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Hi I'm Keti Sharif. I teach Somatic movement and Bellydance. A-Z Bellydance has been supporting students and teachers worldwide for over 20 years and we enjoy a vast and diverse community. All my Courses have recently been updated, with fresh content and live Egyptian music to enrich your bellydance skills, improve musicality and vastly expand your movement repertoire.

Discover how to dance with more fluidity, naturalness and ease!

My approach is somatic (mindful/internally focused) and musically-based, connecting dancers more deeply to their movement artistry. Dancers are encouraged to explore their own responses, finding 'fluid form within structure' for richer choreography and improvisation.

The new-format A-Z features 100% LIVE Egyptian music and rhythms.

Influenced by Mahmoud Reda and Farida Fahmy, who inspired my journey into Somatic education, the methodology distills 30 years of research, working with musicians and dance artists, and hosting cultural events in Egypt. A-Z Bellydance is currently taught in 40 countries, and its home is the Somatic Movement Studio.

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AstroBelly 12 day Challenge! June 1-12, 2019

June 1-12, 2019

Join the AstroBelly 12 Day Challenge

Learn 12 x Sequences, one for each sign of the Zodiac, from Aries to Pisces. Just 10 minutes a day, via facebook. A fun and entertaining challenge for bellydancers.
Just $30 USD. 

NEW Workshop for 2019 'Al Qamar' - Classical Raqs Sharqi

Workshops in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney
Al Qamar is a classical Raqs Sharqi workshop based on new music by Egyptian composer Khaled Hassan featuring a rich tapestry of flowing melodies and shifting rhythms including the 10/8 Samaii. This 2 hour workshop explores Raqs Shaqi dance and musicality with a full choreography. Dates:

CONFIRMED! 6 Month A-Z Bellydance Teacher Training Course Jul-Nov 2019

A-Z Bellydance Teacher Training - NEW format courses and live Egyptian music! Join Keti for weekly sessions and a fully guided 6 month online study course in the updated methodology. Study Somatics, 120 Core Essential Moves, musicality, improvisation and choreography through the structural matrices of the NEW A-Z Original and Advanced sequences. 23 x weekly sessions and live feedback.

Bookings open now, get a head start!

A-Z Bellydance offers a somatic, musical approach for fluid, natural and confident bellydancing.

Where to get Keti's Courses and Resources

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Keti's range of digital products & downloadable items include music CDs, videos and e-books

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Keti's online study courses on TEACHABLE include Somatics Courses and new format A-Z Bellydance Courses.

Upcoming Courses & Workshops in 2019

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2019 Bellydance Classes - Live! 

@ Somatic Movement Studio Perth

June 4, 11, 25 & July 2 Rhythmic Bliss
plus Private Classes available:
Somatics for Wellbeing or Bellydance.

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NEW Al Qamar Workshops

Perth,  Melbourne & Sydney

Jun 30 - PERTH
Jul 28 - MELBOURNE
Aug 25 - SYDNEY

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New Format A-Z Study Course

Online Jul-Nov, 2019

NEW 6 Month A-Z Teacher Training: Somatics, Core Moves, A-Z Original, Advanced and Teacher Training.

Egyptian Live Music Event 2019

October 6-10, 2019
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Musical Heart of Egypt, Dance to Live Music!

Immerse yourself in 5 Days of live Egyptian music, dance and a variety of dance styles. Guests include Nesrin Bahaa, Vanessa Raqs, Hamdy ElHakim, Noura and over 35 Musicians!

Day 1 - Percussion (guest Vanessa and Ensemble)
Day 2 - Baladi Music
Day 3 - Saiidi (Guest Nesrin Bahaa)
Day 4- Classical Om Kolthoum (guest Nora)
Day 5 - Shaabi and Nile Gala Cruise Party

Plus daily excursions available
*Extra A-Z Course Evening with live music

Read Keti's NEWEST Articles - 'Directions in Dance'

Articles for Dancers

My articles offer insights into the artistic decisions that affect dancers. Enjoy topics that reference over 20+ years of experience in the arts, including teaching dance, researching music and culture, archiving the work of Farida Fahmy and Mahmoud Reda, and organising dance and music events in Egypt and around the world, Visit my blog for more!

~Keti Sharif~

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