Sharif's Dances

 

Well, here we go... Sharif reveals his secrets for you!
On this page you will find music titles, sound samples and choreographies of my dances.


All of my dances are pretty much completely choreographed, although I tend to be less rigid lately about following the steps exactly. They have been put together based on what I knew at the time, what moves I was working on at the time, and what worked to the music when I danced to it the first couple of times. I also like to build up the speed and complexity of the dance so as to keep the audiences attention, so I rearrange moves to that effect.

The names for the moves in the choreographies are not always very standard, but you will get the idea. And you can always ask me! You can use this material any way you see fit. I only request that if you want to use a song you have found here, and particularly a choreography, you refrain from using it when I perform at the same event.

  Music Dance
# Title Artist CD First performed Details
1 EshtaktillakMusic notes Zareh Very Belly Dance
Cover art Very Belly Dance
2005
April 16, 2005
Masala Imports
Veil prop, Choreography
2 Staying AliveMusic notes (Bee Gees), my own synthesizer arrangement Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Cover art Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
1977
June 4, 2005
Masala Imports
Choreography
3 Low RiderMusic notes War Up In Smoke soundtrack
Cover art Up In Smoke soundtrack
1978
Aug. 27, 2005
Casbah
Choreography
4 Il Alem AllahMusic notes Amr Diab Bellydance Superstars
Cover art Bellydance Superstars
2002
Aug. 11, 2006
Kalisa's
Choreography, performance video
5 ShineMusic notes Bond Shine
Cover art Shine
2003
Nov. 11, 2005
Kalisa's
Veil prop, Choreography, performance video
6 FarscapeMusic notes Chris Neal Themes
Cover art Themes
2005
Aug. 11, 2006
Kalisa's
Veil/cape prop, performance video
7 MisirlouMusic notes The Larry Steen World Jazz Ensemble View From Afar
Cover art View From Afar
2002
May 13, 2006
Marisa's bridal shower
Sword
8 Kashmir William Joseph Within
Cover art Within
2004
Feb. 24, 2007
Kalisa's
Choreography
9 Feenak Mohammed Fouad El Alb El Tayeb
Cover art El Alb El Tayeb
2001
April 27, 2008
Sese's Soloist Showcase
 
10 The Sultan's Dance Solace The Gathering Season
Cover art El Alb El Tayeb
2005
April 18, 2009
Sese's Soloist Showcase
Veil poi props

Click on any of the song titles to play them!

Please note that for copyright reasons the music is somewhat low-quality and lasts only about 30 seconds.
There are plenty of internet sources to buy the real thing, e.g. Amazon or Rhapsody.