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Vanessa Raqs - Folklore Cocktail

  • Ballroom - Holiday Inn (Midtown) 6000 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)

Vanessa will cover several styles of Egyptian Folklore dances, discuss the music, appropriate costuming, go over the basic steps, and teach a short combo for each of them to give the students a further understanding of each topic and concept. This class is designed to give a general overview and introduce the participants to a taste of the dances inspired by the various regions and people of Egypt. Depending upon workshop participants’ interests and time permitting, Vanessa can review the following topics: *Nubian *Falahy *Gawazee *Eskenderani (meleya or veil would be helpful) *Saiidi *Bambouti. Sample some of the dances you know and love—as well as the ones you don't see often or have an opportunity to practice every day! Please bring a veil or melaya and a cane or stick. If you would like to purchase one from Vanessa, please pre-order.

Skill Level: All Levels

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