Rhythmic Essence; Authentic Arabic Drum & Dance

  • Welcome to Rhythmic Essence and our New studio in Perth, Western Australia - The Blue Lotus Room opening March 2022. Learn Arabic Bellydance & Percussion!
  • Discover authentic Egyptian dance arts with A-Z Bellydance choreographer, Keti Sharif. Fun performance opportunities! 
  • Learn Arabic drumming or Latin percussion with Sam Nascimento. Opportunities to join the Blue Lotus Drumming Ensemble. Join exciting workshops & events for dancers & drummers!


Monday Nights @ Dianella

  • 6 WEEK COURSES - MON NIGHTS - FEB 7, 14, 21, 28, MAR 7, 14 2022 
  • MON 6:30PM-7:30PM ARABIC DRUMMING WITH SAM 
    Sam's drumming practice class, Arabic rhythms & techniques.
    Cost: $150 for 6 sessions (or $30 casual)
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  • MON 7:30PM-8:30PM DEEP SOMATIC BELLYDANCE WITH KETI (almost full)
    Bellydancers, learn voluptuous sensual moves, spicy accents, enjoy live drums & beautiful classical ballads. Awaken your body-sensing, musicality & skills. Boosts dynamic internal energy.
    Cost: $150 for 6 sessions (limited places)
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Wednesday Nights @ Dianella

  • 6 WEEK COURSES - WED NIGHTS  - FEB 9, 16, 23, MAR 2, 9, 16  2022 
  • WED 6:30PM-7:30PM BEGINNER BELLYDANCE WITH KETI 
    Learn the Authentic Egyptian Bellydance from its deepest roots;  core techniques, rhythmic sequences & full choreography.
    Cost: $150 for 6 sessions (limited places)
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  • WED 7:30PM-8:30PM ADVANCED SAMAII 10/8 PERFORMANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
    Refined Andalusian-inspired bellydance with flowing, sensual moves to a beautiful classical ballad. Awaken your body-sensing, musicality & skills. Full choreography & performance opportunity. Cost: $150 for 6 sessions (limited places)
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NEW! Egyptian Blue Lotus Performance Ensemble Training Saturdays @ Cottesloe 2022

  • 6 WEEK COURSES - SAT MORNINGS - FEB 19, 26, MAR 5, 12, 19, 26

    SAT 10AM-11AM BLUE LOTUS ARABIC DRUM ENSEMBLE
    Drummers, learn to play a complete drum piece with Blue Lotus Ensemble at 'The Spirit of Egypt' event Apr 2022. For those interested, singing also an option! Classes at Cottesloe Civic Centre (Lesser Hall).
    Cost: $180 for 6 sessions
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  • SAT 11AM-12PM BLUE LOTUS EGYPTIAN DANCE TROUPE 
    Bellydancers, learn a complete lively Egyptian Saiidi choreography to live drums to be performed LIVE at 'The Spirit of Egypt'. Int level. Bring a Cane.
    Cost: $180 for 6 sessions
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Arabic Drumming Intensive with Sam (2 hour Workhop)

  • Monthly Intensives starts FEB! Learn rhythms from Egypt, North Africa, the Gulf, Levant & more. Streamline musicality, technique & skill, to play with a strong base & authentic feel.

    SATURDAY 5TH FEB 2022 10am-12noon @ COTTESLOE $60 


'The Spirit of Egypt' Weekend 1-3 April 2022

  • Join us for an exciting weekend of Egyptian dance, rhythms, performances & cultural artistry at The BLUE LOTUS ROOM in Morley, Western Australia.  
  • 3 days of Cultural Arts, Films, Dance, Music & Drumming workshops & Seminars
  • Evening Shows, DJ & Costume Parade, guest Egyptian musicians
  • Individual tickets or book full day pass or full weekend discount!


Musical Heart of Egypt

Sep-Oct 2022

  • Live Cultural Arts, Music & Dance Event with Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento
  • Cairo : 26th Sep - 1st Oct 2022 (6 days)
    Red Sea: 2nd Oct - 4th Oct 2022 (3 days)
  • The Musical Heart is a unique event that culminates cultural arts, music, dance & drumming in Egypt, with skilled Egyptian artists. Guests Dr Randa Baligh (head Egyptologist, Cairo University) leads excursions & Farida Fahmy presents a rare seminar about her life in the original Reda Troupe.
  • Morning excursions include Museum, Giza Pyramids, Coptic Cairo & Islamic Cairo. Afternoon recitals highlight various traditional Egyptian genres; Sufi & Zikr, Saiidi, Baladi, Zaar, Classical & Bedouin styles. Expand your knowledge & skills with dance classes to LIVE music & daily percussion lessons. Wind down with fun cultural evening events with opportunities for participants to dance to LIVE music!  Join our Facebook Event group!

Online Resources

40 Arabic Rhythms CD Resource Pack

40 Rhythms from Adani to Zorofat recorded in Egypt, with bonus Tabla Solo CD!  Downloadable $30 USD

Courses on Teachable - Online Bellydance & Drumming

Join Keti for bellydance classes or Drum with Sam on Teachable. See more, including NEW A-Z Bellydance 2022!

Learn to Play Arabic Darbuka with Sam!

Learn darbuka techniques & a variety of Arabic rhythms live or online. Easy step-by-step instruction. 

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