Master Egyptian instructor and choreographer, Faten, began dancing in Cairo at age 11 when she was selected to attend a dance school for children run by Egypt’s first-ever National Folkloric Troupe (“Kowmeya”). While dancing full time and performing for heads of state, ambassadors, and royalty across the globe, she earned a Bachelor of Art Degree in French Literature. With her husband, Shawki Naim, at the time the top soloist in Egypt and the National Troupe choreographer, they created their own troupe, which traveled and performed around the world, while continuing to serve as members of the National Folkloric Troupe of Egypt. Now based in Arlington, Virginia, Faten teaches weekly classes at Saffron Dance School and is highly sought-after to teach Egyptian dance workshops worldwide. Faten continuously expresses her love of Egyptian dance, the folklore and music through the choreographies she creates and performed by her dedicated students. Faten is the founder of ALMASSRAWEYA dance, and director of two dance companies at Saffron Dance. After dancing with Faten, you will be hooked on her joyful style and her enthusiasm.
In class with Faten, you will move, sweat, smile and have fun while learning the origins of Egyptian folkloric dance, its influence and connection to modern belly dance. You will learn important Egyptian dance concepts, footwork, technique and feeling. Studying with Faten will enrich your dancing in a beautiful and authentic way no matter what style you normally perform: from folklore to oriental and beyond!
Faten is famous of her techniques and combination: A LA FATEN where she demonstrates her unique style, she believes that learning a variety of steps is greater than memorizing a choreography. Her online series: The influence of Egyptian folklore on your dance and her A LA Faten techniques was sold out when she puts them for sale on USB.
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