Day 1 Fridaday, September 11, 2020


Workshop 1: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

"Zill while you dance" with Issam Houshan

Beginner – Advance levels dance workshop (zills required)

Where the musician and the movement meet. There are so many ways to play the finger cymbals – what is the right way for you? Learn the history of finger cymbals, different techniques and sounds to enhance your dancing. Gain insight on appropriate times to play the finger cymbals and when to pause, when to interact with the drummer and when to be the spot light. Practice techniques for incorporating zill playing into your dance. Ideal for dancers and musicians.

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Workshop 2: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

"Dramatic movement" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Want more impact in your dancing? Would you like your movements to be more clear
and effective? This class focuses on bringing strength and articulation to movements
and allows the dancer to achieve a wider range of nuances to play with in their
dance. Simple to complex combinations will teach you how to plan your dance
movements to make them the most valuable and expressive. Learn to make effects
such as intent, emphasis, poses and hesitations work for you. Buy Now

Workshop 3: 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

"As the World Turns " with  Talia Soleil

(Beautifully suitable for all levels, from beginning to advanced)
A motivating learning experience designed to guide you in exploring the world of turns, whether you’re a beginner or advanced dancer. Discover tips and tricks for making your turns stable and aesthetically pleasing. Learn how to shape dramatic and beautiful turns, or create spice and speed to excite the senses. From basics to fancy, we will play and learn how to incorporate the lovely flourish of turns to enhance your dance. And we aren’t just ‘spinning’ tales, here!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now



Workshop 4: 9:00am - 10:30am

"Born to Blade" with Surreyya

One, two, three or four - bring both excitement and balance into your life with thrilling sword work sure to please any audience.  From beginners to working professionals, there is something in this workshop for everyone - from selecting the best music to wow your audience to making difficult sword techniques easy to add to your repertoire.  No question to bold...bring what you want to work on and we'll sharpen our skills! Multiple swords encouraged.... Traveling with a sword is permissible as long as you check it on with your baggage.  Balance ready swords are available for practice and purchase in this class.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now

Workshop 5: 10:45am - 12:15pm

“D’ranged Combinations" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Together we will explore how to maximize the potential of your combinations across styles and genres in this medium to fast paced workshop. Learn how to use your dance training to bring versatility to your dancing and how to organize and declutter your vocabulary to your advantage.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now

Workshop 6: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

"Taking Your Tabla Skills To The Next Level" with Issam Houshan. ALL Levels Welcome... even new beginners. Professionals encouraged to join, too!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now



Workshop 7: 9:00am - 10:30am

"Entering with Style: Understanding the Raqs Sharki Mejance" with Crystal Ravenwolf

In this fun workshop Crystal will teach you how to take the stage in style!  Learn all about the Egyptian-style mejance music; it's rhythms and history, that will promote elegance, musicality and confidence for your next performance!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now

Workshop 8: 10:45am - 12:15pm

"Modern Orientale Choreography" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Dynamic, strength and beauty
Modern Orientale a la DaVid! This choreography includes the many flavors of current
trends and fashions in the dance along with the innovations of DaVid’s mind, defining
his own flavor of Modern Orientale for you to enjoy. Buy Now.

Workshop 9: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

"Rhythm of the Night: Understanding, and dancing to Middle Eastern rhythms" with Talia Soleil and Issam Houshan

Ancient Middle Eastern melodies are known for drawing us out of our seats to dance. Issam will teach why the structure of the rhythms are important to Middle Eastern music, and why they call us to dance. Understanding these rhythms allows dancers to move from emotions, and truly feel a connection with the music. Practice short dance combinations with Talia that accentuate the music and give dancers a way to approach and relate to these rhythms with joy. Ideal for dancers of all styles and levels.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now


An Extra Day in Paradise:

Monday, September 16, 2019

Location photo shoot with Maharet Christina Hughes

Tarot Readings & Healings with Crystal Ravenwolf

(Not included in any of the Raqs Tiki packages)


Day 2 Saturday, September 12, 2020

Day 3 Sunday, September 13, 2020