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✨Travel to Egypt with me and @zara.dance this November!✨✨ I’ve been taking groups go Egypt since 2015, but this trip wil...
03/15/2022

✨Travel to Egypt with me and @zara.dance this November!✨

✨ I’ve been taking groups go Egypt since 2015, but this trip will be like no other. 🥰

✨I’m teaming up with my friend Zara, the ✨queen✨ of Cairo nightlife, to offer a trip that features the best of Egyptian cabarets, discos and clubs, with lots of opportunities to experience Cairo’s wealth of music and dance 😍

✨After tearing it up in Cairo, we will spend four days relaxing, sunning, and taking dance classes overlooking the Red Sea in the glorious town of Dahab ☀️☀️☀️

✨ (Don’t worry, we will do the Cairo daytime stuff too!💕)

✨ Spaces will be limited for this trip. Message me if you are interested, or visit the link in my bio✨

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🌷 The spring session of Level One Belly Dance starts March 16! 🌷🌸 Black Cat Belly Dance is now offering hybrid classes i...
03/07/2022
HOME | Black Cat Belly Dance | State College, PA | Shannon Bishop | Instruction

🌷 The spring session of Level One Belly Dance starts March 16! 🌷

🌸 Black Cat Belly Dance is now offering hybrid classes in all levels! Classes meet online via Zoom or in-person at Black Cat Studio.

🌼 Take the class in-person one week and online the next...or watch the recorded class in your own time. It's up to you!

🥀Every session of the Level One is different, but always features foundation movements + fun, straight-from-Cairo music 🎼

🌺 The session is 6-weeks long and each class is 45 minutes. No experience necessary!

🌾Visit https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/classes-1 for prices or to register

Black Cat Belly Dance is Central Pennsylvania's only dance school dedicated to Egyptian dance. Instruction is offered in all levels of dance. Book a professional performance for your next event!

💖 In honor of 💕Valentine's Day💕 we will be starting a new series featuring the dreamy music of legendary Egyptian singer...
02/14/2022

💖 In honor of 💕Valentine's Day💕 we will be starting a new series featuring the dreamy music of legendary Egyptian singer and heartthrob, Abdel Halim Hafez (often referred to as the "Dark Nightingale") 💖

💖 We will be starting with the 1973 song حاول تفتكرني, Hawel Teftekerni ("Try to Remember Me") with music by Baligh Hamdi.

💖 And just for fun, we will also be focusing on arms 😀

💖 This class is part of the Monday night intermediate series. If you are interested in this class, the folklore class or a Level One class, visit our website for more information: https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/classes-1

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❤️ The great lady of Egypt ❤️
02/03/2022
Commemorating the Living Memory of Egypt’s Greatest Musical Icon | Egyptian Streets

❤️ The great lady of Egypt ❤️

Fatma Ibrahim El Sayed El Beltagy was born on December 31, 1898 in a rural village in Egypt’s Daqahliya governorate to a poor family. From a young age, her vocal talents were clearly exceptional but it is improbable that anyone expected Om Kalthoum to rise to such heights of fame or be remembered ...

🐠Simsimayya is an instrument, but also a dance style, that is part of Port Said's unique culture. With an international ...
01/31/2022

🐠Simsimayya is an instrument, but also a dance style, that is part of Port Said's unique culture. With an international presence in the building and maintenance of the Suez Canal, an interesting dance form called simsimayya developed.

🐠The dance style is singular in Egypt; the bouncy dance steps, lifted posture and representation of daily life along the Suez Canal make it unlike any other dance form in the country.

🐠Join Shannon on Monday nights to learn this fun, exciting dance! (Sailor hats optional!) 😂

🐠Visit blackcat-bellydance.com to register!

✨Interested in trying a belly dance class? Join Shannon online or in-person starting January 12 for a new six-week sessi...
01/04/2022

✨Interested in trying a belly dance class? Join Shannon online or in-person starting January 12 for a new six-week session! ✨

🍩 Belly dance is great way to get moving in the new year, and to discover new music and dance techniques. Shannon has been teaching Egyptian dance for more than 17 years and makes every class fun *and* informative!

🍩 The six-week is session is only $40; classes are 45 minutes each.

🍩 In-person classes are held at Black Cat Studio in State College. Covid-protocols will be in place, as per current Borough of State College guidance 🙂 Online classes will be held via Zoom. No experience necessary!

🍩 Registration and payment details, plus FAQs, can be found here:

https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/classes-1

Our festival and First Night shows feature SO much more than just traditional belly dance. We also perform lots of super...
01/03/2022

Our festival and First Night shows feature SO much more than just traditional belly dance. We also perform lots of super fun folkloric and shaabi style dances! Check out a few photos from this year's First Night State College performance, which showcased:

✨ Nubian
✨ Melaya Leff
✨ Beledi/shaabi
✨ Shamadan
✨ Classic and modern Raqs Sharqi
✨ Mahraghanat...and more!

