2015 Spring Cultural Classes
2015 Spring Cultural Classes
All classes listed are for adults and young adults and are located at CAC’s offices in the Armory (unless noted otherwise).
For more information about these classes please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
(NEW DATES AND TIME)Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Session 1: March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7, 14, 21
This class is designed for both beginners and intermediate level students. Students will get introduced to Arabicmusic by learning the Arabic scales “Makamat” through playing musical compositions. They will also have brief look at the history and the importance of the Oud in Mid-Eastern Music. In addition, students will learn how to hold the instrument and the pick, the positioning and understanding of the quarter tone, and how to tune the strings.
About the instructor: Nabil Ata was born in Lebanon and immigrated to Massachusetts in March, 1973. He has been focusing on singing the classics in the Arabic language, like “Mouwashahaat and Adwaar.” He established “Tarab Chrous” in 1997.
Members’ Cost: $190/session
To Register for Session 2, CLICK HERE.
To purchase Oud:Unique Strings
165 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478 (617) 489-1254
Rhythms of the East – Tabla Class (Arabic percussion)
Private lessons available upon request. Cost: $65 per hour.
To arrange a private lesson, please email us at info@CACBoston.org.
To purchase Tabla:
Spring Dance Classes Will Be Announced Soon
Tuesdays: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
September 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4.
Explore and enjoy the high energy dances from the Arab World and the Middle East. Dancing classes will build a solid foundation in Raks Sharqi (Belly Dance) through good form, knowledge of music and movement. This is an Intermediate/Advanced Class.
This class focus will be on “Roots” * movements and music and learning to play finger cymbals Arabic Style. Goal is to build foundation from which student can build her own dance/choreography.
“Roots” of Belly Dance training has been developed by Shadia with over thirty years of teaching, performing and learning classic and folkloric styles of the Near & Middle East and North Africa.
Classical ME dance predates ballet and other modern dance forms and has its own distinct form and disciplines. It has been her lifelong mission to keep Belly Dance or Raks Sharqi as the women’s solo dance is called, Oriental in form.Cost: $200/session CAC Members: $190/session
To register, CLICK HERE.SHADIA has enjoyed a celebrated 40-year career teaching and performing dance in professional settings throughout the United States, Canada, South and Central America. Shadia’s popularity with diverse audiences of Middle Eastern descent comes from her strong foundation and expertise in both folkloric and classical training. She will be down-sizing her group classes by 2015 so she can expand on her new online boutique, Shadiacostumedesign.com. These classes present a valuable opportunity to study with an internationally beloved artist.