A wide range of courses are available through the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development at Miami Dade College. Classes are held at the Kendall Campus, along with other joint locations. Students of all ages and levels will immerse themselves into all aspects of the art form, including the history and dance that encompasses diverse styles from the Middle East and Central Asia.

We offer: 

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  • Level 1 (Beginners - no experience necessary)
  • History of Middle Eastern Dance
  • Level 2 (Intermediate) 
  • Props (veil, shamadan, sword, etc.)
  • Level 3 (Advanced)
  • Modern Oriental
  • Music (drumming, zills, etc.)
  • Persian and Silk Road Dances
  • Seminars with professional Middle Eastern Master instructors
  • and more!

We also offer certificates after each level, contingent on an evaluation by one of our instructors, but obtaining certificates is optional. Dancers that have taken classes from other areas are welcome to jump into our intermediate, advanced, and specialty courses. All students must register via Miami Dade College’s system. All of our instructors are bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

You do not have to be enrolled in college to register. Just register online, via fax or phone! Dance slippers are recommended but not required. In addition to the program, all students are welcome to participate in our highly-anticipated, annual Middle Eastern Dance production happening on May 12, 2018!

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu

To view step-by-step instructions on how to register with MDC's website, please click here

To view courses online and register via MDC website:

 

Location

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
School of Continuing Education & Professional Development
11011 SW 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176

Room G303 is located in building G, on the 3rd floor
Room 2108 is located in building 2, on the 1st floor

We pride ourselves in having one of the largest dance rooms in the city. Come to our classes and never feel cramped in our 2000+ square foot room. 

Please click the campus map to the right to enlarge.

 

Current Courses

Belly Dance Level 1 - Beginner Techniques

Learn the essential Belly Dance basics and proper execution of movements in this six-week course, designed to get you started on your journey through Middle Eastern Dance. This introductory course consists of basic techniques, fundamentals, and cultural aspects of this beautiful art form. No previous dance skills are required for this class, and we encourage all students to remain in this level as long as needed to master the fundamentals. This course is taught by the internationally renown Roshana Nofret!

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5/31 - 7/5
7/19 - 8/23

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Thursdays

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7:30 - 9:00 pm
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Room

G303
G303

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


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Persian Dance Level 1
Join Persian Dance Artist and Director of MECA Dance Ensemble  Roshana Nofret for a six week course introducing the basic and characteristic movements in Classical Persian dance, a beautiful Middle Eastern dance style known for its feminine grace and expression. This is the dance style indigenous to Iran. Genres of dance in Iran vary depending on the area, culture, and language of the local people, and can range from sophisticated reconstructions of refined court dances to energetic folk dances. No experience necessary! Dance slippers are highly recommended but not mandatory.

More classes to be announced soon!

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7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Kendall

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G303

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


Belly Dance Level 2 - Travel with Movements (Recommended Prerequisite: Level 1)
This Intermediate level is designed for students to develop skills in traveling with movements, as well as utilizing the fundamentals learned in the beginner level for more elaborate combinations and Egyptian stylization with Amara Sayid. This course consists of extensive layering, more complex footwork, and development of musicality. Students may remain in this level as long as necessary.

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Dates

5/29 - 7/3
7/17 - 8/21
 

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Tuesdays

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7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Room

G303
G303

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


Belly Dance Specialty Class: Dancing to Middle Eastern Rhythms

Knowledge of Middle Eastern rhythms is essential for every dancer to acquire a deeper understanding of Arabic music, and musicality is one of the key components of effortless movement and a thoroughly enjoyable dance experience.

Join award-winning instructor Roshana Nofret in this class that will focus on a variety of essential rhythms, their background and context in which they are used in Arabic music; break down of time signatures; and a selection of movements and timing/musicality techniques that complement each rhythm. This class is for intermediate to advanced Middle Eastern dancers.

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5/29 - 7/3
7/17 - 8/21
 

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8:40 - 10:10 pm
8:40 - 10:10 pm

Room

G303
G303

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


NEW! - Belly Dance Level 3 - The Performer (Recommended Prerequisite: Level 1 and Level 2)
Join award-winning artist and Co-Director Amara Sayid in this informative and inspiring class! In her one-part lecture / one-part dance lab, Amara (and special guests) will share tips and tricks of the trade acquired throughout their dance careers, including when and how to go “pro”, performing solo, competing, gigs, working within the dance community, and the do’s and don’ts of dance, ensuring you have the right tools and knowledge to achieve your dreams, and more! At the end of the summer courses, the academy will host an event that allows each participant to perform a solo and show off their new skills!

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5/30 - 7/11
7/18 - 8/22

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Wednesdays
Wednesdays

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7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Room

G303
G303

Campus

Kendall
Kendall

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


NEW DAY AND TIME! Belly Dance Specialty Class: Shimmies, Lines, and Accents

Join our award-winning belly dance teacher, Andrú Ramir, in this dynamic class and shimmy your dance to the next level. Students will learn different kinds of shimmies in Middle Eastern dance, while refining lines for polished stage performances.

Practice eye-catching signature accents, pops, and flutters that will make you the highlight of any performance. Learn to refine your stage presence and wow the audience with strength, grace, and control. This is a fun and high energy class with Miami's premiere male Middle Eastern dance entertainer. 

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Dates
5/31 - 7/5
7/19 - 8/23

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Thursdays
Thursdays

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7: 30 - 9:00 pm
7: 30 - 9:00 pm

Room
2108
2108

Campus
Kendall
Kendall

For registration assistance, please call 305.237.2876 or email glambert@mdc.edu


NEW CLASS! Classic Elegance, Tradition, and Artistry in the Fine Art of Bellydance - Part I

Join Master Instructor, Jihan Jamal, in this educational and inspiring course. The Awalim (plural for Almeh) is a terminology used during the 19th century to refer to the professional dancers of Arab Egypt - Educated girls and women of good social standing, trained in dancing, singing and poetry, present at festivals and entertainment venues. Course will focus on traditional steps and choreographed dance patterns, and introduction to playing finger cymbals, with an emphasis on “port –de-corps” (Carriage of the body). 

Jihan's teaching method combines ethnic tradition and regional colloquialisms without sacrificing classical form and traditional technique. As a teacher, her objective is to educate the student in the structure of the dances as well as their cultural, regional backgrounds and the social, religious and political history that has impacted and altered the dance throughout the centuries, to present day.

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