Blue Lotus Room



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NEXT Live Egyptian Music & Dance Event @ Studio 15-17 Jul 2022 - VISITING MUSICIANS!

  • Enjoy another great LIVE cultural event @ Blue Lotus Room! Join us in person, or there's a live streaming option.
  • Listen to a beautiful classical Egyptian musical recital & attend a Fun evening HAFLA party event!
  • Dancers, develop musicality & technique with 4 'Element' themed Egyptian dance workshops with Keti & Live Arabic ensemble - master musicians  visiting from Sydney. In-depth classes to detailed instrumentals. Saturday classes are easy and slower paced, fine for all levels. Sunday is more robust!
  • 2 fun Egyptian Drumming classes taught by Sam & guest darbuka maestro Jamal Zraika

Get a glimpse of our Egyptian Elements artists!

Visiting master musicians from Sydney, plus great workshops and evening events in July.

June/July 2022 - 4 Week Courses

Egyptian Bellydancing with Keti

Mon 7:15pm-8:15pm
The Art of Drum Solo
Bellydancing to a LIVE Drum Solo with Keti, Sam Drumming
(Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 4) $100 for 4 classes

Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm

Raqsitti (Pop/Modern)
Modern Egyptian Troupe Choreography with Keti
(Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6) $100 for 4 classes

Thu 11am-11:45am
Gentle Beginner's Bellydance
Easy movements with modifications for physical limitations
(Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 7) $80 for 4 classes

Sat 9:15am-10am 
Bloom Bellydance Fitness
A lively 45 minute workout with Modern Arabic Music & stretches
(Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9) $60 for 4 classes

Sat 10am-11am

Alkawakib Veil Choreography
Learn a fluid sensual Veil troupe choreography
(Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9) $100 for 4 classes

Casual classes $30 drop in rate
*Bloom Bellydance Fitness 45 min class is $15
HAFLA Sat 9th July! Performance opportunities

Mobirise

Arabic Drumming with Sam

Mon 6:15pm-7:15pm
Arabic Darbuka Drumming & Techniques
(Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 4) $100 for 4 classes

Sat 11am-12pm
Arabic Dof (framedrum) & Riqq Techniques
(Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9) $100 for 4 classes

Casual classes $30 drop in rate

DRUMMING INTENSIVE (Morley)
Sun 19th Jun 10am-12noon

2 hour Arabic Drumming workshop Blue Lotus Room
$50  
*Arabic brunch available $10 participants/$15 others

DRUMMING INTENSIVE (Cottesloe)
Sun 3rd Jul 12noon-2pm
2 hour Arabic Drumming workshop Cottesloe Civic Centre
$50 

HAFLA Sat 9th July! 

Nawara Teacher Training

  • Sep 1-2, 2022 (Thu/Fri) (guest Teachers Jilyan Andersen & percussionist Sam Nascimento)
    In Arabic, "Nawara" means "She is Radiant". If you love earthy group improvisation and deep rhythmic sequences that allow you to play your own percussion - dof (framedrum) and zills (finger cymbals) - then this is for you!
  • Based on Keti's A-Z Original, with cues & cultural elements of Egyptian and North African (Maghrebi) desert dances, you will learn to perform, study or teach all 26 routines, and learn to play 5 rhythms on dof & zills. Explore Ethnic-inspired costuming, jewellery & headdresses.
  • 9am-5pm both days  (16 hours)
  • Cost $450 Aud (2 days training plus study manual and Nawara CD)
    MAX 24 participants (Save $100 if you book by June 30th - code EARLYBIRD)

Lotus Series Teacher Training

  • Sep 3 & 4, 2022 (with Keti & guest Lotus Dancers)
    Mystical Pharaonic theatre dances layered with advanced moves and deep symbolism create a beautiful and timeless series of dances. Learn to make costumes, props and headdresses.
  • Based on Keti's A-Z Advanced, with Ancient Egyptian props such as ostrich feather lotus fans, scorpion headdresses and Isis wings, you will learn to perform, study or teach 6 group dances, and memorise the symbolic stories. through gesture and movement.
  • 9am-5pm daily Sat, Sun (16 hours)
  • Cost $450 Aud (2 days training plus study manual and Lotus Series CD)
    MAX 24 participants (Save $100 if you book by June 30th - code EARLYBIRD)


Musical Heart of Egypt
Travel to EGYPT Sep-Oct 2022

  • BOOKINGS CLOSING SOON!
    Join the fun travel adventure! The Musical Heart of Egypt - Cairo & Red Sea
  • CAIRO - 6 days (Sep 26-Oct 1)
    Enjoy live Egyptian music, dance, drum, history & cultural events
  • Day 1:  Sufi & Saiidi - Tanoura, Shopping Khan el Khalili
    Day 2: Egyptian Baladi - Pyramids visit, Aida Nour workshop, Garden party
    Day 3: Ancient Egypt & Zaar - Museum w/Dr Randa Baligh, Pharaonic dances, Zaar night
    Day 4: Original Reda Drills - Citadel/Islamic Cairo, Reda Drills, Farida Fahmy seminar, Nile Feluca
    Day 5: Classical Raqs Sharqi - Coptic Cairo, Raqs Sharqi live band, Takht, party
    Day 6: Evening Gala - Musicality/Maqamaat, Evening Gala performances & dinner
  • RED SEA - (via desert) 3 days (Oct 2,3,4) 
    Fun in the beautiful resort town El Gouna, and the Bedouin Oasis
  • Day 7: St Anthony's & Red Sea - Coach trip, desert Monastery, yoga on the Red Sea
    Day 8: Egyptian desert arts - Bedouin coffee, drum circle, Bedouin dance, yoga sunset
    Day 9: Raqs on Red Sea - Beach photoshoot, Modern Raqs Sharqi, yoga, evening Soiree

Blue Lotus Room - near Morley Galleria, WA