2022 Special Classes, Events, & Guest Teachers


Due to COVID, we are mostly only running regular and pop-up classes for 2022. Check out the class page for more info!




Super honored to be part of this programming by Shimmyusa and Yasmina Ramzy Arts Academy
Tickets: Ludus - Centerstage Theatre
"The Voice of Egypt", the "Lady of Arabic Song" and "Egypt's Fourth Pyramid" are some of the many titles given to the icon of Arabic music, Oum Kalthoum. Sixteen dance artists from Europe, Canada and the USA have come together to remount the highly acclaimed choreography of Yasmina Ramzy. Eleven songs of Oum Kalthoum's are given a glorious visual life.
The original production was staged in 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Now ShimmyUSA hosts the remount in Grand Rapids directed by Yasmina Ramzy. Twelve years later the choreography is even more visceral and emotionally euphoric. In rehearsals, the dance artists are moved to tears of joy as they bring the evocative and powerful music to life.
“Hypnotic artistry and passion” Dance International “Creates dramatic impact” Toronto Star “Intelligent and inventive choreography” The Globe and Mail"