TAQ Workshops

Melanie Norman holds exclusive workshops on her own outside London and with the prestigious Arab Quarter Band at The Place, London.

Workshops outside London give the chance to experience Melanie’s unrivalled knowledge of Egyptian dance performance, choreography, teaching and technique without travelling.

The London workshops give a unique opportunity to dance with The Arab Quarter Band in a private and focussed setting where the emphasis is on making dancers relax in every way so that they may fully connect with all aspects of the workshop from their own well being and feel good factor to the music in hand, to the challenges they are given.  Many go on from these workshops to enjoy dancing at The Arab Quarterly and their performances benefit enormously from this experience. It is a way to get spotted to dance at The Arab Quarterly!

These workshops are greatly enjoyed by all and dancers leave having had a rich learning time and a happy time.  Places are always limited and early booking is essential.

The next Arab Quarter Live Band London Workshop with Melanie Norman will be at The Place on Sunday 15 March 2020!

Early booking advised as workshop places are limited in number!

The Arab Quarter live band workshops represent an extraordinary opportunity in London to train with Melanie Norman, who delights in sharing her facility for both choreography and improvisation with dancers, and members of The Arab Quarter Band Emile Bassili, George Dergham and Hassan Mostafa.  Together Melanie and the Band members offer decades of experience.  Expect generous teaching, a very focussed atmosphere, some fun and a great deal of passion for the subjects in hand.

The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC1H 9AT (click here for location help)
Sunday 15 March 2020 
Registration at 12.45 
Workshop from 13.00 to 17.00
Workshop £110 payable in advance only - please use pay button below


Special Arab Quarter Workshop with
Ana Saeeda from Madrid, Spain on Sunday 8 March 2020

Early booking advised as workshop places are limited in number!

We are delighted to host Ana Saeeda from Madrid who has her own extremely well-established and successful belly dance school.  Ana Saeeda’s captivating and authentic Egyptian style is secured by a fabulously strong technique and effortless elegance that marks her apart.  We also lucky enough to have Ana headlining our 33rd Arab Quarterly show, dancing with our prestigious Arab Quarter Band on the evening of the same day.

Ana has chosen to share with us in this workshop the key ingredients to her earth-bound, sensual yet elegant, playful yet decorous baladi style.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished dancer who rarely visits the UK but who travels extensively in Europe.

Dance Attic, 368 North End Road, Fulham,London SW6 1LY (click here for location)
Sunday 8 March 2020 
Registration at 10.00 am 
Workshop from 10.15 am to 12.45 pm 
Workshop £50 payable in advance only - please use pay button below


Previous Arab Quarter Live Band Workshops

The Arab Quarter Live Band Workshop, April 2019

The Arab Quarter Live Band Workshop, December 2018

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