All information about classes, workshops, and tutorials.

About my methodology and pedagogy.

The classes are aimed at anyone interested in this form of expression and movement, as well as traditional Middle Eastern music or music influenced by it. With extensive experience as a professional, Karioca adopts a disciplined methodology that is also tailored to the individual growth of each student. Whether you want to discover this dance or refine your skills and grow as an artist, Karioca has many beautiful things prepared for you.

Karioca’s classes cover a wide spectrum of topics without losing the essence of this art. From the most rooted folklores and traditions to the latest trends and modern points to offer you all the essential and necessary training to lay the foundations or enrich yourself.


Available levels

Classes are available for all levels, from beginners to professionals. The first class is for free. If you want to attend a class, either online or in person, contact me to agree on the day and level to better adapt to what you need. Classes are a space (whether virtual or physical) to share and experience dance together.


For people who have not studied any dance or want to delve deeply into the necessary foundations for good technique.


For people who have studied this dance (less than 2 years) and/or want to review the basics thoroughly and do simple combinations on technique.


For people already initiated in this dance (minimum 2 years), with a well-established technique.


For people with several years of study, with very good technique. Also with experience in choreographed dances.


Individuals with a high level who seek new inspirations, impulses, and motivations.


What topics are covered in the classes?

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Movement technique

  • Body posture
  • Detailed explanation of how to execute movements precisely and cleanly.
  • Most used nomenclature. (Some movements have different names depending on the school or country).
  • Correction and follow-up, as well as adaptation of movements to different body structures.
  • Combinations of basic movements to link movements.


  • Work on expressing emotions in dance
  • Techniques for acting on stage
  • Techniques for overcoming stage fright (if present)

Historia y contexto

  • Cultural context of oriental dance.
    History and development of both music and the different dances and styles of the Middle East.
  • Study of different instruments, as well as musical genres within oriental dance to develop musicality.
  • Appropriate costume for each dance.
  • New trends and explanation of criteria for making conscious fusions with other styles.

Técnica de los movimientos

  • Postura corporal
  • Explicación detallada de como ejecutar de manera precisa y limpia los movimientos.
  • Nomenclatura más usada. ( Algunos movimientos tienen nombres diferentes según la escuela o el país).
  • Corrección y seguimiento, así como adaptación de los movimientos a las diferentes estructuras corporales.
  • Combinaciones de movimientos básicos para enlazar los movimientos


  • Work on choreographies adapted to each level.
  • Each course works on one or several choreographies (according to difficulty and duration).
  • Possibility of performing them on stage in shows created to help students grow.

Folklore of Arab countries

  • Geolocation
  • Typical steps
  • History and context
  • Costume
  • Adaptation to the stage

«And she is not only an amazing dancer but also the best teacher i could imagine! Patient and creative she teaches us the love to oriental dance and music! Thank you so much for everything!»



The classes last for an hour and a half (except for initiation) and are structured as follows


20 minutes warm-up: We usually do the same technique exercises (adjusted to each level) that have a dual purpose: warming up the muscles and developing a routine and body memory to perform movements naturally.

Technique and musicality

30 minutes to delve into technique and learn new sequences with what is already known, as well as explanation and application of Arab rhythms, instruments, and musical structures.


40 minutes for the choreography of the moment. Rehearse what has already been learned and progress a little more each day. Each year, one or two haflas are celebrated where students can perform and showcase what they have learned, only if they wish.

*Initiation classes are 1 hour long. The classes are divided into warm-up, technique, and simple sequences.


Training modalities


In these times we live in, these classes provide you with the flexibility, comfort, and security you need and deserve, as well as the ability to truly take classes with whoever benefits you the most. Write to WhatsApp or an email to arrange schedules or, in case there are groups, to inform you about them.

In-person classes

The energy and dancing together is uncomparable, and it also boosts motivation. If you prefer in-person sessions, join the face-to-face classes. Unfortunately, due to my current lifestyle, I only offer in-person classes if invited to festivals or in Egypt.


Classes alone are not enough for development. The most important thing is motivation itself, and just as we take vitamin supplements for our diet, tutorials supplement our education. They address topics in a more specific or in-depth way and also welcome non-regular students. Stay tuned because there will also be some free tutorials coming soon. Follow me on my social media. I post mini-tutorials and interesting shorts about the history and culture of Egypt there.


Intensive sessions lasting between 2 or 3 hours focusing on a specific topic are available. These can be conducted online. If you want to learn more about my offerings, visit the WORKSHOPS page.


Haflas and events for students



Haflas, which means «party» in Arabic, are events organized especially to give students the opportunity to dance on stage and perform for the public. Being on stage is something that is also practiced and is very necessary if you want to take your dance to the next level. Normally, two haflas are held each year, one in summer and one in winter, but in recent years I have led a very nomadic life. However, it is a very important part of my teaching methods and I am looking forward to organizing them again. Participation is not mandatory.


Referencias de alumn@s

Karioca es una mujer,bailarina y profesora increíble. Ella hace todo desde la pasión que le nace de dentro. Karioca ha bailado toda su vida y al mismo tiempo siempre trabajando duro. Un alma de fuego y una fuente de inspiración. Cuando baila te transporta a otro mundo. No es solo uno mágnifica bailarina sino también la mejor profesora que uno se pueda imaginar. Paciente y creativa, nos enseña el amor hacia la danza oriental y su música. Gracias por todo

Dana Elena Harms

Bailo desde hace más de 30 años y claro que ya he probado bastantes profesoras. Karioca no es solo un gran bailarina sino una profesora excelente, que con cada alumna se implica mucho y siempre corrige rápido y eficazmente. Para mí es una suerte habe dado con ella.

Juliane Ploczek

Una de mis primeras profesoras y la única que me ha conseguido despertar esa pasión por la danza oriental y me ha apoyado en mi camino artístico. La recomiendo firmemente.

Hanna Kohl



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