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Arabic Folklore Dance Class

dar el-ilm School of Languages (DEI) has announced a new and unique class that teaches children ages 7-15 the Arabic Folklore dance of Dabke. The class will focus on learning the dance as well as the meaning behind the moves to encourage students to learn more about the Arab tradition.

Dabke is an Arabic Folklore dance that comes from the Levant region. It is usually preformed at weddings and special occasions. Every country has its own version of the dance. The class at dar el ilm will have a professional Dabke dancer who will show the students how to dance the Dabke from Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. While the children are learning the dance they will learn about the meaning behind certain moves as well as the heritage is directly related to the dance.

Gabriella Chamoun, Marketing Manager explains “We decided to introduce the class to DEI because it exposes the children to the Arabic culture and traditions. Dabke is an important dance of the Arabs during special occasion and will give the children a better understanding of the dance and the songs that complement it. Our teacher is excellent, and has many years of experienced dancing Dabke in Jordan. We are look forward to having this new class at the centre.”

The classes will be separated by age group and will meet for 1.5 hours 2 times a week. Children Ages 7-10 will meet on Thursdays and Saturdays 3:00pm-4:30pm and while children ages 11-15 will meet on Thursdays & Saturdays 5:00pm -6:30pm. At the end of the term next year the children will perform a show for the parents. Classes will start December 1st and run into the next year. To register or for more information call the centre at 04-331-0221.

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