MAQAM® Tokyo Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

A Dream Of Arabia™, the first Broadway-style theatrical production of Middle Eastern dance and music has been critically reviewed in the United States. Broadway World calls it “…a majestic fusion of dance and theatre” and Dance Chicago says “..Spectacular! It is like a Middle Eastern Riverdance!”.

The show that has captivated audiences around the world will be on tour in the 2011/2012 season.

The MAQAM® Tokyo Academy of Middle Eastern Dance trains potential dancers to tour with A Dream Of Arabia in the US and around the World in the coming seasons.

Training curriculum
- Basic training class (every Sunday 10:30-12:00):
          • Middle Eastern Dance technique
          • Combinations necessary for choreography
          • Knowledge, code of conduct, stage presence, rules, and style to work for the show in US

Tuition: 10,000 yen per month which includes
          • 4 basic training classes
          • Choreography class (schedule will be fixed by casting and occasion)

          • Age: 18-25
          • Dance experience: Minimum 3 years of dance training in Ballet, Jazz, or Contemporary dance.
          • Performance experience: Must have experience in theater performance.

Audition to enter the school
Phase I
Submit your complete profile. Click here for our online application form.
Schedule: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and you may apply at any time.

Results of the review will be announced via email. In case you don’t receive email,
please contact us by phone at 03-3949-0507.

Phase II
If your profile is accepted, you’ll be invited to the audition.
1. Perform a prepared dance based on your discipline for 1 minute (please bring your music CD). The dance can be any genre you choose except for Flamenco or Tap. Dancing barefoot is preferred.
2. Perform new choreography. You’ll have 30 minutes to learn Middle Eastern Dance technique and a
short piece of choreography.

The results will be announced within one (1) week after the audition.

Upon successfully completing the audition requirements you will be invited to enter the MAQAM® Academy and you will join the class immediately.  Exact schedule, timing, and classes will be discussed at that time.

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