Middle Eastern Dancer, Instructor & Choreographer













It's All In The Hips

Bringing Egyptian Dance From The Nile To Anaheim

Marlena Proudly Presents: Karim Nagi in OC !

2 PHE-NOM-E-NAL Workshops!!!     Sunday - July 19, 2015

Sunday - July 19, 2015

12:00 - 2:00

Zills With Movements

You are a dancer and a musician at the same time.

Each dancer will be transformed into a moving musician.  All levels encouraged



Sunday - July 19, 2015

Live Drum Solo for Dancers
2:30 - 4:30

After taking this class a deaf man will be able to hear the drums by watching your body.




Costa Mesa Dance Center
2221 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA
Behind Frazee Paint

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By July 17 - $55 for 1 workshop, $100 for both

After July 17 - $65 for 1 workshop, $120 for both - Pay at door
 *Cash Only

 *****   Limited Space   *****

How to Pay:


Paypal / Email:
Select workshop and click below to pay

workshop(s) fees
Or Checks payable to Marlena Shaw
Paying by check contact Marlena by email or call 714-785-9258
for mailing address.

Class Schedules (As of April 2015)

Days Time Class Type Location Fees / Additional Info
Saturdays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Level I & II
First hour of class is technique and combination suitable for beginners & intermediate.
Last half hour is more advanced for intermediate - advanced students including choreography and props (zills, veil, cane, etc.)
Costa Mesa Dance Center (Behind Frazee Paint)
2221 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
$80 - Five classes - 1.5 hour or

$60 - Five classes - 1 hour

Drop-in $15 / hour or $18 for 1.5 hour


** Intermediate /Advanced Classes:

These classes focus on
Egyptian style belly dance technique for intermediate to advanced dancers.  Prior belly dance experience highly recommended. 

Class will cover advanced level movement, choreographies, combinations, various layering technique, expression, musical dance improvising, Taqseem, and performance skills.

Some guest Middle Eastern musicians may be invited to these classes. Strong focus on choreographies and performance.  Performing is always optional.

Troupe Raihaanah is Marlena’s performing group which consists of intermediate and advanced students.  They meet during class time and also prior to performances for extra rehearsals.

Egyptian hip belts, cymbals, and veils will be available for purchase during class.


Marlena also teaches private and semi-private instruction focused on individual skill level and needs.

Contact Marlena for more info.