Do you want to learn to dance dabke? Hawiyya Dance Company and El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe have created a series of online dabke classes just for you!
Seven videos to take you through, step by step, the basics that any dabke dancer should master.
Lesson 1: Before you start – how to wear your keffyeh, make your own mesbaha, and dance with it!
Ever wondered how to keep the mesbaha spinning as you dance? Ever wondered how to tie a keffyeh on your head? In this video we will show you all you need to know to complete your ‘dabke look’ before you start dancing!
Lesson 2: Beginners class with Tayyara
These three videos are for beginners in dabke – those of you with no previous dabke or dance experience. We will take you through some very basic steps that you will be able to use to impress. We will then put them together in a sequence called Tayyara.
Lesson 3: Intermediate class with Shammalyya
These three videos are for intermediate dabke dancers – those of you who previously learnt Tayyara, or those who already have some dabke experience. We will take you through some more challenging but very fun steps! We will then put them together in a sequence called Shammalyya.