Rakkasah East 2017 Workshops

Thursday October 12 - Sunday, October 15


Rakkasah East Packages:

Full Package - $280 for all classes Thurday through Sunday, festival entrance and your choice of dance day and time.

Two Day Package - $180 all classes Thursday and Friday (does not include entrance to the festival) and your choice of dance day and time.

Registration Form: 

Mail form and payment to Rakkasah. 1564 'A' Fitzgerald Drive #124, Pinole, CA 94564

All Classes held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey 08873



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Thursday  October 12 – Day of Dance (10am-5pm) $125 Indivitual Classes $45

Registration starts 15 minutes before each class


10am – 12noon

Saqra - Spicy Turkish Combos with Cymbals


12:30pm – 2:30pm

Fahtiem - What did you say?  What are your movements sayng on stage? Your body speaks.  Expressive and fun combos.


3pm – 5pm

Leila Haddad -  Balady Dance too enhance your femininity, - Fun and sassy choreography for your joy and pleasure

Thursday Evening 


7:15pm – 9:15pm

Morocco assisted by Karima Nadira - It's always a good time to clean up your act - a selection from the actual Fundamental Movement Vocabulary of Raqs Sharqui and how to do them correctly


Friday October 13 –Day of Dance (10am-5pm) $125 Indivitual Classes $45

Registration starts 15 minutes before each class


10am – 12noon

 Aneena - Double Veil - New moves and special technique.  Some veils available at class.


12:30pm – 2:30pm

Leila Haddad -  North African traitional dances from tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.  Fromo Berber to Beduin (bring two small scarves)


3pm – 5pm

Saqra - A hot little Truckish Choeography to senhaz longa!!!  Get out your inner pasionate party girl.  Great combos to steal for your own Turkish Choreos!

Saturday October 14 - $45


9:30am -11am

Belladonna - Jazz era Femme Fatale 
Fusion Fragments- ITS – 
Femme Fatale duoIndy & Sassafras A little flirty and a lot fierce, Belladonna brings you two of her favorite Fusion Fragments. The Fusion Fragments are a system of mini choreographies that link together though an ITS (Improv tribal style) language. This bohemian style was created over 8 years ago and just keeps getting bigger and better. In this workshop dancers will be introduced to the Indy and Sassafras Fragments and shown how to seamlessly link them together through a series of connective moves, cues and transitions. Participants will learn new technique, traveling and layering while tying together familuar classics belly dance moves. This workshop is fun, challenging and very rewarding!
**All levels welcome


9:30am -11am

Fahtiem - Drum Solo - What to do ( or not to do) with your arms to enhance the excitement.


9:30am – 11am

Scott and Casey - Drumming to Live Music with Scott Wilson & Casey Bond. Learn to drum along to the belly dance songs that everybody loves. Bring a doumbek, frame drum or zills. Dancer/drummer Leni Cohen will provide some moves while Casey brings the grooves and Scott plays the oud! All levels welcome.

   Sunday October 15 - $45 


9:30am – 11am

Belladonna - Bohemian Blade Combinations - Signature sword moves, grips and transitions.  Enliven your sword dance and practice your proficiency! Participants must bring there own swords.


9:30am – 11am

Kaeshi Chai - Story Telling Through Dance - Gain Theatrical tools to more effectively connect to audience and convey your story through dance.


9:30am – 11am

Natica -  The Art of Awesome!  Dynamic, Dramatic, Reources Free Book of Recoginzed dance reference & connections tranform your audience.