Art/ Dance Academy

  Keep the Culture in Arabic Dance. Open Borders for ALL Movement!

Art/Dance Academy

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ADA offers for all students the finest in Arabic Style/Belly Dance and percussion training both on line and in person. This is the perfect place for your dance education and the correct cultural awareness that makes up belly-dance. The syllabus is inspired by the finest instructors in the world. We offer, for the dance student different levels of training. So the beginner dancer is just as comfortable as those with vast experience. Both Egyptian and Lebanese styles are taught along with the Folklore of different ares in each country. We call this mix Arabic Style as it is pulled from the roots of the dance.

Art/Dance Academy -- 1065 Susan Drive, New Market TN 37820

 ADA = [email protected]

Studio ADA = 865-375-0446


Looking for a Great Educator of Belly Dance?

Morwenna Assaf is the Dance Director for both Art/Dance Academy and CEDAR Productions. She has been a Middle Eastern (Belly Dancer) dancer, instructor and choreographer for almost 40 years. She studied in New York City with the late Ibrahim Farrah (her mentor and friend), the foremost proponent of the dance in the world. She continues to study to this day America’s top instructors of Egyptian dance. Plus she sponsors and studies the works of the Master Mr. Mahmoud Reda of Cairo, Egypt. She sponsors several seminars with known names per year. . Morwenna is a member of NDA, APPHERD, CAPHERD, CID-UNESCO and the National Association for Teacher Certification in Middle Eastern Dance - NATCMED. She has taken management courses and seminars with Rhee Gold of MA and the Dance Studios Mastermind Group with Sam Beckford in Vancouver, BC. Has taken numerous courses in colleges and various private groups.. But her forte is the Eastern Arabic (The Levant) countries, namely, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Palestine.

She was inducted into the American Middle Eastern Hall of Fame in New York City in 1994 for her contributions, choreography and research in this art form. She was nominated Best Instructor 2001 by Zaghareet. She has written several books to further the studies of those interested in Middle Eastern Dance Studies. She has been on the staff of several dance magazines throughout the country. She has taught dance workshops for CAPHERD for the past 16 years in both Palm Springs and Riverside, CA. She has also taught for Amani in Lebanon in 2011 with a request to return again. Every so often, she does a teaching tour of New England. Plus Morwenna has taught in Mexico on a regular basis. She currently teaches an Elite Circle of dancers,  and was on the staff for Mira Costa College until August 2014. Research and writing are at the base of her learning curve at this time. She has completed 10 books for Middle Eastern Dance Training. Second book on Teaching is almost completed. Will be published by AUDIO book on  Finger Cymbal Books is in process too.