Amina Goodyear playing at
Egyptian American Festival
Egyptian Dance Rhythm Classes
In order to learn this dance correctly you need to understand the music, the songs and the rhythms.
In this rhythm class you will learn all that and more.
Written handouts and practice CDs provided.
Amina playing riq with Fatih Gerah, Raed Khawaga, Sandy, Susu, Salah Eddine & Claudia
Amina playing zils with Cairo Cats
Susu, Daria, Devi Ja, Elearnor, Ssylvia
and Dunya Tanya
Amina & Doug Adamz of
Amina, Linda, Fadil &Nader Shahin
at El Morocco
Drumming for Dancers - MONDAY 8:30-9:30
$15 drop in or $40/4 classes ( good for 6 weeks- can be used for dance class also)
This drum class is designed to help the dancer learn and understand the rhythms in order to perform the dance better. All dance rhythms taught and we discuss how it's used in the dance. Eventually we will play along with dance music and discuss how to recognize the drum within the song and what movements work best.
Drums available for use in class
**** NEW CLASS WITH SUSU ****
Susu teaches a 4 week session
Beginning in January - date tba or email Amina for info
This class is for intermediate or advanced
to reserve contact Amina or mail check to
Aswan Dancers 829 Elizabeth St. San Francisco, CA 94114
Cymbal for dance taught by Amina
$40/hour or $120 for 4 sessions - Private Instruction
You will learn rhythms on finger cymbals
Designed for dancers to learn to the dance rhythms. dance and play along with the cymbals
Covers technique, rhythms, translations and learning to play several rhythms in song.
Includes rhythm transitions and types of movements to be used with each rhythm.
- Songs chosen will be "must learn" classics, traditional and popular. -
Zils (finger cymbals), drums available for use in class.
Besides being very adept at playing zils,
Amina has been playing back-up percussion weekly for over 15 years.
She currently plays with
The Georges Lamman Ensemble at PenaPachmama (5 years) and
with Aswat San Francisco's only Arabic Community Choir (11 years)
Nazir Latouf, Loay Dahbour, Reda Darwish & Amina ----Issa Sweidan, Jacques al Asmar, Amina & Susu
Magana's Belly Dance Contest -----------------------------Private Party
Amina and Jacques al Asmar at Amira
Amina, Nizar, Fouad Marzouk
Mimi Spencer, Susu, Gregangelo
and Amina at BDUC
Issa Sweidan, Jacques al Asmar,
Gregangelo,Laura, Amina & Susu
at Shake & Bake
Raed Khawaga, Jacques al Asmar, Dahlena, Amina & Linda -------Noel, Jacques al Asmar and Amina--------
Egyptian American Festival --------------------------------------------Rakassah Summer Festival--------
Cairo Cats in Lobby of Ethnic Dance Festival
Gregangelo, Amina, Susu and Daria