Workshop Announcements

Meiver has announced her next workshop, slated for 11 December 2010 from 2-5 PM at Green St. Studios in Cambridge. The concept is interesting and useful: a workshop series with stand alone parts to help train dancers to dance in restaurant-style show.

More information can be found here:!/event.php?eid=107729962626319



Meiver is holding a fan veil workshop at Green Street Studios on October 30th from 2:30-4 PM. Please email her at for more info. Reserve your spot today, since the workshop has a 14 person capacity. Over half the spots are taken!

I probably mentioned that I’ve registered for MassRaqs, the festival that Meiver is hosting this September. I’m frankly very excited. One of my goals this year was to attend a big festival. I was thinking Rakkasah (either one) or Las Vegas Intensive. Due to scheduling and cost, neither one of those events was in the cards. Luckily, MassRaqs is happening, so goal accomplished.

I only have experience with Meiver, but I’ve heard from my friends that Bozenka, Cassandra, and Shadia are amazing. My dance friends have yet to steer me wrong, so I’m confident that this will be a great weekend. Looking at the schedule, Meiver has done a terrific job of picking topic. She has also done a good job of picking a place that is public transit accessible.

Pre-registration ends September 1st, so make sure you get yours in! It’s a great deal. Six workshosp (2 Bozenka, 2 Cassandra, 1 Shadia, 1 Meiever), a lecture, and 2 performances in one weekend for $275. I believe there is also an ala carte option of days as well as individual workshops. If you haven’t already, go here to register.

Rhea, who is the mother of Piper and Melina, is teaching at Moody Street Circus on Sept. 11 and 12, from 3-6. The workshop selection looks pretty nice. I don’t know much about Rhea, but she taught Melina and Piper, both who are excellent dancers and dance instructors, so it should be a good sign.

Is anyone else planning on attending?

I just registered for both the Mohamed Shahin and Mass Raqs workshops. I look forward to both. Mohamed Shahin is a fantastic instructor. Mass Raqs has a great collection of instructors, and I’ve never taken a multiple instructor workshop series before.

Is anyone else planning on attending either event?

On August 8, from 1:30-5:30, Najmat is hosting Mohamed Shahin. He is teaching a workshop at Green St. Dance Studios in Cambridge. The topic is shaabi, which is a form of Middle Eastern dance based off the music in the poorer areas of Egypt. From my experience with Mohamed Shahin in Chicago, he is an excellent instructor, and I had learned a lot about shaabi in a brief span of time. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking out this workshop.

For more information, please go here.