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CLASSES

The heartbeat of Ancient Egypt felt and expressed through the body.

Welcome to Aida Academy, the home of Egyptian dance in Melbourne.

Egypt- persisting, eternal, referred to in the Arab world as 'Om Al Dounya'- the mother of the earth. An enduring civilisation rich with history and renowned for its advanced civilisation in antiquity. In modern times Cairo being the epicentre of media, arts, and entertainment and of course the heart of bellydance. Sophisticated and refined and curiously at the same time earthy and organic, a language felt by the heart and expressed through the body. 

When you join our classes you are not joining a generic bellydance class but a holistic, educational, cultural, musical experience delivered by a native instructor which is thought-provoking and transformative and leads to self-awareness from beginner to advanced.

Curious and an absolute beginner? (say something.... start with a genuine and competent  foundation and ignite a passion for the true form of bellydance )

Currently dancing and want to delve deeper, gain vital knowledge to take your dancing to a premium level? Take advantage of Virginia's immense wealth of knowledge and performance experience. 

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ONLINE BEGINNER CLASSES

Beginner Level 1-9 

Exclusive to Aida Academy's methodology, the beginner suite begins at Level 1 with the exploration of vital somatic, postural and cultural principals inherent to Egyptian Bellydance. Students 'find their feet' with easy to follow steps and as we move through the suites those steps will become small routines that link together in Virginia's signature style. Higher level students, troupe members are encouraged to join to maintain technique and reconnect. There are many 'aha!' moments experienced in this class! 

MONDAY

Level 1 Fundamentals

7.30 -8.20pm - Time Zone AEST 
$12.00 

Level 5 Fundamentals

6.30 -7.20pm - Time Zone AEST 

$12.00 

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ONLINE ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced 

The level which Virginia refers to as 'the true beginning',where lots of changes take place emotionally and physically as the fundamentals are now laid, there is now room for being present in the moment and in your body and true self expression begins. 

Wednesday

7.30 - 8.30pm - Time Zone AEST 

$18.00

 

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ABOUT AIDA  ACADEMY OF EGYPTIAN DANCE

Welcome to AIDA Academy of Egyptian Dance, the home of authentic bellydance offering high-quality dance classes for all levels -from inspiring the novice to mentoring and empowering the professional by accomplished bellydance performer and master teacher Virginia Masri. 

The Academy is renowned locally and internationally for its dedication to cultivating the highest standard of cultural awareness, integrity, the significance of heritage, and exceptional technique whilst maintaining study in a fun, positive environment.

Virginia is a highly respected and sought after teacher and performer; her passion for authentic bellydance has lead to an enduring and successful career both in Australia and abroad in dance contracts and teaching advanced level workshops. 


Awarded membership to the prestigious UNESCO International Dance Council recognised for her contribution and lifework which celebrates the traditions and the profound beauty of Egyptian dance. As a performer, Virginia's rich cultural background enables her to impart the elegance and depth of this ancient dance and its infinite possibilities of self-expression. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE CLASSES

Please save the following on your device. 
Aida Academy of Egyptian Dance 
+61 417 011 410
virginia_masri@yahoo.com
1. Classes are live streamed via the ZOOM platform, please ensure you have downloaded app. 
2. Choose the class you wish to attend and finalise payment no later than 15mins before scheduled class time. Payment can be made via bank transfer or PayID to the saved contact number. 
3. Screenshot proof of payment and send to us via SMS. 
4. 10 minutes before the scheduled time you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link. Please ensure our contact address is added to your contacts and dos not land in your spam folder. 
5. Once you've checked into the meeting, please follow Zoom prompts as there is a virtual 'waiting room' until class commences.

Some helpful tips - 

  • Ensure your device is charged 

  • Have water close by

  • Wear form fitting garments and hip scarf to enable the instructor to see your form. 

  • You will be placed on mute to minimise background noise however you can access chat feature and there will be opportunities to use your mic throughout the class.

***TERMS AND CONDITIONS - must be visible (along bottom of section)*** 

Our aim is as always is to provide a safe and secure environment for our students in both physical and virtual classes. By clicking on Zoom meeting links for online dance classes we ask that your invitation and assigned password is used only by you and not to be shared. 

Dancing is physically demanding activity and great care and knowledge of safe 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

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THE MAGIC OF MOWSHAHAT MASRI

Meander through the poetic beauty of Egypt's legendary singer and composer Sayed Darwish.Embark on a sensual journey of sweeping gesture and graceful, flowing movement that is inspired by the splendour of Al Andalus. 
Duration: 2hrs 
Level: High Int/ Adv 
Location: TBC
Price: $50 
Booking: TBC Trybooking link

Trybooking
 
 
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ABOUT

AIDA ACADEMY OF EGYPTIAN DANCE

Welcome to AIDA Academy of Egyptian Dance, the home of authentic bellydance offering high-quality dance classes for all levels- from inspiring the novice to mentoring and empowering the professional by accomplished bellydance performer and master teacher Virginia Masri. 

With over 20 years experience, the Academy is renowned locally and internationally for its dedication to cultivating the highest standard of cultural awareness, integrity, the significance of heritage, and exceptional technique whilst maintaining study in a fun, positive environment.

Virginia is a highly respected and sought after teacher and performer often described as "the real thing" by her peers and audiences alike, famous for her authentic smooth, elegant Egyptian style. A consummate professional with a passion for authentic bellydance that has has lead to an enduring and successful career both in Australia and abroad in five star dance contracts, long term dance residencies and teaching advanced level workshops in choreography, Egyptian technique and stylisation. 

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Welcome to AIDA Academy of Egyptian Dance, the home of authentic bellydance offering high-quality dance classes for all levels- from inspiring the novice to mentoring and empowering the professional by accomplished bellydance performer and master teacher Virginia Masri. 

With over 20 years experience, the Academy is renowned locally and internationally for its dedication to cultivating the highest standard of cultural awareness, integrity, the significance of heritage, and exceptional technique whilst maintaining study in a fun, positive environment.

Virginia is a highly respected and sought after teacher and performer often described as "the real thing" by her peers and audiences alike, famous for her authentic smooth, elegant Egyptian style. A consummate professional with a passion for authentic bellydance that has has lead to an enduring and successful career both in Australia and abroad in five star dance contracts, long term dance residencies and teaching advanced level workshops in choreography, Egyptian technique and stylisation. 


Awarded membership to the prestigious UNESCO International Dance Council recognised for her contribution and lifework which celebrates the traditions and the profound beauty of Egyptian dance. As a performer, Virginia's rich cultural background enables her to impart the elegance and depth of this ancient dance and its infinite possibilities of self-expression. 

 
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