Our Workshops….

In October 2018....

Saturday

Workshop 1

Saqra – How to Improvise ~ For Real

Improvisation techniques, tips and tricks for ALL parts and styles of your dance. Using improv to keep your dance growing and changing.

9:30-11:30

Level: for all

£16/18

9%

Workshop 2

Katie Holland – Bharatnatyam

For dancers who would like to experience and go deeper into Indian classical dance. Feet and hand combination techniques and mudras that you will be able to take into your own amazing fusion dances

9:30-11:30

Level: for all

£16/18

43%

Workshop 3

Anna Kemper – Suhaila Salimpour Format

Come see what the fuss is all about! Suhaila Format is a revolutionary technique that can take your dancing to the next level. (Please bring own finger cymbals)

9:30-11:30

Level: for all

£16/18

44%

Workshop 4

Raheesha – Keti Sharif A-Z Advanced Combos

Putting together a dance is easy as ABC with Keti Sharif Advanced Combos. Learn up to 26 new dance combinations with Raheesha.

9:30-11:30

Level: 2/3

£16/18

27%

Workshop 5

Sahar Samara – Mejance

Putting together a dance is easy as ABC with Keti Sharif Advanced Combos. Learn up to 26 new dance combinations with Raheesha.

9:30-11:30

Level: 2/3

£30/34

SOLD OUT!

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Workshop 6

Asif Qu – Unusual Rhythms

Learn how to play rhythms that aren’t normally heard or used and put a real groove into your drumming. (Drumming workshop)

11:45-12:45

Level: for all

£8/9

30%

Workshop 7

Tevec Ibrahim – Intro to Turkish Bellydance

Turkish technique with classic arm patterns, turns, floor work and hips right through to modern Istanbul drum solo combinations and shimmies. (Please bring kneepads for floor work and – optionally – high heeled shoes for an extra challenge.)

11:45-13:45

Level: for all

£16/18

66%

Workshop 8

Tracey Gibbs – Why We Need to Know

Without the foundation of folklore there would be no oriental. This session will capture the spirit of folkloric styles and steps such as Saidi and Hagallah and show how you can infuse this into your oriental dance. Inspired by Randa’s words “until you master the folklore you cannot call yourself an oriental dancer.”

11:45-13:45

Level: for all

£16/18

36%

Workshop 9

Cinzia Di Cioccio – Vintage and Retro-Chic

Introduction to this stylization of classic tribal. Steps and combos using the inspiration of the past.

11:45-12:45

Level: 2

£8/9

34%

Workshop 10

Serena Ramzy – Drum Solo

Serena’s drum solos are a journey crossing continents and cultures; infusing the rhythms and movements inspired from Africa to America, through Asia to the Southern Seas, but always returning to the heart and soul of Egypt.

11:45-13:45

Level: 2/3

£16/18

SOLD OUT!

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Workshop 11

Raheesha – Tahitian Otea

Easy and fun Tahitian drum dance for a solo or group performance. (Please bring your own sarong or veil.)

12:50-13:50

Level: 2

£8/9

SOLD OUT!

0%

Workshop 12

Cinzia Di Cioccio – Slow and Hypnotic

Sensual moves and combos – feminine and graceful with challenging control and isolation.

12:50-13:50

Level: for all

£8/9

29%

Workshop 13

Saqra – Shimmy Pocket Dictionary

50+ different types of shimmies… and what to do with them! Builds, layering, ideas and when it fits the music and when it doesn’t! If there aren’t new ideas in here for you I will eat my coin belt!

14:00-16:00

Level: for all

£16/18

SOLD OUT!

0%

Workshop 14

Anna Kemper – Jamila Salimpour Format

The matriarch of American Belly Dance! Learn some of the fundamentals that make Jamila Format a timeless technique for all bellydancers. (Includes optional finger cymbal work, please bring your own.)

14:00-16:00

Level: for all

£16/18

7%

Workshop 15

Nawarra – Bedouin

As a people, are a semi-nomadic group, descended from nomads. Their name means “desert dwellers” in Arabic. Their dance is a form of earthy grounded style with lots of hip moves, circles and shimmies.

14:00-16:00

Level: for all

£16/18

11%

Workshop 16

Katie Holland – Bollywood

Learn a fun masti (meaning naughty) dance, with all the latest grooves and moves from Bollywood! We will look at the lyrics and how to tell the story of the song through your dance and expressions.

14:00-16:00

Level: for all

£16/18

23%

Workshop 17

Sahar Samara – Sha’abi

An un-missable opportunity to learn some of the most up to date modern moves for this popular music. Full of fun and cheekiness with the power to thrill. A must for fans of this popular style!

14:00-16:00

Level: 2/3

£30/34

SOLD OUT!

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Workshop 18

Sandra Thomson – Shimmy into the 20’s

Recreating the days of the Charleston but with an upbeat Belly dance twist! Learn the swivels, slides, plank and more and put them together with a modern 20’s styling. (Please bring own string of pearls.) 1½ hour workshop

16:15-17:45

Level: for all

£12/14

43%

Workshop 19

Siobhan Waring – Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Give your confidence a boost and learn to dance to anything, anywhere, with joy and without worrying.  1½ hour workshop

16:15-17:45

Level: for all

£12/14

20%

Workshop 20

Caroline – Mongolian Dance

Learn Mongolian pride through expressive hand gestures and powerful shoulders. Dancing has always played a role in Mongolia; you are about to discover why. (Please wear trousers for this workshop.)

