RAQSoul Online – 2020 Fall & Winter: November

RAQSoul Online – 2020 Fall & Winter: November

 

Immerse in your new path to Raqs Sharki with me – endless new inspirations for your technique, dance stylization, sophisticated choreographies, training, and artistic development.

 

New course for the most dedicated and creativity seeking dancers – for the first time: using my recent live online workshop experiences I’ve created RAQSoul Course for this 2020 fall/winter season. This monthly course consists of 8 workshops throughout 4 weekends of the year – every topic will be repeated twice on each date to make it suitable for all time zones.

I am offering layered choreographies and intensive technique workshops focusing on creative new approaches and artistic interpretation in dance, from intermediate to pro levels.a

Details of the third RAQSoul Online weekend coming up 14-15 November

 

Let’s immerse in smooth combinations to the sweet love songs of three legendary divas (“3 Voices of Love”), or join my workshop about muscle control and safe, healthy dancing (“Safety First”)

Safety First

Saturday  (‬‪workshop 1 & workshop 2)
How to protect your body while dancing and find essential support in muscle control 
Focusing on the back and upper body – conditioning drills, new approaches & combinations.

3 Voices of Love

Sunday (‬‪workshop 1 & workshop 2)
3 legendary singers, 3 romantic heroines
Translating their signature styles through 3  combinations
(Wada, Najat Al Saghira, Souad Mohammed)

 

You will also receive the recorded material of the class.
The space is limitless but I still would like to keep it cozy – reserve your spot quickly.

Recommended for advanced and professional levels. English is the course language.  Classes are given online, live through Zoom.

I would like to make sure that regardless of where you are in the world, and the time difference, you are included.
So I will teach the same material twice each day! You can drop in for one workshop or for the whole weekend, or you can still purchase the discounted VIP MEMBERSHIP for the whole year (then you’ll receive the first two workshops of September through video link).

Past RAQSoul Online Fall-Winter classes:

Did you miss the previous courses? No worries!
You still have the opportunity to receive all the recordings of previous courses by choosing the RAQSoul Membership
We will send the links recording to you via e-mail, and you can enjoy the upcoming classes with Mercedes live!

Details of the first RAQSoul Fall-Winter weekend on 26-27th September:

I am offering layered choreographies and intensive technique workshops focusing on creative new approaches and artistic interpretation in dance, from intermediate to pro levels.
Starting with a beautiful and unique classical song choreography to Oum Kalthoum’s “Awedt Ainy” taught in two parts!

“Awedt Aini” Classical song choreography Part 1

Music understanding and analyzing, technique‬

“Awedt Aini” Classical song choreography Part 2

Expression, personal interpretation ‬

Details of the second RAQSoul Fall-Winter weekend on 17-18th October:

More than Words

How to dance to the lyrics of Middle-Eastern songs? 
Ideas, inspiration, tips, combinations (a topic I love and that so many of you were asking me about).

Just Baladi

Mini choreography to a playful new Baladi song with a variation of improvised and choreographic elements
Fun time!