I went to two Bellydance workshops in Shoreditch today. The first was a Hat and Cane choreography; the second, a choreography for veil. The classes were from The Arab Quarter: Bellydancer Melanie Norman taught the classes, with support from live musicians: Hassan on tableh, Georgie on synth, and Emile on violin.
The workshops were great. I can highly recommend them. Melanie is a wonderful teacher. It was really great having live music there; not only for the experience of dancing with musicians (which every dancer should experience), but because one can avoid the issue of having to go from the start of the CD track every time you want to go over a part of the dance. But, I digress.
I was approached by Melanie after the workshops, and was given the news that I have been selected by Hassan and the musicians to perform with them at Hoxton Hall in February. Exciting! And Uber-Thanks again to Melanie and Hassan. I’m looking forward to it. 🙂
You can see Melanie and Hassan perform on Tuesday night, at the Islington Assembly Hall. Tickets are £18 online +bf. [I unfortunately can’t make it, as it clashes with one of my my regular classes]
See you there!