Saidi is a folkloric dance from Sa’id, a rural area in Upper Egypt that features bouncy horse-styled steps and large chest and shoulder movements. It frequently incorporates a stick or cane, called an Assaya, which is twirled in various ways and used to frame and accent movements.
Dabke, is an Arab folk dance native to the Levant. Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions.
Khaliji is a mixture of modern style and traditional folkloric dance from the Persian Gulf. The name of the dance literally means “gulf” in Arabic and it is danced by local women in weddings and other social events. Recently it has become very popular among belly dancers.
Starbelly will be offering at a 3 week class through Boise Community Education Registration start 8/19/18 http://www.boiselearns.org/wconnect/pub/
Instructor(s) Cecilia Rinn
Meets: September 13-27, 2018 (Thu)
Location: Starbelly School of Dance
Time: Th from 7 PM to 8 PMDuring this 3 week course, we will sample different Arabic Folkloric dances both traditional and modern styles including: Saidi, Dabke, Khaliji & Shaabi. Great for all genders!