Calendar of Events

Ma*Shuqa’s Weekly Classes: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm, & 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Special Rates with Dance Class Cards
www.MaShuqa.com
New Wednesday afternoon class begins January 24, 2018
Register through Los Gatos Recreation Department
www.lgsrecreation.org



Ma*Shuqa’s Dancer Night at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant
Saturday, January 6, 2018
4031 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA

Performing dancers: Amanda, Samra, Sabiba, Sharifa Zuhur, Evona, Camellia, Linda, Thamina, Ma*Shuqa
Call Ma*Shuqa if you wish to perform (408) 356-9473



Winter Moon Festival January 27, 2018 Saturday
Temple Beth Hillel, Pinole, CA
Workshops and Teachers
9:30 AM Registration & Coffee
9:45 HAND & ARM ACCENTS KHAJULAH, SAN JOSE, CA
10:50 “SPICY SAIDI COMBINATIONS” SHARIFA, WALNUT CREEK, CA
12:00 ADD DYNAMICS & INTEREST TO THE SKILLS YOU ALREADY HAVE..
SANDRA, MT. VIEW, CA
1:00 PM LUNCH - Included in the Workshop Fee
2:00 MODERN EGYPTIAN TECH & COMBOS. AHAVA, BERKELEY, CA
3:05 IMPROVISATIONAL SPIN COMBOS WILDCARDBELLYDANCE, ROHNERT PARK, CA
4:15 ZIL ESSENTIALS: A ONE HOUR GUIDE! DENISE MANNION, MT. SHASTA, CA
5:15 Classes End
6:00 Doors Open for Evening Show – Show Included in the Workshop Fee
6:30 Show Features Teachers, Workshop Participants and the Live Music of PANGIA,
with Pat Olson, Denise Mannion & Tim Bolling.
Workshop Participants can dance in the evening show – Limited space for dancing with Pangia
OR bring a CD - Solo, Duo or Trio, 7 min. - - Troupes, 4 or more dancers, 15 min.
Vendors will Display at the Workshop & Evening Show.
“WINTER” Special Workshop, Lunch & Evening Show (all 3) Register before
Jan. 5, 2018 -- $80.00 After 1/5 or at the door $95. Separate Show Tickets $8.00
Temple Beth Hillel is just off the I-80 exit at Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond.
Directions: From San Francisco: Exit I-80 at Hilltop Mall Rd. in Richmond, turn Right and make the first Left
on to Park Central, turn Left again around the planter and into the parking lot.
From Vallejo: Exit I-80 at Hilltop Mall Road, turn Left and cross freeway, turn Left at Park Central, turn Left again
around the planter into the parking lot.
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Return this form with your check - made payable to RAKKASAH , 1564 ‘A’ Fitzgerald Dr., #124, Pinole, CA, 94564-2229
E-mail:: rakkasah@comcast.net. Register with PayPal! on line – WWW.RAKKASAH.COM PHONE: 510-724- 0214

Finger Cymbals & Dance Workshop by Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan
Saturday, February 10, 2018 3:00 – 5:00 pm $20
(or class card fee)
Ma*Shuqa’s Dance Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 356-9473 www.MaShuqa.com No pre-registration required

Zil Technique and Style: Coordinating Finger Cymbals and Dance Choreography
With workshop notes By Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan ©

This workshop will give dancers skills and techniques for playing finger cymbals as they perform.
No previous finger cymbal playing experience required.
Bring finger cymbals. Some available to borrow or purchase.
Workshop topics include:
 Zil playing styles and sounds
 Tips and techniques for playing evenly, increasing dexterity and speed
 Zil combinations by the numbers
 Method for coordinating finger cymbal playing with dance
 3 Ways to play finger cymbals: Rhythmically, Melodically, and as Embellishment to dance
 Middle Eastern Rhythms and cymbal patterns for popular songs
 Fun with percussive patterns: Locks, Pops, Melody Accents, Match Musicality and Phrases.
(Send an email to MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com if you wish to receive Calendar of Dance Events information)


Limited enrollment – time to enroll now - ssave $100!
Ma*Shuqa & Carl’s Diva Intensive Retreat June 22, 23, 24. 2018

Think about enjoying the warmth of a California weekend – and learn more about the dance you love.
Sign up now and save $100 A few spaces open in this retreat.
(Enrollment open now – with early bird discounts before April 1, 2018)
Carl Sermon Photography capturing your beautiful performance images.
An intimate retreat or intensive, personal professional dance development plus an opportunity to perform in a professional restaurant setting and have your performance photographed by Carl Sermon.
Participation limited to 6 dancers. Don’t wait, sign up today to reserve your spot.
Retreat info: www.MaShuqa.com For more information MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com

