What is Master Class?
Master Class is where we delve deeper into the many aspects of Middle Eastern dance. Like a “college level” class, our content contains lecture, audio/visual presentation, technical/improvisational drills, and choreography to bring Mid-Eastern dance alive, so you can begin to more fully understand its cultural context, as well as its history and where it may be going. We study all pertinent aspects of choreography, improvisation, different styles and props, musicality, performance skills, everything a dancer should know to be their best.
Note: Master Classes attendance is a requirement for AAMED Level 2 and 3 Certification Program participants
How Master Class Works
Our innovative curriculum runs on a 12-month schedule. Each month we work on an important style or aspect of Middle Eastern Dance. Did you already take February’s content? Don’t worry, Master Classes are EVERGREEN! There’s always something new to learn or skills to sharpen. We might hone the basics again, but we delve more deeply, take a different approach, or look at another aspect, every time we cover a topic. It’s never the same content twice!
Master Classes are taught workshop style. So, you don’t have to worry about joining at a certain time or being behind in a choreography. At AAMED, every Saturday we introduce new content. Then, we repeat the content in all Master Classes for the rest of the week. So, students have an opportunity to learn that content if they miss Saturday’s introduction or to take the class again to reinforce what they’ve learned.
What Our Students Say…
Feedback for this class has always been phenomenal, and it’s proof that our students receive high-quality training from our program! Students who have been with us a while, often share their experience going to regional workshops. They consistently tell us they are surprised at how much other “advanced” dancers don’t know and how blessed they feel coming from our classes. They feel that having access to so much information and great instruction gives them an edge that they see other dancers aren’t getting.
Students coming from other schools and teachers also share their experience with our classes. Saying that, they had no idea they could learn so much so quickly and “my old dance teacher never taught me all this!”
Let’s face it, not all dance instruction is equal, there is good and bad instruction out there.
Imagine what more you could do, how your dance might flourish, how empowered you could be with the equivalent of “college level” Middle Eastern dance classes!
Who Can Take Master Classes
Only students who have completed the Beginner’s Program (AND) have demonstrated the required minimum knowledge and/or skill will be permitted to attend the Master Classes.
How to Join Our Master Classes
If you are an advanced student/teacher or teacher and you would like to take our Master Classes, please send us an email to receive pre-approval before attending these classes.
Once you have received pre-approval, you can go to our SCHEDULE / REGISTER page and SIGN-UP for your first class. You are welcome to become a monthly member or purchase a single class drop-in.
Get started on the right foot? Check out our Beginner Belly Dance Class
Take a look at the topics we work on each month in Master Class