Students learn isolation movements of the hips and torso, how to frame them with graceful arm positions, and how to put them together with foot patterns in a simple choreography. Belly Dance technique enhances flexibility and provides a fun workout to great music but is gentle on the ankles and knees. Students learn alignment and posture to enhance the dance.
Habiba is internationally recognized as a performer, choreographer, teacher and authority on dances of the Middle East. She was a student of Ibrahim Farrah for many years. On her numerous trips to Tunisia and Egypt, she studied with members of the Tunisian National Folklore Troupe, and many of Egypt’s top teachers including Raqia Hassan, Mahmoud Reda and Nadia Hamdi. For many years she has been an outreach lecturer for the Penn Museum of Archaeology on the subject of middle eastern dance. Author of numerous articles on Middle Eastern Dance for national magazines, she is currently writing for The Chronicles of Belly Dance. She is a master of classical Egyptian dance and has a series of four instructional DVDs.
The American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (AAMED) inducted her into the hall of Fame in 1997 and IAMED named her Ethnic Dancer of the Year 2001. She was awarded the Jewel of the Orient Icon Award in 2014
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
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Cost:$15 | 10 weeks $120
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