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The Gulf Coast Raks dance festival (formerly the Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival) is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental, fusion, and folkloric dance to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition. With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance and styles that fuse the beauty of its movement vocabulary to life. This year Gulf Coast Raks is proud to present headlining instructors Tommy King, Michelle Sorensen, and Samer Alfares, with special guests Kimberly Larkspur, Lily Tsai, and more to be announced!
The Gulf Coast Raks dance festival (formerly the Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival) is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental, fusion, and folkloric dance to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition. With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance and styles that fuse the beauty of its movement vocabulary to life. This year Gulf Coast Raks is proud to present headlining instructors Tommy King, Michelle Sorensen, and Samer Alfares, with special guests Kimberly Larkspur, Lily Tsai, and more to be announced!
The Gulf Coast Raks dance festival (formerly the Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival) is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental, fusion, and folkloric dance to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition. With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance and styles that fuse the beauty of its movement vocabulary to life. This year Gulf Coast Raks is proud to present headlining instructors Tommy King, Michelle Sorensen, and Samer Alfares, with special guests Kimberly Larkspur, Lily Tsai, and more to be announced!
The Gulf Coast Raks dance festival (formerly the Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival) is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental, fusion, and folkloric dance to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition. With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance and styles that fuse the beauty of its movement vocabulary to life. This year Gulf Coast Raks is proud to present headlining instructors Tommy King, Michelle Sorensen, and Samer Alfares, with special guests Kimberly Larkspur, Lily Tsai, and more to be announced!
The Gulf Coast Raks dance festival (formerly the Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival) is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental, fusion, and folkloric dance to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition. With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance and styles that fuse the beauty of its movement vocabulary to life. This year Gulf Coast Raks is proud to present headlining instructors Tommy King, Michelle Sorensen, and Samer Alfares, with special guests Kimberly Larkspur, Lily Tsai, and more to be announced!