Monday, November 09, 2015

Still alive and dancing!

Hello world. It's been awhile. I noticed that I still get a lot of visits from this site, but I haven't updated it in 2 years. WOW. So sorry about that, but I'm more active in Youtube nowadays. I post choreographies there, so please subscribe to my channel if you can.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Shoufou Shoufou Choreography

This is the 4th class for this workshop and I'm particularly happy about this. The ladies have caught on fast and the memory work is great. Looking forward to polishing the steps next week!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Making JLo proud since 1999 - Bellydancing to "Dance Again"

I decided to inject a bit of fun to the class by combining bellydance moves with modern jazz (I'm a jazz dancer by training, then shifted to bellydance when I injured my knee). I love JLo and I've used her music for some choreographies. My students learned this dance in one session - that's pretty good memory and focus for beginners.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Who's the Fairest Choreography

Another pop song - Who's the Fairest - by Shani. Fun, energetic, and easy to remember!

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm baaaaaack!

As my students know, I took a year long hiatus from dance because of a little bundle of joy that was on the way. It broke my heart to decline offers for shows, classes and workshops, but as every mother out there knows, it was definitely worth it.

I have been blessed with very understanding students and clients, who were giddy with excitement for this next phase in my life. It was also a pleasant surprise to receive a lot of positive comments for the Alf Leila Wa Leila choreography (29,204 views on YouTube y'all!). That coupled with all the teaching and show requests I've received is fuel enough to bring me back to dance world...with a vengeance!

I have two shows lined up so far - one for a Moroccan-themed wedding, and another for a Mediterranean 7th birthday party. I hope to teach again by May. Being a mother, my perspective has changed, but the passion is still as strong as ever. It's all a matter of time management this time around, wish me luck!

See you all on the dance floor :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Alf Leila Wa Leila Choreography

I've always wanted to choreograph classic Egyptian music. I've always veered toward Turkish or Egyptian pop for my classes, mainly because it's easier to choreograph and easier for students to memorize. Pop is, well, predictable: 32 counts here, 32 counts there, chorus, rinse and repeat.

Classic Egyptian music is unpredictable. You don't know when the beat will change, when the instruments will come in, when it's going to speed up or slow down.

And that's exactly what makes it beautiful.

It might be difficult for my memory, but seeing it all come together makes it worth it.

Anyway, it's been a crazy month. With all the shows for Christmas parties, I am glad to have the time to update. I'll update more when I have a chance to grab pics. Until then :)