Intermediate Raks Saidi Fall 2017
INTERMEDIATE RAKS SAIDI WITH ELVIRA TUESDAYS 6:00PM-7:30PM
Starts: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks
This term we will be learning a Raks Saidi choreography, a folkloric dance (one of the baladi dances) from a rural area of Upper Egypt (Southern) called Sa'id. This dance is also known as Raks Al Assaya and frequently incorporates a stick or cane called an Assaya (Arabic for stick). It includes energetic bouncy footwork and horse-styled steps, hip work, shoulder shimmies and other Baladi style movements.
The woman's Assaya dance is partly a parody and partly an homage to the men's dance "Tahtib", often flirtatious, mimicking the posturing of the men and having some fun with it.
This is an Intermediate level class, and students are expected to have taken several beginner classes. A knowledge of the choreography and a costume will be required to perform at the Bedouin Beats Recital at the end of term. Costumes will be discussed in class. Looking forward to dancing with you.
No Classes October 31st. 2017.
Student recital info: We celebrate the end of each 10 week session with a fun dance recital! This class is a performing class. If you choose to perform, and we hope you do, you will be expected to purchase a costume and a $15 performer ticket. If you choose not to perform then we hope you come and watch and cheer your class on!
Your instructor will review costume requirements with you in class.
Volume Discount for Multiple Registrations
When you register for for more than 1 class valued at $175 you can apply the the class discounts as follows.
First class value $175 = no discount
Second class value $175 = $155 or $20 discount
Third class (or more) value $175 = $135 or $40 discount
Classes valued at $155 do not apply for the discount.
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