RHYTHMIC ESSENCE
Drum & Dance

JAN 2020 Perth
4 Week Courses

FEB-MAR 2020 Australia

Rhythmic Essence Workshops

APR 2020 Europe/UK 
Slovenia, Croatia, UK

JUN 2020
 Spain/Morocco
Spain, Morocco

JUL 2020
 North & South America
Hawaii, Mexico, USA, Canada

OCT Australia
Somatic Movement Retreat Marg River

NOV 2020 Egypt
Musical Heart of EGYPT Event, Cairo

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PERTH - 
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 'Pulse8 Drumdance'
PERTH - 
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 'Fiery Bellydance' Course
PERTH - 
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 'Pulse8 Drumdance'
PERTH - 
Jan 13, 20, Feb 3, 10 Taqsim Flow Course
PERTH - 
Feb 6, 13, 20 'Mahmoud Reda Drills' classes
PERTH -
Feb 9 'Rhythmic Essence' workshop
PERTH - 
Feb 16 'Zills Skills' workshop
AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE, VIC - 
Mar 14 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
LAUNCESTON, TAS - 
Mar 15 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
SYDNEY, NSW - 
Mar 20 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
GOLD COAST, QLD - 
Mar 21 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
BRISBANCE, QLD - 
Mar 22 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
SHELLHARBOUR, NSW - 
Mar 28 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
MAITLAND, NSW - 
Mar 29 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
MARGARET RIVER, WA - 
Oct 1-4 'Somatic Movement Retreat'
INTERNATIONAL

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA  & ZAGREB, CROATIA- 
Apr 19 & 25 'Musicality/Al Qamar' workshops
BATH & LONDON, UK - 
May 2 & 3 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
MADRID, SPAIN  & MOROCCO
Jun 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
HAWAII & USA - CITIES TBA
Jul 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
BARRIE & TORONTO, CANADA - 
Aug 1 & 2 'Rhythmic Essence' workshops
CAIRO, EGYPT - 
Nov 11-15 'Musical Heart of Egypt' Event
RED SEA, EGYPT -
Nov  5-8 '40 Rhythms on the Red Sea' Teacher Training Course with Live Percussion

About 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.

The first workshop offers an exploration of rhythms, from sensual and slow to lively and dynamic. You will study Arabic rhythms and their weight patterns in detail, learning fresh new combinations, and 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.

Join a live workshop in 2020!


NEW! Percussion Lessons for Beginners with Sam (Perth or online/skype)

Join Sam in Perth at the studio or at local venue of choice for fun & educational Percussion classes for beginners. Learn Arabic rhythms on Riqq, Tabla or Dof. Or Latin rhythms on Congas, Bongos or light percussion (Guiros, Shakers, Cowbell). 

Make an enquiry if interested in learning to play Egyptian Percussion with Sam!

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Jan 2020 Perth

PERTH Studio

'Taqsim Flow' 
Slow & Sensual Live Bellydance Rhythms

Monday Nights 
(4 Week Course)
Jan 13, 20, Feb 3, 10.

Course description: 4 week course exploring a series of slow bellydance rhythms & techniques.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Mondays 7pm-8pm
Cost: $120 Aud 
*Bookings essential, limited places!

PERTH Studio

'Pulse8 DrumDance!' 
Fun fitness Live Arabic & Afro-Latin beats

Tuesday Mornings
(4 Classes)
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28.

Course description: Energizing 4 week fitness workouts - hot bellydance beats & Afro-Latin congas.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Tuesdays 10am-11am
Cost: $30 per class (casual) 
*Bookings essential, limited places! 

PERTH Studio

'Fiery Bellydance' 
To hot Live Arabic, Afro & Latin drums

Wednesday Nights
(4 Classes)
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29.

Course description: 4 week course exploring fiery bellydance & Afro-Latin rhythms & techniques.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm
Cost: $30 per class (casual)
*Bookings essential, limited places! 

PERTH Studio

'Pulse8 DrumDance!'
Fun fitness Live Arabic & Afro-Latin beats

Saturday Mornings
(4 Week Course)
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1.

Course description: Energizing 4 week fitness workouts - hot bellydance beats & Afro-Latin congas.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Saturdays 9am-10am
Cost: $120 Aud 
*Bookings essential, limited places! 

