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Rhythm for Dancers

Rhythmic training for dancers w 10 downloadable drum solos

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The better a dancer's sense of time and understanding of rhythms, the better their performance! This course covers many aspects of rhythmic training which will give belly dancers the skills to identify and dance to the main rhythms and drum solo patterns used in Middle Eastern music.

A drum is not necessary for this course. Dancers can use zills, clapping or their body to do the exercises.

This Course Includes:

  • Learn to divide a beat
  • Learn how to determine the meter of any rhythm you hear
  • Learn to count and identify the main Middle Eastern rhythms
  • Get Raquy’s new album of 10 belly dance drum solos to download and use!

The rhythms covered in this course so far are:

  • Masmoudi
  • Baladi
  • Saiidi
  • Maksum
  • Felahi
  • Malfuf
  • Chiftetelli
  • Wahta
  • Bambi
  • Ayub
  • Moroccan 6
  • Persian 6
  • Laaz
  • Kalamatianos
  • Turkish
  • Zeybehiko
  • Jorguna
  • Samai
  • Debke

After This Course You Will:

  • Be able to hear a song and identify the meter
  • Be able to recognize the main middle eastern rhythms
  • Be able to dance in a way that reflects the rhythm


Your Instructor


Raquy Danziger
Raquy Danziger

Hi, I'm Raquy and welcome to my Darbuka School!

Playing the darbuka is the love of my life.

Since I discovered this drum over 20 years ago, I've devoted myself to it in every aspect - practicing, performing, teaching, composing, even decorating my own drums! I have experience playing in traditional Middle Eastern ensembles, accompanying belly dance and my current projects features the darbuka as a shining solo instrument fit for a concert hall.

In the beginning of my darbuka journey I played traditional Arabic style. Then 10 years ago I saw what was happening in Turkey with this new "split hand" technique. I made my first pilgrimage to Istanbul to learn from the masters. I ended up moving to this magical city and opening the Darbuka Ofis in downtown Istanbul where you can still find me training daily with my Hocam, Bunyamin Olguncan and other Turkish drumming masters.

I'm passionate about teaching darbuka. I have devoted students all over the world who are now performing and teaching themselves. I have traveled far and wide, spreading joy and excitement for darbuka. I have developed an innovative teaching system, using an easily understood notation key which many darbuka players these days are using.

I'm thrilled to be able to present my teachings in this elegant platform. I love the fact that this is a living school that I can constantly update with the latest stuff.

May the darbuka bring you joy, inspiration and magical experiences as it has for me!


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Most Useful Belly Dance Rhythms
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  Top Belly Dance Rhythms
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Courses Included with Purchase



Top Belly Dance Rhythms
The top 20 rhythms every dance should know.
Raquy Danziger
$25

Original Price: $25


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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