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“Belly Dance”, brings to mind a menagerie of images and preconceived ideas. Also known as Middle Eastern dance or Raks Sharqi is an ancient art form that celebrates the beauty and strength of women. Some of the numerous benefits of belly dance for the modern woman include fitness, strength and personal satisfaction. Explore your strength through the splendor and beauty of belly dance!

Learn the solo, folkloric, and social dance styles of the Middle East. Instruction includes discussion of rhythms, lyrics, cultural context, movement, and technique. Dance is an art form that is celebrated all over the world! Wear something comfortable and be prepared to learn and most of all have fun!

Nadirah Johara is certified in Hadia's Middle Eastern Dance Training!

**2016 Fall Session will start September 14th! Join Nadirah's email list to keep updated! Note the TIME CHANGE! CREA is undergoing construction and class session times will be changing throughout 2016 but will remain on Wednesdays.**

Fall Session: Raks Assaya via Aida Nour - In Raqs Al Assaya (Pronounced "rocks all uh SI yuh"), a cheerful dance from the Sa’id (Pronounced “Sai-eed” and references Upper Egypt), the dancer twirls a cane in playful imitation of the men’s regional martial art. (The men’s version, Tahtihb, is performed with heavy staffs and is more combative in nature) Raqs Al Assaya may be presented as folkloric dance, or elements of this dance may be adapted for cabaret-style Oriental dance. Saidi women's dancing is very grounded, sassy & proud. In this class session, students will learn basic cane vocabulary as well as a full dynamic choreography suited for a group or soloist inspired by Aida Nour. Students need to provide canes for class. This class is 8 weeks long and held for 1 hr per week.

Corporate Employee Recreation Association
3300 Bryant Irvin Rd
Ft Worth, TX 76109
Phone: (817) 763-0162, x116
located in the Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex
 

 

 

 

 

Classes are offered in 8 week sessions.
$60 per session for members
$76 per session for guests
Please contact CERA to register!

Belly Dance Mixed Level:
Wednesday 6:15 -7:15pm

This class is for those who have just a few years experience or an advanced level dancer! Nadirah's mixed level class will challenge every level! Perfect for dancers who are looking to challenge their repertoire, range of motion, and eager for something new! Nadirah Johara teaches a range of styles and technique that include choreography to various raks sharqi, props, and folkloric styles of the middle east as well as detailed dance analysis outside of movement including music interpretation, performance skills, and understanding middle eastern dance rhythms.


Rhinestone Roundup:
2016 dates posted!

Nadirah Johara is proud to present "Rhinestone Roundup"; a series of Raks Sharqi workshops that help students and experienced dancers alike broaden their dance training. Click here for detailed Rhinestone Roundup information!

Private Lessons
Nadirah Johara is available to coach and instruct on a private and/or semi-private basis for all dance levels. She can teach the following:
-music interpretation
-choreography
-performance coaching & polishing
-props
Contact Nadirah for more information or further questions.

Workshops
Nadirah is also available to instruct workshops locally and nationally. Please contact Nadirah for more information. Also check back for a schedule of upcoming workshops by Nadirah Johara!

 

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