Twirl, shimmy and two-step through free events: National Dance Week April 24-May 3rd

Hip hip (and side to side) hurray! National Dance Week - April 24 - May 3, has brought ten days of free dance to the Bay Area since 1998 and is still going strong with more than 350 free events this year.

From ballet to swing to hoop fire dancing, a wealth of styles and intensity are open for exploration.

My favorite belly dance teacher and choreographer, Sausan, of Sausan Academy of Egyptian Dance, will participate in this illustrious week-long affair by offering free classes - details below:

Saturday - April 25 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Dancing to Egyptian Pop Music

Saturday - May 2 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Dancing to Classic Egyptian Music

So take a trip to your sultry side while indulging in some good clean choreographed fun.

Location: Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant, 4031 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

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