Najla has been performing, teaching, and active in the Austin belly dance scene for more than two decades. She connects a lifetime of learning, seasoned instruction, and a passion for teaching to create engaging, playful, and informative classes and workshops. She approaches teaching with a “no student left behind” approach by creating a supportive and inclusive experience. She wants all her students to fall in love with the movement and music that is deeply rooted in Egyptian and Arabic culture and then learn how to take that movement and make it their own.  

Creating Combos - One Card at a Time

Whether you are working on a choreography or practicing your dance moves, creating combinations from your current movement vocabulary can be challenging. Join Najla and you'll learn how to translate moves you know into improvisational exercises and routine dance practice. In this workshop you'll create flash cards that cover movement, emotion, staging, and timing to help you practice smarter and more strategically.