The LAST Summer Weeklong Workshop
Aug 7 – Aug 13 all-day

in this studio – a Casbah Dance Experience

Morocco Does It Again!

Mark your calendar now:

August 7-13, 2010 in New York

For New Inspiration and Excitement!


a Casbah Dance Experience


at Morocco’s marvelous BIG Studio in the heart of New York City
6 West 20th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) – 2nd floor


Summer Weeklong Workshop!!


don’t miss this opportunity to study with master teachers for 6 1/2 days


Sign up NOW!

Last Weeklong sold out in advance … don’t miss out!


only $550

$150 deposit (non-refundable)

Technique & Choreography

Limited Places – Reserve Early!!!

*6* 1/2 days of class

5 hours daily

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

in climate-controlled studio



usable Oriental routines (+1 folk technique)

by Morocco

Shaabi technique by Tarik Sultan with

*6* very special Guests:

Sabuha Shahnaz

Karima Nadira

Badaweyah (Malika Zubeidah)

Carmine Guida – Drumming for Dancers

Delsarte Technique by Joe Williams

& a lecture-presentation by Shira!


Opening Concert

Saturday eve August 7, 2010

8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)


by Morocco & her SPECIAL GUEST STARS

a true Casbah Dance Experience


Bring your friends:

their tickets are only $20 in advance,

$25 at the door (if space is available!)

Bring a costume – you will dance in
a major NY Club!


Seminar Music CD and Choreography Sheets for Morocco’s & the Guest Teacher’s dances areIncluded

***Certificate of Seminar Completion*** included!


Cheap, Safe Hotels Within Walking Distance

Guedra Technique Seminar (Hanover)
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day

Morocco will give a detailed Explanation & Technique Class in GUEDRA & then do a Q & A re her book, “You Asked Aunt Rocky”. Get your autographed copy at the World of Orient Festival

Oriental Choreography Seminar to “Saddakt Khalas”
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Morocco will teach a beautiful, slow Oriental choreography to “Saddakt Khalas” by Saber Rebai, then Q & A re Morocco’s 5-star reference book, “You Asked Aunt Rocky”. Get your own autographed copy, followed by a participant’s performance – all at Husa Zahir.

Oriental Choreography Seminar to “Basboussa” (Salina, KS)
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

Morocco will teach a joyful, varied upbeat Oriental choreography to “Basboussa” by Bassem Yazbek on Saturday (4 hrs) and a lovely, romantic choreography to “Khalik Fakirny” by Amr Diab on Sunday.

Calgary, Alberta (CA) Intensive with Morocco
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day



7-9pm – Q & A regarding Morocco’s 5-star reference book, “You Asked Aunt Rocky”. Get your own autographed copy. (Coffee, tea & treats incl.)


9:30-12 noon – Finger Cymbal Technique + a Short, Upbeat Choreogrphy

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Detailed Explanation & Technique Class in GUEDRA,


9:30-12 noon – Romantic Raqs Sharqi Routine – Fusing Movement to Music

1:00-3:00pm – Moroccan Schikhatt Technique
contact: Jumanah/ Caroline Butler &

Morocco Seminar in Clinton, MD
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Morocco will teach a seminar in Clinton, Maryland – more details TBA.

Morocco in Vancouver, BC (CA)
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

Morocco will teach a seminar in Vancouver, CA.  More details TBA – contact Christine for questions and further details.

Lecture by Morocco & Intensive by Kaeshi Chai & Lissa Michalak @ Nola Studios 11th floor, Studio B
Feb 28 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 2:30 am


Raqs Sharqi (Bellydance) History & Culture Lecture

Where does this dance come from? How long has it been around? Who are the main pioneers that helped shape this beautiful art form? Dance legend Morocco answers these questions plus a lot more.

For the whole weekend workshop – Feb. 28-March 2, 2014:

Cost: $275 early bird by February 14th, $375 after.

When: Fri Feb 28th 6.30pm-9.30pm
Sat Mar 1st 10am-6pm
Sun Mar 2nd 10am-6pm

Where: NOLA Studios, 250 West 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, btw 7th & 8th Ave, NYC
What: Deepen your practice and understanding of bellydance with this 17 hr training. This course is ideal for serious students, current and aspiring teachers. Participants who pass the written and practical exam will be awarded a Bellyqueen Teacher Training certificate.
The Bellyqueen 2014 Teacher Training will be conducted by Bellyqueen director, Kaeshi Chai, anatomy expert, Lissa Michalak and dance legend, Morocco.
Kaeshi Chai co-founded Bellyqueen, PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) and is a principal dancer with Bellydance Evolution. She has performed and taught all over the world and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars. She has danced with Natacha Atlas, at BAM, Summerstage, and on the TV shows, Conan O’Brian and Blue Peter. She has hosted Tamaly’s Dallal’s Teachers Training for over a decade in NYC, is a 200 hr yoga certified instructor through Yogaworks and has undergone intensives through ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation), AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America), SEEDs (Self Esteem and Empowerment through Dance) with Myra Krien, Dancing through Pregnancy, Dances of Oneness with Banefsheh Sayyad, Sacred Circle Dance with Laura Shannon, People’s Improv Theater, ATS with Carolena Nericcio, Level 1 training with Suhaila Salimpour and is currently undergoing RMT (Robbins-Madanes Training) to become a life
Morocco is considered a leader in the field of Middle Eastern dance, is an internationally renown dancer, instructor and author. Since 1964, Morocco has written for several publications in her field and been reprinted in dance, medical and feminist publications internationally. A true pioneer in the field, she taught a 3-credit course in Middle Eastern Dance & Culture at the State Univerity of New York (Purchase, NY) in the mid 1970s. Her recently published 424-page reference book, “You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About RaqsSharqi & Raqs Shaabi” has received numerous 5-star reviews and is fast becoming the go-to book in the field. It has been translated into Chinese and German.

Lissa Michalak has been teaching movement for more than 23 years and is a confirmed anatomy nerd. She is a Middle Eastern dancer and is certified in both mat and equipment through IM=X Pilates, Pilates Institute of America, and the Kane School of Core Integration. Lissa taught teacher trainings at the Kane School before getting certified as a Dynamic Embodiment® practitioner. She is now a practicing Somatic Movement Therapist specializing in musculoskeletal


Required Text Book for the History and Culture Section
“Ask Aunt Rocky” by Morocco.
Bellyqueen Teacher Training students get $10 discount off her $45 book. Please pay $35 plus $7 (shipping and Paypal fees) to
Send her your address and who you want the name you want the book dedicated to.

Recommended Additional Music Workshop on February 21st, 7-9pm “Essential Rhythms for Dancers by BradMack”

Questions? Please e-mail

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