International MASTER Instructor Ahmed Hussien will be featured at The Annual Sweetheart Gala in St. Augustine Florida!
Saturday 2/24/18 9:00am-Noon-Join Ahmeds Hussien for his interpretation of Muwashahat and experience the vibrant tradition of dance which continues to enrich the reperotoire of Middle Eastern Folkloric Dances.
Muwashah is an Arab-Andalusiam dance consistong of love poems written in classical Arabic whose origins can be traced back as far as the 8th centuryAndalusia.
The poems were recited and sung in palace castles exclusively for royalty without the accompaniment of dance or movement.
Muwashahat is considered a pre-modern musical form and falls into the category of classical Arab music. There is no "original" Muwasha dance and any choreographer can create a dance that reflects their understanding of the culture.
Reda is credited as the first to translate this art form into a style of dance that reflected his interpretation of the music and culture of Andalusia.
Sunday 2/25/17 9:00am-11:00am- Nubian Dance
The event will be held at the Holiday Isle Oceanfront and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to local no kill animal shelter, Ayla's Acres.
Ahmed will be one of several top notch, award winning Instructors featured at the Gala including the following:
International Master Instructor Ranya Renee
Master Instructor Tarifa Salem
Omaris- The Dominican Rose
Award winning Orlando Bellydancer- Jennifer Ordon
The amazing Lacey Sanchez- Owner and Founder of Florida Tribal
Alicia of Bellycraft! With Dark Veil!
Gina Marie- Founding Director and Choreographer for Blue Lotus Dance Co.
The event will feature top notch instruction as well as shopping, a Hafla and an amazing Showcase!
Check back often for a detailed description of Ahmed's workshop offerings.
For more about this amazing Instructor, please see his bio below.
International Master Instructor!
Ahmed Hussien is undeniably an iconic figure and a source of inspiration for dancers and teachers alike in the world of Classic Oriental and Egyptian Folkloric Dance. Ahmed's masterful and dynamic teaching method is the result of his absolute dedication to dance combined with his comprehensive experience in the area of performance and choreography. Ahmed is the ONLY Egyptian Dance Master to have Ballet, Belly Dance, Ballroom, and Broadway experience in his repertoire.
Ahmed Hussien was recognized by The Higher Institute of Ballet in Cairo, Egypt and accepted his enrollment into their elite academy at eight years of age. He studied both academics and dance for nine years, 12 hours a day; included in his rigorous training were formal instruction and mentorship in Classical Oriental and Folkloric Dances of Egypt by Egyptian Dance Masters, and Russian Ballet by experts affiliated with the prestigious ballet companies of Russia. By the age of 17, Ahmed had toured internationally with the Cairo National Ballet under the direction of Dr. Abdel Moneim Kamel, and had graduated from The Higher Institute of Ballet with the highest degree of honors. He came to the US and expanded his dance education into ballroom dance, while working for Madame Darvish of New York. Soon thereafter, Ahmed was presented with countless opportunities including touring with the Near East Dance Group, performing several times at Lincoln Center and choreographing “Oh, Brother” for a Broadway production. He has since been sponsored in many workshop intensives and been on judging panels for competitions worldwide.