Mission of Farhat al Raqs Student Troupe

  • Have opportunity to put technique into musical context through choreography
  • Explore a variety of sub styles of ME dance and music
  • See and have input into the dance-making process
  • Get performance experience
  • The fun and fulfilling experience of dancing & performing together - “Farhat al Raqs” means the Joy of Dancing! 

Who is it for?

  • Students who have been consistently attending technique class for 4 months or more
  • Students that want to learn full choreography and have the opportunity to perform
  • Students who are able to commit to the group and be dependable troupe members

What’s expected of troupe members?

  • Consistent attendance in core level technique class 
  • Regular attendance at weekly rehearsal (Thursdays 7:45 pm)  and occasional extra rehearsals as needed before performances
  • Reviewing choreography between rehearsal to show up ready to learn new parts 

What time commitment is involved?

  • Weekly technique class plus weekly rehearsal
  • Some time to review and prepare at home to be ready for the next rehearsal

What costs are there?

  • Core technique class tuition 
  • Student troupe fee ($50 per  month)
  • Costume expenses. We will build costume wardrobes gradually to spread out the costs.

What is my obligation?

  • Farhat al Raqs will be a consistent performance group, rehearsing weekly.
  • Members are asked to commit to the current performance cycle which is through the completion of a project and its performance. This project cycle will be staged on June 10th
  •  It is important that members can depend on each other to do their part and see each project to its finish.  Members who leave to take a break at the completion of a project and before the start of a new one are welcome to return in the future. 

If you have any questions about the troupe, please call or catch me before or after class! 😊