Dance: Debka Classes

Wed, February 13, 2008 6:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Debka Dance Classes at Alwan

In collaboration with Network of Arab American professionals of New York, Alwan for the Arts will offer personal, one-on-one instruction from seasoned debka instructors who practically dance better than they walk. Whether you are a beginner or want to further hone your skills, the classes are open to all! Within the 6-week program, you'll not only be able to comfortably dance in any debka circle, but you'll also learn the rich history of the debka, which for many is more than a mere form of dance; it is a form of expression that many use in times of pain, happiness and resistance.

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February 13 – March 19

Wednesdays Evening, 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Tuition $100

Instructor Linda Sarsour:

Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Debka has been prevalent in Linda’s family for three generations, with Linda learning how to debka since the tender age of seven (7). Linda comes from a family of folkloric artists and musicians on her mother’s side, who continue to exhibit their musical and dancing talents today. Linda’s uncle and mentor was a choreographer of numerous debka troupes in the West Bank, Palestine in the 70's and 80's and continued his work in the United States in the 90's. In 2002, Linda choreographed an all girls dance troupe, the Wafa Folklore Group, in New York City. Linda's fancy footwork has become legendary among the local Arab-American community, seen exclusively at countless community events and banquets, in NYC and beyond.

A refund of $50.00 will be issued to any student who drops the course after the first class. A refund of $25.00 will be issued to any student who drops the course after the second class. No refunds will be issued after the third class. Please note that a $25.00 penalty will be charged any student who drops the course prior to the first day of class.

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Last updated: 2008-02-10 18:05:00

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