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Spectacular Shimmy Slam – Cassandra Shore

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Guild Spring Spectacular 2023 Workshop

Spectacular Shimmy Slam By Cassandra Shore

Intermediate/Advanced workshop in Raqs Sharqi dance
Workshop Description:
The defining movement of Raqs Sharqi is the shimmy, performed in a multitude of layers, directions, travel, and ornamentations. Hip shimmies, shoulder shimmies, and a variety of other fun vibrational visuals will be introduced and practiced.

You will learn:
How to use and control shimmies creatively, and wisely! Read her interview about this workshop.

Instructor Experience:
Cassandra performed thousands of shows as exclusively a professional dancer from 1974 - 2020. She has taught workshops worldwide, including Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco, and was the choreographer and Artistic Director of Jawaahir Dance Company from 1989 - 2021. She has extensive experience in staging solos and group dancers.
More information at:

Register here beginning January 28
Class size is limited to ensure participants have a fantastic experience!
Cost of this two-hour workshop is $30. This includes in-person attendance plus access to a recording that can be viewed for a limited time (it will not be downloadable).

You must be a Guild member to attend.
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.

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


March 26
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Guild of Middle Eastern Dance


The Jawaahir Dance Studio
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
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