What you will do
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 woman'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 correct 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.
This Level 2 Class is perfect for those who are confident with the basic bellydance steps and moves. Level 2 covers learning more complicated step patterns, putting steps into choreographies, and expanding the technique in more sophisticated combinations.
More music is studied including knowledge of the songs that make up a dancers repertoire of pieces that are expected. Dancing the entrance using a veil is included. Turning and starting to do Arabesque is part of this routine. Further development of Balady, using taksims, and dancing to more popular songs. The beginning of expanding the endurance of a dancer is developed preparing her to dance for five to ten minutes at a time.
Asmahan has been teaching for 20 years at Pineapple Studios, the most famous dance studio in Europe. She can inspire women to health, fitness, glamour and having fun dancing all your life.
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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 as a one of payment. If you want to take the class regularly, you will receive a free membership card in class, to let you into the Pineapple studios so you can 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.