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FROM THE HIP - WEEKLY NEWS WITH DEVILLA !

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


It may be February, but we're already dreaming of summer - and DeVilla and Issam are out to heat things up! These two masters of their craft are teaming up for a sizzling Sunday of workshops and a gala show on July 9th, 2023. Deepen your knowledge of Arabic rhythms and sharpen your skills dancing to **live music**, and then get glammed up to watch DeVilla and Issam perform in the IndepenDANCE Day Gala with some extra-special guests! Registration info is live - hit the button below to reserve your spot either in-studio or online.


And as an extra thank you for our loyal friends, we've got discount codes to help you save 20% on the full packages! Use code VDAY for in-studio and VDAYVIRTUAL for online - must register before February 28th.




MORE ABOUT ISSAM HOUSHAN


The union of music and movement is the essence of dance. The union of a musician and a dancer to create a seamless artistic expression of oneness between the two is the ultimate manifestation of such a union. Issam Houshan is one of the rarest of talents as that is exactly what he does, Call him the Wassan Pharaoun, King Of The Drum, or Mr. Magic Fingers and you only tell the half of it. It's his connection to the dancer that is the essence of his magic. It is a merging of egos serving a mutual and identical goal that few musicians ever master fully. Issam is now recognized as the ultimate master of this art. In the BDSS Issam has become a mentor, partner, and inspiration giving selflessly to the good of the troupe as a whole. Issam was born in Syria and emigrated to the U.S. 24 years ago. He had formal music training in the Damascus Academy of Music and went on to drum for a host of Arab music stars and famous bellydancers. He is also the only remaining disciple of the legendary Arab drum master Mahmood Salahadeen. In the U.S. he performed with Sting on the Grammy's and with the BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS in over879 shows in 20 countries. Issam's background, training and experience have made him in huge demand for drum tutorials and workshops. He does these both on his own and in conjunction with bellydance instructors especiallyJillina,Sonia,Amar Gamal,Bozenka,Aziza,Rachel Brice,Sharon Kihara,Kami Little,Zoe Jakes,..and more.



DEVILLA'S PILATES PLAYHOUSE

Devilla's Pilates Playhouse is back and in full effect! Private and semi-private dance and Pilates classes are now available at great rates. Lock rates in for a full year by booking now! Contact me directly for scheduling: devillaraks@gmail.com



SONORAN SHIMMY

TUCSON, ARIZONA

Starring Fahtiem March 11-12th, 2023 Tucson, AZ -3 Incredible Workshops -Gala Show starring Fahtiem -Day-Time Entertainment, Shopping, Food & More



ONE DOWN: ALL THE REST TO GO!



~ DEVILLA RAKS ~

~ dance ~ fitness ~ beauty ~ body & soul ~

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