Latest guidelines for Belly Dancers, see exercise
Belly Dance Classes May 17th
England, Scotland and Wales, From May 24th Northern Ireland 2021
In England and Scotland Belly Dance classes can resume from May 17th, For Wales May 17th for up to 15 people, whilst in Northern Ireland it is May 24th 2021.
Scotland: Gov covid-19 response
Wales: Gov Covid-19 response
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Mosaic Arabic Dance Network support ‘Just Because’ Charity Hafla from 7pm on May 8th 2021. It is after the Mosaic AGM at 2pm.
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Sign up here for ‘Just Because’ Charity Hafla from 7pm on May 8th 2021.
There is no NHS in Egypt so this work is vital in supporting women who cannot afford treatment or diagnostic appointments for Breast Cancer!!
Dance or watch for £5 -donations also welcome. This is the first-ever Online ‘Just Because’ Hafla
Mosaic support charities that relate to our dance, like ‘Just Because’ which was set up to raise funds for Sara Farouk’s treatment and what funds were left went on to found the charity. ‘Just Because’ is rooted in Belly Dance and most of the supporters are dancers. ‘Just Because’ raise funds to champion awareness and cover treatment and aftercare for women with Breast Cancer. Recent support has gone to women in Egypt and the Maggie Charity in Cambridge, UK.
Special Mosaic Offer to Teachers if you buy 5 hoodies ‘Just Because’ can sell them to you for £10 each plus P+P now that’s a bargain!! Click here to buy and donate.
Mosaic continue to support ‘Just Because’ a charity that works with BCFE Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt to raise awareness and funds for early detection, treatment, after-care and to promote awareness of breast cancer in Egypt.
Sign up now for the Hafla on May 8th at 7pm, dancers and audience needed for ‘Just Because’
Mosaic interview with Yasmina
In Our Own Words: The Cairo dance scene explained is reviewed in the upcoming Mosaic magazine. The magazine also includes an interview with Yasmina. Better known as Yasmina of Cairo or The English Rose of Cairo, this is an opportunity to gain some insight and hear first hand from this world-famous Belly Dancer. Within the upcoming magazine, you can read an exclusive Mosaic interview in which Yasmina talks of her Belly Dance journey. Don’t miss out Click here to subscribe to Mosaic!!
Included in the interview: Yasmina talks about her path to Belly Dance, challenges, business advice and living and working in Cairo. Furthermore, Yasmina is an astute businesswoman as well as a professional dancer. Helpfully Yasmina is also a professional photographer. Currently, she provides tailor-made Belly Dance tours to Cairo as well as one-to-one teaching. Find out more on her website: Yasminaofcairo.com
“In Our Own Words: The Cairo Belly Dance Scene Explained”
The second of two related topics that will be covered in the upcoming Mosaic magazine is a review of the new Documentary: “In Our Own Words: The Cairo Belly Dance Scene Explained.” For updates Follow Yasmina on FaceBook
This is a current documentary, so much so that it is still being filmed. It is a logical follow on from her previous work, the film; “Journey of Desire” which came out about 12 years ago.
A Tribute to Mahmoud Reda: An Interview with Keti Sharif and Mosaic Arabic Dance Network.
Mahmoud Reda passed away on the 10th of July 2020 aged 90. With heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and to the dance world.
If you want to dance like an Egyptian and study the roots of the dance, look no further than Mahmoud Reda...
In a Tribute to Mahmoud Reda, Keti Sharif speaks about his life and work. In an interview with Rosemary Le Fevre for Mosaic Arabic Dance Network Keti talked about her first-hand knowledge of Mahmoud Reda.
Who was Mahmoud Reda?
In this tribute to Mahmoud Reda, we spoke to Keti Sharif. When we spoke to Keti Sharif who trained with Mahmoud Reda, she told us candidly about, who he was. What it was like to train with him. Furthermore, what he brought into the dance world. As a result of many years, research and interpretation, Reda brought Egyptian Folkloric dance to the World Stage.
It is through Reda that so many people, both native and from all over the world learned to dance like an Egyptian.
With Thanks also to Farida Fahmy.
