Oriental Dance

Course with Manis

Classroom classes will only take place live with participants at the tanzhaus. Should it no longer be possible to continue the face-to-face classes due to pandemic restrictions, the remaining dates would be cancelled.

In this basic course Manis will dance the most important basic dance elements of Oriental Dance with you.  Important coordination exercises like  hand waves, snake arms, shoulder circles, shoulder shimmys, chest and upper body movements and some, of the many different hip work, will be put together to a dance combination. We will dance to slow and faster oriental music. 

Portrait of Manis


Manis is a choreographer and dancer and has been an appreciated oriental dance teacher at tanzhaus nrw for almost 30 years. Her classes are marked by spontaneity and liveliness. Manis regularly guests at international genre dance festivals, both solo and with her dance ensemble Sinam, founded in 1995. In 1995, she won the “Halim Prize”, awarded by the eponymous trade magazine, with Sinam. Manis has been an active teacher at the house since 1990, and as such has also been a part of the “Werkstatt” teaching team at tanzhaus nrw’s precursor. She has been crucial in building the oriental dance sector at the house, of which the Festival Orientale was a part for many years.