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Mahin is caravanning across the country and will be stopping in Denver for a day of workshops on July 19th! With 10 years of belly dance instruction experience and a B.S. in Exercise & Wellness, Mahin brings together the art of bellydance with the science of movement for artistically and intellectually satisfying workshops where students take home new skills, understanding and practice strategies to improve their dance.
Enjoy any or all of these offerings - great for dancers at all levels!
Bellydance Layer Cake (10:30a - 12:00p) $35: sweeten your dance by adding layers of shimmes, accents and detail to your basics with a focus on practice strategies for mastery.
Combo Sampler (1:00p - 3:00p) $45: Classical Egyptian, Beladi & Sha’abi combos – a triple dip of Egyptian flavor! Learn the stylizations that give each of these their own identity.You'll learn earthy, juicy combos for country-style beladi and sassy, light-hearted combos for Sha'abi, the social dance style of the urban working class. We'll break down and drill technique for style-specific movements.
Khaleegy Kombos (3:30p - 5:00p) $35: an introduction to modern Khaleegy, a social dance style done by women of the Gulf region. This fun and feminine style makes playful use of the hair and a special dress (thobe) in addition to footwork. Get acquainted with cue-able combos for improvisational group dancing. You'll need a thobe, caftan, coverup or a couple of veils draped over your body to do some of the dance work of this style (some loaner thobes are available).
Register by July 5th and save! Register for multiple workshops and save!! Online ticket sales end July 18th at 6pm (Contact Sharah for advanced cash or check payment options) - full price admission payable by cash or check at the door if there is room.
An experienced and professional belly dance instructor and performer, Mahin is known worldwide as the author of the internationally acclaimed “Daily Bellydance Quickies.” A captivating performer, her deep love of Arabic music shows through her dance which is rich with musicality and classical technique. She is widely regarded as an exceptional zill (finger cymbal) player with a very lyrical and creative style.
As a dance educator, Mahin combines her training and experience in the art of Middle Eastern dance with a formal education in the science of body mechanics and movement. She holds a B.S. with Honors from Arizona State University in Exercise and Wellness and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She blends art and science to provide high quality instruction to her students in workshops nationally and in weekly classes in Phoenix, Arizona where she is based.
Mahin’s dance career has been a lifetime in the making – she began her dance training at age 3 with the childhood standards of ballet and tap. She moved on to modern and lyrical styles as a teen and finally found her “perfect fit” in belly dance as adult. Her love affair with belly dance began long before she actually had the opportunity to study this gorgeous dance. She attended many performances growing up and was fond of taking the pink chiffon curtains off her canopy bed and flitting around the living room to her mother’s “Eddie the Shiek” LP’s.
Mahin’s motto is “In the ears, out the hips” and she believes this is the soul of Arabic dance. The dancer is the channel through which the beauty of the music is made visible. Mahin’s life-long passion for belly dance and the folkloric styles of the Middle East is the source that fuels her exquisite performances and drives her genuine and engaging teaching style.
When & Where
As a belly dancer in the Denver area for the past 14 years, I have had the privilege to learn from some of Denver's finest including (but certainly not limited to) Sitara, Suzara, Phoenix, Rafi'ah and most recently Suzanna Del Vecchio. I have also had the privilege of particpating in workshops with nationally acclaimed dancers such as Princess Farhana and Maliah Delapena. As a performer I am available for private parties and group performances as an individual dancer or with my troupe mates in Raks Kiz. As an instructor I am available for private, semi-private and group instruction. Contact me about current studio locations and rates.