A teacher known for her fun filled and exhilarating performances
Yvonne Mahdy “Afifi” is a well known and respected international dance artist, teacher and choreographer. With over twenty years experience she has captured the true essence of Arabic dance.
Her reputation is one of professionalism, patience and of versatility with beginners to advanced students.
Having perfected the art of each genre her execution of each dance is second to none and you are simply hypnotized into a world vibrancy and freedom.
Well known for her fun filled and exhilarating performances it is at her Arabic parties that things really come alive with many other top performers bringing that true Egyptian spirit.
It’s Yvonne’s affiliation with these other international performers that gives her students the opportunity to learn even more about the dance and widen their skill set.
Yvonne is best known for her love of Egyptian dance and is a firm believer that dancing comes from the heart. When improvising with different rhythms she feels a great sense of empowerment, excitement and freedom. You only have to watch her dance to see how she moves with such grace and fluidity. She is a true professional who likes to share her years of knowledge with her audience and students.
Using her dance for a greater good Yvonne likes to help others who are struggling with self esteem and confidence issues. She uses her dance almost as a healing tool giving many women a freedom and heightened sense of femininity. It’s a way for women to express themselves and help them grow in confidence. It is also a great way to improve fitness and tone those difficult areas most of us struggle with.
If you are interested in private tuition, joining a dance class or coming to one of Yvonne’s Arabic parties please go to her Booking Enquiry Page.
Performed at 5* Hotels In Cairo, Helwan, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh & Turkey
Performed at private functions in Cairo and UK
Attended numerous dance workshops around the UK to talk about the dance and give demonstrations of dance styles within RAQS SHARQI (middle eastern dance)
Yvonne is also well known for her elaborate costume designs which she designs and custom makes by hand. Please go to the picture gallery for examples of these costumes. Yvonne is happy to provide help and guidance for anyone looking to buy or make their own dance wear.