Egyptian Dance

Egyptian (Oriental) Dance with Zahra

Join us to learn the beautiful art of Egyptian Dance! It’s a really great workout, that will not only burn calories, relieve stress, learn about the Egyptian culture and help you learn to shake those hips better than Shakira, all while having a great time!

Zahra explains:  I teach pure Egyptian (Oriental) belly dance and all the folkloric dances of Egypt.

I began studying Egyptian Dance in San Diego and I was hooked from the beginning. The beauty of the dance, the femininity and the challenge all spoke to me! I was lucky to find my dance mentor, Sahar Sami, right away. Through her mentorship and teaching I have grown immensely as a dancer, performer and teacher.

I have studied with the top names in Egyptian dance- Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmy, Mohammed Kazafy, Tito Seif, Ahmen Hussein & Yoursry Sharif, to name a few.  My approach is based on teaching quality foundational technique, which I excel at. We learn a choreography each quarter! I also educate my students on the history and cultural aspects of Egyptian Dance, rhythms and customs.

I began studying Egyptian Dance in San Diego and I was hooked from the beginning. The beauty of the dance, the femininity and the challenge all spoke to me! I was lucky to find my dance mentor, Sahar Sami, right away. Through her mentorship and teaching I have grown immensely as a dancer, performer and teacher.

Zahra is: Certified Instructor by the Academy of Egyptian Dance, Multi-Award winning dancer, Director of the Glitter Dance Company, Lead dancer in the Sahar Dance Company, Instructor at the Nile Group Festival in Cairo, Egypt, Featured dancer on Nile cruise ships in Egypt, a Featured dancer in multiple stage productions, my favorite being in Saint Thomas, on TV, music videos, etc.

More info at: www.zahraraqs.com