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A Rak Medley with Nadirah Nasreen


Doors will open at 9:30 am for registration, shopping and socializing!


10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Drum Solo Technique & Choreography

So your music takes off…fast! Don’t stand still and vibrate! Learn how to design combinations that keep you traveling and incorporate level changes into your drum solo routine! Combinations will include layered shimmies and arm work. Techniques learned will be applied to a short drum solo choreography.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Proptastic Workshop

Extend your repertoire by adding props to your routine. Balancing adds rich variety and can be done with a sword, tray, basket or cane. Balancing a prop reinforces proper posture and adds isolation and control to your movement which transfers to your overall dance technique. Combinations and travelling movements will be covered. Bring a sword, tray, basket or cane to this workshop. Some extras will be available.


To register for a workshop(s), your payment options are:
1. visit and use the paypal links
2. a check payable to Deborah Colley and mailed to
6521 Molly Pitcher Highway, Shippensburg, PA 17257

*ALL sales are final. No refunds unless event cancelled by the organizers.
** Only paid registrants & vendors allowed while workshops are in session.


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Rak Medley Show featuring Nadirah Nasreen
$10 Cover at the Door

Would you like to be a part of the Rak Medley Show?
Email Deborah ([masked]) for a performance application. Applications will be accepted through 4/1/2014.
Workshop participants will be given first consideration in securing a performance spot.


Nadirah Nasreen is known for her unique style and technique, and is especially known for her technical treatment of zills and the drum solo. She has been bringing her knowledge of Egyptian, Lebanese, and Turkish Oriental dance to students in the Washington DC metropolitan area for 15 years. Her musical treatment of zills has its origins in being a professional keyboard player since the age of 15. Her love for oriental music and rhythms started during her childhood in Athens, Greece where she grew up experiencing the powerful sounds of Greek and Middle Eastern music, and learning Greek folkloric dances. Nadirah is a nationally featured performer at schools, workshops, and Middle Eastern dance events. Her Finger Cymbal, Technique, Live Band, and Mulicultural Education workshops have engaged, new students and master performers alike.

Nadirah has performed with the Belly Dance Superstars during their Baltimore tour (2002). She placed third in the Performing Artist category at the 2003 Double Crown Competition (Portland, OR). She placed first in the Grand Champion category (2002) and first in the Troupe Category (2004) at the East Coast Belly Dance Classic Competition (Virginia Beach, VA). After competing, she was invited to judge at the East Coast Belly Dance Classic and has judged at the Belly Dance Nationals competition. She was an Art of the Belly Instructor and performs regularly at Pasha Kentlands in Gaithersburg, MD.

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