In order to learn more about Keti Sharif and for an interview with Mahmoud Reda himself, check out Keti’s exclusive DVD which is available on her website: www.ketisharif.com
This is a Tribute to Mahmoud Reda by Keti Sharif : Interview with Mosaic Dance Network…
During her time dancing and teaching, Keti has collected some excellent material to help dancers. Ranging from historical, teaching resources, music and more. This is a tribute to Mahmoud Reda by Keti Sharif in an interview with Mosaic Arabic Dance Network in which Keti talks about some of these aspects.
Firstly, Keti Sharif is well known for her A-Z of Belly Dance in which she draws from the solid grounding she learned from Mahmoud Reda and Farida Fahmy. Keti spent time living and working in Egypt and has known both Mahmoud Reda and Farida Fahmy for over three decades.
We may think of Reda as bringing Egyptian Folkloric dance to the stage through steps and choreography. Shown within this tribute interview with Mosaic Arabic Dance Network is so much more…
In recent years Keti has honed her skills and naturally flowed towards Somatic movement. This progression to Somatics has become her main interest now. But even here, there is a Reda influence beneath her seemingly different genre of motion. Learn more by listening to the YouTube interview and reading the extended interview in Mosaic. This is a tribute to Mahmoud Reda by Keti Sharif in an interview with Mosaic Arabic Dance Network.
Mahmoud Reda as Keti Sharif explained, also worked with balance and fluidity bringing the two together in harmony.
This is a tribute to Mahmoud Reda by Keti Sharif in an interview with Mosaic Arabic Dance Network. For further dance resources click on our relevant page
How to distance and belly Dance
So how do I go about creating a physical distance expectation?
- How to distance as you belly dance? Now that is a challenge! How do I do that?
In England, the RULE of 6 applies. So what does that mean and how do you Belly Dance and Distance at the same time?
How to distance as you Belly Dance…
Plan, prepare your class, practice mindfulness and put parameters in place
- The rule of six for Belly Dance classes…
Firstly, don’t have more than 6 in a class unless you can ensure that within the group people stay in groups of no more than 6. (where local and Gov guidelines allow)
- Secondly: Plan your cases ahead of time and know the pitfalls
- Thirdly: Prepare your class. Tell them the rules. Warn them to distance.
- Fourth on the list is to keep reminding the class to distance.
- Finally: Practice mindfulness bring your students to the present
Choreograph distance into your Belly Dance
- To follow covid rules. Draw temporary lines on the floor to guide belly dancers within distanced parameters whilst moving.
- Similarly, use choreographic devices such as the following: stretch out your arms and visualize a circle and dance inside it.
- Get creative and explore the element of space in your dance.
- Pull a rope or long sari between two people or a longer one for rows at a correct (for covid guidelines) physical distance and choreograph or don’t! Simply put, play with the concept!
- Develop a solo dance.
- Explore the issues that come up at this time
Another set of etiquette for belly dance at a distance
- Naturally, it is always good to be courteous. Avoid shouting (always do that!) or raising your voice in class to limit the spread of larger droplets.
- In the time you took to prepare the way you will develop the habit to clean as you go along.
- Since you will have sterilized props before giving them out, all that remains is for people to take turns, collect and return props… always maintain physical distance.
- Always keep paperwork one sheet per person and don’t share. Create a system for handing out with minimum touch and distance kept at all times.
So what else can I do to Belly Dance at a safe distance?
- Use props that require ample space to use and unconsciously dancers will, hopefully, adhere to distance.
- Minimise movement, if necessary mark travelling steps out in place
- Allow one person at a time to perform in the hall/studio if travelling steps are to be learned and ensure distance.
- Watch other people dance, this is learning too this allows for a routine with travel to be shown in full with adequate distancing for home practice
Due Diligence for Belly Dance Classes.
Why do Belly Dancers need to practice due diligence, but what is it?
- Due Diligence for Belly Dance Classes is showing you have done everything you could to prevent a problem.
- It is taking care and precautions for health, safety and prevent and keeping accurate records.
*Keep accurate records and follow gov and gdpr guidelines*
How do I use room and zoom for my Belly Dance classes?
Try using Room and Zoom or equivalent for your online classes during covid
Teaching online whilst also teaching in-person may help both those who can’t come to class and may help improve your dance business.
What is room and zoom when it’s at home?
This is where your class or workshop is taught in a room, it can be a studio or your own home, and recorded on a platform such as zoom, to share teaching either live or at a later date.