Thank you to Bill Arden for the photos! 💖

✨Black Cat Belly Dance is excited to once again be a part of First Night State College✨ We will be hosting a workshop AN...
12/27/2021

✨Black Cat Belly Dance is excited to once again be a part of First Night State College✨ We will be hosting a workshop AND a show, featuring music and dance styles from across Egypt.

Please note the ✨new✨ location for the Intro to Belly Dance Workshop at 3 Dots Downtown! 🤩

First Night buttons (and masks!) are required for both events. Buttons can be purchased in advance at locations throughout State College or at the door! https://firstnightstatecollege.com/buy-a-button

✨🎄Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!🎄✨
12/24/2021

✨🎄Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!🎄✨

I have lost track now of how long we have been in Egypt 😅 but seeing Randa was a great highlight 😍😍#bcbdtourofegypt2021 ...
11/13/2021

I have lost track now of how long we have been in Egypt 😅 but seeing Randa was a great highlight 😍😍

#bcbdtourofegypt2021
#nile
#nilecruise
#nilemaxim
#visitegypt🇪🇬
#blackcatbellydance

In the first two days in Cairo we squeezed in photo shoots, costume shopping with at least five different designers, a f...
11/10/2021

In the first two days in Cairo we squeezed in photo shoots, costume shopping with at least five different designers, a full day of shopping in Khan el Khalili AND a late night cabaret show featuring 🔥 Aziza! 🔥

Now off to the Pyramids! 💖

#bcbdtourofegypt2021
#blackcatbellydance
#thisisegypt🇪🇬
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#beautifuldestinations
#loveegypt
#loveegypt🇪🇬💕
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#egypttouring
#khanelkhalili
#egyptphotography

Not quite all 19 of us made it to Hatshepsut’s Temple, but for those who did it was amazing 💖✨#bcbdtourofegypt2021 #blac...
11/07/2021

Not quite all 19 of us made it to Hatshepsut’s Temple, but for those who did it was amazing 💖✨

#bcbdtourofegypt2021
#blackcatbellydance
#hatshepsuttemple
#luxoregypt
#upperegypt
#valleyofthekings

It’s hard to pick which things to share when there are so many on this trip, but a lesson with Khariyya Mazin and a mizm...
11/06/2021

It’s hard to pick which things to share when there are so many on this trip, but a lesson with Khariyya Mazin and a mizmar band has to be a highlight 😍😍❤️❤️😍😍

#bcbdtourofegypt2021
#blackcatbellydance
#luxoregypt
#luxorbaladna
#mizmar
#binatmazin
#geziragardens
#thisisegypt🇪🇬
#upperegypt

Exhausted but happy 💖#bcbdtourofegypt2021 #travelegypt #travelegypt🇪🇬 #nilecruise #philaeisland #templeofisis #aswanegyp...
11/05/2021

Exhausted but happy 💖

#bcbdtourofegypt2021
#travelegypt
#travelegypt🇪🇬
#nilecruise
#philaeisland
#templeofisis
#aswanegypt
#blackcatbellydance
#visitegypt🇪🇬
#thisisegypt
#egypttravel

#bcbdtourofegypt2021 Day #2 started with a visit to beautiful Philae Island 🌿 We are sailing up the Nile on the Nile Con...
11/04/2021

#bcbdtourofegypt2021 Day #2 started with a visit to beautiful Philae Island 🌿 We are sailing up the Nile on the Nile Concerto cruise ship for three glorious nights 💕

#aswanegypt
#aswan_egypt
#philaetemple
#philaeisland
#nileriver
#nilecruise
#nileconcerto

The Black Cat Belly Dance Tour of Egypt 2021 has unofficially begun! 🙂 Shannon is in Egypt prepping for everyone’s arriv...
10/30/2021

The Black Cat Belly Dance Tour of Egypt 2021 has unofficially begun! 🙂 Shannon is in Egypt prepping for everyone’s arrival and squeezing in some fun 😳

✨ Monday night hybrid-format classes start tomorrow night! ✨
09/19/2021

✨ Monday night hybrid-format classes start tomorrow night! ✨

✨Starting September 15 - a new session of Level One belly dance with Shannon! ✨🍂 Now offering in-person (for fully vacci...
09/09/2021
HOME | Black Cat Belly Dance | State College, PA | Shannon Bishop | Instruction

✨Starting September 15 - a new session of Level One belly dance with Shannon! ✨

🍂 Now offering in-person (for fully vaccinated students) -AND/OR- online via Zoom, with the recorded class available within 24 hours!

🍂 Learn the techniques of Egyptian dance + discover some insights into a new culture + hear the 🔥 hottest 🔥 new music coming straight out of Cairo!

🍂 Shannon has been teaching Egyptian dance for more than 15 years and makes classes fun and accessible to all, while respecting the cultural origins of the dance 💕

🍂 Get moving this fall with Shannon, with classes live from Black Cat Studio! Each 4-week session is only $25 (classes are 45 minutes each).

