Aasiyah is a hidden gem in New Jersey. Her passion and exposure to the Egyptian culture allowed her to develop an authentic Egyptian style of Oriental Dance. As a performer, her combination of highly advanced technique, impeccable musicality and heart warming carisma mesmerizes audiences and immediately stills everyone’s attention and heart. As a teacher, she is able to provide a well rounded education to students of any level by incorporating dance technique, musicality and culture into her classes. She is very patient with students and able to quickly evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, utilizing different approaches of teaching for each unique learning style.
Aasiyah is an innovative dance instructor and choreographer. She combines Middle Eastern dance themes with rhythm variations, improvisation, and modes of dance including: modern, ballet, folk and ballroom. Studying dance with Aasiyah and Marwan, a professional percussionist, is a progressive dance learning experience. Every student receives personal instruction.
Aasiyah is an innovative dance instructor and choreographer. She combines Middle Eastern dance themes with rhythm variations, improvisation, and modes of dance including: modern dance, ballet, folk and ballroom. Studying dance with Aasiyah and Marwan, a professional percussionist, is a progressive dance learning experience. Every student receives personal instruction.
She really knows her stuff. Besides teaching you the dance moves, Aasiyah knows different styles, what region they're from, etc. She's just amazing.
All new students, regardless of experience level, are warmly welcome in my classes. It is easy for me to adapt any choreography or technique based upon an individual's ability or limitations.
I have been a student of Raqs Sharqi for over a decade. I have traveled the world learning the fundamentals of both the entertainment style and folkloric styles of Egyptian dance.
Studio Based Group Classes: $20/drop-in OR $69/monthly registration
Private Lessons: $100/hour + studio rental costs
Semi-Private (2 or 3 people): $150/hour + studio rental
Group Private Classes (5- 10 people): $150/hour + studio rental
Group Private Classes (10+ people): $15/person + studio rental
I have worked with students from every stage of life (children, teens, young adults, mature adults) as well as students of all dance experience levels. Beyond that, I have also worked with pregnant students, students with medical limitations (arthritis, knee injuries, back injuries) and students recovering from accidents and illness.
Additionally, my classes are a safe space for all students.
I am always proud of my students. However, one specific event comes to mind. Recently, my student troupe was invited to perform at a local community event. Sadly, I was unable to attend, so my students performed without me for the first time. I saw the video and couldn't stop beaming with pride. They did everything on their own, performed beautifully, and had fun. For what more could an instructor ask?
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