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A Dancers Journey 2020 with Ahmed Hussien

Jun 5

DSC_8104siteWe are SUPER EXCITED to announce an amazing ‘Dancer’s Journey’ instructor returning to Arabesque for 2020!
The Egyptian Master Teacher of Oriental Dance….
Ahmed Hussien!!
We will have a Master Class on Friday June 5th, followed by classes all day Saturday June 6th, and Sunday June 7th, with a Gala Show on Saturday June 6th.
Make sure to Mark Your Calendars…and join us for a lovely weekend dedicated to the Love of Al Raqs al Sharqi! ❤️

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Here and Reserve your Spot Today!

Pricing & Payment Options (click HERE)
VIP Early Bird Pricing is $255- 3 Days/ 5 Workshops and a Show Ticket!
(Early Bird registration ends April 1st (after April 1st VIP pricing will be $295)

VIP Payment Plan: 5 Payments of $53
Check out the payment plan option at the bottom of Event page)

Only able to attend certain days?
Sat & Sun ONLY (No show ticket) $200

Ala Cart Per Day:
Sat OR Sun only- $150
Fri only- $75

Show Tickets:
$20+tax adult
$5+tax kids under 13

*All transactions are final and no refunds unless event is canceled!*
*Space IS limited for these Workshop, so Preregistration is recommended!

Workshops & Gala Show with Ahmed Hussien

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Registration Form (click HERE)
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*Space IS limited for these Workshop, so Preregistration is recommended!

Teacher Bio

About Ahmed

img_9830AHMED HUSSIEN

Ahmed Hussien is undeniably an iconic figure and a source of inspiration for dancers and teachers alike in the world of Classic Oriental and Egyptian Folkloric Dance. Ahmed’s masterful and dynamic teaching method is the result of his absolute dedication to dance combined with his comprehensive experience in the area of performance and choreography. Ahmed is the ONLY Egyptian Dance Master to have Ballet, Belly Dance, Ballroom, and Broadway experience in his repertoire.

Ahmed Hussien was recognized by The Higher Institute of Ballet in Cairo, Egypt and accepted his enrollment into their elite academy at eight years of age. He studied both academics and dance for nine years, 12 hours a day; included in his rigorous training were formal instruction and mentorship in Classical Oriental and Folkloric Dances of Egypt by Egyptian Dance Masters, and Russian Ballet by experts affiliated with the prestigious ballet companies of Russia. By the age of 17, Ahmed had toured internationally with the Cairo National Ballet under the direction of Dr. Abdel Moneim Kamel, and had graduated from The Higher Institute of Ballet with the highest degree of honors. He came to the US and expanded his dance education into ballroom dance, while working for Madame Darvish of New York. Soon thereafter, Ahmed was presented with countless opportunities including touring with the Near East Dance Group, performing several times at Lincoln Center and choreographing “Oh, Brother” for a Broadway production. He has since been sponsored in many workshop intensives and been on judging panels for competitions worldwide.

Workshops

Friday, June 5th Master Class - Oriental Tango

6pm-7pm Registration & Shopping

studio2Come out and join us for an exciting workshop with Ahmed Hussien. Class will take place at our studio in downtown Lexington.

We are located at:
451B Chair Ave.
Lexington, Ky. 40508
859.455.8991

7pm-9pm Oriental Tango

Egyptian composers added Tango into their music due to the strong influence of the British occupation in Egypt, thus creating the passionate and elegant Oriental Tango. The Oriental Tango is found in many of the songs sung by Oum Kalthoum and Asmahan. Master Ahmed Hussien combines Ballroom Tango with his personal style of Classical Oriental Dance to create the passionate elegance that is Oriental Tango.

Saturday, June 6th Workshops - Beledi | Drum Solo

9am-10am Registration & Shopping

studio2Come out and join us for two amazing workshops with Ahmed Hussien. Registration and Workshops will take place at our studio in downtown Lexington.

We are located at:
451B Chair Ave.
Lexington, Ky. 40508
859.455.8991

10am-12pm Classic Oriental

Master Ahmed Hussien combines the urban, grounded feeling of this self-expressive musical style along with modern Oriental movements resulting in a soulful and deeply expressive Beledi choreography. He incorporates gestures with the lyrics for a complete understanding and interpretation of the music.

