Advanced stick course with Rebekah

This great series of classes came about as a result of Rebekah Moon’s visit to Cairo as part of her Arts Council Professional Development grant. She wanted to learn as much as possible from local dancers and teachers, and had a private workshop with Asrif Kodak, one of the top Saidi dancers and teachers in Cairo. He taught her some very cool new moves which are part of the current development of the dance, as well as traditional styling. This is strong, powerful and has some great stick tricks! 

The music is Saedy Rais by Mahmoud el Leithy

Introduction to the style

Warm up

Cool down

Stick tricks for the combos

Teaching first section

Refresher and a new stick trick

Teaching middle section

The fellahi (the final section)

Full run through

Lessons from Cairo November 2022

In November 2022 I travelled to Cairo where I had a fascinating lesson in baladi progression from three of Cairo’s very best musicians. I thought I knew a lot about baladi, but my goodness, I have so much more to learn!

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