Tabla Drum Solo
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (4 hrs)
An energetic and dynamic Tabla solo is waiting for you. Powerful and intoxicating. Take this choreography for your next performance.
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm (2 hrs)
Don't miss this CHA CHA CHA-PARTY of a class! Angel Bellydance will provide a memorable 2 hour class filled with seamless fusion of bellydance and CHA-CHA-CHA technique. Latindance experience is not required, as a quick break down of the rhythm and history of the CHA-CHA-CHA will be provided.
Cha-Cha-Cha dancing can open a wide new door for bellydancers. This is not only a great opprotunity to learn a new cultural dance, but also a fantastic new take on shofting weight, footwork, and clean transitions to add to you bellydance tool box!
Azad will teach an amazing mejance which will result in a varied choreo in a short amount of time. Artistry and elegance will form these combos to an amazing performance. Azad will break everything down step by step. The introduction is with a veil.
Take it from a dancer who's REALLY BEEN CAST IN MULTIPLE Reggaeton videos for legendary Reggaeton artists such as Don Omar, Calle 13, Tego Calderon, Hector the Father, Zion y Lennox, Divino, Angel y Kris Las Guanabans...and more! This dynamic workshop (which happens to be Angel's most popular regular on-line class) is designed for the intermediate or advanced bellydancer who is now looking for versatility in her bellydance repertoire.
Did you know that Reggaton has its very own rhythm which is almost identical to a popular commonly danced rhythm in raks sharki? Did you know said rhythm has its own name? Can you tell the difference between Reggaeton of the 90's early 2000's and now? Do you know the birthplace of Reggaeton and how it came to be?
Angel truly enjoys sharing the joy of dancing this juicy music without letting go of the love we have for bellydancing.
This class covers a short pop sassy Dabka Choreo. Simon will start with an essential warmup to prep you for some high impact footwork. A tech Drill series will follow; Bring shoe wear (Tenny shoes 👟 or Jazz shoes) and prepare to sweat.
10:15 am - 12:15 pm (2 hrs)
Workshop info coming soon!
Moroccan Chaâbi, the "peoples'" music of Morocco
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm (2.5 hrs)
This workshop is an open-level workshop of Moroccan Chaâbi, the "peoples'" music of Morocco. Through fundamental rhythmic footwork and repetitive combos, students will absorb the muscle memory of this social dance. Commonly with the symbolism of "horses" in its movement, Chaâbi also connects dancers to dance with strength, groundedness, and force - such as a horse.
Please come dressed comfortably. Barefoot preferred. Do not wear noisy coin belts- you can wear a regular scarf or non-coin hip scarf.
Raqs Sharqi Choreography
3:30 - 6:00 pm (2.5 hrs)
In this short Choreo we start with drilling combos while focusing on new arm patterns and the impact of the “Hold” and the “Hip Lift”. Grace and Power, Classical and cabaret, get ready to sweat and work these hips. Simon will visit some of Lebanon’s legendary signature combos and stylistic execution for a historical touch
Fantasy Spanish Bellydance Fusion
This workshop combines the charm and delicacy of Bellydance with the movements of the skirts and posture Spaniard traveler dance with influence of Brazilian styling . Techniques, postures and many tips will be discussed to make this Fusion Dazzling.
Drills (Oriental Style)
10:15 - 12:15 pm (2 hrs)
Full of spirit and power you will enjoy a sweaty class. Warmup, stretching, balance exercises, turns, arms, posture, technique and a dance combo. A real full Oriental workout which have all participants training professionally.
Slay & Play
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm (2 hrs)
Finger Cymbals.. Sagat.. Zills.. They can be scary for dancers.. and for those listening.. but it doest have to be so stressful! In this workshop we will take a practical approach to playing finger cymbals. Drills, Exercises, Patterns and Concepts to strengthen your personal practice and to get to the ultimate goal of being comfortable riffing (or improvising) while dancing. Play the whole time, part of the time or just listen and find some inspiration to add to your personal practice. No pressure! The goal is to dance, have fun with rhythms, patterns and movement, and for you to walk away with some new tools to integrate your finger cymbal playing more seamlessly into your dance, and hopefully, spark your desire to keep practicing, playing and slaying! Let’s bridge the gap between just drilling patterns and have some fun!
**suggested to bring pen paper / ear plugs /cymbal covers or 2pairs of baby socks
Contemporary Sufi Choreo
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm (2 hrs)
Contemporary Sufi Choreo highlighting arm port de bras and working with story boards to create meaningful contemporary performances.