My dance is inspired by Egypt, my travels, the natural world and music (to find out more click here JANE AND THE DANCE). As well as making my own dance, I'm passionate about encouraging you to try it.
I dance to express myself. I dance to connect with others. I dance to build bridges. I dance because it lifts me, improves my physical and emotional state, balances me and energises me. But mostly - I dance because I love it.
Why is it different? Some people try to replicate Egyptian dance through choreography, costuming and gesture. That's not my interest. Taking what I've learnt from the Egyptian people and their dance, (plus occasional steps from salsa and flamenco), I work with music and my inspirations to create something personal, something relevant to me, to you, something alive.
Mazazik Dance is a trademarked system of dance tuition based on 25 movement mantras, and 25 dance themes, which will give you:
*a thorough grounding in technique * a growing confidence to dance your own dance * an abiity to focus on learning musical patterns * an infinite creative approach to movement and your connection to it.
'The best workshop in my life ever was with you at camp doing beledi - still get the warm glows thinking of the magical time we all had'
' Without your fantastic teaching methods, encouragement and vision(s), I would not be the dancer I am'
' Thank you so much for the Egypt experience. It was life changing'
& AUTUMN 2021 - DATES CHECKLIST
Monday 20 September - online - Beginners introduction Feeling Good
Friday 24 September - online - Baladi Tutorial
Saturday 25 September - Huddersfield - Dance To Feel Good
Monday 27 September - York - Dance Gathering
Thursday 7 October - Manchester - Technique and Drills course starts
Saturday 9 October - Knutsford - Workshop group
Saturday 16 October - Leeds - Choreo Lab (invitation only)
Friday 29 October - Mazazik Festival online - Dancer Be the Music & Autumn Leaves
Friday 26 November - Mazazik Festival online show
Saturday 27 November - Mazazik Festival - Beginners in person - Manchester. Luxor Love - basic technique drills and dancealongs
Saturday 18 December - Mazazik Dance Circle Holmfirth
So this week in East Meets West, we talked about veil work. This is a film I made with very basic veil movements during a dance trip to Turkey. It's a piece we work on in my From The Heart strand. And as well as the dance, in the film I wanted to give a feeling of the beautiful Grenadine Lodge in Turkey, and the area of Dalyan, where we were staying. As I said, one thing you will never be led into doing in one of my sessions is what I call the yashmak move (half covering the face with veil) which I think should stay in the 1970s Frys Turkish Delight ad! I think most, if not all, of you agreed with me. Shows a lack of understanding of the word veil and the women who live veiled, I think in all our opinions, not just mine.
THIS WEEK - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
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