RHYTHMIC ESSENCE
Drum & Dance

JAN-FEB Perth
MAR
Australia
APR  Slovenia, Croatia
MAY
Hawaii
JUN UK, Spain, Morocco
JUL
Mexico, USA
AUG Canada
OCT Retreat Marg River
NOV Egypt
40 Rhythms on the Red Sea (El Gouna) & Musical Heart of EGYPT, Cairo

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Overview of Worldwide Workshops & Events 2020 - See Details/Bookings Below

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Perth Studio
FEB 2020 - 4 Week Courses


Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mon  7-8pm Taqsim Flow - Live Drums 
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Tue 10-11am - 'Pulse8 Fitness - Drumdance'
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Wed 7-8pm  - 'Fiery Bellydance' 
Feb 19, 26, Mar 4 Wed 11am-12  - 'Silver Shimmies' Bellydance for Seniors
Feb 8, 15, 22, 29 Sat 10-11am - 'Pulse8 Fitness - Drumdance'

MAR Special 2 Hour Workshops in Perth:
Mar 1
'Zills Skills' finger cymbal workshop
Mar 8 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
AUSTRALIA  -  MAR 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops

Mar 8 PERTH, WA
Mar 14 MELBOURNE, VIC 
Mar 18 ALBURY, NSW
Mar 19 CANBERRA, ACT
Mar 20 SYDNEY, NSW 
Mar 21 GOLD COAST, QLD 
Mar 22 BRISBANCE, QLD 
Mar 26 CAIRNS, QLD
Mar 28 SHELLHARBOUR, NSW 
Mar 29 MAITLAND, NSW 
INTERNATIONAL - APR-JUL Rhythmic Essence'

Apr 18 MARIBOR, SLOVENIA  
Apr 25 ZAGREB, CROATIA
May 17/18 KONA, HAWAII  
May 22 HONOLULU, HAWAII 
Jun 6 LONDON, UK
Jun 7 CHIPPENHAM, UK 
Jun 13 MADRID, SPAIN  
Jun 20 CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Jul 4 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Jul 5 CANCUN, MEXICO
Jul 11 AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
Jul 12 MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA
INTERNATIONAL - JUL-AUG Rhythmic Essence'

Jul 18 CONOVER, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
Jul 19 CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA 
Jul 25 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA
Jul 26 ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA
Aug 1 BARRIE, CANADA
Aug 2 TORONTO,  CANADA 

Oct 1-4 MARGARET RIVER Somatic Movement Retreat

*** EGYPT LIVE MUSIC EVENTS
Nov 5-8 EL GOUNA '40 Rhythms on the Red Sea'
Nov 11-15 CAIRO 'Musical Heart of Egypt'

About Keti & Sam's NEW Rhythmic Essence Workshops

Percussionist & DJ Sam Nascimento and dancer/choreographer Keti Sharif present exciting dance workshops around the world in 2020. Sam introduced & pioneered Latin and world music and events Australia-wide. He held many long-term residencies, touring with international artists and dancers, and has played to audiences of thousands on a regular basis. He has recently shifted his focus on Arabic drumming and musical production. Keti is the creator of A-Z Bellydance, and has spent many years in Egypt working with live music, researching somatics and musicality for dancers. After recent travels to Egypt, where they researched with top Arabic musicians and performers, Keti and Sam merged ideas and talents to usher in a new approach into the rhythm-dance-music connection. This dynamic creative team offers a fresh, energized  perspective to support both students and professionals interested in various Arabic musical cultures - old and new.

Participants will deepen their connection to the the powerful, rhythmic heart of Arabic music and dance. They will learn a variety of traditional and rare Arabic rhytnms and how to dance to their unique patterns and time signatures, to feel the rhythmic flow of each style. Discover natural, easy and earthy ways of enhancing your dance skills by understanding the innate patterns and weight sensing that lies within each rhythmic matrix.

On the Rhythmic Essence Tour, Sam & Keti present the following workshops:

#WORKSHOP 1: RHYTHMIC ESSENCE - SECRETS WITHIN THE RHYTHM
The first workshop offers an indepth exploration of rhythms, from sensual and slow to lively and dynamic. You will study Arabic rhythmic patterns in detail, with gravity points and weight-sensing - learning fresh new combinations.

#WORKSHOP 2: ARABIC MUSCALITY - RHYTHMIC DYNAMICS IN SONGS
In the second workshop, you’ll sample Arabic musical compositions that feature these rhythms. Enjoy a somatic, musical approach that gives dancers the boost they need to enrich their art with a renewed sense of rhythmic knowledge, movement confidence and musical awareness. The result is a heightened sense of musical connection and artistic poise.

#ARABIC DJ DANCE PARTY
A fun, lively night of dancing with Arabic music by DJ Sam.

