MAZAZIK - Classical and Contemporary Egyptian Dance Workshops - Venues to Learn

From complete beginner to Performance level...

Whatever level you dance at, you’ll find something here to suit you. From complete beginner to performance level.

A Mazazik class combines a near-complete physical workout; toning, aerobic, improving posture, flexibility and core stability.

But the important thing is - you'll learn to dance. To move with beauty, grace and power. To understand the music and gain confidence in expressing it.

From Arabic pop and simple Egyptian music and drums in level 1, to complex baladi and classical Arabic music in level 2. As well as Latin, Spanish, Celtic, Turkish, African ……

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals."   - Charles Baudelaire

Regular INTENSIVE DEVELOPMENT Workshops - please e-mail for details

MMU Dance Studio, Didsbury   (show map)

St. Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road (see website)

Please phone 07950 531917 or email

Regular Classes

Level 1 - for beginners and those wanting an easier class
Level 2 - a more creative class including more improvisation and interpretation

York - Mondays
York College Dance Studio    (see website)
19.00 - Level 1    20.00 - Level 2
Manchester - Wednesdays
St Werburgh's Hall, Chorlton   (show map)
19.00 - Level 1   20.00 - Level 2
MMU Dance Studio, Didsbury   (show map)
1pm General Level

SPECIAL Workshops in 2012

25 March - LONDON. Nubian dance with Jane and Introduction to Nubian drumming with Tim Garside (part of the Nubian Dance, Drum and Song project)

5/6 May - CORK. Workshops with Jane and Guy Schalom on tabla.

19/20 May - LONDON. Weekend of workshops with Guy Schalom's Baladi Blues Ensemble to coincide with the launch of their new CD at Dingwalls, Camden.

29/30 September - MANCHESTER. Mazazik's Saidi School, also with guest teachers Guy Schalom (male stick dance) and Helena Metsa (beginners saidi technique). Plus Show at the Waterside Arts Centre.

15 December - YORK. Special Christmas event.


Performance Group

Open to regular students of classes and workshops.  Regional group meets at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.  Local groups meet in Manchester and York.

Past appearances : Dancing in the Streets, Longford Park Festival, Manchester Chinese New Year, One World Festival New Mills, Marbella Folklorica Dance Festival Spain.