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For a while, the hottest song on the radio—at least in the minds of me and my fourth-grade pals—was “Walk Like an Egyptian.” We stacked our arms with jelly bracelets, just like Susanna Hoffs, and walked through the halls doing our own version of the King Tut strut. We even managed to sneak in a few hand movements during class behind the teacher’s back—until a fellow student busted us. “Stop it!” screamed Ghazal, whose parents were from Egypt, during the middle of Social Studies. “That is not how Egyptians dance at all!” Turns out she was right. The Fouad Mounib Egyptian Dancers are more reflective of the country’s traditional forms of dance. Led by Azza Mounib, daughter of the company’s founder, the troupe was created to promote the arts, dance, and culture of Egypt. More recently it’s done lots to erase the memory of the Los Angeles quartet’s biggest single, one performance at a time. The dancers brighten just another manic Monday at noon at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. (202) 312-1300. (Sarah Godfrey)