Cane Dance, Raks Assaya, by Sa'ada

Very excited about this! Come join us -- you do not need to buy a membership at Empower Training studio to join this intro to bellydance basics class.

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Empower Training Studio and Boot Camp
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Empower Training Studio and Boot Camp

Introducing BELLY DANCE BASICS with Sa'ada!

This 4 week workshop will be held Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm April 3rd - 24th. This is not a fitness class, but an e...ducational experience into the world of Middle Eastern Style dance.

"The class format will be split between learning movements and learning information, so there will be breaks throughout. Each class will revisit the movements from the previous sessions. This isnt an exercise class but rather a very basic introduction to this form of movement"

Most abilities welcome but there is VERY LIMITED SPOTS. Only 10 spots will be offered for this workshop. First come first serve. They will go fast so register here:

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Coming in April! A beginning intro taste of bellydance at Empower Training Studio and Boot Camp. At a convenient location right in between Rathdrum, Post Falls, and Hayden -- come and join us!

Empower Training Studio and Boot Camp

Intro to Belly Dancing workshop coming very soon! Details will be posted soon. Who wants to try?!?!?

6 Reviews
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Alexandra Chauran
· January 8, 2018
Sa'ada got me into dancing as an adult! I was graceless, clumsy, and entirely clueless about what this bellydance thing was. Sa'ada's gentle introduction got me dancing right away, and gave me the con...fidence to pursue further training in bellydance and classical Indian dance (bharatanatyam)! I am so glad that I took my first dance steps with Sa'ada. See More
Jennifer Danelle Williams
· January 8, 2018
She is the entire reason I was drawn into the dancing art form. She is inspiring, and very knowledgeable. I love working with her and the highlight of my time dancing was creating and performing a ro...utine w her. I learned so much from her, she is an exceptional instructor, creative, and easy to learn from. I highly recommended her! See More
Julie Buckle
· January 8, 2018
Beautiful dancer and beautiful feminine energy. I hosted a couple of Middle Eastern dance parties at my home, and Sa’ada was a wonderful addition. Her dancing is so focused, yet calm and graceful.

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Sa'ada performing a Folkloric Egyptian cane dance, raks assaya, at an Empire of Medieval Pursuits (EMP) event, Hafla al Madeena 2006
(musicians: L to R Aziz, Shareef, Beth, Luther, Nafas, Taghir)

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An interpretation of what a dance might have been like in 16th/17th Century urban Istanbul in the Ottoman Empire. Based on illuminations and miniatures from the time period, the scholarly works of Metin And, and historical commentary, with influences from Turkish folkloric dances. (Kindly note: the underbust costume is not accurate to that time period, but it was worn because it was appropriate for the overall event.)

"Miserlou" played by the band WC Sadaqah which includes (from L to R): Brendan (bass, def, doumbek), Luther (guitar), Raccoon (violin), Djani (cura saz, riq, doumbek), Shareef (baglama saz, vocals, def, doumbek), Rashid (doumbek, vocals, def), Beth (kanun, vocals), Cooper (def), Groa (vocals, belltree).
October 2008

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COMING SOON! by request: a bellydance class series especially for moms with no pressure, and lots of body love & acceptance.

Sa'ada added an event.
January 8

BY REQUEST! a bellydance class taught by an experienced dancer & teacher with post-partum belly and her own fabulous jiggle. Celebrate movement and start a new path to body wisdom & self-knowledge! Hip scarves will be available to borrow for class. Have fun in this no pressure class series that will take a weekend off for a field-trip day to a bellydance fest in Spokane!:

WHAT THIS IS: a casual introduction to traditional styl...e bellydance that can easily be built upon, no experience needed
WHAT THIS IS NOT: cardio, intense technique, perfectionist movement
COST: $20 for the ENTIRE CLASS SERIES to be paid in advance by PayPal or in person
Cozy and hosted in a fellow student's home, this class will be capped at 10 dancers.

Older children who will fully participate & hear some woman-wisdom are welcome; little kids who might be under-foot are not welcome just for safety reasons. Nursing babes are of course welcome!

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