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Live Online Classes

Classes are listed in Central Standard Time (GMT-5)

(SPRING 2021)

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To register for multiple classes send payment via Paypal to: shiningdancearts@yahoo.com
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Skills for Creative Improvisation

4 week series starting April 19th

Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30pm 
$45

All  levels welcome

 

Learn simple and effective skills for more relaxed and responsive improvisation using the core techniques of raqs sharqi

 

Apr 19-May 10

Subtle Changes

4 week series starting April 19th

Mondays | 8:00 - 9:00pm

$45
Some experience recommended

 

Adjusting simple things like body line, weight placement and the efforts we use can make all the difference in creating more texture and variety with our fundamental movements. Each class will use a mixture of combinations and student improv time to practice the course concepts. Some experience recommended.

 

Apr 19-May 10

Mashaal

6 week series starting April 20th

Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:00pm 

$65

Intermediate + recommended

Mashaal is one of the most famous oriental emergence songs (aka mejance/mis en scene), originally composed for Nagwa Fouad. In this nearly 10 minute long vintage-inspired choreography you’ll learn to navigate changing energies, identify key cultural references, where and how to apply improvisational elements for personal expression and the technique behind unique veil manipulations created by Shining specifically for this dance. You will need a 3-4 yard veil.

 

Cancelled

Creative Combinations

4 week series starting April 21st

Wednesdays | 7:30 - 8:30pm

$45 
All levels welcome

Practice some of Shining’s favorite combinations while learning skills to help develop your unique dance voice.

 

Apr 21-May 12

Expression & Staging

4 week series starting April 22nd

Thursdays | 8:00 - 9:00pm

$45 
Intermediate + recommended

Improve your musicality, audience connection and spatial use for a variety of performance environments with exercises you can apply in your own home practice

Apr 22-May 13

Queen of the Hips: Nabaweya Mustafa

3hr workshop 

Sun May 2nd | 10:00am - 12:00pm 

($50 for single workshop, $90 for both)

Some experience suggested (Intermediate +)

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.


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May 2nd

Exploring Balancing Dances in Egypt

3hr workshop 

Sun May 2nd | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

($50 for single workshop, $90 for both)

Some experience suggested (Intermediate +)

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.

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Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/398678408034975

Mashaal
3 hour workshop on May 15th

Saturday | 11:00am - 2:00pm

$30 
Intermediate + recommended

Mashaal is one of the most famous oriental emergence songs (aka mejance/mis en scene), originally composed for Nagwa Fouad. In this nearly 10 minute long vintage-inspired choreography you’ll learn to navigate changing energies, identify key cultural references, where and how to apply improvisational elements for personal expression and the technique behind unique veil manipulations created by Shining specifically for this dance. You will need a 3-4 yard veil

 

Cancelled

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