16:15-18:15

Level: for all

£16/18

56%

Workshop 21

Serena Ramzy – Classical

Oriental dance has transformed over time, absorbing traditional and contemporary, regional and foreign, new and old. A choreography that embodies this perspective with an understanding of musical layers that directs a dancer into the music.

16:15-18:15

Level: 2

£16/18

40%

Workshop 22

Tevec Ibrahim – Turkish Styling and Combinations

Explore elements of a typical Turkish show ~ veil entrance, taksim, floor work, drum solo and finale ~ a soft yet powerful style. (Please bring own large veil, knee pads and, if you want an optional extra challenge, high heeled shoes.)

16:15-18:15

Level: 2/3

£16/18

66%

Sunday

Workshop 23

Tevec Ibrahim – Turkish Pop

A fun and modern choreography to a popular Turkish pop song, easily adaptable for parties. Capture the essence and joy of the Turkish style. (For optional extra challenge bring high heeled shoes.)

10:00-12:00

Level: for all

£16/18

52%

Workshop 24

Raheesha – Kahiko Hawaiian Hula

Learn some basic Hawaiian hula moves that will then be put to use in an ancient kahiko drum and chant dance. (Please bring your own sarong or veil.)

10:00-12:00

Level: for all

£16/18

34%

Workshop 25

Cinzia Di Cioccio – Tribal Live Drum Solo

A look at how rhythms should flow from the hands of the drummer to the body of the dancer in a continuous dialogue flowing from snappy and sharp to slow and snaky.

10:00-12:00

Level: 2

£16/18

40%

Workshop 26

Nawarra – Fifi Abdou Baladi Style

Learn to blend baladi with ‘maalima’ or ‘boss woman’ personality, to create her own unforgettable style. Learn Fifi signature steps and have fun injecting some Fifi attitude into your own dancing.

10:00-12:00

Level: 2/3

£16/18

31%

Workshop 27

Sahar Samara – Saidi

A must for more experienced dancers who love this lively style and want to develop their skills. Mesmerising drama to increase your repertoire with this earthy style from upper Egypt. (Please bring your own stick.)

10:00-12:00

Level: 3

£30/34

SOLD OUT!

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Workshop 28

Saqar – Costuming for Your Shape

Don’t waste money on unflattering costumes. Get the effects you want and avoid the ones you don’t. (Talk/demonstration)

12:15-13:15

Level: for all

£8/9

70%

Workshop 29

Anne Kingston – Body Groove

A new fun dance-based fitness class where you get to explore your creativity and have fun. It will help your free up your dance performance and find your inner dancer.

12:15-14:15

Level: for all

£16/18

76%

Workshop 30

Chris Ogden – NorthWind Moves

A selection of unique moves and combos suitable for Tribal, Fusion or Oriental dancers.

12:15-13:15

Level: for all

£8/9

66%

Workshop 31

Anna Kemper – Folkloric Fusion

An upbeat and fun filled class combining Jamila and Suhaila technique with jazzy foot combinations, graceful arms and finger cymbal patterns for the brave. Combining and contrasting old and new moves – putting drills into action in a fantastic fusion. (Includes optional finger cymbal work, please bring your own.)

12:15-14:15

Level: 2

£16/18

63%

Workshop 32

Tracey Gibbs – Taqism Central

This is a gentle introduction into the art of taqism which plays an important part in classic and modern pieces. A look at musicality and practical ideas for working with this flirtatious and feminine aspect of the dance.

12:15-14:15

Level: 2/3

£16/18

57%

Workshop 33

Raheesha – Beautiful hands and arms

A selection of unique moves and combos suitable for Tribal, Fusion or Oriental dancers.

13:20-14:20

Level: for all

£8/9

SOLD OUT!

0%

Workshop 34

Chris Ogden – Nautilus

A fresh choreography with a strong SteamPunk vibe suitable for group or solo, tribal or fusion dancers.

13:20-14:20

Level: 2

£8/9

74%

Workshop 35

Katie Holland – Blessing Dance

Beautiful Balinese, Bharatnatyam and Nepalese dance styles woven to create a dance of blessings. Techniques from each style will be taught as well as how to tell stories through mudra (hand gestures and facial expression).

14:30-16:30

Level: for all

£16/18

73%

Workshop 36

Roxanne Grant – Cheeky Egyptian Baladi with Melaya

Melaya Leff is all about character, attitude and comedy! Let’s unleash your strong baladi woman and have some fun. (Please bring own Melaya Lef or large veil.)

14:30-16:30

Level: for all

£16/18

40%

Workshop 37

Serana Ramzy – Flamenco Arabe

A fun and exciting fusion of belly dance, flamenco and Latin moves to a beautiful music piece that fuses the same elements. The softness of belly dance, the passion of flamenco and the swing of Latin all in one.

14:30-16:30

Level: for all

£16/18

29%

Workshop 38

Saqra – Three Completely Different Styles of Veil!

Turkish/American Cabaret, Egyptian and Modern Veil Techniques. Change how you think of your veil and other soft style props! (Please bring your own veil.)

14:30-16:30

Level: 2

£16/18

68%

Workshop 39

Sahar Samara – Tarab Oum Kolthom

The last chance to study the pure Egyptian style with one of Egypt’s hottest rising stars. A workshop using complex and beautiful classic music aimed at intermediate and advanced students.

14:30-16:30

Level: 2/3

£30/34

SOLD OUT!

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