Aisha Ali, an internationally recognized Middle Eastern dancer and teacher, will host a performance along with four workshops at St. Charles Community College Sept. 8-9.
Ali, who specializes in Egyptian and North African dance and tours internationally, will take part in a performance along with other local dancers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building at SCC. Dinner will be served before the performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and performance are $25 each. Tickets are $8 for the performance only.
Ali will conduct four workshops through the SCC Continuing Education Department, over a two-day period, including:
- Session 1 – Ghawazee (Upper Egypt): 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 8
- Session 2 – Egyptian Baladi and the Origins of Raqs Sharqi: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8
- Session 3 – Ouled Nile Dances (Algeria) and Shikhat Dances (Morocco): 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 9
- Session 4 – Raqs Shaabi (Tunisia): 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9
Early bird registration is available through Aug. 9 for $45 per session, or $160 for all four. After Aug. 9, prices will increase to $50 per session or $180 for all four. Lunch is available for an extra $9 per day. The workshops will be in Room 203 of the College Center on the SCC campus.
To register for the workshops or to purchase tickets for the performance, visit www.stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233.