Classical Oriental Dance Workshop w/Ahmed Hussien
This is a past event. Saturday, February 16 at 11:30am 2:30pm
Vitalidad Movement Arts Center 116 S.E. Yamhill St., Portland, OR
Get ready to dance with Egyptian Dance Master Ahmed Hussien for the third year in a row.
In this mini-intensive belly dance workshop, Ahmed will teach classical oriental dance origins from Egypt. Come ready to sweat, because he will be challenging you to be your best. This is an amazing opportunity to study with a professionally trained dancer with ballet, Broadway, belly dance and ballroom experience! No belly dance experience? No problem. Come experience Egyptian style dance for the first time.
- Three hours of master dance instruction with Ahmed Hussien
- One year membership in Belly Dance Network (2019)
Ahmed Hussien is undeniably an iconic figure and a source of inspiration for dancers and teachers alike in the world of Classic Oriental and Egyptian Folkloric Dance. Ahmed is the only Egyptian Dance Master to have ballet, Broadway, belly dance and ballroom experience in his repertoire. By the age of 17, Ahmed had toured internationally with the Cairo National Ballet under the direction of Dr. Abdel Moneim Kamel and had graduated from The Higher Institute of Ballet with the highest degree of honors. He came to the United States and expanded his dance education into ballroom dance, while working for Madame Darvish of New York. Soon thereafter, Ahmed was presented with countless opportunities including touring with the Near East Dance Group, performing several times at Lincoln Center and choreographing Oh, Brother for a Broadway production. Ahmed currently lives in St. Augustine, Fla.