bellydancers golden era video analysis

Learning from Golden Era Film Clips

Feb 21st, 2020 | 11am-1:00pm (CST)
Free Online Event via Zoom (Steaming to Youtube & Facebook)

Join in the ultimate nerdy belly dance discussion as Shining, Shahrzad, Badriyah and Melissa Gamal talk about learning from the dancers of the golden age via film clips!

Get valuable insights about each instructor's personal methods of observing and applying technique, musicality, context and more while you learn about different purposes for analyzing the old films. You'll see first hand how we tackle the task in our own practice through a group demonstration and receive guidance and resources to start studying from home!


This event is FREE and will be streamed on facebook and youtube. If you would like to participate in the discussion via zoom or send questions in advance contact Shining at:


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Kan Zaman |"Golden Era" Themed Online Bellydance Festival

Mar 13-15, 2021 

A 3 day online festival with instructors from around the world providing dance, costuming and makeup workshops, lectures, gala show, panel discussion, watch party and more, all focused on dance in Egypt from 1920-1960! This amazing event is hosted by Badriyah, Jrisi and Sheyla.

Workshops by Shining:

Shamadan in the Golden Era 
Sat, March 13th | 12-2pm (CST) / 19:00-21:00 (CET)

How to Make an Awalim/Ghawazee Ribbon Belt 
Sat, March 13th | 12-2pm (CST) / 19:00-21:00 (CET)

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Workshops with Shining (by Raq-On Dance Studio)

May 2, 2021 

Queen of the Hips: Nabaweya Mustafa
11:00am - 1:00pm (EST)

Of all the Egyptian dancing film stars Nabaweya Mustafa is one of the most fascinating and least taught due to the complex and allusive nature of her movements. Layer by layer we’ll deconstruct her signature movements, making the essential abstract nature of Egyptian dance more approachable and building our own strength and flexibility for hip and pelvic articulation. intermediate + level suggested


Exploring Balancing Dances in Egypt
2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST) 

Throughout recent recorded history in Egypt acrobatics have been a key part of entertainment events in professionalized and social contexts. We’ll explore some less commonly seen acts like cup or bottle balancing that include floorwork and examine which groups of entertainers are known for specific props. 2hrs, intermediate + suggested. This class contains floorwork, some postures or movements may be challenging for some students, including descending and ascending, looking upwards while laying on the side or rolling, kneeling. Adaptations are available for most movements, but ultimately you are the best judge of your body’s needs and limitations.

Cost: $50 each, $90 for both.

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