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ISAMETD Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers & Dancers

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 isametd presents
       an all day event on July 25 2015 at the          Fort Wayne Education & Conference Center,      featuring two 2-hour workshops instructed
by             Leila Gamal (Bio) and Ruby Jazayre (Bio)           Plus, there will be a one-hour workshop by Jessie Jussenya Chism!

RUBY JAZAYRE is an accomplished performer, instructor and choreographer of Middle Eastern Dance, of which she has enjoyed total involvement since 1978. In the years that followed she gained acclaim throughout the United States, becoming a popular seminar performer and instructor.
LEILA GAMAL is an internationally known free-lance teacher, choreographer, and performer. She is easily recognized as a premier dance artist that continues to inspire and influence many of today’s rising stars of Middle Eastern dance.


is the assistant director of Sisters of the Nile and co-founder of KemWati Fusion Bellydance. As Ruby Jazayre’s stylistically wayward protegé, Jussenya flourishes when combining Egyptian Style with the many dance forms she has studied. Her love of fusion has taken her recent performances on a wild ride of emotional extremes. She is always excited to share the power and beauty of dance, and invites you to savor the drama.


9:00am-10:00am Registration and Shopping

10:00am to 12:00 pm RUBY JAZAYRE
All about Combos! Ruby will share a favorite choreography that offers interesting combinations that you can also transfer to your own choreography and improvisation library for performance! Move to the groove to find your sassy with staging options that create delicious spatial designs. Explore making artfully and thoughtfully executed movement transitions. All skill levels are invited to attend, and movement can be appreciated by Orientale and Fusion dancers alike! (Classroom Companion DVD available for sale)

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch on your own and/or shopping

1:00pm-3:00pm LEILA GAMAL
Choreography Soup: A study of weight change combinations to add variety and design elements to your improvisations.

3:00pm-3:15pm Break and shopping

3:15pm-4:15pm JUSSENYA
Dynamic Dialogue:Fast to slow. High to low. Opposites create excitement and contrasts engage your audience. Spice up your performance with dramatic use of tension and resolution, pressure and release, push and pull. We will learn Tribal Fusion techniques and challenging combinations that embody these extremes and more.

4:15pm-6:00pm Dinner on your own and shopping

6:00pm-6:30pm Doors open for the Gala Show and shopping

6:30pm-8:30pm ISAMETD annual Gala Show

                     "Journey from the Orient"

***Performers must be members of ISAMETD and take at least one workshop, which will have to be paid for in advance. If you're interested in performing, please contact Jenny Smithson at zhenna11@gmail.com***



For all three workshops:$100 members, $120 non-members.


Ala carte:

Ruby or Leila workshops: $45 each for members; $55 each non-members

Jussenya workshop: $15 members; $25 non-members


Evening Gala Show “Journey From the Orient”:  $10 each for everyone. 


VENDING:  For those interested in vending, the price is $20 for a 6’ table for members, $30 for non-members.  Please contact Lisa Warner at president@isametd.com to sign up.

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