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Classes & Workshops
Alia

How to Improvise for Oriental Dance

Stuck in choreography? Wish your students could improvise? Wish you could improvise? Dancers are often afraid to improvise, preferring the safety of choreography. Yet improv

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the key to groups
Classes & Workshops
Alia

How to go far, fast.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a group.” This is supposedly a South African proverb;

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Smash Patriarchy
Teaching
Alia

How We Change The World

Greetings! It is so nearly spring here in Vermont that the weather changes every day. We are tired of winter–so very tired. Apparently, dancers are

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Alia and Azza in 2011.
Aging
Alia

Farewell, Azza Sherif

Bittersweet greetings… Azza Sherif, Egyptian dance icon, passed away in early February of 2019 I had the pleasure of learning from Mme. Azza at Camp

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What Dina Said II

Is belly dance like coffee? What does Dina think? Back when I was a kid, you wanted coffee, that’s what you got. There wasn’t much

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