CID - UNESCO
We offer Certification Through the International Congress of Dance CID-UNESCO. We support coaching at our studio and on line. Get your 150 hours recorded and be recognized as one of Middle Eastern Dance's elite.
The Art/Dance Academy is a performing arts school dedicated to presenting, preserving and educating the general public on ethnic culture and folklore of various world forms especially those countries that make up the eastern Arabic nations, the Levant. It was formed and officially opened on January 25, 1998 in Oceanside, CA. During 1997 classes were offered at Dance North County in Encinitas, CA. Prior to their opening, Morwenna & Walid Assaf operated Scheherazade Studios from 1975 on Cape Cod, Boston, New Bedford and Fall River in Massachusetts, as well as Providence, RI with various locations throughout Cape Cod. We are a non-profit Education Organization specializing in Middle Eastern Dance (BELLY DANCE COACHING) and Arabic Music, and classical dance. We are a "Not for Profit: educational corporation registered in the state of Rhode Island since 1984. Registered on Dunn & Brad Street and held a annual renewable government contract to produce festivals of cultural background for the military and throughout the libraries in Southern CA. Our instructors are hand picked for their knowledge and quality of teaching experience plus are certified.
We offer online coaching for those all. All you need is a computer and a wifi. FACULTY: MORWENNA ASSAF CID-UNESCO MEMBER - from England and Canada, New England and Southern CA. Artistic Director, Choreographer and Master Teacher of Middle Eastern Dance. Strong background in ballet, jazz, modern, notation and various ethnic dance forms and theater. Studied under mentor the late Ibrahim Farrah (25 years) and La Meri (10 years) plus inspired by Yousry Sharif, Elena Lentini, Valerie Camille, Mahmoud Reda and Marta Zorina plus by Amani of Lebanon.
WALID ASSAF - from Lebanon, Musical Director and Manager. Teaches Middle Eastern Rhythm (percussion). Internationally known star of both drum and debke. Studied under the best the Middle East has to offer (Setrak Sarkesian) both here and abroad.
Art/Dance Academy = ADA
We provide coaching at all levels and private consulting. Study the Lebanese style of the late Ibrahim Farrah and the peoples of Lebanon. The Egyptian style of the Legendary Mr Mahmoud Reda. Give us a call at 865-375-0446 or 760-715-2276. E-Mail us at [email protected] for more information.