Featuring Rahma Haddad
With guest teachers & students & special guest dancer – TBA
Born in Edmonton Alberta, the first grandchild of early Lebanese immigrants, Rahma spent her formative years immersed in an Arabic speaking milieu, enjoying the food, music, dance and pampering of the Bekka Valley culture.
A performer and teacher of ‘bellydance’ since 1975, she still occasionally performs in festivals, theaters and more, in addition to teaching regular classes. She has been a true inspiration to many.
A teacher of teachers, her desire is to pass the torch and preserve cultural essence of the dance. Using historical and cultural elements of the Middle East in a contemporary context she creates a style of dance covering the range from art to entertainment, while retaining the sensuality, joyful grace and athletic demands of the dance.
Rahma is a recipient of two Canada Council grants, with an impressive record of film and T.V. appearances, and articles and reviews – both nationally and internationally.