The Art of Middle Eastern Dance

Toronto, Canada

Ya Amar School of Dance offers instruction of Raqs Sharqi (commonly referred to as Bellydance) as well as various styles of social/folkloric Middle Eastern dance. Our instructors are known not only for their exceptional technique and teaching methods, but also their in-depth knowledge of cultural context and history. Classes are offered for all levels of students, whether you are stepping into your first class or you're a seasoned dancer with years under your hipscarf. We offer a warm and welcoming experience to all our students, with classes that are fun, dynamic, and challenge both your body and mind.

Try one of our classes and fall in love with the beauty of this rich cultural dance form!

NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER CLASS INFO:

SESSION RUNS FROM NOV. 3rd to Nov 29​

  • Regular weekly classes:

In November we'll focus on learning to recognize and interpret common rhythms found in Middle Eastern music. Different combos and rhythms in each class.

 

Level 1 (Beginner),12pm (EST) on Tuesdays

Level 2 (Intermediate), 6pm (EST) on Thursdays)

Level 3 (Advanced), 12pm (EST) on Saturdays

 

  • Sagat Solo! (finger cymbals)

For the Sagat lovers out there - take those skills the the next level by learning my mini Sagat Solo ( like playing a drum solo, but with sagat). There's even a bonus practice session scheduled each week! note: this is a music class, not a dance class. 

 

Class: 6pm (EST) on Tuesdays

Extra Practice Session, 20-30min: 1:15pm (EST) on Saturdays

 

  • Specialty Workshop: Musicality and Expression to the music of Oum Kalthoum 

Let's explore the melodies and emotions in one of Oum Kalthoum's beautifully rich songs, and find ways to authentically express ourselves as dancer.

 

November 29th, 12pm-2pm (EST)

REGISTRATION INFO

SESSION RUNS FROM NOV. 3rd to Nov 29

PACKAGE OPTIONS: *prices are in Canadian dollars*
 

  • Package of 4 classes in one level: $50

  • Add on additional 4-pack of classes: $20 (save 60%)

  • Specialty Workshop(s), 2 hours: $40/each

  • Single drop-in class: $15

 

SIGN UP Contact info@ya-amar.ca or use the PayPal button below to register for your class or package. Be sure to add in the "notes" section your email address, and the date/time of the class you wish to attend if purchasing a single class. Once I've receive the payment, you'll be sent a link which allows you to join the class(es) on Zoom.  Please be sure to register and pay for the class at least 24 hours in advance to allow time for processing. *etransfer option available for Canadians*


CONNECT TO ZOOM AND TEACHABLE
LIVE CLASSES: After you've registered, you'll receive a link to the “Zoom meeting” with a password. Tap on the link and type the password to join the class. Once the class has started make sure you “mute” your microphone in the Zoom platform. We will stop for questions every 10-15min, where you'll be able to turn on your mic. You can choose to join with or without activating your video, but remember I won't be able to give corrections and feedback if I can't see you. It is free to create a Zoom account and download the app. For best viewing, I suggest using a tablet or laptop for the

classes. 

RECORDED CLASSES: 

After you've registered, you'll be sent a link to the Teachable website which allows you to view all the recorded classes included in your package. Specialty Workshop can be viewed for  2 weeks, and monthly pass classes are viewable for the month you register plus a week. note: purchase of a single class does not come with recording access.



**Prices have changed slightly as of October 2020. I have tried to price these classes as affordably as possible given the current situation in the world, while also respecting the work and knowledge I'm putting in to make this content happen. I never want anyone to not be able to afford dance, so if you need a scholarship or reduced rate please don't hesitate to contact me to arrange that.**

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For any inquiries please email:

info@ya-amar.ca or melissagamal@gmail.com