much: $45/three-week session, if you register at least one week early
  • Who: For anyone who is interested in trying something new!

November 2015: Eric LaPerna of Okbari and Zapion
Intro to Middle Eastern Drumming
  • When: Thursdays, November 5-19, 2015, 7:30-8:30 PM
  • How Much: $45/three-week session if you register by 10/28

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern drumming from master percussionist Eric LaPerna!

Improve your dancing and zill playing, or learn the building blocks of how to accompany a dancer with this introductory Belly Dance Rhythms of the Middle East Drum and Zills class.

Students can use the Tabla, Doumbek, Riqq (tambourine), Duff (frame drum) or Zills in this class. No experience necessary.

Some drums are available upon advance request. Email us to request a drum. Doumbeks are available to purchase at The Drum Shop at 965 Forest Avenue. This will allow you to practice at home!

People of all genders are welcome in this class. You don't need to have any previous experience to join this class--just a willingness to try something new!

Sign up today! Early bird rates are good ONLY till Wednesday, October 28.

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