12pm-1pm Lunchbreak

1pm-3pm Drum Solo

Master Ahmed Hussien’s high energy drum solo is both playful and artistically creative. His genius method of choreography and instruction is evident by the way he combines both body isolations and dance combinations which result in a dynamic performance piece. Come and learn to shimmy in ways you never thought you could.

Sunday, June 7th Workshops - Classic Oriental | Classic Oriental

9am-10am Registration & Shopping

studio2Come out and join us for two amazing workshops with Ahmed Hussien. Registration and Workshops will take place at our studio in downtown Lexington.

We are located at:
451B Chair Ave.
Lexington, Ky. 40508
859.455.8991

10pm-12pm Classic Oriental

The Egyptian Master of Oriental Dance ignites passion and romance in his Oriental Workshop Class. Ahmed Hussien will lead you though a warmup of vivacious and playful technique and dance combinations which develop into a choreographic masterpiece. Prepare to be inspired by the unparalleled grace and style that only Ahmed Hussien can deliver

12pm-1pm Lunchbreak

1pm-3pm Classic Oriental

Classic Oriental continued

Gala Show

Saturday, June 6th Gala Show Details
Performers will be gracing the stage at our own, Arabesque World Dance in downtown Lexington Saturday evening, June 6th.

Tickets on sale soon!

Dancers interested in performing in our Gala Show should contact Safiya directly at safiya@dancesafiya.com

Accommodations

Lodging and Food

Lodging

A number of nice hotels and restaurants are within easy access of the studio.

campbellHere is my first recommended Hotel, very close to the class and show location. The Campbell House is a Four Star Hotel, the accommodations are great and they have very nice suites, so if you are traveling with a group of friends and want to share a room its great for you. (Checking out prices on booking.com they have lower than usual prices available for our weekend if you book ASAP! You can reserve a room and pay nothing now, and cancel later if you find something better, and they do not charge your credit card.
Now...if you are trying to pinch pennies, and/or do not want to share a room, I'd recommend you skip this hotel.
~Safiya

broadwayHere is my second recommendation, great reviews and close to both the class and show locations! A bit more affordable, a bit less fancy. Inn on Broadway is a three star hotel...
Check them out HERE

springhill

 

 

The Springhill Suites Lexington is our third recommendation, midway between the first and second in both cost and accommodations...more suites, so great for groups traveling together, and again....very close to both the class and show locations!

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Fourth on our list is the Red Roof Inn, lower rates, less amenities, not as close to class and show locations. I have used this hotel before, for business and visiting friends. It is clean, fairly newly renovated and in a good location....lots of restaurants, shopping, etc close by and its about 10-15 minute drive to the studio.
guesthouse

 

Fifth recommendation is Guesthouse Inn and Suites Lexington, right off the interstate on the East side of Lexington, pretty much the same info as the Red Roof Inn...except it is within a group if hotels, restaurants and a strip club...lol....but the staff are friendly, the rooms clean, and the place comes well recommended, and is more affordable!
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And last, but certainly not least, is the Baymont Inn Lexington.....cheapest on the list, just a few yards away from the Guesthouse Suites.....just a little less fancy, but good reviews and great for penny pinchers;)

About a 10-15 minute drive to downtown where both the classes and show take place.

 

 

Lexington Cuisine

Average dinner per person:
$ $14 and under
$$ $15 to $30
$$$ $31 to $50
$$$$ More than $50

Alfalfa - 141 East Main Street – 859.253.0014
Brick-walled, art-filled cafe serving Southern & global fare made with local ingredients. ($-$$)

Banana Leaf – 102 West High Street (upstairs in Bombay Bar and Grill) - (859) 252-9595
South Indian staples like dosa, a savory pancake, & Malaysian dishes are served in simple surroundings. ($-$$)

Bourbon n' Toulouse - 829 Euclid Ave – 859.335.0300
Cajun & Creole specialties (including many vegetarian and gluten-free options) in simple, colorful surroundings. ($-$$)

Charlie Brown's Restaurant & Lounge - 816 Euclid Ave – 859.269.5701
American. Rustic spot for sandwiches, appetizers & beer in a cozy setting with books, a fireplace & a patio. ($-$$)

