depends on the group level, on your personal abilities and on your
is also very important (it isrecommended
to attend classes not less than 2 times a week)
About 3 months (24 hours) to complete the beginner’s level;
months-1 year to reach the middle level;
year-3 years to reach the advanced level (provided you attended
Sameh El Dessouki’ school provides very intensive classes on high
level. So by the end ofthe
course you will master the dance, and learn to hold your audience.
many people can be in the class at one time?
facilities (big dance- halls, nice cloak-rooms with toilets and
showers) enable not to restrict number of students at one time.
Nevertheless teaching process is organized in the way thatevery one feels personal attention.
to join the group for beginners?
can start any time. There is no division in levels.
stiffens the spirit of competition and makes teaching process more
there are some days
when technique is given more attention (suitable for beginners), and
some days for choreography (best for advanced),
Saturday & Tuesday – beginners;
& Friday - beginners & middle level;
& Thursday – middle & advanced level.
if you are a beginnerandhave come on Wednesday, it will be a bit challenging,
butyou will not feel lost.
kind of clothes is recommended for classes?
can wear whatever you like (skirt, wide trousers, top, dancing shoes
etc.) There is also a great choice oforiginal oriental costumes which you can buy in the school.
can man teach belly- dance?
is no such movement in orientalbelly-dance which could not be explained and demonstrated by
a man. Besides that, this dance was created specially to impress men.
So it is even better to learn it with male master.
By the way, such stars as Farida Fagmi, Aida Nur , Rackia Hassan and
many other famous dancers were the learners ofthe legendary Mahmud Reda (a man).