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Educational Dance Books

The Perfect Gift for A Belly Dancer

Need a gift for  a belly dance student, dancer or teacher etc.? Here is a perfect gift that will grow her education in dance. Every time she uses it she will think of you. A book from Tales1001/Cedar Productions. There are 16 to choose from. Plus these books have been made into courses that can be taken on line. Do your dance friends a favor and give them a gift of the future. If belly dance is their passion here is the answer.


These books are written by an international teacher and performer and cover Arabic Dance. They cover our dance form from CREATIVITY to THEATER presentations and everything in between. Morwenna Assaf and her husband Walid Assaf produce these books. They are from the UK and Lebanon respectively. Their lives have been dedicated to the sharing of the dance and music of the Eastern Arabic (The Levantine area) countries for over 40 years. It is their life to share with the world to “Keep the Culture in Arabic Dance”!


All books are on sale through Create Space and Amazon and other on-line outlets. The Kindle versions are on sale at this time and will be through the New Year.


Just search for Morwenna Assaf-Author.

The Rose Center

What a beautiful name for an absolutely fabulous place. As I was perusing my emails back in the week before Christmas, I came across an advertisement for a FREE concert. This sparked my interest. I had no idea what to expect. We decided to go as we live in an area where the arts and culture is next to nothing.

The Rose Center is located in Morristown, TN about 15 miles from where we live. The function was called “Java Jive”. We got there about 6:30. Found our way to the theater which is actually a dual purpose room. It was set up banquet style. A beautiful room that was decorated for Christmas.

At 7pm sharp the musicians entered the room. We were in for a treat. The show was called “Christmas With the Collective” The leader of the group was Antonio Gomez. There was an excellent guitarist, drummer and a female singer. They were a jazz group. Now, Jazz is not my favorite thing but they were so good and so professional that we enjoyed the whole thing. I was mesmerized. I am hooked on these concerts.

We are totally hooked. We spent considerable time talking to the artists. Plus the director of the Rose Center and people in the audience. These monthly concerts are open to the public and sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. You can bring snacks and beverages in. Everyone is so cordial. We will be going back. This week is a concert by a guitarist. I will be sure to take pictures.

If you are interested in the arts or just music. Add their schedule to yours. The artists they bring are so talented. You will have an evening out with great people. Will not cost you a dime unless you want to donate. They do pass the hat. There is no pressure. Support the arts commission by attending. This also supports the artists from the area. There is something for everyone’s taste. The Rose Center is downtown Morristown. There is plenty of parking. Enjoy the evening and listening to music. See you there.

Morwenna Assaf, New Market, TN
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The Perfect Gift For A Belly Dancer

A Dance Course to Grow Their Knowledge

Need a gift for a belly dance student, dancer or teacher etc.? Here is a perfect gift that will grow her education in dance. Every time she uses it she will think of you. An educational dance course from Tales1001/Cedar Productions. There are 19? to choose from. Plus 7 that are free and tasters. All paid courses are based on our books. Do your dance friends a favor and give them a gift of the future. If belly dance is their passion here is the perfect answer.


These courses are planned by an international teacher and performer and cover Arabic Dance. They cover our dance form from CREATIVITY to THEATER presentations and everything in between. Morwenna Assaf and her husband Walid Assaf produce these courses in dance and rhythm. They are from the UK and Lebanon respectively. Their lives have been dedicated to the sharing of the dance and music of the Eastern Arabic (The Levantine) countries for over 40 years. It is their life to share with the world to keep the culture in Arabic Dance.


All courses are on sale through YesCourse.com and CourseCraft.com at this and will be offered in other other on-line outlets in the future. These versions are on sale at this time and will be through the New Year. Anyone one who purchases will have these courses forever and will get all updates including audios and videos as they are published. Expand their education. Be a knowledgeable teacher and/or dancer. “Why Be Good When You Can Be Great!”


PROJECTS FOR  2020

1.  Coaching -See notes on prior page

1. Lebanese Oriental and Folklore: Based on the Ibrahim Farrah method of teaching and Amani and Margo Kelfayan of Lebanon. Starts with a video lecture of why he (Bobby)  was so important to our dance.

  1. 2. Lebanese Debke: The National Dance of Lebanon and the Levant. Both a social and performing art.

  2. 3. Reda Egytpian Style: ***Get Reda Educated*** Learn why the Reda style is so unique and favored. Understand his approach. Learn his drills, combinations and choreography. Have been teaching his style in Southern CA for over 10 years. Again, starts with a video/lecture.

  3. 4. Egypt vs Lebanon: What is the difference between the 2. In depth look at the 2 styles.

  4. 5. Musicality & Rhythm: Broaden your horizons. Understand the music and the way it relates to the dance. Know the instrumentation. Know the rhythms! Add finger cymbals.

  5. 6. Percussion. Learn how to utilize drumming knowledge as either a dancer or as a drummer to accompany dancers.

  6. 7. Choreography & Improvisation: Both sides are valuable and used. Learn when and how to use each.

  7. 8. The Dance Approach: How to approach teaching. What to offer at what point. How to progress. What to look for. One cannot dance if one does not have the basic structure.

  8. 9.9.  RAIS Training: A teacher training course for teachers. It can include certification through CID.

  9. 10. Business End: El Fen (The Studio) A. Learn how to run a professional studio. After 21 years in New England and 18 years in Southern CA I know this business inside and out.
    B. Consultation Services for Elite Dancers & Drummers: For those who just want to go above and beyond where they are now.


2. The Studio Remodel:
 Plus an area for interviewing and socializing.  (ON HOLD FOR NOW) We are now working on what the ceiling should be like. (A tent effect done with veils) A beautiful area to dance and play drums and finger cymbals.

3. The Divisions of ADA - El Fen

Art/Dance Academy will host COACHING classes several times per week.  A blueprint for an Academy on line. We will continue to work on 1 book this year. Due to be published by year end. Look for  **Threads of Identity**. This book hooks ethnic dance into how they all hook together.  Plus we have a series of Booklets on different dance subjects.    Coaching will be will be done on line and in the studio.  We are done traveling this year. Check our schedule or 2020 So far a concert in Danbury CT on Sunday April 26th (Contact Dolores Matzen for details) and a teaching weekend in Boston MA for the DIVA 2020 show  August 14th and 15th. Flyers to follow. Contact Za-Beth of Boston for more details. Our OPEN BORDERS will be sponsoring a trip to Lebanon in the fall of 2020. This will be open to all! NOT just dancers though there will be plenty of that. There is so much to see that you will be surprised plus the best dance teachers in the world. We are working on details now.


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