What you will do
1 hour class
Egyptian Belly Dance is an exciting and glamorous dance style. It features wonderful drum rhythms, fantastic movements that require real skill, and it develops a dancer's balance, strength, endurance, and co-ordination.
The lovely outfits with hip scarves and veils are accessories that make movement fun and creative. Asmahan has a background as a professional dancer who performed in Cairo and the class will feature Egyptian music and dance style from the culture of Egypt.
Dancers will learn a correct posture, how to move with grace and in a connected and authentic style that makes this dance so magical.
Eternal Foundation is the basic principles of the dance style that create the dance. There are eight basic steps that dancers learn in the beginning that create a form of movement that is a new dance experience. The emphasis of Egyptian Dance is to work from the centre of the body, so the dancers gains control of the deep muscle groups working in circles and curves, learning to move in new and exciting ways.
The class will feature the dance show technique with a taksim, balady and dancing to a song. There will be a warm up, posture, with technique principles, dance orientation, and then the teaching of the basic steps with a short music sequence to practice all of this. Then putting the steps together with a view to dancing.
LEVEL 2 is dancing to songs, doing a veil dance called an Magencie, and more Balady!
So come along for an new and exciting dance style.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
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About your host, Asmahan Dance
Asmahan is a professional Egyptian belly dancer whose stage career has spanned twenty years. She has danced in the most prestigious night clubs and five star hotels in the Middle Eastern show business world. Asmahan is teaching Egyptian Belly Dance in London. She is able to combine the knowledge from her teachers with her professional experience of dancing on stage and is in an excellent position to teach others to dance. Asmahan’s belly dance class in London is held at the famous Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden.
She has worked with the most famous dancers, singers, musicians, and composers of Arabic music. She has been able to learn directly from the stage in addition to training with the most respected Raks Sharqi teachers. Asmahan is renowned for her costumes and has designed and made her own costumes throughout her career.
She has done selective design work for movie stars. She created all the costumes for her production shows in Cairo and for her film. Her extensive experience within the Arabic culture has prepared her to teach Authentic Middle Eastern Dance as one would see at weddings, night clubs, hotel floor shows, folklore performances, parties or theatre. Her ambition as an artist is to honor the traditions of the dance as it exists in the Middle East. Asmahan has produced a dance film which was shot on location in Cairo. This is an Egyptian Dance Fantasy set to a score of original music recorded in Egypt. The style is an avant-garde rock video format with flashback scenes of dancers from various romantic themes of the past and future..
The first time you come to Pineapple you will pay a £4.00 daily membership fee. This is a one time payment only. If you want to take more of these classes, you will receive a free membership card in class, to let you into the Pineapple studios to attend the Egyptian Belly Dance Class
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.