Habibi Dancers & Habibi Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
Philosophy: To make Middle Eastern dance and music accessible, achievable and understandable to a wide range of abilities. To share with others the joy that is in the dance and the beauty in the music.
First learned in Hamilton. Attended classes with Farouk Darwish, Takapuna. 1980 - 1984 Jamila Salimpour San Francisco, Aida Al Adawi (San Francisco), Drum & Finger Cymbals with Mary Ellen Donald. Ibrahim Farrah (Perth, New York, Brisbane), Yousry Sharif (New York), Bert Balladine, Amaya, Kathryn Ferguson, Sharifa, Raqia Hassan, Karen Gehrman (Fat Chance) Paulette Rees- Denis (Gypsy Caravan), Mahmoud Reda, Aisha Ali, Cassandra (Oasis DanceCamp)