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LA Legends of Bellydance

LA Legends of Bellydance Weeklong Event!

August 1st – 5th

Sponsored by Jenna at Dance Garden

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For information regarding the registration process please visit the events Facebook page or their website

Information about LA Legends of Bellydance

LA Legends of Bellydance is a weeklong event being hosted at Dance Garden LA that honors some of the talent that’s right in their own backyard! Sahra will be teaching on Wednesday August 3rd from 1-5 pm. She will be teaching the workshop “An American in Cairo”

An American in Cairo

In Cairo during the 70’s and 80’s, there were many parts to that came together to make a successful show. In this class, we’ll be exploring the different portions of the Cairo dance routine through it’s concepts, steps, and combos. The steps and combos will reflect the dance styles of 70’s and 80’s Cairo and add a dash of flare to your dance!

Photo provided via Attribution license from Flickr Creative Commons

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Journey Through Egypt 3 – Cairo, Egypt

Journey Through Egypt 3 (JtE-3) – Cairo, Egypt

February 6th – 13th

Sponsored by Sahra Kent!

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For information regarding the registration process & prices for the weekend intensive please click here to go to the registration page!

Information about Journey Through Egypt 3

Journey Through Egypt 3 is a continuation of the concepts discussed in Journey  Through Egypt 1 and 2  and is only open to people who have completed both JtE 1 & 2.

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 –


Journey Through Egypt 3 is Officially Sold Out. Please email Tiffany[@]JourneyThroughEgypt[dot]com to be put on a waiting list for cancellations.

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