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Lebanese Simon at the Austin Belly Dance Convention
Friday, June 24: 1:00-3:00 pm: The Dabke Folklore Station

Introduction to Dabke. Start with common rhythm counts, songs, and traditional melodies. Then touch upon specific regional techniques and combinations. Learn new sizzling combinations and footwork!
Bring your dance or tennis shoes.
Skill level: Beginner on up.

Lebanese Simon at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Lebanese Simon was born-raised in Lebanon and now resides in Houston, Texas. Since 2000, he has been the Artistic Director and Manager for Al Awtar Zaffa Group. Simon is also the Executive Director of the annual Houston Oriental Dance Festival started in 2012. Simon travels nationally and internationally to teach and perform Oriental and Lebanese Folklore. His versatility in dance has brought him very close to the heart of a wide range of audiences and followers around the world.

Watch Simon in Action!