🍂 Registration is open now: https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/classes-1

Black Cat Belly Dance is Central Pennsylvania's only dance school dedicated to Egyptian dance. Instruction is offered in all levels of dance. Book a professional performance for your next event!

After a short late-summer break, Monday night classes will resume on September 20th! ✨
09/02/2021

After a short late-summer break, Monday night classes will resume on September 20th! ✨

🎀 A new 4-week session of Level One Belly Dance with Shannon starts August 4! Learn the steps, music and cultural nuance...
07/29/2021
HOME | Black Cat Belly Dance | State College, PA | Shannon Bishop | Instruction

🎀 A new 4-week session of Level One Belly Dance with Shannon starts August 4! Learn the steps, music and cultural nuances of Egyptian dance. 💃

✨ Classes are now available online -OR- in-person at Black Cat Studio in State College, PA. You have the flexibility to attend online via Zoom, in-person at the studio, or watch the recorded class at a time convenient for you 🙂

🎀 The 4-week session is only $25. Classes are held every Wednesday night at 5:30 pm EST and are 45 minutes long.

✨ Registration is open NOW at https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/classes-1

Black Cat Belly Dance is Central Pennsylvania's only dance school dedicated to Egyptian dance. Instruction is offered in all levels of dance. Book a professional performance for your next event!

✨✨✨ Sold out!! ✨✨✨The BCBD Tour of Egypt 2021 is officially SOLD OUT! 💖✨Plans are already underway for the 2022 tour, so...
07/03/2021

✨✨✨ Sold out!! ✨✨✨

The BCBD Tour of Egypt 2021 is officially SOLD OUT! 💖✨

Plans are already underway for the 2022 tour, so message Shannon for more information or to join the waiting list: [email protected]

To see this year's itinerary, visit: https://www.blackcat-bellydance.com/travel-to-egypt

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✨ A new 4-week session of Level One belly dance starts this Wednesday night! ✨💛Join Shannon in the studio or online for ...
06/15/2021
CLASSES | Blackcatbellydance

✨ A new 4-week session of Level One belly dance starts this Wednesday night! ✨

💛Join Shannon in the studio or online for this all new session of belly dance. Zoom from your living room *live* or watch the recorded class at a time that works for you.

💛 No experience necessary. The full session is only $25!

💛 Each class is 45 minutes long. Learn the steps, music and cultural insights of Egyptian raqs sharqi (belly dance) ✨

💛 Registration is open now!

Shannon Bishop offers a wide range of Egyptian dance classes, at locations across the area, through her dance school, Black Cat Belly Dance.  Feel free to contact her if you are unsure as to which class is right for you.  And for the most up-to-date class information, please join the Black Cat Be...

✨ Tonight at 7:00 pm! ✨Join Shannon ✨live✨ on Zoom to dance the full Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest Dance Challenge c...
06/12/2021

✨ Tonight at 7:00 pm! ✨

Join Shannon ✨live✨ on Zoom to dance the full Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest Dance Challenge choreography! All four weeks of videos are available on the festival FB page, but you can also jump in and join us just for fun! 💃🤩

You will find the Zoom link here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82649100607

✨ Grab your hip scarf and dance with us tonight at 7:00! ✨

✨Nile Raqs debuts tonight!✨From 7:00 pm tonight until 7:00 pm Sunday night, your Nile Raqs ticket gives you on demand ac...
06/11/2021

✨Nile Raqs debuts tonight!✨

From 7:00 pm tonight until 7:00 pm Sunday night, your Nile Raqs ticket gives you on demand access to this one of kind show, featuring performances from here in the US and Cairo! This show is part of the ✨ Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest ✨

This show will feature:

🔹 Raqs Sharqi (belly dance)
🔹 Saidi
🔹 Tannoura
🔹 Melaya
🔹 Mahraghanat
🔹 And headliner - زارا Zara Dance 🤩✨🤩

Tickets are only $15, and are on sale now!

https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/FNsKtL80avAj-nile-raqs-black-cat-belly-dance--central-pa-theatre--dance-fest-presented-by-tempest-productions?channel=Tempest-Productions-Inc

✨Week Four of the community dance challenge is now available on the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest FB page! ✨ This is...
06/08/2021

✨Week Four of the community dance challenge is now available on the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest FB page! ✨ This is the final video in the series where we learn a few more moves and the put everything together! ✨

06/05/2021

✨🔥✨Shannon comes to us LIVE IN EGYPT to talk about Nile Raqs, on demand June 11-13, part of the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest ✨🔥✨

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Shannon, apologize if you can't see it this way either but this is another way i thought I would try. If you want to see if we're more successful by actually personally friending each other we can try that too. enjoyed the show today and Thanks again! C
#belly_dance_music #tabla #accordion #طبلة #اكورديون https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2lguSpF1iI