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Monica Berini

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san francisco, CA

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MY STORY

Monica Berini is a San Francisco based performer, instructor, and musician who has been studying dances, songs, instruments, languages and percussion of the Arab world, North Africa, southern Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean since her teens, with training in San Francisco, New York and Cairo. Monica has an extensive performance history that includes solo and company experience. Her soulful, musically-driven, baladi style is rooted in 1960s through 1990s Cairo raqs sharqi, 20th-century Arab-, Turkish-, and Armenian-American diasporic "belly dance", raqs baladi, and Firqa Reda technique, with a strong foundation of folk dance roots. She likes to keep it of the people. Monica teaches weekly classes at LINES Dance Center and is a longtime performing member of Aswat, the Bay Area's premier Arab music ensemble. More information about Monica's current projects can be found at www.monicaraqs.com.

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Egyptian Style "Belly" Dance - Online

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Register at linesballet.org. Online classes are streamed live via Zoom app. This class emphasizes home-style raqs baladi (the social side of Egyptian "belly dance”)! Class starts with a dance-oriented warm-up, working through a few movement and technique reminders, and then dancing (and sometimes singing) to a new song each week, celebrating dancing together while being in our own spaces, and bringing a little farHa (joy) into our day.

monday

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Levels

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monday

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Levels

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*Please confirm schedules with studio

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current - present

MY STORY

Monica Berini is a San Francisco based performer, instructor, and musician who has been studying dances, songs, instruments, languages and percussion of the Arab world, North Africa, southern Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean since her teens, with training in San Francisco, New York and Cairo. Monica has an extensive performance history that includes solo and company experience. Her soulful, musically-driven, baladi style is rooted in 1960s through 1990s Cairo raqs sharqi, 20th-century Arab-, Turkish-, and Armenian-American diasporic "belly dance", raqs baladi, and Firqa Reda technique, with a strong foundation of folk dance roots. She likes to keep it of the people. Monica teaches weekly classes at LINES Dance Center and is a longtime performing member of Aswat, the Bay Area's premier Arab music ensemble. More information about Monica's current projects can be found at www.monicaraqs.com.

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