The Saidi Sidestep, also known as a Rik or simply Sidestep, is an essential move which can be used across various dance styles, including Egyptian Saidi. Although fairly simple, it can easily be advanced and elaborated upon to become an extremely useful travelling step. Do make sure you get the basics rights. I’ve previously covered […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, October, 2nd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


Last week I shared a few tips on how to incorporate travelling steps and funky combinations to make your Saidi a bit more sassy, and this week I’m sharing some ideas on what cane technique you could layer it with. This is not a definitive list, and only some rather basic suggestions, because often I […]

By Ishtar Dance on Thursday, September, 27th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


The Rik, also known as a Saidi Sidestep or simply Sidestep, is a key move across various styles of dance, and it can easily be tweaked to suit everything from a Charleston to an Egyptian folklore dance (hence the name). It’s quite a simple step, but especially because of that, many miss the basics which […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, September, 11th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments


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