Learn an elegant and earthy bellydance choreography set to classic Egyptian mejance (entrance) music.
About this event
In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn an intermediate/advanced veil choreography to Set El Hosen, a classical mejence (entrance) song originally written for bellydance superstar Nagwa Fouad. You’ll enter the stage with swirling, elegant veil work, then transition to earthy Egyptian hipwork. The overall choreography shows off your range as a dancer and is perfect for a standalone number or as a dynamic start to a larger set.
Prop Requirement: one rectangular veil (around 3 yards long) made of silk, chiffon, or a similar lightweight material. Extra veils will be available for in-person attendees to borrow if needed.
This workshop also features a 20 minute SharQui - The Bellydance Workout warmup taught by Lina (@rhythmandrhinestones). It will leave you feeling energized and ready to dance!
Take advantage of the early registration discount when you register before September 10th.
This workshop is part of the Aisha Studio’s fall classic choreography series. Registration for the October 22nd workshop and November 19th workshop is coming soon. Save on multiple workshops - you will be automatically emailed a discount code for future workshops after you register for this one.
Join In-Person or Online
Choose your own adventure for this hybrid workshop! Learn in-person at Elite Ballroom in Morrisville, NC or attend online via Zoom.
The beautiful, spacious Elite Ballroom is centrally located in the Triangle, NC area just 20 minutes from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Space is limited for in-person attendees to allow for social distancing. Register early to secure your spot.
A recording of the workshop will be sent to all attendees within 48 hours. Recording access will be available for 30 days.
Live Performance Opportunity
Want to perform this choreography live with Aisha? Limited spots are available to join Aisha onstage to perform this routine at the Aisha Studios December Bellydance Showcase on 12/3 in Carrboro, NC. Choose the “Workshop + Performance Opportunity” option to secure your spot.
This option includes 4 additional rehearsals (two via Zoom and one in person) and a troupe costume. Performance dancers will receive personalized coaching during rehearsals as well as individual feedback after the performance.
Additional opportunities in the Triangle, NC area may be available if you have chosen the Performance option.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
In-person rehearsals will be held at Elite Ballroom in Morrisville, NC.
Online rehearsals will be held via Zoom.
The final performance will be Saturday, December 3rd from 2:30-4pm at the Century Center in Carrboro, NC.
Please contact Aisha at email@example.com if you are interested in performing but are unable to attend one of the rehearsals.
The $210 performance option includes the workshop, all 4 rehearsals, and a troupe costume (which is yours to keep after the performance). A payment plan is available for anyone who would prefer it, no questions asked. Just choose the “Workshop + Performance Opportunity (Payment Plan)” option at registration.
If you choose the payment plan, you will be charged $105 at the time of registration, and the remaining $105 is due before November 1st. You will receive an invoice via PayPal for the remaining balance if you’d prefer to pay via card, or you can pay Aisha directly via at the 10/8 in-person rehearsal.
Contact Aisha at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the performance or payment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much dance experience do I need to take this workshop?
This workshop is recommended for intermediate and up dancers of bellydance / raqs sharqi. The pace will be fairly fast in order to learn as much choreography as possible during the workshop. While you’re welcome to join if you’re a beginner, you’ll get the most out of the workshop if you have at least 2-3 years of experience in this style.
A recording of the workshop will be emailed to all participants and will be accessible for 30 days. You will be able to review this recording as many times as you like, so it’s a great way to learn at your own pace even after the workshop ends.
Can I perform this choreography?
Yes, go for it! Please credit Aisha as the choreographer and link to her website (www.aisha-studios.com).
There is also an in-person performance opportunity available for this choreography at the Aisha Studios December Bellydance Showcase on 12/3 in Carrboro, NC. This includes four additional rehearsals (two in-person, two online) and individual feedback. See above for rehearsal schedule. Choose the “Workshop + Performance Opportunity” option to secure your spot.
Additional opportunities in the Triangle, NC area may be available this year if you have chosen the Performance option.
Where can I find a translation of the song we’re dancing to?
Set El Hosen doesn’t have true lyrics, but it does have a lot of history! The title translates roughly to “Prettiest of the Pretty” and was originally written for the iconic Nagwa Fouad. See a full explanation of the song here.
Can I switch from in-person to online or vice versa?
Yes, email Aisha at email@example.com to change your registration if space is available.
I already registered but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
All sales are final. However, you can transfer your registration to another attendee if you both email Aisha at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the transfer. Another option is to switch to an online registration by emailing Aisha, or to participate via the replay. All participants (including those attending in-person) will receive a recording of the workshop you can access for 30 days.