Saiidi Sisters Workshop

Event Details

Basics of Saiidi dance with the Saiidi Sisters of Eugene – Come explore this folkloric dance from Egypt with us!

You will learn:

-Fundamental movements & rhythms of Saiidi dance

-Cultural & historical background

-Cane techniques

-Combining Saiidi steps into Saiidi music while dancing with the cane

-Costuming tips

This workshop is perfect for any Middle Eastern dancer who wants to better understand Saiidi dance through technique & combination drills. All levels are welcome (geared towards beginner-intermediate ).

Attire: Comfortable dance shoes or sandals, as the floor is carpeted. If you have an asaya (cane) bring it- otherwise, we have several to borrow for the class.

Free to Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Member

$20 to non-members. $15 if you join the guild (Member Forms will be available at the workshop.)

For registration contact: Sara Frazer, 541 497-4419;


The Saiidi sisters are Narmira & Dona. They have a combined Middle Eastern dance experience of over 40 years. They formed a duet 6 years ago & have studied & performed in primarily Egyptian folkloric styles with an emphasis on Saiidi.