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    Default Suggestions for workshop instructor in the US west/northwest

    Hello all,
    It looks like we might have an opportunity to put together a workshop in the early part of the summer. I'm somewhat new to this area myself, and I'm looking for suggestions for someone to bring in for the workshop. Our nearest major cities are Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City and Calgary, AB, so I'm thinking about inviting in a teacher from one of those areas, although I'm open to all suggestions!

    Thanks!!

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    Aisha Azar is in Spokane Washington.
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    Saqra is in Kent Washington
    Saqra - belly dance classes, supplies, calendar & tips in greater Seattle (Kent, WA) and Portland, OR

    Helene Eriksen is based around Seattle (she travels extensively)
    Helene Eriksen ? Traditional Dances from North Africa to Central Asia

    I've had numerous workshops with Aisha, sponsored Saqra for an event I put on, and had privates with Helene. All are excellent and very professional to deal with.

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    Where are you located? You can PM me if you don't feel comfortable sharing that info with everyone

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    I'm in Butte, MT Thanks so much for the suggestions!
    Last edited by athansor; 02-05-2010 at 06:27 AM.

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    No way! You are 45 min. from my house! Are you going to the hafla in Helena on Saturday?

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    All right, another Rocky Mountain dancer, albeit in Montana instead of Wyoming. Glad you're here- wish I was going to Helena.

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    When you do Shanazel, you are always welcome to stay at my house

    Hafla was a lot of fun, I got to catch up with a lot of people I don't get to see very often. I bought some fun stuff from Desert Dancer. Hooray- shopping! I have come to the realization that I look like a complete dork when I try to do Tribal, I have been suspecting that for a long time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by athansor View Post
    Hello all,
    It looks like we might have an opportunity to put together a workshop in the early part of the summer. I'm somewhat new to this area myself, and I'm looking for suggestions for someone to bring in for the workshop. Our nearest major cities are Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City and Calgary, AB, so I'm thinking about inviting in a teacher from one of those areas, although I'm open to all suggestions!

    Thanks!!
    I also highly recommend Aisha Azar, she is by far the best teacher I have ever had. I have also studied with Helene and she is also a very good teacher. What kind of dance style are you interested in? Aisha teaches Egyptian and folkloric styles of the Middle East. Helene teaches a large variety of traditional dances from the Near East and the Middle East.

    For Tribal, you might ask Sharon Moore if she could come or to recommend someone. Sharon is on this Forum, her website is: Welcome to the new Mandala Tribal Website! | Mandala Tribal Bellydance - Shay Moore - Seattle
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    There is also Hasani, just outside of Seattle, too, as well as Delilah, up in the Fremont district of Seattle.

    Visionary Belly Dance | Discover the Art of Bellydancing | Seattle, WA USA is Delilah
    Hasani's Online Hotline - Belly Dance is Hasani. Normally, her site is Hasani.net but it looks like there is a DNS error on that specific page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marya View Post
    I also highly recommend Aisha Azar, she is by far the best teacher I have ever had. I have also studied with Helene and she is also a very good teacher. What kind of dance style are you interested in? Aisha teaches Egyptian and folkloric styles of the Middle East. Helene teaches a large variety of traditional dances from the Near East and the Middle East.

    For Tribal, you might ask Sharon Moore if she could come or to recommend someone. Sharon is on this Forum, her website is: Welcome to the new Mandala Tribal Website! | Mandala Tribal Bellydance - Shay Moore - Seattle
    Marya
    Thanks! I've sent a note to Aisha to see what her availability is for that weekend. Helene was here last fall doing a workshop for the folk dancers here that was very well liked (I missed it with the swine flu, sadly)

    Personally, my style tends towards the Classical Egyptian and the folkloric, so it sounds like I'm going to really enjoy an Aisha workshop. I'm also a huge fan of Delilah's instructional videos and would love to see her in workshop some time.

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