Katerina Shereen in Pittsburgh July 15th-16th 2017

Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio is thrilled to welcome back celebrated dancer and international master teacher Katerina Shereen. This event sold out last year, so don't miss your chance to study with this knowledgeable artist. Secure your spot with a deposit today!

Saturday, July 15th, 2017.
11am - 5pm with 1 hour break for lunch.
A Chronological Journey Through the Development of Egyptian Dance
$115 ~ Paypal fees apply.

This unique conceptual workshop will be a dance education based on a clear historical frame. We'll start with old authentic beledi to very traditional music, and proceed to the inception of classical Egyptian music and the beginnings of classical stage dance popularized by the first Egyptian dance movie stars such as Samia Gamal and Tahey Karioka. We will then proceed to the nationalistic revival of the 50s and its impact on Egyptian music and dance culture. Students will be able to track the beginnings of folklore on theatre and club stages through the style of Fifi Abdo and learn combinations typical for the Reda style and compare these two radically different approaches to the representation of folklore. We will conclude the class with an insight into the impact of globalization in popular culture and islamic revival on Egyptian music and dance through the expressive modern Cairo style of dancing to Oum Kalthoum and shaabi music. Students will get a comprehensive handout and will not only dance but also listen to music and watch videos that help to understand the progress in Egyptian music and dance culture in the 20th century.


Sunday, July 16th, 2017.
11am - 1pm
$50 ~ Paypal fees apply.

This workshop will focus on technique and correct interpretation of a classical stage piece. Students can look forward to new fresh combinations and and a touch of modern style combined with traditional Egyptian influence.


1pm - 2pm Lunch Break

2pm - 4pm
Khaliji and Iraqi
$50 ~ Paypal fees apply.

We will focus on dancing to music from the area of the Persian Gulf. This workshop will provide a better understanding of the dance technique of these styles, and also the technical differences and musical differences and their interpretation.


$200 Complete Workshop Package~ Paypal fees apply.