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March 2019

Latifa’s Annual Student Recital

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Rd
Millersville, MD 21108 United States
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Enjoy solo and group performances by Latifa's students, troupe, and colleagues! Proceeds benefit Rude Ranch animal rescue. Tickets available at the door, $15 adult, $5 for kids,

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April 2019

New classes start this week!

April 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

  Come join our Tuesday and Thursday night classes! To register, click on the "Study Middle Eastern Dance" tab. Tuesday 6:30 PM Beginners Tuesday 7:30 PM Advanced Technique Tuesday 8:30 PM Advanced Choreography Thursday 7 PM Mixed-level Technique (all levels except for Beginner and Advanced. Drop-ins $20.) Thursday 8 PM Intermediate Choreography  

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July 2019

Semi-private milaya workshop

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A milaya is a large rectangular piece of black fabric that beledi women used to wrap around themselves as a modesty garment in Egypt in the 1930’s-1970’s. The milaya is rarely seen on the streets today and is considered very old-fashioned. Manipulation of the milaya was an art, and it often revealed more than it concealed. Latifa will explain how this dance was created for stage and teach characteristic steps and movements. You'll learn how to wrap the milaya and…

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Semi-private Khaleegy workshop

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saudi and Gulf (Khaleegy/Khaliji) Dance. Lecture, plus combinations, plus time to try them out. Includes historical background, traditional dancing with a thobe (large elaborately decorated overdress) and modern approaches to the dance, including how to incorporate this style into your oriental shows. 2 hrs. Bring a thobe (Saudi dancing dress) if you have one. Limited to a max of 6 students, Cost is $45; preregistration only. No refunds, but if you’re unable to attend you may sell or give your…

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Semi-private workshop: Egypt’s Golden Age

July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The dancers of Egypt's Golden Age of cinema are still influencing modern-day dancers. Latifa will set the scene by giving students the Egyptian cultural context, and then present three dancers with distinctive styles: Samia Gamal, Tahiya Karioka, and Naima Akef. If time permits, we'll compare these dancers with more modern dancers to see similarities and differences. Limited to a max of 6 students. Cost is $45; preregistration only. No refunds, but if you’re unable to attend you may sell or…

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