Nisaa is pleased to offer the following workshop 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!
May 2021 Online Workshop with Nisaa
Registration and Payment Information


$45 USD

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.


Register here with PayPal.  Click on the link to the right.  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 at least 24 hours prior to the workshop.
  • Check your e-mail!  Nisaa will e-mail you the Zoom meeting link for the workshop on the day of the class.  If you have not received an e-mail at least two hours prior to the start of the class, please contact Nisaa immediately to request the Zoom meeting link.  Please do not wait till the last minute!
  • A recording of this workshop will be available for viewing for 14 days.  All purchasers will be notified by email as soon as the recording is available.
National Folkloric Dance Troupes of Egypt: History, Technique, and Impact
Saturday, May 15, 2021
2-5 PM US Central Time

The second half of the twentieth century in Egypt witnessed the rise of two national dance troupes: the Furqa Qawmiyya and the Furqa Reda.  The technique and aesthetic of these troupes have had a profound impact on the development of contemporary raqs sharqi and have shaped the way that Egyptian dance is presented on stage.  In this workshop, you'll learn about the emergence and development of these troupes and the ways in which they've influenced contemporary Egyptian dance.  In addition, you'll gain a deeper understanding of their technique and style by learning and practicing dance combinations.​

The first half of the workshop will be lecture and video illustrations.  The second half will be movement practice, with a specific focus on comparing and contrasting theatrical folklore aesthetic and technique with traditional styling.

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