Doors at 2:30 pm; Show 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Advance tickets are $8 adults / $6 kids
Day of Show tickets are $10 adults / $8 kids
Come learn about the dance and music of the Middle East at Ashkenaz! Students will learn the basics of the vibrant and exciting dances of the Arab world by playing with shapes, rhythm, and essential steps. Geared towards kids age 7-11; all genders welcome. Instructor Abigail Keyes from the Salimpour School has over 10 years of experience teaching Middle Eastern dance to students of all ages.
Founded in 1996 and under the artistic direction of Suhaila Salimpour, The Suhaila Dance Company is comprised of some of the most highly trained dancers in belly dance. It performs across the country in various styles of traditional and fusion belly dance. Salimpour is an acclaimed performer, teacher, and choreographer of belly dance. Schooled from an early age in jazz, tap, and ballet, she began integrating her extensive classical training with the styles passed on by her mother, Jamila Salimpour, who helped popularize Middle Eastern dance in the United States. The result was an artistic breakthrough that takes belly dance to a new level. Salimpour runs her acclaimed belly dance school based in Berkeley, and in addition to her own solo show of belly dance she has appeared in numerous stage productions in the United States and Europe, as well as creating instructional videos.