I am trying to make my mind up about which workshops to take at Yalla! I came across the name of Saad Ismail. Here is what the Festival page says about him...

Born Egyptian, Saad Ismail is an internationally renowned choreographer and dancer as well as an anthropologist specialising in Egyptian folklore. He has developed a unique method combining strong dance technique with a deeper personal expression. In the 1970s, he worked as the Director of the Alexandria Folkloric Dance Group and since 1980, he has been living in Italy where he is the leader of his own dance group Ismail Oriental Dance.
But what is he like as an instructor? Has anyone been to his workshops? Tell me all you know, so my choice of workshops will be easier.