Ma*Shuqa shares her Ma*Shuqa Method for teaching and improvisational dancing
Ma*Shuqa and Carl share their private “Secret Garden Oasis Studio” dance and photography studio –
a safe, beautiful, and nurturing setting for all levels of dancers.
A full weekend of: performing tips, teaching tips, discussions sharing dance career experiences and plans. Don’t miss out. Come Dance, Laugh, and Bond with your dance sisters…JOIN US TODAY!
o PRIVATE “Secret Garden Oasis” DANCE STUDIO
o INTENSIVE DANCE WORKSHOP & DANCE NOTES
o MA*SHUQA METHOD with notes FOR TEACHERS
o AZIZA Choreography for Dance & Finger Cymbals
o NEW APPROACHES TO STYLING YOUR DANCING!
o INTIMATE WELCOME DINNER in our beautiful GREENHOUSE STUDIO
o CATERED California Cuisine LUNCHES under CALIFORNIA REDWOOD TREES!
o Enjoy DELICIOUS BBQ DINNERS & snacks CATERED BY CHEF CARL!
o PERFORM & enjoy an Egyptian dinner at AL MASRI EGYPTIAN RETAURANT, San Francisco, CA
o PERFORMANCE PHOTOS by Carl Sermon Photography
o PRESTIGIOUS DANCE CERTIFICATE!
o DANCE YOUR PASSION HAFLA FRIDAY and SUNDAY EVENINGS!
o BRING A COSTUME AND SHARE DANCE HISTORY
Only $450/person (Early Bird $350 rate ends April 1, 2017)
$100 deposit reserves your spot. Limited to 6 dancers (pre-registration only, no part time enrollment).
Fee includes: airport pickup, transportation to and from retreat hotel, dance classes, lunches, snacks and dinner at the studio, and dinner at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant, and complimentary performance photos, and retreat photo.
(Not included: airfare, hotel, or beverages at Al Masri Restaurant)
Ask about the Time Payment Plan 1 (408) 356-9473
Diva Dancer Professional Development Intensive Retreat Location: Ma*Shuqa and Carl’s Dance and Photography Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032
NO NEED TO RENT A CAR, ALL TRANSPORATION WILL BE PROVIDED.
Saturday, August 24th, 2017 – come enjoy dancers from the Diva Intensive Retreat performing at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant,
You may commute from home to this retreat – retreat residence not required at designated hotel.

(New this year – option to book your own Diva retreat dates & designate
your own learning goals and curriculum –
For just 4 dancers, stay in the studio for $500/person)
Contact MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com to schedule

Rakkasah West Festival – April 12 – 15, 2018
Concord Center, Concord, CA
Rakkasah West Workshops: Naheda, Wild Card Bellydance, Leila Haddad, Fahtiem, Ma*Shuqa, Alma, Terianne Guiterrez, Reda Darwish, Ava Fleming, Tim Bolling
www.rakkasah.com


Ma*Shuqa’s Santa Fe, New Mexico Workshops
May 16, 2018 Wednesday evening 5:30 – 7:00 pm
May 19, 2018 Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Workshops at DanceSpace, Santa Fe, NM


Sundays- Live Music Night Al-Masri restaurant Bands (Tahneen Band, Pasha Band, Caravan Band, and Arabian Passion Band (Buffet)
Saturdays, Light Rain band (regular menu)
Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant, 4031 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
All-You Can EnjoyBuffet Dinner - $25 ......includes...... Appetizer • Salad • Rice Pilaf • Entrees • Dessert • Show (Vegetarian/Vegan Entrees Included) For call-in and reservations: 415-876-2300 Doors Open: 5:30 PM
http://www.meetup.com/sauanacademy-almasri/events/219746096/t/me2_grp/?rv=me2
On Live Music Nights: Dancers dine 1/2 off or $12.50; non-dancers and guests pay $20 cover charge and $5 additional for the buffet dinner. All beverages are not included in the cover charge or buffet dinner price.

Cairo Shimmyquake Festival June 1 – 3, 2018
Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91280
Workshop teachers: Devilla, Michelle, Sadie, Mira Betz, Shoshanna, Ma*Shuqa, Veena and Neena, Tito Seif, Susu and TerriAnne, Edenia, Fat Chance Belly Dance
Cairoshimmyquake.com


Hot Raqs Festival June 29 – July 1, 2018
Clovis, CA

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, July 7-14, 2018
Mendocino Woodlands featuring music and dance classes, nightly concerts, folk dancing, late-night cabaret, fire show, hiking.
www.middleeastcamp.com – check for teachering staff

Carnival of Stars Festival, July 21 & 22, 2018
A Fantasy Convention – CosPlay costume competition, BDUC regional Egyptian dance competition, festival dancing – entertainment for the family
Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA
www.carnivalofstars.com Producer: Pepper Alexandria


Yaa Halla Y’all Festival, Grapevine, TX July 26-29, 2018
Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine TX
Dance Festival, Dance Competition, Workshops, Vendors,
Photo Sessions by Carl Sermon Photography
www.isisandthestardancers.com


Ma*Shuqa’s weekly class schedule - drop-in welcome
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm, and Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching through the holidays – drop in – enjoy Christmas cookies too
Ma*Shuqa’s Hidden Garden Oasis Dance Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 356-9473 Drop in $20, Dance card: 5/$60 & 10/$110.