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Director, Mas-Uda Middle Eastern Dancers

Kashani began dancing with Mas Uda Middle Eastern Dancers in 1989 and began directing Mas-Uda in early 1992. She has taught beginning, intermediate and performance classes since 1992 in a variety of settings: wellness programs at workplaces, the YMCA, city parks departments, ballet schools, worksites and at her private studio. She is a staff writer for the Belly Dancer magazine and a frequent contributor to Jareeda.

Kashani is known for her interest in the culture and music of the Middle East and for including this in her teaching. She offers workshops in zills and feels that knowledge of the rhythms is essential to learning the dance itself. She also hosts monthly rhythm circles.

Kashani LOVES to dance and really enjoys the camaraderie that develops among the dancers.

Kashani and Mas Uda are a strong presence at community events and are dedicated to bringing the dance to the local community through performances, workshops and classes.

Kashani and Mas Uda sponsor the annual ‘Evening at The Oasis’ performance and workshops the first weekend in April. The event is a benefit, usually to help organizations supporting those dealing with childhood cancer.

For more info, contact Kashani at 360-459-3694 or through the Mas Uda website.

Web site: mas-uda.lowerground.net