Great Egyptian baladi starts from feet on the ground, and this 2-hour program will help you build your own Baladi from the Ground Up.  It's basic in format, watchable on any device, easily searchable, and filled with juicy and fun technique tips for going deeper into the physical exploration of baladi technique in your own body. 

This course takes off from where my Baladi DVD (BellyDance Egyptian Style: The Baladi) left off, updating some of my technique explanations and showcasing some new explanations and teaching tools that you can apply in your dance practice.

This is a technique exploration as opposed to a drills course, and it sets you up with a good foundation for the practice flows and drills in my other courses such as the Baladi Salon Series. 

Enjoy going deep as you set up your body for baladi!

Comments from dancers on baladi with Ranya:

With her fun inspiring personality, Ranya has a gift for breaking down even the seemingly simple moves to bring your awareness to muscles that you may not have considered using. The results are more luscious, and controlled movements, like Ranya's. If you teach, this programming is a plus. It will get you in touch with how to break down moves and add muscle activation explanations.

Pine, Arizona, USA
Ranya has really taken a lot of time in her personal education to learn about the mechanics in terms of how we move and how we breathe, and what's going on even psychologically. She also has a really good appreciation for different body types and different abilities in the dance, and different sensibilities, and it makes a world of difference in her teaching and people's ability to learn and take in things. 
Oakland, CA, USA

I have worked with Ranya live at a festival, via her DVDs, through her first Baladi Salon series and through the Ginger City Community membership. I have learnt a great deal from her analysis and movement breakdown. Ranya’s material is informative and inspirational. Her studies in yoga, Pilates and neuropsychology enhance her gift for teaching in an approachable way.

Ranya’s depth of knowledge of Egyptian dance and baladi, in particular, is unparalleled. She brings to teaching her experience performing internationally, her research and work with key Egyptian artists such as Mona Said, Nelly Fouad and Nany and musicians such as Nabawy, who played in Samia Gamal’s band and for Fifi Abdu. I highly recommend working with Ranya. She has a lot to offer as a teacher and mentor; not only is Ranya incredibly knowledgeable, she is warm, open and great fun.

The introductory series of videos, Baladi from the Ground Up, focuses on alignment and baladi technique. Then, through in-depth analysis of performance videos and the techniques of Tahia Carioka, Sohair Zaki, Fifi Abdu and Mona Said, Ranya examines in the Baladi Salon Series how Egyptian women dance at family parties and at home vs. how the dance stars performed baladi style. Ranya’s knowledge of anatomy, safe dance practise and breath-work underpin her detailed descriptions of the movements. The quality of the material and the technical analysis are outstanding and would be applicable beyond baladi style alone. As Mona says, “Everything is in baladi”.

The course was great value and enriched my understanding and practice of Egyptian dance and Baladi in particular. I will go back to this material again and again.

Kerry Stewart (Australia)
Editor, Bellydance Oasis Magazine



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Get Breathwork & Baladi for just $15!

(regularly $25)
Ranya’s online video training on breathing well with different sections of the baladi will be yours for lifetime access on the Ginger City members’ website! You’ll get login instructions after you sign up. Includes discussion forum to ask questions about the course. This compact 42-minute program will be very useful for not just baladi but for all your Egyptian dance breathing needs! (Lifetime access)

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In this program:

2 hours of detailed technique breakdowns in Ranya's grounded approach to baladi - the foundation of Egyptian dance 

Anatomy and visualization breakdowns for movement generation from soles of feet up to top of head

*Lifetime* access to course videos

Discussion area to ask questions of Ranya 

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  • 1xBaladi from the Ground Up$39

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