Feb Australia - West Coast

PERTH Studio

'Mahmoud Reda Drills' (drop-in classes)
3 Classes - CASUAL 
Thursdays Feb 6, 13, 20

Description: Reda technique and drills to live Egyptian rhythms. Learn an array of Folkloric dance sequences.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Thu 7-8.30pm
Cost: $45 per class email is necessary to book

PERTH - Subiaco

'Rhythmic Essence'
2 Hour Workshop
Sunday Feb 9

Description: 2 hour masterclass with 9 traditional & rare bellydance rhythms. Weight sensing, gravity points, natural pattern & flow.
Venue: JRDA studio, Subiaco
Time: Sun 2pm-4pm
Cost: $90 Aud includes notes

PERTH Studio 

'Zills Skills Workshop'
2 Hour Workshop
Sunday Feb 16

Description: 2 hour seated zill workshop with Keti on zills & exploring 9 rhythms from previous workshop. Bring your own zills or buy at studio $25.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Time: Sun 2pm-4pm
Cost: $60 Aud includes notes

PRIVATE LESSONS

Perth studio private sessions for all levels

Class description: Learn how to play percussion; riq, tabla, dof or doholla with Sam or refine your dance with Keti in private classes.
Venue: Keti's Perth Studio
Dates: 1 person $90/hr, 2 people $100, 3 people $120 - please book in advance.

Mar 2020 Australia - East Coast

(Details posted by mid Jan)

MELBOURNE, VIC
'Rhythmic EssenceClub Rakkassa'
Mar 13 (Friday)

Enjoy a live performance by Keti and Sam at the wonderful Club Rakkassa event - please book by contacting Pamela.

We hope to see you there!

MELBOURNE, VIC

'Rhythmic Essence'
2 x 2 Hour Workshops
Mar 14 (Saturday)

Description: Rhythmic Essence, learn 9 rich Arabic rhythms & techniques, to live percussion then apply to music with next session.
Venue: North Yoga, 301 Albert St Brunswick
Time: Sat 2-4pm, 4-6pm
Cost: $90 Rhythmic Essence wkshop 2pm, $90 Musical Wkshop 4pm or $150 for both.  

LAUNCESTON, TAS

'Rhythmic Essence'
2 x 2 Hour Workshops
Mar 15 (Sunday)

Description: Rhythmic Essence, learn 9 Arabic rhythms & techniques, to live percussion then apply to music with next session.
Venue: TBA
Time: Sat 2-4pm, 4-6pm
Cost: $90 Aud Rhythmic Essence wkshop, $90 Musical Workshop or $150 for both.  

SYDNEY, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
Workshop & DJ Party
Mar 20 (Friday night)

Workshop description: Rhythmic Essence, learn 9 Arabic rhythms & techniques, to live percussion then apply to music with fun DJ session.
Venue: Amera's Palace
Time: Fri 7-9pm, 9-10.30pm
Cost: $90 Aud workshop only, $30 for DJ party only, or discounted $110 both.

GOLDCOAST, QLD

'Rhythmic Essence'
Mar 21 (Saturday)

Details TBA soon.

BRISBANE, QLD

'Rhythmic Essence'
Mar 22 (Sunday)

Details TBA soon.

SHELLHARBOUR, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
Workshop & DJ Party
Mar 28 (Saturday)

Workshop description: Rhythmic Essence, learn 9 Arabic rhythms & techniques, then apply to music.
Venue: Host - Kylie Morrison
Time: Sat 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Cost: $90 Aud workshop, Party $40 or $120 for both. 

MAITLAND, NSW

'Rhythmic Essence'
Workshop & DJ Party
Mar 29 (Sunday)

Workshop description: Rhythmic Essence, learn 9 Arabic rhythms & techniques, then apply to music.
Venue: Host - Mikola Lee
Time: Sun 2-4, 5.30-7.30pm
Cost: $90 Aud workshop, Party $40 or $120 for both.  

See the rest of our Workshop Tour USA, UK, Canada, Hawaii, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia & more from Apr-Nov 2020. Out Jan!


Somatic Movement Spring Retreat Margaret River, WA
Oct 1-5 (5 Days/4 Nights)

Join Keti Sharif, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Satyen and Percussionist Sam for a powerful Somatic retreat in Margaret River, Western Australia. Special guests include Kohesia Persian Jazz band. 5 day/4 night live in retreat with onsite studio. Option of non-residential for Southwest locals.
$1250 Aud Residential or $875 Non Residential

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Join us in Egypt!
'40 Rhythms on the Red Sea'
Teacher Training Course
Nov 5,6,7,8 (4 Days)

Join Keti & Sam in El Gouna on the stunning Red Sea coast for a life-changing 4 day training for Bellydancers! Learn detailed patterns, dance moves & cultural applications for 40 Arabic Rhythms to take your teaching to the next level. This 4 day course to live Percussion is a perfect lead-in to the Musical Heart of Egypt, as you will be able to identify all rhythms played the Nov 11-15 event in Cairo! Simply travel to El Gouna & organise your own accom to partake in the event daily on 5-8 Nov 2020. 

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Join us in EGYPT 2020!

The Musical Heart of Egypt Nov 11-15, 2020. Experience 5 days of dancing to 100% live music in Cairo! Featuring masters Farida Fahmy, Nesrin, Vanessa and her band, Hamdy el Hakim and more talented Egyptian artists.

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