Nisaa is pleased to offer the following special class series online via Zoom.  Before registering, please read ALL the information below, and if you have questions, e-mail or call 314.599.0506 for more information.  Stay up-to-date regarding upcoming class sessions by following Nisaa on Facebook or subscribing to Nisaa's monthly newsletter!
Fall 2020 Special Online Class Series with Nisaa
Registration and Payment Information
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW

Fees:

$20 USD per class, or $50 USD for all three classes

Please note that class fees are non-refundable after the start of the session.  Classes missed in the current session may not be used as credit for classes in future sessions.  Registrations are non-transferable.

Registration:

Register here with PayPal.  Click on the links to the right for the classes of your choice.  You don't have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment.  Please be sure to register with a current e-mail address - Nisaa will e-mail the Zoom meeting link to this e-mail address!

Important Information:

  • Register BEFORE NOON US CENTRAL TIME on the day of the class.
  • Check your e-mail!  Nisaa will e-mail you the Zoom meeting link for each class on the same day as the class.  If you have not received an e-mail by 4 PM US Central Time on the day of the class, please contact Nisaa immediately to request the Zoom meeting link.  Please do not wait till the last minute!
  • Classes will NOT be recorded for later access.​
Manifesting the Music

Music is the heart and soul of Egyptian belly dance.  Through movement, the dancer provides a visual and physical rendering of the rhythms, melodies, and moods of Egyptian music.  In this class series, join Nisaa for an exploration of the elements of effective musical interpretation in Egyptian belly dance.

Target Audience: Middle Eastern Dance Students (Intermediate to Advanced/Professional)

Week One – Rhythm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 1-2:30 PM US Central Time
Each Egyptian rhythm has a unique character, and when rhythms transition from one to the other, the dancer must recognize and represent this important shift in the music.  In this week’s session, join Nisaa in examining some of the most common rhythm transitions and exploring how to communicate them through dance.

Week Two – Instrumentation and Melody
Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 1-2:30 PM US Central Time
Understanding and interpreting Egyptian melodies through dance requires a familiarity with the unique features of melody construction in the Egyptian musical tradition.  In this week’s session, join Nisaa in examining important elements of Egyptian melody, including the “voices” of various musical instruments, the maqam system, and heterophony, and in exploring common melodic motifs through dance.

Week Three – Feeling
Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 1-2:30 PM US Central Time
Of all the elements of effective musical interpretation in Egyptian belly dance, “feeling” is the most elusive, but also the most important. Expressing feeling through dance hinges on having a solid understanding of how feeling is expressed in the Egyptian musical tradition.  In this week’s session, Nisaa guides you through some concrete and practical approaches to finding the feeling in the music and conveying it in your dance.