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Monday, August 20, 2018
6:00 PM
Eastern Promenade
FREE
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Zill Walk

Join us for a zill walk on the Eastern Promenade--fun, free, outdoors!

Meet in front of Arabica Coffee at 9 Commercial Street at 7:00 PM. Bring your finger cymbals, comfy walking shoes, and wear clothes that will be comfortable for the weather and movement.

We'll walk (or dance) along the East End trail by the water and practice various finger cymbal patterns in unison. All are welcome!


Sept 4-9, 2018
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, Floor 3
Portland, ME
FREE
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FREE Class Week at Bright Star World Dance

Come try out a new way to move!

Five Bright Star teachers are offering 9 free full-length beginner-level classes September 4-9 so you can get a taste of all different styles. Rosa's free offerings include

  • Tue 9/4, 5:30 PM: Ballet Basics for Adults
  • Wed 9/5, 12:00 PM: Lunchtime Shimmy
  • Wed 9/5, 5:30 PM: Intro to Belly Dance
  • Sun 9/9, 9:30 AM: Ballet Basics for Adults

Sign here up today and learn more about all the free offerings!


Week of September 10, 2018
Level 1 - Mon/Wed 5:30 PM
Level 2 - Mon 7:00 PM
Level 3 - Wed 7:00 PM
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, Floor 3
Portland, ME
12-week session:
Level 1 - $144
Levels 2 & 3 - $178
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Autumn Belly Dance Classes with Rosa

Join Rosa's belly dance class and delve into movement, musicality and tradition in a warm and supportive environment. Students will also be introduced to finger cymbals and rhythms used in Middle Eastern music.

Summer classes sold out, so join Rosa's email newsletter to be notified as soon as registration opens!

Get the early bird rate! Sign up by August 31 to save $10.


Friday, November 9, 2018
Doors 7:30, Show 8:00 PM
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, Floor 3
Portland, ME
Hafla featuring Soumaya MaRose

Join us for an evening of Middle Eastern and North African dance featuring Moroccan dancer Soumaya MaRose!

Details coming soon... stay tuned! Join Rosa's email newsletter to be notified as soon as ticket sales open.


Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:00-4:30 PM
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, Floor 3
Portland, ME
Workshop by Soumaya MaRose: Raqs Sharqi Technique & Folkloric Roots

Save the date! Moroccan raqs sharqi artist Soumaya MaRose is coming to Portland, ME for a very special workshop and show.

Soumaya is passionate about sharing her culture. In the workshop you'll learn about her signature raqs sharqi (aka belly dance) techniques, and the social/folkloric roots that influence raqs sharqi styles from various countries and regions across North Africa and the Middle East. Yes, there will be a wonderful dose of Moroccan style, as well as many other carefully explained influences!

After the workshop we'll head to Babylon for a delicious Iraqi buffet and a Q&A with Soumaya.

Details coming soon... stay tuned! Join Rosa's email newsletter to be notified as soon as workshop registration opens.


Thurs-Sun
Oct 24-27, 2019
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, Floor 3
Portland, ME
Intensive with Shahrzad in Portland, ME

Save the date!

This 4-day intensive with Shahrzad will focus on music and musicality, understanding iqqat (rhythms), maqamat (scales+), dissecting songs, and becoming the visual embodiment of the music.

Details coming soon... stay tuned! Join Rosa's email newsletter to be notified as soon as intensive registration opens.


Coming Soon...
  • Spring 2018 - Workshops with Special Guest in Portland, ME
  • Fall 2019 - Musicality Intensive with Shahrzad in Portland, ME

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