Keti Sharif - Bellydance Coach, Teacher & Performer

""Egyptian dance embodies sublime, sensual movement & rich musical soundscapes. Enriched by centuries of cultural artistry & body-wisdom., it is deeply healing."
- Keti Sharif -


A-Z Bellydance is taught to over 4000 students in 40 countries. Keti's somatic, musical approach & methodology has supported thousands of students & teachers worldwide for over 20 years. Courses feature live Egyptian music to improve the dancer's musicality & expand movement repertoire.

The Australian choreographer lived in Egypt, performing with Arabic bands, producing cultural media & hosting tour events. Celebrity audiences including Omar Sharif, Jermaine Jackson & the King & Queen of Malaysia. Keti directed Sphinx Festival with guests Mahmoud Reda & Farida Fahmy, & archives Farida's valuable artistic legacy at www.faridafahmy.com.

In the USA, Keti studied Somatics with expert Dr Martha Eddy, & has trained in Jin Shin Jyutsu, Yoga & Qi Gong; integrating these wellbeing modalities into her teaching. She teaches live & online with Rhythmic Essence percussionist, Sam Nascimento from their Perth studio. They are currently producing the Isis Rises Operetta by Moustafa Gadalla, out in late 2021. 

What Dancers Say about Bellydancing with Keti 

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'Intro to A-Z Bellydance'
1 Hour ZOOM Seminar/Class


Join Keti for a live seminar & class, sharing info about the year-long study course starting FEB 2022. Features updated methodology, New 'A-Z Nawari' Tribal & new music from Egypt. The 2022 course honours Keti's mentor, Farida Fahmy. ALL NEWLY filmed & UPDATED video modules from Keti's new studio!

ZOOM Sat 6th Nov 2021 9am-10am Perth time (Fri 5th Nov USA/Canada) check your timezone. Replay sent to all participants.

New Online Workshops (join any time)

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Sensual Samaii Online Workshop 


SENSUAL SAMA'I WORKSHOP Online

Learn how to dance to 10/8 Sama'i Thaqil. Bite-sized videos defining Sama'i rhythms, footwork and dance moves. Discover more flowing and sensual movement. $20 USD.

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Saiidi Online Workshop


SAIIDI & ASSAYA WORKSHOP Online
Enjoy Saiidi & Raqs Assaya with bite-sized videos defining Saiidi rhythms, footwork & dance moves. Become more grounded, robust & earthy with joyful Saiidi spirit. $20 USD.

Oct/Nov 2021 Live Classes & Workshops Perth 

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Egyptian Classics @ Cottesloe - casual

Sat 23 & 30 Oct, 12noon-1pm @ Cottesloe Civic Centre with LIVE RHYTHMS 
 
Keti's feminine classical Raqs Sharqi & musicality - authentic Egyptian style, live drumming by Sam. See variety of classes and topics. $30 casual class.

Arabic Drumming @ Dianella (3 weeks) 

Monday Nights Nov 1, 8, 15 6:30pm-7:30pm

Arabic drumming with Sam Nascimento, learn new rhythms and techniques! $75 for full 3 session course or $30 casual.
Note: THIS CLASS FILLS FAST!

Bellydance to Live Drums @ Dianella

Monday Nights Nov 1, 8, 15 7:30pm-8:30pm

Bellydance with Keti to Sam's live drums. Authentic Egyptian arts. $75 for full 3 session course or $30 casual.
Note: THIS CLASS FILLS FAST!

Nov 21, 2021 Brisbane Workshop! 

EGYPTIAN DRUM DANCE WORKSHOP BRISBANE SUN 21ST NOV

3 Hour Workshop intensive with Keti Sharif & Sam Abraham

Date: Sunday 21st November 2021

Time: 1pm-4pm (3 hours)
Venue: Maximo Dance Studio (upstairs)

Address: 30 Wellington Rd, Woollongabba, Brisbane, QLD

NEW! Learn how to bellydance to a variety of live Arabic Rhythms, with deep somatic technique and Egyptian cultural artistry. Plus we will be dancing to some song samples to accompany each rhythm. Learn about the integrative healing aspects of various rhythms too! Suitable for all levels, as we work with many layers to suit where you are at - from student to performer or teacher. Please bring a veil too. 

Cost: $150 

Stay posted with updates by clicking 'GOING' to the event on the Facebook Event Group.

Warmly,
Keti & Sam

Where to get Keti's Online Courses & Resources

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Downloadable CDS & Ebooks
Keti's range of digital items include music CDs, videos & e-books. You can order a hard copy book or brand new CDs!

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Keti's Online Classes & Courses
Study courses on TEACHABLE include Somatics, A-Z Bellydance, Cultural films & Musicality.

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Keti's articles on Blogger
Read about bellydancing, somatics, cultural arts, music & community-building through the arts.