Introducing Atef & Magda

Atef & Magda workshop schedule

Hala Dance Company is very proud to present Egyptian master dancers, choreographers & trainers of the Reda Troupe in Cairo, Atef Farag & Magda in a 2-day dance workshop and spectacular show in Redwood City, CA on May 20th & 21st, 2006

Don't miss this golden opportunity to learn from the natives and experience a spectacular Dance Show where Atef and Magda are going to take us on a folk dance tour of Egypt! This is the very first time they will perform together again since their retirement bringing back to us the golden years of Egyptian dance theater and the Reda Troupe!!

** Volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please contact Hala Dance

Magda & Atef's USA tour 2006:
May 13th & 14th: New York City, NY. Details & registration, please email Diana Esposito or call: 347-204-0273
May 20th & 21st: Redwood City, CA. Details below
June 3rd & 4th: Chicago, IL. Details & registration, please email Jasmin Jahal or call: 773-777-4037
June 10th & 11th: Austin, TX. Details & registration, please email Bahaia or 512.401.0202
June 16th & 17th: Jersey City, NJ. Details & registration, please email Diana Esposito or call: 347-204-0273

In this intensive 2-days seminar, Atef & Magda will teach a wide and rich variety of Egyptian dance styles from various regions of Egypt. They will cover technique and choreographies in the following styles:

  • "Shamedaan" (Candelabra) dance
  • Saidi
  • Nubian
  • Alexandrian (Melaya)
  • Gawazi (baladi)
  • Oriental dance

Their choreographies are very unique, elegant and simple, yet very rich and clever. They both very beautifully blend the Egyptian Folkloric dance traditions with Raqs Sharki (Oriental Dance).

With their extensive experience in teaching, choreographing and producing theatrical dance shows, Atef and Magda's workshops is an excellent opportunity for dancers who wish to improve their performance skills, learn new techniques and increase their knowledge about Egyptian culture and dance. The workshop is open to all levels of dancers who want to learn authentic Egyptian dance.

Atef and Magda will be available for private and semi-private classes after the workshop. Please contact hala@haladance.com if interested

Date :
Saturday 20th May & Sunday 21st May, 2006
Location :

Odd Fellows Dance Hall, 839 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Schedule :

Saturday 20th May, 2006 (Workshop)

  • 9.30am - 10.00am : registration and shopping
  • 10.00am - 12:00pm : class with Magda - Dance Technique & "Shamedaan"
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm : lunch break **
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm : class with Atef - Saidi & Nubian dance

Saturday 20th May, 2006 (Evening show): 7:00 - 9:00pm

  • Dance performances by select bay area dancers and teachers crowned by Atef and Magda's amazing reportoire of Egyptian dances!! Re-enacting the golden days of the Reda Troupe & Egyptian dance theater!! Details & Registration

Sunday 21st May, 2006 (Workshop)

  • 9.30am - 10.00am : registration and shopping
  • 10.00am - 12:00pm : class with Atef - Melaya (Alexandrian) & Gawazi (baladi)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm : lunch break **
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm : class with Magda - Technique & Oriental
No refunds. Non-transferable. No videotaping
Admission :
  • At door : $50 per workshop
Registration :

Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
There are 3 easy options to register for this exciting event ...

  • Online : Please use the PayPal buttons above to pay by credit card (PayPal fees apply) - not an option at this time
  • Email : email hala@haladance.com for an email pre-registration form
  • Mail : print out our flyer, fill it in and mail it to Hala Dance with your check
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