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Journey Through Egypt 1

  • Amina's Studio 829 Elizabeth Street San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)

With Sahra Saeeda

Sahra teaches Journey Through Egypt 1 and 2 at Amina's Studio. JtE-1 introduces the students to the wide variety of dance styles in Egypt; an overview of movement, costume, historical diffusion & geographical location. 

If you always wanted to go to Egypt to experience the real deal and learn the dances first hand but couldn't because of time or money: Now you can! No visa required - Just our passport to Giza aka Amina's Studio in San Francisco

20-hr Course & Certificate. Certificate upon completion.

JtE-1 presents an overview of the Dance Zones of Egypt with attention paid to dance steps and movement, posture and costume recognition, dance zone geographical location, historical consideration and cultural diffusion. Multi-media approach includes learning through viewing films, lecture, study materials, trying on costumes, and experiencing the dance.

20-Hour Intensive Workshop includes dance and ritual movement of Cairo, Nubia, Ghawazee, Delta, Suez Canal, Bedouin groups, Siwa, Saidi region, and pan-Egyptian Zeffah, Zar and others.

Class is open to dancers, anthropologists, historians, costume vendors and interested persons, female and male. Includes study materials, map and more. Learn about the Dance of Egypt from a deeper perspective. If you are not just a tourist, if you are hungry to understand, if you don't want to simply learn another choreography, this may be the start of your journey.


  • Friday evening 6-10pm
  • Saturday full day & evening 10am-10pm, lunch and dinner break
  • Sunday 10 am - 5pm, 1 hour lunch break. 

Please bring:  

  • Gallabia - you will be wearing it to try out movement, so it should not be tight.

  • Two head scarves - soft cotton is best- one should be at least 32" x 32", the other should be at least 60" x 30"

  • Additional optional: rectangular or triangle headscarf with beaded edge or beaded tassels on ends. These are to be worn as headscarves and not used for a veil for dancing.

  • Dance shoes - any color or type

  • Otherwise, wear comfortable clothing in which you can both dance and sit comfortably.


Early bird by February 28: $320 (Paypal $330)

Regular cost: $350 (Paypal $360)

Pay by PayPal to now

OR, mail check to:

The Aswan Dancers, 829 Elizabeth St., San Francisco CA 94114

For deposit or other payment options, contact Amina directly.

Earlier Event: March 18
The Giza Club Meeting
Later Event: April 7
Journey Through Egypt 2