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Shaabi Workshop with Toni!

Discover the popular Egyptian Shaabi style of dance and music!

  • 40 US dollars
  • East Patrick Street

Service Description

Shaabi is the dance of the working-class and it’s the genre of music and dance that has evolved the most in Egypt the last years. Shaabi is danced at home or at street weddings and parties. It’s a more relaxed and loose version of what we know as oriental dance. Parallel with the music evolving and becoming more modern, the dance has become influenced by hip-hop and street dance. Shaabi can be both feminine and coy or rough and athletic, depending on the music and the dancers personality. Join Toni and learn this juicy choreography to one of Cairo's current hits pulsing in the night clubs and cafes. This workshop will be a study in musicality as well as the mood and flavor of the song. You will learn combinations full of earthy movements that can be adapted for any style. Toni Petroski is a celebrated professional belly dance performer, instructor, and event producer based in Central Pennsylvania. She is also the Director and choreographer of the Award-Winning Troupe Hayati who performs at festivals and events throughout the East Coast. Her local belly dance classes and events are very popular and she also hosts today's highly acclaimed stars of Belly Dance. Toni, known for her eclectic style and powerful performances, specializes in Vintage Oriental Belly Dance (American Style) and Egyptian Raqs Sharqi. She is the featured belly dancer at local establishments as well as several festivals and celebrations. Toni began her Belly Dance journey in 1983 and in order to keep her technique and style fresh, she continues to train extensively through workshops and intensives with World Class instructors across the United States as well as in Egypt.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 16 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, USA

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