Common Grounds Coffee House - 343 East High Street – 859.233.9761
Coffees, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, chais/teas, International breakfast, sandwhiches, wraps, salads. Vegetarian offerings. ($)

Dudley’s on Short – 259 West Short Street, Suite, 125 – 859.252.1010
American: Along with the cozy dining room, it boasts an outdoor patio, and a great bar. The restaurant serves dinner quite late, a boon to folks with busy schedules. ($-$$)

The Grey Goose - 170 Jefferson Street – 859.233.1500
American: Brunch and dinner. ($-$$)

Gumbo Ya Ya - 1080 South Broadway, #107 – 859.252.9292
Creole. Gumbo, crawfish Creole, jambalaya & beer are dished out at this counter-serve Cajun-Creole spot. Vegetarian friendly. ($)

Joe Bologna's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Inc – 120 West Maxwell St. – 859.252.4933
Italian: Longtime pizza parlor with a casual vibe housed in a former synagogue with stained-glass windows. ($-$$)

Lexington Diner - 841 Lane Allen Rd – (859) 303-5573
All-American breakfast and lunch made with locally grown ingredients. ($)

The Local Taco – 315 South Limestone – 859.523.3700
An eclectic and unique restaurant serving up Tex-Mex cuisine, the traditions and character of Southern food culture, and distinct flavors of the communities in which it resides. ($-$$)

Magee's Bakery/Deli - 726 East Main Street – 859.255.9481
Cozy bakery and deli offering breakfast and brunch. ($)

McAlister's Deli – 836 Euclid Avenue – 859.368.9880
American. Easygoing counter-service chain known for its sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes & sweet tea. ($)

Mellow Mushroom - 503 South Upper Street – 859.281.6111
American: Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calch. ($)

McAlister's Deli – 836 Euclid Avenue – 859.368.9880
American. Easygoing counter-service chain known for its sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes & sweet tea. ($)

Mellow Mushroom - 503 South Upper Street – 859.281.6111
American: Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, cal9.6440
Mediterranean. Comfortable go-to plating classic eats, including baba ghanoush & shawarma, with a lunch buffet too. ($$)

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub - 123 North Broadway – 859.252.4663
American cuisine served in a casual setting. ($-$$)

Sav’s West African Grille - 304 S. Limestone Street – 859.369.7287
West-African stews, platters, salads, sides. ($)

Sawyer's Downtown - 325 West Main Street – 859.281.6022
American: Chili, burger bar & other American classics served in a bright, casual space with neon decorations. ($-$$)

Shakespeare & Co. - 67 West Short Street- 859.367.0413
U.S. outpost of a Dubai-based cafe chain serving an all-day global menu amid Victorian-themed decor. ($-$$)

Stella's Kentucky Deli - 143 Jefferson Street – 859-255-3354
Local food-oriented brunch & lunch deli, plus end-of-the-week dinner & cocktails, set in a historic house. ($-$$)

Third Street Stuff - 257 North Limestone #1 – 859.255.5301
American. Funky coffeehouse & retail shop offering hot drinks, sandwiches, desserts & a unique gift selection. ($)

Tolly-Ho Restaurants - 606 South Broadway – 859.253.2007
Classic American burgers, sandwiches, breakfast all day . Open 24 hours. ($)

Tomo - 848 East High Street – 859.269.9291
Japanese. Sushi specialist also offers traditional Japanese dishes & cocktails in contemporary quarters. ($$)

The Village Idiot – 307 West Short Street – 859.252.0099
Lexington’s first upscale gastropub serving Local and high-end beer and locally sourced food in an renovated post office from 1825. Dinner and Brunch served. ($$-$$$)

Vendors
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Vendors At A Dancers Journey

The ‘Souk’ at Arabesque will be open during Workshop hours and carries new and used belly dance apparel for every genre. We will have additional, but limited, space available for other vendors that may be interested in selling their wares during our event.

Fill out the Vendor Application below if you are interested in displaying or selling your wares at our event.

VISITING VENDORS announcements coming soon!

 

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Payment Plan Option

Subscribe to our Easy Payment Plan Option

Payment plan option must be paid in full by May 30th 2019
*All transactions are final and no refunds unless event is canceled!*
VIP Payment Plan:
5 monthly Payments of $53

Details

Date:
Jun 5