Join a class or live workshop in 2020!

Feb 2020 - 4 Week Courses Perth Studio

Mon nights 7-8pm
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

'Taqsim Flow' 
to Live Egyptian Rhythms

Course description: 4 week course exploring a series of slow, live bellydance rhythms & techniques inc. Samaii 10/8.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Mondays 7pm-8pm
Cost: $35 p/class (casual fee) email to check availability, as classes fill quickly!

Tue mornings 10-11am
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

'Pulse8 Cardio Fitness' 
Dance to Arabic/Afro-Latin beats

Course description: Energizing 4 week fitness workouts - hot bellydance beats & Afro-Latin beats on congas.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Tuesdays 10am-11am
Cost: $35 p/class (casual fee) email to check availability, as classes fill quickly!

Wed nights 7-8pm 
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

'Fiery Bellydance' 
Live Arabic, Latin, R&B drums

Course description: 4 week course exploring fiery bellydance & Afro-Latin rhythms with new techniques. Darbuka, dof & congas.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm
Cost: $35 p/class (casual fee) email to check availability, as classes fill quickly!

NEW!! Wed Mornings
Feb 19, 26, Mar 4

'Silver Shimmies' 
Gentle Bellydance for Seniors

Course description: Seniors can enjoy easy, gentle bellydance to live Egyptian rhythms, blended with yoga and somatics.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Wedesdays 11am-12noon
Cost: $30 per session or $20 with Pension Card

Sat mornings 10-11am
Feb 8, 15, 22, 29

'Pulse8 Cardio Fitness' 
Dance to Arabic/Afro-Latin beats

Course description: Energizing 4 week fitness workouts - hot bellydance beats & Afro-Latin beats on congas.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Saturdays 10am-11am
Cost: $35 p/class (casual fee) email to check availability, as classes fill quickly!

Sun Mar 1
PERTH - 2 Hour Zill Workshop

'Zill Skills to Live Tabla' 
Learn to Play to Various Rhythms

Course description: Seated finger cymbal workshop with Keti to live drums. Explore different patterns for Arabic rhythms.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Sunday 2pm-4pm
Cost: $40 (8 people max)
*Bring own zills or buy a set at studio $25.

Mar 2020 Australian Rhythmic Essence Workshop Tour

Sun Mar 8
PERTH, WA

'Rhythmic Essence'
Two x 2 hour Workshops

Description: Two x 2 hour Workshops.
Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Workshop #2: Apply rhythmic principles to Arabic music with the next session.
Venue: JRDA Dance Studio
Time: Sun 2-4pm, 4-6pm
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence 2pm only $90, or book Arabic Musicality 4pm only $90, or Book BOTH below for $150 (discount rate). 

Sat Mar 14
MELBOURNE, VIC

'Rhythmic Essence'
Two x 2 hour Workshops

Description: Two x 2 hour Workshops. Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Workshop #2: Apply rhythmic principles to Arabic music with the next session.
Venue: North Yoga Brunswick
Time: Sat 2-4pm, 4-6pm
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence 2pm only $90, or book Arabic Musicality 4pm only $90, or Book BOTH below for $150 (discount rate).

Wed Mar 18
ALBURY, VIC

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop

Description: One x 2 hour Workshop. Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - learn Bellydance technique or drumming to LIVE rhythms - with natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences. This workshop is also open to Drummers.
Venue: Yackandandah Public Hall
Time: Wed 7-9pm
Cost: Dancers book workshop $90.

*Drummers may join workshop for $45 (bring a darabuka, dumbek or Egyptian tabla)

Thu Mar 19
CANBERRA, ACT

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop

Description: One x 2 hour Workshop. Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Venue: Kim Harvey School of Dance @ the Oak 11 Rosevear Pl, Dickson
Time: Wed 7-9pm
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence workshop $90.

*Note: This special community workshop requires advance bookings.

Fri Mar 20
SYDNEY, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party

Description: One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party with Arabic Music.
Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
DJ Dance Party: Enjoy dancing to Arabic music in rhythmic context in DJ session.
Venue: Amera's Palace, Marrickville
Time: Fri 7-9pm & 9-10.30pm DJ Party
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence Wrkshop only $90 or book DJ party only $30 or Book BOTH below for $110 (discounted rate for both).

