Middle Eastern Bellydance is for everyone...It is the most welcoming of all dance arts
Sharifa's Top 10 Reasons to take BellyDance Class
Her students come from all walks of life, ages, and sizes to enjoy Middle Eastern dance.
Sharifa provides a solid foundation in the art of Middle Eastern dance and technique,
giving everyone ~ beginners to advanced, hobbyists to professionals ~ the opportunity
to enjoy their dance in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere. Sharifa's classes
are for any bellydance style. Performance is encouraged, but never required.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC ~ TUESDAYS ~ START 20 SEPTEMBER
~ September is pro-rated @$15
Beginner ~ Middle Eastern Dance I ~ 6:30 - 7:30 pm
All Beginners should start here - no experience necessary. You'll be dancing before you know it !
All the basics and a dance to keep practicing at home. Everything you need to enjoy your dance.
Performance opportunities available at your skill level. No performance required.
Open and accepting new dancers
Middle Eastern Dance II ~ not Beginners ~ 7:30 - 8:50 pm
Come on down - dance in progress! Technique, musicality, choreography, finger cymbals and props.
20-27 SEPT Tune-up for new dance season
4 OCT - 29 NOV Sharifa's "Build-A-Belly-Gram"[TM] ~ 8 wk session.
You will build your own personal routine piece-by-piece. Includes: "gram" and show structure/ combinations / transitions / music-intent and resources / performance-skills, adaptation, flow / presentation /costuming/ props Appropriate for all bellydance styles and any beyond beginner level. All dancers will have an opportunity to perform their entire "gram" ~ Class size is limited for quality-time.
Veil and finger cymbals are required and available for purchase from Sharifa. Optional performance opportunities available.
Open and accepting new dancers
All classes @ EE Miller Recreation Center ~ 1367 Rim Rd - next to EE Miller Elementary School
$30 / month each class - best deal in town and possibly on the East Coast for these classes !!
***Please register with EE. Miller Recreation Center 910-433-1220.
There is nothing on-line - you must contact EE Miller Rec Center directly to register and make payment.
Map (Off Cliffdale - turn at the Food Lion / Off Raeford turn on Gillis Hill @ the WalMart - becomes Rim at 1st light)
ROCKINGHAM ~ WEDNESDAYS ~ START 7 SEPTEMBER
Belly Dance Is For Everyone ~ Wednesday @ 5:30
Bellydance in your own Backyard with this multi-level class! : ~ Fun and Fancy Hipwork ~ Learn a Dance ~ Veil Dancing ~ Finger Cymbals ~ Costuming fun ~ It's all here!
@ Arts Richmond/Richmond County Arts Council 123 Washington St., Downtown Rockingham, NC
$45 / month PayPal accepted w/$2 fee; See registration document for details.
**Taking some time off for business or other pursuits? Don't miss dance because of all that work or play!
** 1 class $15 / 2 classes $25 / 3 classes $35
****Arts Richmond is not responsible for this class. Please, for more information contact Sharifa directly @ 910.461.1265 or email@example.com
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Frequently Asked Questions
Beginner? No experience needed
Sharifa's classes are supportive, comfortable and safe for your body parts. It's a great way to express yourself or let your "inner genie" out to play. No performance is ever required. Middle Eastern Dance is an organic, body-friendly, no-impact aerobic dance and lots of fun. Middle Eastern dance can be part of your personal fitness program. You will stand taller and feel better, guaranteed! Interested in private lessons? One-on-one instruction? Small groups? Contact Sharifa for details.
Beyond Beginner? Getting back after a long time away from the dance?
Jump into class anywhere along the way and you'll find yourself dancing better than ever with Sharifa's guidance and support. Sharifa Asmar is known for her authentic style, strong technique, creative choreography and musicality. Each dancer finds their own way, exploring choreography, rhythms, props, and technique.
Advanced? Troupe Tune-ups? Coaching?
Sharifa can "tune you up" or keep you challenged- whatever you need to keep growing and exploring Oriental dance. You may have a dance that needs just some "je ne sais quoi" or an experienced dancer's opinion. Troupe and professional tune-ups can be custom choreography or polishing your already great number to fabulous! Discretion guaranteed. Whatever your need, Sharifa is here to help. Private lessons, small group lessons, troupe and professional tune-ups.
What should I wear?
Proper attire for all classes is comfortable exercise or dance wear, soft clothing: barefoot or soft dance shoes.
Hip scarf or belt that accentuates the hipline is recommended and required at intermediate-advanced level.
Do you accept male students?
Sharifa accepts male students in any class, unless the class is a designated "girls only" class.
Male students learn the same technique, bringing their masculine interpretation to the dance.
Do you give private lessons or small groups at my location?
Sharifa is available for one-on-one private lessons, shared private sessions up to 3 dancers, or small groups at your location. Please contact Sharifa with your needs and she will be happy to work with you for your special needs.
Sharifa is comfortable conducting classes in English, Spanish, German, or French.
Habla Espanol, Parle Francais, Sprech Deutsch.