Amina Goodyear playing at
Egyptian American Festival
Egyptian Dance Rhythm Classes
In order to learn this dance correctly you need to understand the music, the songs and the rhythms.
In this rhythm class you will learn all that and more.
Written handouts and practice CDs provided.
Amina playing riq with Fatih Gerah, Raed Khawaga, Sandy, Susu, Salah Eddine & Claudia
Amina playing zils with Cairo Cats
Susu, Daria, Devi Ja, Elearnor, Ssylvia
and Dunya Tanya
Amina & Doug Adamz of
Amina, Linda, Fadil &Nader Shahin
at El Morocco
DUE TO HOLIDAYS OR OTHER COMMITMENTS - (SHOWS OR WORKSHOPS)
Monday MAY 25 holiday,
Saturday JUNE 13 Berkeley World Music Fesitval, Saturday JUNE 20 El Fan workshops with Leila,
Saturday JULY 4 holiday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday JULY 14, 15, 16 MENDOCINO MID EAST MUSIC AND DANCE CAMP
Saturday AUGUST 1 Carnival of Stars, Saturday AUGUST 15 Ya Halla Y'all, Saturday AUGUST 29 Cairo Nights IV workshops with Sadie,
Monday SEPTEMBER 7 holdiday
Drumming for Dancers taught by Amina- MONDAY 8:30-10:00
$15 drop in or $40/4 classes ( good for 6 weeks- can be used for dance class also)
This drum class is designed to help the dancer learn and understand the rhythms in order to perform the dance better. All dance rhythms taught and we discuss how it's used in the dance. Eventually we will play along with dance music and discuss how to recognize the drum within the song and what movements work best.
Drums available for use in class
**** CLASSES WITH SUSU ****
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm
to reserve Contact Amina
Aswan Dancers 829 Elizabeth St. San Francisco, CA 94114
New classes in Berkeley (Thursdays) & Sebastopol (First Saturdays)
call 415 308-7887 to sign up and address
Susu's classes $20 each class
Cymbal for dance taught by Amina
$40/hour or $120 for 4 sessions - Private Instruction
You will learn rhythms on finger cymbals
Designed for dancers to learn to the dance rhythms. dance and play along with the cymbals
Covers technique, rhythms, translations and learning to play several rhythms in song.
Includes rhythm transitions and types of movements to be used with each rhythm.
- Songs chosen will be "must learn" classics, traditional and popular. -
Zils (finger cymbals), drums available for use in class.
Amina has been playing back-up percussion weekly for over 15 years.
She currently plays with The Pasha Band, The Georges Lamman Ensemble, Khalil Abboud, and
with Aswat San Francisco's only Arabic Community Choir.
Nazir Latouf, Loay Dahbour, Reda Darwish & Amina ----Issa Sweidan, Jacques al Asmar, Amina & Susu
Magana's Belly Dance Contest -----------------------------Private Party
Amina and Jacques al Asmar at Amira
Amina, Nizar, Fouad Marzouk
Mimi Spencer, Susu, Gregangelo
and Amina at BDUC
Issa Sweidan, Jacques al Asmar,
Gregangelo,Laura, Amina & Susu
at Shake & Bake
Raed Khawaga, Jacques al Asmar, Dahlena, Amina & Linda -------Noel, Jacques al Asmar and Amina--------
Egyptian American Festival --------------------------------------------Rakassah Summer Festival--------
Cairo Cats in Lobby of Ethnic Dance Festival
Gregangelo, Amina, Susu and Daria