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Classes and Workshops with Mirah Ammal

Mirah teaches regular belly dance classes in the Twin Cities area, and tours teaching workshops throughout the region and around the country. Mirah is also available for private lessons, private women's parties with small group lessons, and special workshops. For details or to receive announcements about upcoming session schedules, email


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      Mirah's Workshops

      Private Lessons & Coaching




Aalim School of Middle Eastern Dance

Classes through Aalim School are taught by Mirah and other professional instructors. Mirah teaches classes for beginner through advanced and professional dancers. Classes are taught year-round at two metro area locations. View class listings for details, registration and more, or call 612-703-7002 or email Mirah at



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About the Class Levels Please note that class "level" curriculum and expectations are not the same in all belly dance programs. If you have been taking classes with another school or program and are uncertain what level is right for you in ours, please email or call 612-703-7002.




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Aalim School Class Fees:


Be sure to read the registration form for school policies and fee structures.


Regular classes (1.5 hours):

      $ 88 for a 8-week session ($77 for 7-week session)

      $110 for 10-class gypsy card

      $ 60 for 5-class gypsy card

      $ 13 single class drop-in rate


Raq-erobique(SM) Fitness Classes and Children's Classes (1 hour):

      $ 55 for full 6-week session

      $ 50 for 5-class "Raq" gypsy card

      $ 10 single class drop-in rate


Specialty Classes and Workshops

      See individual course listings.




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Aalim School Locations

South Minneapolis (Location Code: Mpls)

Center for Performing Arts at 3754 Pleasant Ave. S. (38th and Pleasant)

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       Studio Mpls-CP: Chapel Room, 2nd floor

       Studio Mpls-SR: Sun Room, 1st floor


West St. Paul/Eagan (Location Code: WSP)

Rhythm & Shoes at Southview Square, 1907 S. Robert St., West St. Paul (north of 494) Click for driving directions.

       Studio WSP: Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Suite 550)




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Private Classes, Coaching and Workshops

Mirah teaches private lessons for individual or small groups:

  *   A lesson or mini-workshop can be a great way to liven up a private party.

  *   For small groups and dance troupes a private lesson with Mirah can help you work toward group goals or choreographies.

  *   Individual coaching is a great way to work specific techniques, enhance performance skills, get critical feedback, and work on personal dance goals.


Mirah tailors your private session to suit your individual needs and circumstances. She can come to you, or locate a studio for the session. For specific pricing information, contact Mirah

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Mirah also teaches workshops around the country. Call 612-703-7002 or email to learn more about having Mirah as a workshop instructor for your event, or click here for more workshop information


Some of Mirah's private lesson and workshop specialties include:

     Egyptian style Raks as-Sharki (belly dance)

     Dynamic drum solos and combinations

     Sha'abi Chic

     Spectacular shimmies and layering techniques

     Tribaret and Cross-training tribal fusion and Orientale style techniques

     Solo performance coaching

     Fan Veils

     Raks Assaya (cane dance) and Saidi style

     Creative Veil & Double Veil

     Musicality and Arabic Music

     Isis wings


     Shamadan (candelabra dance)

     Melaya Leff (Eskandarani)

     Greek Belly Dance

     Karsilama (9/8) and Turkish belly dance


     Creating a performance set

     Finger cymbals for choreography and improvisation

     Developing improvisational dance skills

     Creating compelling choreography (for soloists, groups, or troupes)

     Beautiful hands and arms

     Isolation and articulation

     Belly dance for positive body image

     Overcoming stage fright

     Children's workshops in Middle Eastern dance & Music


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