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Ongoing Raqs Sharqi/Middle Eastern dance classes on Saturdays in Astoria, NY 11103

Torkom Andonov Movsesiyan

Nov 2013

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November 19, 2013
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Spread the joy and happiness of
To your community, family and friends
By learning the beauty of the oldest 
dance on earth!
Middle Eastern and North African Dance Initiative for Cultural Diplomacy offers UNISEX Raqs Sharqi dance classescurrently being taught by
at The Art of Fitness
32-32 Steinway Street, 3rd Floor (Between Broadway and 34th Avenue) 
AstoriaNY 11103 
(right in front of the R Train Steinway Station) 
Every Saturday from 3:45pm-5:15pm
$20 per class; $90 for 5-class card

classes are for all levels: beginners through advanced students.

Some items you might consider wearing during this class are: Barefoot/flat dance shoes/Leotard/tights, sweats or skirt & top/A hipscarf or shawl to underline your hip movements.

Each class consists of a warm-up routine, designed to break down the movement vocabulary of Raqs Sharqi, which is incorporated into various choreographies. There are brief explanations on the historical and social background of Raqs Sharqi (Eastern dance, also known as belly dance), and Middle Eastern culture as well. These dance classes are designed to introduce you to the true spirit and meaning of one of the oldest dance forms on earth, that is to say, joy and happiness.

For more info on Torkom Movsesiyan's classes, seminars, workshops, and performances please visit, e-mail:, or call (347)-512-0541

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