Introducing “Turns, Transitions & Traveling Steps” by Vanessa of Cairo

Learn more about this Spring Spectacular 2023 Workshop -
Saturday, March 25: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Watch Vanessa's video about the workshop

Workshop Description: Vanessa is thrilled to guide you on a journey of becoming your best self when it comes to dance! It doesn’t matter what style you do, or what level you are working from. She will introduce her essential fundamentals for any curriculum to help with technique, vocabulary and ideas for how to get from one phrase to the next. Not sure what to do when? No worries!

All Levels workshop in Middle Eastern dance

You will learn: Vanessa’s Three W’s: 1) What to do, 2) When to do it, and 3) Why you are doing it. These tools will allow you to seamlessly transition from one musical phrase to the next.

Instructor Experience: BFA in Ballet from TCU. Performing & Teaching all styles: 8 years NYC/12 years Egypt. Artistic Director of Jawaahir Dance Company

Many years of Private coaching, as well as teaching workshops online.

More information at:  and

Note: As the new artistic Director of Jawaahir Dance Company, I am thrilled to become a Guild member, and I am very much looking forward to not only becoming a member of the dance community in Minneapolis but supporting and encouraging other dancers in our company to do the same. I look forward to getting to know you all, and collaborating and working together to create a new chapter between Jawaahir and the local dance community.

Registration is open! Four SPECTACULAR! workshops

  • Tay Zavala – Saturday, March 25: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Capturing Your Audience
  • Vanessa of Cairo – Saturday, March 25: 12:30 -2:30 pm, Turns, Transitions & Traveling Steps
  • Cassandra Shore – Sunday, March 26: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm, Spectacular Shimmy Slam
  • Amina Beres – Sunday, March 26: 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Modern Turkish Oryantal Choreography

Register on the Shop page. You'll need to log in as an active Guild member to view the registration buttons.
Class size is limited to ensure participants have a fantastic experience!?
Cost of each two-hour workshop is $30 (plus the PayPal fee). This includes in-person attendance plus access to a recording that can be viewed for a limited time (it will not be downloadable).

REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR and you’ll have a chance to win!! If you register for all four workshops, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a free Guild membership renewal!!
You must be a Guild member to register. Annual dues are $28.

What to bring: water bottle, notebook and pen
What to wear: Dancewear. The studio has a lovely wooden floor; so plan to leave any outdoor footwear at the door.
When to arrive: 15 minutes before class begins. If there is bad weather: Check the Guild Facebook page for updates if the weather is a factor. When you arrive, we will ask you to complete a photo and liability release.

Workshop location: Jawaahir Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN.
GPS and Parking address: 3035 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN

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