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Baladi Beat Belly Dance present Rachid Alexsander of the Netherlands WS & show

Tarik Sultan's Baladi Beat Belly Dance proudly present Rachid Alexsander of the Nethrlands first time in NYC.

Rachid Alexander is a well educated performer in the art of Oriental dance. A native of Curacao, his inspiration was ignited when as boy, he saw a performance of Oriental Dance at a theme park in the Netherlands.

Once back in Curacao, he studied with Zareefa al Noor. Later he traveled to Miami to study at MEDE (The Middle Eastern dance exchange) and with other master dance teachers.

Now living in The Netherlands he performs all over Europe, the USA and Asia, teaching workshops and is a regular judge at several dance competitions.

A highlight of his dance career includes being chosen one of the best performers in Holland’s got Talent. He also won the first prize in the University of the Netherlands Antilles talents show. In The Netherlands Rachid has performed at the prestigious Amstel Hotel, The Holland Casino and the annual Society lunch; which was attended by many well known Dutch celebrities. Rachid has also been featured several times in magazines, press and in TV programs as well as being a featured performer at Holland’s Dunya Festival of the performing arts in Rotterdam.

Full of dynamic energy and passion he reveals the beauty of oriental dance and Middle Eastern rhythms!!!

Location: 440 studios NYC
Workshop #1 – Saturday June 1st- 11:30PM to 2:00PM: Room 4C
Workshop #2 – Saturday June1st - 3:00PM to 5:30: Room 4A
Workshop #3 – Sunday June 2nd- 11:30PM to 2:30PM: Room 4A

Price: Before May 12 (Early Bird Special) After 5/12 price will increase.

Entire weekend special $165

2.5 Hour WS: $65

3 Hours WS: $70

Workshop Descriptions:
Workshop #1: Modern Egyptian technique with style and attitude.
In this workshop Rachid will teach various techniques and combinations that are popular in Modern Egyptian/Cairo style Oriental Dance. In addition, he will incorporate his own unique style and combinations. Participants will learn how to transition from one move to another and how to infuse their dance with fluid juicy hips. 2.5 hrs

Workshop #2: Rachid’s Supper Shimmies and drills: Here he will teach a very intensive workshop on a variety of shimmies which will include layering and combinations. Participants will learn over 14 kinds of shimmies. Rachid will explain the difference between the shimmies and how they can add excitement to a performance. Some of the shimmies he will teach are the Lebanese stamp shimmy, Samba shimmy, Belly flutter, Figure N-shimmy and more! 2.5hrs

Workshop #3: Drum Solo Choreography: Rachid will teach a drum solo choreography featuring dynamic locks, pops and exciting shimmies guaranteed to be a show stopper for any dance routine! 3hrs

Workshop Show June 2nd:
*Any WS attendee who take one WS eligible for perform at the show. Please send email to [masked] to let Tarik to know you are interested for performing.
Location: JaBon. 15 Saint Mark’s Place
Time: Doors open 4:30PM. Show begins 5:00PM until 9:00PM
Price: $15 advance. $20 at the door. $10 Minimum at tables plus gratuity.

Call JaBon to make reservations at (212)[masked]

To purchase your tickets go to:

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  • Naomi

    Rachid Alexander’s all three WS was amazing! Rachid pays attention to each one of students, and his breakdown was very clear. I learned so many different variation of shimmies from shimmy WS, and using these shimmies with drum solo choreography was great. Its shame that not many people know about him in the US and NYC.
    He is not only great dancer and teacher, but very sweet person as well. I strongly suggest to take his WS next time he comes to NYC. It doesn’t matter what style you are, all his WS are beneficial for your performance.

    June 2, 2013

  • Naomi

    OMG! Rachid kicked our butt today! He is REAL DEAL! If you missed today’s insane shimmy WS, I hate to say, but you missed a lot! But you still can catch up with him tomorrow’s his drum solo choreography WS!
    11:30AM to 2:30 PM, $80 at the door cash only.
    440 Studio, Studio “4A”

    June 1, 2013

  • Naomi

    Early Bird Special will end on Saturday May 12th. Don’t forget to register before early bird special end. Also if you would like to perform at the show, please send email Tarik that you are interested to perform.

    May 2, 2013

  • Tarik S.

    Hey everybody. This is going to be a really great event. Whether you are traditional, Tribal, or Fusion, you will gain something from Rachid to enhance your dancing skills and creative expression.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    Tarik Sultan

    1 · May 2, 2013

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