Zahia Izzah has been pursuing her love of mainstream Middle Eastern dance since her first class in 1999. Since then she’s studied with local, national and international teachers. She performs around the Pacific Northwest and is known for her entertaining and sassy Egyptian style. She spent time studying and performing with the Shami Mir Dance Ensemble and An Nour Dance Ensemble before branching out on her own to teach. Zahia offers a variety of different class levels, so check back often to see what’s on the schedule! She also works with her own small performance troupe called Wild Lotus Bellydance. They can be seen often, dancing at MEDGE events (www.medge.org).
BEGINNING SASSY EGYPTIAN STYLE BELLY DANCE WITH ZAHIAThursdays 6:45-7:45pm 1/10-1/31 $50 or $15 drop inCelebration Bellydance and Yoga Studios, Side B1840 Willamette St, EugeneNo previous dance experience necessary. Good for all ages 18 and up and all fitness levels.Learn from scratch, refresh past knowledge or come drill what you already know in a fun, supportive atmosphere.We’ll cover the basics of posture and isolations, plus a few simple traveling steps and veil play.Come get a taste of the exotic while you build strength and flexibility!
Advanced performance choreography
Mondays 6:45-7:45PM Studio B
Ongoing, by instructor approval only
This class is for the intermediate dancer who wants to learn group choreography and performance dynamics in a fast paced, fun community atmosphere.
Performance opportunities are available but not guaranteed. Additional costs for costuming are involved, if selected to perform.
No drop ins please.
Wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring a water bottle. I dance barefoot but dance socks or sandals are also ok. No street shoes.
Please contact the instructor directly to register for classes. Schedule is subject to change and class size is limited for a more personalized experience.