Middle Eastern Dance Workshops

Sharkidance Studio will be conducting various workshops and classes in Middle Eastern dance (Belly Dancing) over the months of May through to July. They include:

One-off Introductory Classes
3, 8,9 & 10 May 2003 (times variable)
Fee: RM35 (single class)

Beginners 1 – Traditional Style (conducted by Nur Shiblie)
Every second Sat/Sun from 3/4 May to 19/20 July (times variable)
Fee: RM200 (5 classes/month); RM45 (casual class)

‘Kiss Kiss’ Workshop (conducted by Saliha)
10 May 2003 (Sat): 11.30 am – 1.30pm
24 May 2003 (Sat): 2.00 pm – 4.00pm
Fee: RM70 (single session)

Intensive Beginners’ Middle Eastern Dance: Cabaret Style (conducted by Saliha)
23 May 2003 (Fri): 5.00pm – 7.00pm
24 May 2003 (Sat): 10.30am – 12.30pm
25 May 2003 (Sun): 10.30am – 12.30pm
Fees: RM200 (3 sessions); RM70 (single session)

Places are limited to 18-20 people and participants must register beforehand (RM10 registration fee); walk-ins will not be accepted. Priority will be given to those who pay in advance.

To book a place:
Call: 012-210 5998 (Datin Kim) or 012-311 2277 (Sherlyn)
Fax: 03-6201 2378
Email: sharkidance@fastmail.fm

Venue: New Concept Beauty & Fitness Sdn Bhd (Above USPD)
59-3A Jalan SS23/15, Taman Sea 47 400 Petaling Jaya


About the Workshops/Classes

Introduction to the Art of Middle Eastern Dance (or Belly Dancing)
In addition to a brief history on the evolution of Middle Eastern Dance, you will be introduced to the basic movements of belly dance. This is an empowering dance form for women as it enhances self-confidence through the acceptance and celebration of bodies of all shapes and sizes. No experience necessary!

‘Kiss Kiss’ Choreography Workshop
This workshop teaches you the choreography to Tarkan’s famous and saucy ‘Simarik’ (or ‘Kiss Kiss’). It will be a high impact, energy filled session that will see you strutting your stuff with confidence and flair. This workshop will show students how elements of belly dancing can be put together to create a dance for their friends and family!

Intensive Beginners’ Middle Eastern Dance Workshop: Cabaret Style
This intensive beginner’s workshop will cover the basics as well as more complicated movements within belly dancing. This is a 6-session workshop and suitable for those who are either physically fit or have some dance background. Depending on ability, it may also fast track certain students to Beginners 2 to be conducted in the latter part of June.

About the Teachers

Nur Shiblie (50)
Principal of the Alhambra Belly Dance School. Born of Arab descent she has travelled to countries such as Egypt, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon to advance her skills by dancing with various well-known teachers. Nur is a teacher with talent and perseverance which brings out the best in each student. She teaches them to dance with their minds, hearts and souls. She teaches all levels from beginners to advance through the layering of different techniques.

Saliha (28)
A teacher with the reputable Desert Rhythm in Singapore. Having trained with a variety of teachers including Eva and Shaheena of Australia and Suhaila Salimpour in San Francisco, Saliha has graduated to become a versatile and captivating performer as well as patient teacher.

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