My name is Morwenna Assaf. My husband and I run a Middle Eastern Dance School in Southern CA. I am the owner/choreographer and artistic director. My husband Walid is owner/ manager and musical director. We teach Classical Orientale from Lebanon plus Folklore from Lebanon and Egypt. We also teach Lebanese Debke, Middle Eastern drumming and tambourine. We started this business in MA in 1980 and then moved it to Southern CA in 1996. We teach internationally and are currently doing research in Lebanon on the roots of the dance.