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!
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!
StartElvis Pelvis Combination (9:04)
StartElvis Pelvis with Zills (5:23)
StartShashkin Combination (14:42)
StartShashkin with ZIlls (5:52)
StartRagia Twist Combination (12:04)
StartRagia Twist with Zills (9:27)
StartReda Combination (12:05)
StartFellahi Combo | Troupe Variation (5:41)
StartFellahi Combination (8:27)
StartReda Combo | Troupe Variation (5:29)
StartVamp Moves (5:35)