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Dance Like Everyone's Watching at El Gouna Dance Festival in September

The El Gouna Dance Festival with Eatducate and Brass Monkey is giving us all the chance to celebrate every dance style out there along the shores of the Red Sea starting September 15th.

Mariam Zakzouk

There’s a whole world of dance out there, and it’s all coming to Egypt with a flourish of red fabric and a cascade of castanets. Whether you’re a lover of salsa or tango, contemporary or traditional dance, or even if you’re still burning with the fiery passion of disco within, the El Gouna Dance Festival is giving us all the chance to celebrate every dance style out there along the shores of the Red Sea starting September 15th.

As part of a collaboration between local health platform Eatducate by Nour el Ganzoury and Brass Monkey Studios by Yasmin el Rashidy, Menna Hesham and Amr Taher, the founders of these respective founders sought to emulate the international success of such events as the Croatian Salsa Summer Festival in Rovinj, summoning the global spirit of dance to Egypt’s own shores.

“This festival is all about dance, basically celebrating dance in all its forms. From Latin dancing to afro and contemporary, we offer something for everyone,” el Ganzoury tells CairoScene. “We hope to lead the local dance community, and to break all the cultural barriers related to dancing in Egypt. We want to expose the homegrown talents to the international dance world.”

Dancers will get to participate in four intense days of dance workshops, the first major Salsa competition in Egypt, social nights, beach parties, pool parties and a Red Sea island hopping adventure.