Classes & Workshops

October 20, 2019

Beyond Basics Workshop

Sunday, October 20, 2019

1-3pm, door opens at 12:30pm

$35 before 10/18

$40 at the door if space is available.

Deep Roots Dance Studio

9728 Greenwood Ave. N

Seattle, WA 98103

Zulaika takes you beyond the basic movements by introducing variations such as traveling, level changes, timing, intensity, layering, vibrations and shimmies. Some variations include regional stylization and variations from famous dance artists and master teachers! Experience the endless variety of movement that can enhance your expression of the music!  

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.

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!"


Articles, information, and resources about Arabic dance and music.

Reviewing a combo from class
A fun movement combo!

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