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Date of Birth
August 19
About sausan
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I am a Master Dance Belly Dance Teacher (www.sausanacademy.com), as well as an Egyptian Restaurant (Al-Masri: www.almasrisfca.com) and a Middle Eastern pastry chef (Bitchin' Baklava: www.bitchinbaklava.com).
My Inspirations:
Jodette: www.jodettes.com
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My events
Date Event & Description Category Location
05-29-2011
05-29-2011
11-07-2014
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Fakarouni" (They Reminded Me)
11-21-2014
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Kariat El Fingan" (Fortune Teller)
11-28-2014
12-12-2014
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Leylet Hob" (Night of Love)
12-19-2014
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Bitwanis Beek" (You're Always With Me)
12-26-2014
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Al Leyla Wa Leyla" (One Thousand Nights and One Night)
01-02-2015
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Ya Delaa Ya Delaa" (One Thousand Nights and One Night)
01-09-2015
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Inte Omri" (You Are My Life)
01-16-2015
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Daret El Ayam" (Days Go By)
01-23-2015
Must-Know Music Dance Workshop Series
A Study In "Habeina" (Love Us)
01-30-2015
Graceful Arms Workshop by Sausan
2-hour Graceful Arms Workshop with Sausan
05-24-2015
7-Day Intensive Seminar; Level 1 (7-DIS; L1)
Egyptian Dance Code® Technical Instruction & Interpretation
05-29-2016
7-Day Intensive Seminar; Level 1 (7-DIS; L1)
In-depth Study of the Egyptian Dance CodeĀ® and the Golden Age of Egypt
07-05-2016
7-Day Intensive Seminar; Level 2 (7-DIS; L2)
In-depth Study of the Egyptian Dance CodeĀ® and the Golden Age of Egypt
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Learning Your Classics - The "Must-Know" Songs of Bellydance

by sausan on 10-08-2015 at 06:13 PM
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Hello:

I've offered two series on "Must-Know" Music for Dancing:
These are my lists:

Series One:
1. Ana Fe Intezarak (Iā€™m Waiting For You)
2. Bahlem Beek (I Dream of You)
3. Fakarouni (They Reminded Me)
4. Kariat El Fingan (Fortune Teller)
5. Zeina
6. Leylet Hob (Night of Love)
7. Bitwanis Beek (Youā€™re Always With Me)
8. Alf Leyla Wa Leyla (100 Nights and 1 Night)
9. Ya Delaa Ya Delaa

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Minor rant: why don't more teachers teach anything about the !#$% MUSIC????

by sausan on 10-08-2015 at 05:40 PM
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Hi:

I know I'm coming in late to this discussion, but I wanted to chime in. :-)

I actually include a course on music and its entities and rhythms in my one-year belly dance program. I had a terrible time learning all about the music when I was learning this dance. At that time (1970s, 1980s), we didn't have the kind of information we do now. So, when I got my curriculum together, I included a 3-month section on dissecting music for performance.

I think

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That Egyptian Feeling - blog by Luna of Cairo

by sausan on 10-08-2015 at 04:09 PM
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I often think that Egyptian stylization is far more languid and less rushed/pushed than other stylizations. I am not sure if that is what they mean by sluggy, but that languid, relaxed feel is one of the things I look for in Egyptian style. Not early, not directly on center time, and not quite actually late to the beat, but more like dancing on the 't' of 'beat' instead of the 'b'. :)
I just want to preface my reply by saying that my first teacher was Jodette -- Egyptian descent --

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