2021 Special Classes, Events, & Guest Teachers




Thursdays April 15th, 22nd, 29th, & May 6th:

6:00-7:00 P.M. Special 4 week series on Arabic Zills with Special Guest Shadia Tohme

Please plan on attending all classes as each week builds on the last. $60 for the 4 week session

3-4 rhythms will be taught as well as technique. a brief background into the differences between Turkish, AmCab Turkish and Arabic styles will be given. Drills for practice will be encouraged as well as listening to these rhythms beforehand: Leff/Maalfouf; Masmoundi/Beledi; Maqsoom; Ayoub and to the song Set El Hosen that we will learn to play sagat to.

April 15th Arabic Zills part 1, April 22nd Arabic Zills part 2, April 29th Arabic Zills part 3, May 6th Arabic Zills part 4



Sunday, May 2nd from 11-1pm & 2-4 pm

Online Workshops with Shining

$90 for both worktshops (drops-in available for $50 space permitting)

11am to 1 pm: Queen of the Hips Nabaweya Mustafa: Learn the fascinating signature movements of this Egyptian dancing film star.

2 to 4pm: Exploring Balancing Dances in Egypt: Acrobatics have been a key part of entertainment. Explore less commonly known acts and floorwork.


Sunday, June 27th 5:00pm-7:00pm

Danse Oryantale Workshop (Turkish Style) with Sehkmet



Sehkmet can’t remember a time when she wasn’t listening to music.  Raised on the 33 1/3 RPM records of her pianist mother, she knew at an early age that music and movement should go together.  Sehkmet rapidly found inspiration as a dancer when she started study of Danse Oryantale with acclaimed scholar and dancer Artemis Mourat. Since moving to New England, she has participated in a number of community, charity and local events. One of her goals is to encourage cultural exchange between Vermont and teachers abroad to enrich dance education in our state.


Sunday, August 1st from 11-1pm & 2-4pm

Online Workshops with Rosa Noreen

$90 for both worktshops (drops-in available for $50 space permitting)

11am-1 pm: Upper body expression: Explore ribcage, shoulders, neck & arm movements to draw your audience in!

2pm to 4pm: Golden Arms: Create effortless frames and expressive dance arms, inspired by dancers of the Golden Era.