Aalim Bellydance Academy

A dance company with a difference



Journey through Egypt Level 1 with Sahra Saeeda

February 23-25, 2018

Held at the Aalim Bellydance Academy, 2520 N. Meridian, OKC 


Journey Through Egypt 1 is an overview on the movement, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra's unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo.


The dances studied include:

  • Bedouin
  • Ghawazee
  • Cairo
  • Saidi
  • Nubian
  • Haggallah
  • Suez Canal
  • Fellahin

These dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage is also covered in depth. For several of the dances the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances. The way that these dances have been interpreted and adapted for the stage is also discussed and shown.


The course also covers many of the rights and rituals that can be found throughout Egypt, such as zeffah, zars, and moulids. Whenever possible, these rituals are described and explained with video Sahra has taken on one of her own research journeys to Egypt. Here you’ll find a play by play of what you’re seeing and how it is affected by culture and peoples perceptions. Learn more: http://journeythroughegypt.com/courses-workshops/journey-through-egypt/journey-through-egypt-1-2/


Tickets are available at the Aalim studio during normal business hours and http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2960624. 


  • Early Bird $300.00 before January 1, 2018. Tickets will be $350.00 after that date.
  • You can create a payment plan at the studio to make sure your spot is reserved. Class size is limited to 25.


Please contact Ayperi Al Jawahir at ayperiaj@gmail.com with any questions.