Folkloric Combinations | Streaming version of the original DVD

Urban Hips' Signature Ghawazee-Inspired Improvisational Vocabulary, Zills and More!

Hearken back to the dance of dancing in the desert! In this course, Sahira will take you on a journey in to the heart of Egypt with Urban Hips' signature tribal style. Drawing heavily from the folkloric dances of the Middle East, the combinations in this course put a new spin on several ancient movements.

Each combination is first taught for a soloist and is built from the ground up with a focus on technique. Urban Hips then takes you through a few of the movements with exciting variations for troupes. A special section on music theory and zill technique is provided to complement the zill patterns used in some combinations. Included is a special performance by Urban Hips.

Suitable for the tribal or cabaret stage, "Folkloric Combinations" will take your dance back to its roots!


Your Instructor


Sahira
Sahira

Well hello there, fabulous dancer! I'm Sahira. 👋🏽

I'm a life-long performer and have dedicated the last 21 years of my life to empowering others through the beautiful art of Belly Dance. I am a lifelong musician and head over heels crazy about the finger cymbals. I am a self-proclaimed technique and music geek, love anything to do with bunnies and could live off of spicy Szechwan food for the rest of my life.

I also direct the BellaDonna Dance Company, voted Houston ’s Best Belly Dancers by the Houston Press and am founder and director of Houston’s premiere Tribal Style troupe, Urban Hipsy.

I love belly dancing! Seriously… I did not ever set out to be a professional belly dancer, but since dedicating the last 21 years of my life to it, I cannot imagine doing anything else. I was an engineer by training before starting my first belly dance class – which just goes to show that anyone can learn this beautiful dance!

What I love best about teaching – and I’ve had the opportunity to work with students all over the world – is watching a student grow into their dance – from that first “ah-ha” moment, to seeing them dance with a confidence that they never thought they had. This dance is so wonderfully empowering and can be enjoyed by every body.

I look forward to sharing the dance floor with you soon!


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