Blue Lotus Room

 

Studio 2 / 23 Rudloc Rd, Morley

Meet your teachers, Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento 

Keti & Sam offer fun dance & drum classes & events with a cultural, musical approach. Dancing in Egypt for years, Keti's training methods include A-Z Bellydance, AstroBelly, Nawara & Lotus. Sam's Arabic heritage, 40 Arabic Rhythms CD & detailed drum classes make complex, hypnotic rhythms easy to learn, with a relaxed, authentic feel. 

Arabic Drumming classes with Sam

Students will enjoy a friendly environment with Sam's fun, inclusive classes that focus on finding their unique style & expression. Sam will fast-track skills with attention to each individual student as they learn to play Darbuka, Dof or Riqq.  Students progress rapidly in technique & confidence and get chances play with live music.

Egyptian Dance with Keti 

Learn Bellydance choreography and the art of improvisation with Keti. She has taught thousands of dancers around the world with A-Z Bellydance and a somatic approach to authentic Egyptian dance. Beginners to advanced students, performers & teachers, enjoy Keti's clear, fun and culturally enriching tuition, training weekends and opportunities to showcase performances.

AUGUST 2022  - 4 Week Arabic Drum & Dance Courses

Join classes in Aug - $30 Casual attendance or just $25 when you book a 4 Week Course
Starts Aug 15 2022

Mon 6:15pm-7:15pm
Arabic Darbuka with Sam 

Aug 15, 22, 29 & Sep 5
Learn to drum with Sam - all levels welcome, bring your Darbuka
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Mon 7:15pm-8:15pm
Egyptian Dance to Live Music

Aug 15, 22, 29 & Sep 5
The art of Egyptian dance with Keti to exciting live music & rhythms
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Wed 6:15pm-7:15pm
AstroBelly for Beginner's 

Aug 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7
Learn Keti's archetypal AstroBelly routines step-by-step plus choreo 
BEGINNER LEVEL

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Wed 7:15pm-8:15pm
 Zaffah & Performance Skills 

Aug 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7
Learn a lively Zaffah entrance with zills & Raqsitti pop choreo with Keti
INT-ADV LEVEL

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Sat 10am-11am
Bloom Bellydance with Props 

Aug 13, 20, 27 & Sep 3
Lively Egyptian dance fun & fitness with dof, veil & cane with Keti
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Sat 11am-12pm
Arabic Darbuka Drumming 

Aug 13, 20 & 27, Sep 3
Learn to drum with Sam - all levels welcome, bring your darbuka & dof
ALL LEVELS

$ 100 for 4 Weeks

Sun 10am-12noon
 Arabic Drum intensive

Aug 7
2 hour workshop with Sam
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

$ 50 for 2 hour workshop

Sun 10am-12noon
 Arabic Drum intensive 

Aug 21
2 hour workshop with Sam
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

$ 50 for 2 hour workshop

Sun 6pm-8pm
Blue Lotus Room Arabic Party 

Sep 4
Sunday night party, performances, student groups, snacks & social fun.

$ 25 per ticket


SEPTEMBER 3 & 4 STUDIO RETREAT

  • Sep 3 & 4, 2022 LIVE in Studio or Online
  • 6 hours of deep Somatic Bellydance Retreat for more radiance, joy and sensuality. 
  • Choose to join one of these three retreat groups/times for two days (Perth time):
    Choice #1 ZOOM  6am-9am  Sat & Sun


    Choice #2 IN STUDIO 12pm-3pm  Sat & Sun


    Choice #3 ZOOM 6pm-9pm Sat & Sun

  • Cost $90 USD (or $130 Aud) (6 hours of retreat over 2 days)
    Check timezone conversion, Perth is 12 hours ahead of New York.


OCTOBER 28-30 EVENT WITH MASTER MUSICIANS

  • Fri 28 Oct, Sat 29 Oct & Sun 30 Oct, 2022 LIVE in Studio
    LIVE cultural arts event with guest musicians from Sydney! Arabic music, maqamaat & dance. 
  • ENJOY LIVE ARABIC MUSIC
    Classical Egyptian musical recital Fri & fun Sat night dance party!
    JOIN BELLYDANCE WORKSHOPS 
    Dance musicality with four Element-themed workshops with Keti & Egyptian ensemble.
    TAKE DARBUKA WORKSHOPS
    Enjoy a fun drum circle with Sam & Drum maestro Jamal Zraika.

SEP-DEC 2022  - EGYPT TOUR & TRAINING COURSES

Join our Musical Heart of Egypt cultural tour or attend live weekend training with Keti in new dance styles

Musical Heart of Egypt Tour

Sep 26 - Oct 4
10 day journey for dancers and drummers, from Cairo to Red Sea
ALL WELCOME

$ 1500 USD

Nawara Training (2 days)

Dec 1 & 2 at studio
Percussive dance style and earthy group improv to live rhythms 
ALL LEVELS 18 hours training

$ 300 inc Booklet & CD

Lotus Series Training (2 days) 

Dec 3 & 4 at studio
Learn theatrical Pharaonic dance choreos for stage with props 
ALL LEVELS 18 hours training

$ 300 inc Booklet & CD


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
  • RED SEA - (via desert) 3 days (Oct 2,3,4) 
    Fun in the beautiful resort town El Gouna, and the Bedouin Oasis

Blue Lotus Room - 2/23 Rudloc Rd, Morley, WA (near Morley Galleria)