Sat Mar 21
GOLD COAST, QLD

'Rhythmic Essence'
Two x 2 hour Workshops & DJ Dance Party

Description: Two x 2 hour Workshops. Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Workshop #2: Apply rhythmic principles to Arabic music with the next session.
Venue: Masonic Lodge Southport
Time:
Sat 10am-3pm, Party (extra)
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence only $90, or book Arabic Musicality only $90, or Book BOTH below for $150 (discount rate).
Host: Shira

Sun Mar 22
BRISBANE, QLD

'Rhythmic Essence'
Two x 2 hour Workshops

Description: Two x 2 hour Workshops.
Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Workshop #2: Apply rhythmic principles to Arabic music with the next session.
Venue: Spring Hill Studio
Time: Sun 10.30-12.30pm, 1-3pm
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence only $90, or book Arabic Musicality only $90, or Book BOTH below for $150 (discount rate).
Host: Janna

Thu Mar 26
CAIRNS, QLD

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop

Description: One x 2 hour Workshops. Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
Venue: Dragonfly Zen, Level 1, 142-144 Grafton St, Cairns
Time: Thu 7-9pm
Cost: Book Rhythmic Essence only $90.
Hosts: Sally & Jodi (FACEBOOK EVENT)

* Private bellydance with Tabla Wed 25 & Thu 26 Mar, contact Keti.

Sat Mar 28
SHELLHARBOUR, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party

Description: One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party with Arabic Music.
Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
DJ Dance Party: Enjoy dancing to Arabic music in rhythmic context in DJ session.
Venue: Astarte Body Mind Studio
Time: Sat 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Cost: $90 Aud workshop, Party $40 or $120 for both. 
Host: Kylie Morrison

Sun Mar 29
MAITLAND, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party

Description: One x 2 hour Workshop & DJ Dance Party with Arabic Music.
Workshop #1: Rhythmic Essence - enhance your Bellydance technique to 9 LIVE rhythms through discovering natural gravity points with new patterns & flowing sequences.
DJ Dance Party: Enjoy dancing to Arabic music in rhythmic context in DJ session.
Venue: 10 William St East Maitland
Time: Sun 2-4, 5.30-7.30pm
Cost: $90 Aud workshop, Party $40 or $120 for both.  
Host: Mikola Lee

Australia Workshops FAQS

About the
'Rhythmic Essence'
Workshops & DJ Dance Party

What level of Bellydance is required to join? We teach multi-level, adding extra techniques for int/adv dancers, but we recommend at least 6 months bellydance experience.

What clothes should I wear to class? Leggins and top with hipscarf is ideal, as teacher can see line of leg movement.

What if I have a physical limitation? 
Please inform us so we can modify moves.

Who can I email if I have questions?

Australia Workshops - Thanks!

'Rhythmic Essence'
Thank you to the following:

Di Rando from JRDA Subiaco
Samantha Moore from NEMEDA
Shira from Bellydance Gold Coast
Janna Hilwa, Brisbane Bellydance
Sally from Cairns Bellydance
Ali Higgson from Amera's Palace
Kylie from Astarte Body Mind
Mikola Lee from Hunter Shimmy Sisters
Gawharat el Fan & El Arabi for Darbukas
Eman Zaki for Costumes

We love what we do. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a Rhythmic Essence event in your city!

Apr-Aug 2020 Worldwide Workshop Tour (links up soon!)

Apr 18 
Mabibor, Slovenia

Keti's Al Qamar Egyptian Musicality workshops
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Contact Ksenija

April 25
Zagreb. Croatia

Keti's Al Qamar Egyptian Musicality workshops
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Contact Dunja

May 16/17
Kona, Hawaii

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam @ Manua Lea.
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Contact Stephanie Bolton

May 23
Honolulu, Hawaii

2pm Rhythmic Essence
4pm Arabic Musicality 
@ Still & Moving Centre.
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Contact Keti

Jun 6 
London, UK

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Keti

Jun 7
Chippenham, UK

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Rachel Terry

Jun 13
Madrid, Spain

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam, Evening Hafla.
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Contact Debora Garcia

Jun 20
Casablanca, Morocco

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Keti

Jul 4 
Mexico City, Mexico

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam. Evening show.
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Contact Majida

Jul 5
Cancun, Mexico

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam, Playa de Carmen.
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Contact Irene Basto

Jul 11
Austin, TX, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam, Evening Hafla.
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Contact Keti

Jul 12
Miami, FL, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Keti

Jul 18 
Conover, NC, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Candy Zibner

Jul 19
Carlisle, PA, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Jeri Preston

Jul 25
New York City, NY, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Keti

Jul 26
Rochester, NY, USA

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Michelle Charles

Aug 1
Barrie, Canada

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Nicole Welsh

Aug 2
Toronto, Canada

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam @ Johara's studio.
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Contact Keti

Aug 29
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam, Evening Hafla.
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Contact Nilu Bakkshy MEDA

Aug 30
Singapore

Rhythmic Essence & Arabic Musicality workshops with Keti & Sam.
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Contact Keti


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Oct 1-5 (5 Days/4 Nights)

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$1250 Aud Residential or $875 Non Residential

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