in St. Louis for Egyptian dance lecture, workshops, and performance!
Advance Purchase (available through September 17)

1. Click the link below to purchase here with PayPal (pay with a credit card, with a debit card, or with your PayPal balance).  You don't have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment.  Choose your number of tickets at checkout.  Your PayPal receipt is your ticket(s), so please be sure to print and save it!
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When
Where
September 17-18, 2021
Friday evening lecture at Nisaa's studio, Saturday workshops and performance at the Shrewsbury City Center (details below)
Belly Dance with Nisaa is proud to present
Leila Farid
About Leila Farid
Leila was one of the most popular working dancers in Cairo for 13 years.  While in Egypt, she performed for parties, dignitaries, and weddings in Egypt and throughout Europe and the Arabian Gulf.  She also danced continuously for cruises, in the best hotels, and in concerts on television.  Leila was also a well-known actress, model, and recognizable personality throughout the Middle East, being involved in hundreds of TV shows, music videos, commercials, and films.

Since returning to America, Leila continues to teach her exquisite dance style.  She draws on years of knowledge of the culture behind the dance as well as thousands of hours on stage in Egypt.  Leila has produced some of the best-loved dance CDs today.  Her DVDs are among the top selling belly dance DVDs on Amazon, as well as being thoughtful and sound Egyptian dance instruction.  Leila was the founder of Camp Negum, a yearly live music and dance festival in Egypt that focused on exposing dancers to the culture behind the dance. Her writings about dance and culture are utilized by scholars and dancers around the world.

Learn more at www.leiladance.com
Registration
Lecture and Workshops
Friday Evening Lecture

​The Friday evening lecture takes place at Nisaa's studio, 3904 Flad Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.  More information about the studio is located here.

As there are only a handful of chairs at the studio, participants are encouraged to bring a cushion or a pillow to sit on.

Life in Cairo
Friday September 17, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
In this lecture, Leila recounts her experiences living and working as a dancer in Cairo.

Saturday Workshops

The Saturday workshops take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.  Doors open at 9 AM for check-in.

Workshop participants are encouraged to wear dance shoes, as the floor of the Multi-Purpose Room is linoleum and can be a bit sticky for turns and spins.

Egyptian Technique
Saturday September 18, 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Every dancer should have their own way of moving, one that is particular to their own body and style.  Leila has a unique style that blends classic raqs sharqi with modern Egyptian style.  She will break down her technique to include posture, weight change, and interpretation of the music, while encouraging each dancer to find their own personal stylization.

Techniques of Improvisation
Saturday September 18, 1 - 3:30 PM
Know your music first from your head and then from your heart, and then let the movement flow out though you.  Leila will offer insights into how to improvise on stage to Egyptian music while keeping your audience engaged and still feeding your soul.
Find all details below!
Lecture and Workshop Registration Information
Early bird pricing is available through August 13, 2021 (mail-in registration must be postmarked on or before August 13).

Fee

  • Lecture: $15 (early), $20 (after August 13)
  • Single workshop:$65 (early), $75 (after August 13)
  • ​Both workshops: $120 (early), $140 (after August 13)

In order to create an optimal learning environment, class size is limited.  To secure your space, early registration is strongly encouraged (this particularly applies to the lecture - only 12 spaces available for the lecture).

Please note that lecture and workshop registration fees are non-refundable after August 13, 2021.

How to Register

1. Register here with PayPal (pay with a credit card, with a debit card, or with your PayPal balance) using the links below.  You don't have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment.
Saturday Evening Performance
Enjoy an enchanting evening of Middle Eastern music and dance, featuring performances by Leila Farid and dancers from around the Midwest!

The performance takes place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

Doors open at 7 PM.
Show starts at 7:30 PM.

Admission

$15 in advance (available through September 17, 2021)
$20 at the door (cash only)
Admission is free for children under 5!

Please note that performance tickets are non-refundable after August 13, 2021.

Invited performers, remember that you do not need to purchase tickets for the performance.

This is a curated performance.  Please, no unsolicited requests for performance slots.  Thank you for understanding!
About the Workshop and Performance Venue
Reminder!  The Friday evening lecture takes place at Nisaa's studio, 3904 Flad Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.  More information about the studio is located here.  The Saturday workshops and performance take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

The Shrewsbury City Center is located within minutes of a variety of St. Louis attractions, including Tower Grove Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Science Center, Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum, and more.

A variety of hotels are located nearby.  Two excellent options:

The Drury Inn and Suites Near Forest Park

The Hampton Inn and Suites St. Louis at Forest Park

A variety of restaurants to suit any taste and budget are also located within minutes of the Shrewsbury City Center.  Besides the usual fast food options, you'll find an incredible array of international cuisine in south St. Louis, from Afghani to Vietnamese!  If there is something in particular that you're looking for, just ask!
Questions?
Contact Nisaa by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 314-599-0506.
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2. Print and complete an order form, and mail it with your check or money order to Belly Dance with Nisaa, PO Box 26992, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Your receipt will be mailed to you.  Please mail your order no later than Friday, September 10, 2021 to ensure that it is received before the day of the event!
OR

2. Print and complete an order form, and mail it with your check or money order to Belly Dance with Nisaa, PO Box 26992, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Your receipt will be mailed to you.   Please mail your order no later than Friday, September 10, 2021 to ensure that it is received before the day of the event!
Your receipt is your ticket(s)! Just bring it with you to check in at the door. Check in at the door under the name of the purchaser.

Purchase at the Door

Tickets will be available for cash-only purchase at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.