Smart, Fun Instruction
Baladi Progression ~ Creating Choreography ~ Fan Veil ~ Fancy Feet, Traveling & Transitions ~ Floorwork ~ Kawleeya ~ Khaliji ~ Elegant Arms ~ Golden Era Sampler ~ Poetics of Performance ~ Saidi ~ Sha'abi ~ Stage Presence ~ Sword ~ Taqsim ~ Vision In A Veil ~ Zills
Teaching Philosophy & Pledge
Inspired by Donna Mejia
My pledge to the dances I teach and perform, to the cultures from which they originate, and to the dancers on whose shoulders I stand.
I promise to:
seek and support dancers and teachers of origin on my own dance journey;
consistently guide students toward teachers and studies of origin;
deliver dance teachings in context of culture and origin;
follow best practices in teaching and dance to the best of my ability;
remain open to growth, remain vigilant for possibility of error on my part, make corrections and do a better job.
To the students who honor me with their time, I promise to:
be present, available, kind, true and helpful to each unique individual;
facilitate a safe-zone dance community of inclusivity for all;
guide your development as a MENAT dancer;
help you get and stay grounded in the roots of the dance, and to include contemporary trends.