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ONLINE CLASSES: GET ON BOARD!

ONLINE BALADI CLASSES COACHING SERIES

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With the wonderful Egyptian accordionist Nabawy, I’m developing a series so that people all over the world can participate. We had a meeting last week about it and I’m excited! It will include video viewing assignments and commentary, technique and musicality homework assignments, and, for those who want it, feedback from Nabawy and me on your own baladi. This is my first online series, so there is a learning curve for me in putting it together… Thanks for your patience! I think you are gonna like it :-D Once this one is up and running, there will be more class topics coming, so send me your ideas and requests!  For more info about the plans, go to Facebook and join the Ranya Renee Baladi Video Study Group there, and you may also reply to this email. You can list your time availability, as i’ll be setting up some group classes as well, and coaching meetings based on people’s schedules. Go to my SHOP to order your Baladi video if you don’t have it yet! It’s on sale, along with my other instructional videos :-)


COME WITH ME TO EGYPT!

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SALAMAT MASR, JULY 16-22, 2016

Across the street from the Giza Pyramids! I had a great time teaching at Salamat Masr last year, and am happy to announce I’ll be leading a group there again this year. Facebook page for festival What was really special for me was to be able to have time working with and hanging out with the wonderful Egyptian teachers, including Mona el Saeed, Nelly Fouad, Zizi Moustafa, and Dr. Hassan Khalil, as well as meeting some international colleagues. This festival is more geared towards classic styling than some other festivals in Egypt, and a focus this year will be on the influence of composer Mohammed Abdel Wahab on Oriental dance. Signing up by mid-February will get you a $200 discount on the full package! Contact me directly for the package info.  Did I mention the luscious swimming pool with view of the pyramids, where you can swim out to the little juice bar for a fresh mango and strawberry cocktail? AND dancing with legends!! Optional add-on dates for more exploration. Ranya in Egypt


U.S. WORKSHOP EVENTS – SAVE THESE DATES: 

MARCH 5, 2016 (SATURDAY)- PHILADELPHIA

This is our makeup snow date for the blizzard-postponed Organically Grown Egyptian Oriental workshop, sponsored by the very lovely Fatima Bassmah and the very lovely Oreet! We already have about 25 people signed up and do have room for some more, as it’s a big studio! If you register in advance, you’ll be given access to the free video conference call recording that I recorded with registrants on the blizzard day from my cozy apartment! It includes discussion of the concept behind the workshop and exercises to work on in preparation for March 5.  (And yes, we also have a snow date for the snow date, because you never know: if March 5th is stormy then we’ll plan on Sunday March 6th as the backup!) Click here to register! and RSVP on Facebook!


JUNE 24-27, 2016 – NEW YORK CITY:

NY THEATRICAL BELLYDANCE CONFERENCE

The next biannual New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference!!! More details coming soon, so join our Facebook page and group for updates, and join the email list at http://theatricalbellydance.com.


AUGUST 26-28, 2016 DELAWARE:

JEWELS OF THE ORIENT FESTIVAL

Very excited to be a headliner at this annual event – offering a special tailor-made baladi-focused weekend program including a baladi competition and Nabawy accompanying me on accordion for our Saturday master class. Workshops are listed on the site. Click here for all the details!


SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2016 ATLANTA:

ESSENCE OF BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL
Excited to be headed back to ATL, one of my favorite stops, as a headliner for this big splashy event, along with Raqia Hassan, Sorraya Zaied, Amani Jabril, Amy Sigil, Ebony Qualls, and Silvia Salamanca. Click here for the details so far!
Happy dancing!!!


ALSO IN THE WORKS FOR 2016-2017: San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, South Carolina, the Pacific Northwest, New Orleans, Toronto, and more! Plus the next Classic Orientale Intensive! Stay tuned…