I felt perfectly safe and secure. Sahra has SO many reliable contacts in Egypt and has a good understanding of the situation “on the ground,” and I knew she and her contacts would not knowingly lead any of us into a dangerous situation.- Nisaa, JTE 1-4 Graduate – http://www.bellydancewithnisaa.com/
Journey Through Egypt 3 – Cairo, Egypt
We live the real Egypt, not just a tourist experience. While learning anthropological observation techniques,we interview and observe local people, gaining insight into the culture in which these dances emerge.JtE-3 happens On-site in Cairo, Egypt and includes: dance classes, Dance Ethnology training in Cairo and Giza, historical sites, interviews with people in the know and personal attention to the development of your own personal fieldwork. Journey Through Egypt 3 consists of more than 40 hours of instruction in 7 days.
The real Egypt is not just the marble floors of the 5-star hotels, not just a bus rushing to take us to artifacts behind glass. With the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx directly outside our classroom window, we continue our dance tradition coursework, concentrating on the dances, ritual and cultures we will be visiting.
We spend our time dancing to live Egyptian musicians, viewing Tanura and Zeffah first hand, walking down Mohammed Ali Street (famous for Awalem and musicians), talking to and enjoying the people we have only read about.
Nothing can top dancing to live music in Egypt, with the pyramids as a backdrop. It was also a joy to meet Farida Fahmy and to visit Mohammed Ali street. But just being in Egypt with Sahra, who is a wealth of knowledge and experience and generosity, made the trip an experience I’ll never forget. I couldn’t begin to plan a trip like this on my own, and hope to learn as much as I did. The experience in Egypt gives you a real feel for the culture, music and dance – not just a sanitized tourist experience.- Shannon, JTE 1-3 Graduate – http://www.blackcat-bellydance.com
Class/Tour is open to those who have graduated from pre-requisite JtE-1 & JtE-2
Includes study materials, lodging at Sphinx Guesthouse, half-board, all stated tours, performances and instruction. Certificate upon completion.
Journey through Egypt 4 – Upper Egypt
Readied from our core work in JtE-1, JtE-2 and JtE-3 we continue our quest, learning and experiencing movement and culture taught to us by a variety of indigenous peoples. with more than 40 hours of instruction in 8 days.JtE-4 happens on-site with Upper Egypt as the Classroom. Activities include dance classes, Dance Ethnology training in Upper Egypt including Luxor and Aswan, with tours in Edfu and Kom Ombo, historical sites, interviews with people in the know, observing Nubian culture, culminating in a performance with live Nubian musicians and graduation.. The real Egypt is filled with vibrant people and colorful dance!
I never felt so alive; enjoying cardamon coffee and Nubian dancing on the hilltop overlooking the Nile in Aswan.. sweating and dancing w/ Kharriya Mazin and getting to savor her sweet smile and tea…. those rare moments when you just follow your passion and live fully. You could never regret making that plunge.- Shiraz, JtE 1-4 Graduate – http://www.shirazdance.com/
Class/tour is open to those who have graduated from pre-requisite JtE-1, JtE-2 & JtE-3
Includes study materials, lodging at Gazira Garden Luxor and Basma Aswan, half-board, all stated tours, performances and instruction. Certificate upon completion.