Classes & Workshops
teachin a dance combo from class
A fun movement combo!

Online Class: Let's Raqs!!

Summer Session

July 15 - August 19, 2020

Wednesdays 7-8 PM, PDT

Session Fee (6 classes): $70

Drop-in Fee: $13


Intermediate / Advance level dance technique class:

Warm up with drills focusing on Raqs Sharqi dance technique. You will add layering and ornamentation, learn traveling steps and fun combinations, and develop improvisation skills.

Download Zoom, class link will be sent to you via email.

Online Class: Back to Basics

Summer Session

July 17 - August 21, 2020

No Class on August 7

Fridays, 10-11 AM, PT

Session Fee (5 classes): $58

Drop-in fee: $13

Mixed Level Class:

Back to Basics will build on Belly Dance fundamentals and improve your dance technique through drills and fun combinations!

Download Zoom, class link will be sent to you via email.

Online Class: "Tobah" Choreography

Special Class

Tuesdays, July 21- August 4
6:30-8 PM PDT
3-Week Session: $68


Intermediate- Advance Level Class:

In August of 2000, I was in Cairo and I had the privilege of taking private lessons with Raqia Hassan. She taught me this choreography to the pop song "Tobah" (Repentance) sung by Hassan Al Asmar. It is fun, challenging, and a wonderful example of her musicality. I look forward to sharing it with you! 

Private Lessons

$65/hour. Contact Zulaika to arrange day, time, and location.
(Group rates for 2 or more dancers also available.)


Zulaika will work with you to reach your dance goals: for all level dancers from beginner to professional.

Private Skype / Zoom Lessons

$60 / hour session
Package: $200 / 4 one-hour sessions*
$35 / 1/2 hour session
Package: $120 / 4 half-hour sessions*
*Packages must be used within 4 months of purchase.


Beginners: Learn the basic movements and isolations for Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance), how they combine to make steps and combinations to fit the music and basic rhythms. Veil work can be introduced. Learning to play finger cymbals is encouraged.


Intermediate - Advanced: Suggested topics: advanced movements, layering, ornamentation, improvisation techniques, and how they work with the music and rhythms, veil work, folkloric styling, performance skills, musical interpretation, or just enjoying the dance!


Contact Zulaika to discuss your goals and arrange a mutual date, time

Specialty Workshops with Zulaika

It's All About The Music!

(Dates to be Announced)

A 2-part workshop series that takes the mystery out of dancing to Arabic music.

Part 1: Arabic Music Theory for Dancers.
Learn basic Arabic music history and theory to better understand how the music works.

Part 2: Musicality for Dancers.
Building on information from the Music Theory workshop, you will experience movement exercises for breaking down & exploring a dance music piece.

In addition to studying Arabic dance under international and national master teachers, Zulaika has attended Arabic music theory classes at Simon Shaheen's annual Arabic Music Retreat.

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"Zulaika is a masterful and experienced teacher, building from a foundation of warm-ups and strengthening exercises specific to the dance to fun and challenging combinations. She always has a smile on her face and she works very hard to explain the specifics of a movement if we are struggling to get our bodies to do what we want them to do. She has so much experience teaching and performing but brings excitement and enthusiasm to each class. We are very lucky to have her in Seattle!"


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