Special Events

Belly Dance workshops with Abigail Keyes! Oct 13th & 14th

Abigail Keyes is a lifelong performer with a passion for education, cultural awareness, and the movement arts of the Middle East. She has taught on five continents and is also an esteemed and respected dance writer.

She began her studies of Middle Eastern, North African, and Anatolian dances with Kim Leary, continued her core studies with Artemis Mourat. She currently studies under the guidance of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour.

She holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, has studied the Arabic language at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Recently she earned an M.A. in Dance Studies from Mills College in Oakland, California, with a focus on the mind-body connection, creativity and composition, and teaching methodology. She is Assistant Director of the Salimpour Collective Berkeley, Suhaila Dance Company, and Bal Anat—the longest running Middle Eastern dance company in the world. Abby has Suhaila Level 5 and Jamila Level 5 certifications, and is a staff instructor at the Salimpour School in Berkeley, California. Visit her website and read her writings on dance at akeyesdance.com/blog

Abigail Keyes (Ashara) will teach workshops with the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene’s fall festival on Oct 13th & 14th.

For more details, check out this link to registration info at MEDGE


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Sword Dance intensive with Sabine, Oct 26-28 2018:

Delve deep into the art of belly dancing with swords. 15 hours of instruction, 10 hours single sword and 5 hours with double sword.