It's those in between spaces, the little breaths, hyphens, commas, exclamation points....the moves between the moves.
Transitions are the connective tissue that bring it all together into a fluid and polished dance! It's the transitions that show that a dancer is connected to the music, not just going through the motions and hoping it lines up.
Do you sometimes feel stuck or out of ideas? Rafi'ah will show you how to really listen, feel the music and let your body to tell you what to do next.
Using specific combos and exercises, you will learn to fill the spaces and shift gears between the rhythm, melody and tempos with ease. Come away with new tools and combos, a deeper connection to the music and the confidence to create a smooth and flowing dance.
Bio: Rafi'ah combines the grace and sophistication of Egyptian dance with her background other dance forms to create a striking uniquely and creative style that touches your soul.
A sought after instructor with over 30 years of experience, she shares her wealth of knowledge in local, and national workshops, classes, and retreats. Her choreographies, performed by her beautiful and skilled dancers, are revered by audiences far and wide. She produces events and showcases for community dancers, with live music whenever possible.
Rafi'ah has an extraordinary menu of teachings derived from a lifetime of dancing, meditative movement, immersion in Sufi practices, whirling, and body centered healing arts.
As a performer, her presence and interpretation, whether to recorded or live music, takes you into the essence of this art form and the magic in her heart. "Rafi'ah translates music virtually to perfection, Her ability to mold to the music, convey all parts of it deeply and then finish with a look of ultimate lightness and liquidity is a visual treat"-Jareeda Magazine 2001.
She inspires, ignites, and believes that dance, music, and the arts bring healing to the world and connect us in ways that words cannot.