Middle Eastern Dance - What's New?
I am delighted to say that Phase II is now (finally!) complete. I just updated the final page of the Other Props section. A lot of fantastic dancers consented to having their images used in conjunction with the various articles so I would first of all like to say thank you to all of them. These prop pages are a little different in their format in that they are more like a general overview covering history of the prop and it's use in Middle Eastern dances, tips for buying, making, using the props, etc... The following are now all available for viewing:
- Balancing and Dancing with Other Items
- Isis Wings
- Playing With Fire
- Fans and Veil Fans
- Sword Swallowing
It's official, Middle Eastern Dance University (MEDU) is now open! Our first course offering Middle Eastern Dance History 101 is now open for registration. We've got two easy and convenient payment plans either one time payment or subscription payments so the courses are affordable for everyone. If you've ever wanted to learn more about the hisotry of Middle Eastern Dances then sign up today! Our academic courses offer you a convenient and easy way to expand your knowledge as a dancer or enthusiast. Click the link below to read more information about MEDU and our course offerings or to sign-up.
The Tray section of the props pages is finally done. I want to give a special thank you to Lee Ali, Hannah Romanza, and Tarik Sultan who graciously allowed the use of their photos to grace the pages. If you want to learn about using trays as a dance prop, performing traditional Moroccan Seneeya, buying and caring for this prop, and tricks to keeping things in place be sure to check it out!
The last few pages of the props section are underway! Just a few pages about other miscellaneous props and we begin Phase III of our website remodel which will be a much needed update to the music section! Keep checking back for our latest updates to the pages and watch for an upcoming page in the styles section about Moroccan raqs as-saneeya. You can also follow updates by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter.
The canes (assaya) section is completed! I can hardly believe it but it's true. The annoying and ancient coming soon sections have been finished some new movements described, errors fixed, and all of the content has been revised and updated to the ne site look. Take a look and enjoy, get your canes out and practice a little too.Share on Facebook / Tweet
The scimitar pages in the props section are now complete. You can read about their history and cultural context, learn about buying and caring for one, how to bablance them, and of course special moves for use with scimitars. Check it out today:
up next are the cane pages so be sure to check back soon for all your assaya learning needs ;)Share on Facebook / Tweet