This group was started to promote Belly Dance and Mid-East Drumming in Westchester. We take belly dance classes (Egyptian Raqs Sharqi style) and hold Mid-East Drumming workshops and attend belly dance and drumming events. We also perform at various venues.
GRAB A DRUM AND HAVE SOME FUN! For all levels. Learn the basics of the Middle Eastern polyrhythmic structures, focusing on North African and Arab rhythms. Each practice introduces and reviews basic rhythms then adds new variations for more experienced drummers. For non-dancers, drumming provides great stress relief and brain exercise. For belly dancers, learning the rhythms of the music you dance to is imperative to developing stellar musicality and feeling in your dance. Students can also bring riqs (tambourine) and frame drums for drum accompaniment and/or for the last 1/2 hour of each workshop.