Debkeh for Children workshop

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 20:00 to 21:30

Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Bring your children between the ages of 8 to 12 to Beit Zatoun to learn basic debkeh steps from Lemma Ibrahim who has worked with children for many years. Lemma is the co-founder and choreographer of MOSAIC Arabic Folklore Ensemble. During the special workshop, your child is taught basic debkeh steps from the Levant region including Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

Space is limited to the first 30 children. Confirming attendance via Facebook will not reserve a spot - you must send an e-mail to

Note: please come appropriately dressed with comfortable clothing and either running shoes or dance shoes (no socks, bare feet, flip flops or heels please).

Cost: $15 (with proceeds going to Beit Zatoun)

Sorry, not wheelchair accessible Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and snacks with Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street near Bathurst station
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Beit Zatoun

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