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Workshops with Bahaia!

"Ahlaam," Al-Bahira's 2013 Theater Show

Plus Spooktacular and Gala performers!

November 1-3, 2013

Bahaia at TC Raks! 2013

Online workshop registration & show tickets (PayPal)

Mail-in registration & ticket order form - "Early Bird" discount

Weekend Schedule




Weekend Schedule

Friday November 1, 2012  
Show: The Spoooktacular Showcase & pieces from Al-Bahira's "Ahlaam" ("Dreams") Featuring invited regional dancers, Al-Bahira Dance Theater, surprise guests, and the Zombie National Folkloric Troupe.

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $15, $5 kids (aged 3-13)

Saturday November 2  
Registration and shopping - doors open 9:00 a.m.
Workshop 1: F-word: Footwork, Floor Patterns & More 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch break 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Workshop 2: Combinography

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Show: Stars' Gala Showcase & Al-Bahira's "Ahlaam" ("Dreams") Featuring our star Bahaia, invited regional dancers, and a suite of new works from Mirah Ammal & Al-Bahira Dance Theater.

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $20, $7 kids (aged 3-13).

Sunday December 2, 2012  
Registration and shopping - doors open 10:00 a.m.
Workshop 3: Master Class - Balady and Beyond

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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Workshop Descriptions

Please note, this is preliminary information--some details may be subject to change as details are finalized with the instructor.

F-word: Footwork, Floor Patterns & Foundation Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Build on the style and sophistication in your dancing repertoire by better use of the F-Words in your dancing! In this workshop, we'll concentrate on traveling steps, movements and combinations with weight and direction changes. We will also explore how different styles of belly dance use footwork and floor patterns differently.

Combinography Saturday 1:00 - 4:00
In this workshop, Bahaia will share her unique approach to bridging the gap between improvisation and choreography. We’ll study elements of dance paired with steps and combinations. You’ll learn new moves but also deeper purpose and core concepts around pacing your performance, spatial awareness, direction change, body line, level change, floor patterns, tempo change, repetition, variation and sequenced movement. Combin-ography is your recipe for success! You’ll have the ingredients and spices you need to create your own delicious dance dish! NOTE: This workshop is based upon the concepts in Bahaia's #1 selling DVD of the same title; HOWEVER the workshop will offer new material and additional information not in the video.

Master Class: Balady & Beyond Sunday 11:00 - 2:00
This workshop focuses on the earthy elegance and sensual techniques, styling, and feeling of balady dance to help develop and refine your own personal style. Plus, deepen your understanding and interpretation of the balady taqsim (balady progression) that forms the heart of Egyptian dance and music.




Instructor Bio


"Take your preconceptions of elite Egyptian dance and throw them out the window! Bahaia redefines elegance—with a sharp twist."

~ (Blume Bauer, President of Middle Eastern Culture & Dance Association [MECDA].)

Bahaia is a long time mover and shaker in the national belly dance community. She is the founder of the Austin Belly Dance Convention, the producer of HOT Seminars—with over 35 events to her credit. Her productions include the notorious Cabaret Dance Camp, an original event that has served as a model for many others. Bahaia is a featured video artist of Cheeky Girls Productions, appearing in 3 solo instructional titles and six additional performance and instructional productions. She is the owner of Austin Bellydance studio, a member of Sabaya Bellydance Collective and the founder and president of the Aria Dance Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting belly dance as art. As a teacher, coach and contest judge, Bahaia offers a discerning eye for talent and artistry, over 20 years of experience in the field of belly dance, and true passion for seeing dancers achieve their personal best.

Recent career highlights include: "Ya Bahaia Vol. 1 & 2" music CD’s for belly dance, "Cairo Heat Wave" Egyptian dance DVD and “Sundown at the Sahara” performance DVD, all personally produced by Bahaia; Appearances in "Belly Dance Live", "Belly Dance Sensations" and "The 6th Awards of Belly Dance" DVDs, produced by the Int'l. Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in Los Angeles, CA; Appearances in "By Dancers for Dancers, Vol. 3, 5 & 6", “Combination Nation, Vol. 1”, "Secrets of the Stage, Vol. 2 & 3” produced by Cheeky Girls Productions in San Francisco, CA. Featured in “Combin-ography”, "1-2-3 Belly Dance" and "1-2-3 Drum Solo" produced by Cheeky Girls Productions in San Francisco, CA.



All events are held at Old Arizona Theater
2821 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN

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