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Tunisian Intensive with HABIBA of Philadelphia

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tunisia has a richly mixed cultural heritage that includes Phoenician, Berber, Roman, early Christian, Islamic and Jewish elements. The folkloric Tunisian style is tribal and earthy and features horizontal twisting of the hips and pelvic movements. The dancer executes twisting movements to increasingly faster music and sometimes dances with scarves or a pot balanced on her head.

Raqs al Mharem / Bou Nawara
-Scarf Dance
Originally a flirtatious cafe dance, it took on a more patriotic meaning when dancers started to use a red and a white scarf (the colors of the then secret Tunisian flag) in a show of support for the independence movement in the 1950’s. With independence this became the signature dance of the Tunisian National Troupe.

Workshop includes:
–Intensive Overview of Tunisian folkloric dance technique
-Costuming-how to wrap the melia
-Full scarf dance choreography

Music available for purchase

Notes will be provided

Note: Tunisian dance is hard on the balls of the feet– wear a dance shoe.

11-1 Tunisian instruction

1-2 Lunch

2-4 Tunisian instruction

$80 for the whole day. A few spots will be available at the door.


May 14, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Kelly’s Herb House
401 Headquarters Drive
Millersville, MD United States
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Latifa's School of Middle Eastern Dance