We are the first Academy of Oriental Dance in Colombia accredited by the Secretary of Education
Resolution No 201950117627 by 2019
In 1999 this dream arises from the hand of its director Maria Isabel Angel, who at that time finds her passion and love: the Oriental Dance.
Thanks to more than 20 years of continuous work, the Academy today has positioned itself as a reference of Oriental Dance at a national level, not only for the continuous training of its teachers and the effective methodology of teaching, but also for providing spaces for learning without egos where friendship and teamwork are encouraged.
We have annual levels ranging from basic to advanced and a projection group. Our classes are for adults, youth and children, both men and women.
Since 2004, we produce student shows (June and November).
We offer a varied monthly cultural program with the integral well-being of our students in mind.
We organize annual trips to the Middle East, which in addition to including the best tourist destinations include the participation - for those who wish - in majestic Dance Festivals.
The Academy is certified as an Educational Institution for Work and Human Development with a License to operate according to Resolution No. 201950117627 of 2019. We offer a program in Academic Knowledge in Arab Dance endorsed by the Ministry of Education.
We are members of the "International Dance Council" CID and issue international certificate of dance with the seal CID.
OUR RECREATIONAL CLASSES
Oriental Dance Online : Basic - Intermediate - Advanced
Our levels are annual and in each one of them you will learn technique, rhythms, elements, styles and folk dances. Our classes are for people of all ages focusing more on youth and adults.
Arab Dance Girls Online
Between the ages of 4 and 11.
Through dance your child will be able to improve her posture and body awareness, work on her elasticity, memory, concentration and discipline; while making friends by dancing.
Dances of India! A dance that tells stories through gestures the most beautiful stories.
1001 Shimmies Online
In this class you will train your body accents, dissociation, musical ear and shimmies variations while dancing the best percussion solos!
Oriental Samba and Afro-Latino Fusion Online
Samba Carnival, Latin rhythms fused with Oriental Dance!
Folklore and Elements Online
In this class you will learn folk dances such as Raqs Kawleeya, Raqs al Nashaat, Nubian Dance, Dabke, Romani, Bandari, Raqs al Assaya and many more. You will also train the handling of elements such as the veil, double veil, isis wings, fans, streamers, veil poi, sable, velones, among many others.
Online Polynesia Fusion
Enjoy learning the dances of Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand and more, fused with some elements of Oriental Dance.
MARIA ISABEL ANGEL
Graduated in Dance from the University of Antioquia, she began her training in Oriental Dance with Luz Marina Muñoz in Medellín, who ignited in her the respect and love for Oriental Dance.
Throughout her more than 20 year career she has trained in countries such as the USA, Turkey, Dubai, Morocco and Argentina.
And since 2007 she has made 1 or 2 annual trips to Egypt where she has been trained in festivals such as Ahlan wa Sahlan, Nile Group, Cairo Khan and Raqs of Course; besides taking advantage of these trips to take private lessons with top Egyptian teachers.
In December 2010 (on her fourth trip to Egypt with a 3 month stay) Maria Isabel got certified as a teacher in the "Winter Intensive Course" organized by Raqia Hassan in the city of Cairo.
In 2014 she also got certified as a teacher at the Tamalyn Dallal Master Training in New York. Since 2000 she began her career teaching Oriental dance and later opened her Academy, which specializes in Oriental dance and other folk dances from the Middle East.
Her passionate, judicious, intense, updated, demanding and content teaching methodology is her personal seal and this has led thousands of students not only from Colombia but from other countries to seek her out as a reference and teacher.
She also presides over the organization of the "Festival Árabe Medellín", the most important Arab dance and culture event in the country.
Finally, thanks to her continuous work, Maria Isabel is invited to give workshops and perform shows all over Colombia and abroad, and her academy is now one of the most prestigious in the country.