‘Dances Around the World’s Boro’
Queensboro Dance Festival

Intro to Shaabi – Egyptian Street Dance
with Noora Aphrodite

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
6-7 PM | Free drop-in Class
All ages, Family Friendly!

Shabbi is a form of popular working-class music which evolved from Egyptian Baladi (country). Shaabi is the core of Egyptian people’s music in streets, weddings, everyday Egyptian life. Shaabi means “of the local people”. It is lively, upbeat and super fun and easy to do! Led by Astoria-based dancer Noora Aphrodite.

Queensboro Dance Festival’s ‘Dances Around the World’s Boro’ dance class series is back at the Park this summer! 4 classes only, learn a different dance culture each class, taught by Queens-based dance companies. Queensboro Dance Festival is currently on tour throughout Queens bringing diverse performances, parties, and classes to various neighborhoods around the borough.

Free and outdoors. www.queensborodancefestival.org


Tuesday, August 1 – Bolivian Carporales with San Simon Sucre NY
Wednesday, August 2 – Soca/Afro-Caribbean with carNYval dancers
Tuesday, August 8 – Youth Breakdance with Dynasty Breaking NYC
Wednesday, August 9 – Intro to Shaabi- Egyptian Street Dance with Noora Aphrodite

Image: Courtesy of Noora Aphrodite