Aszmara Master Class Series topic TBA
Saturday December 2nd
An exploration of Synchronicity with baskets/ Debbie Despina
Holiday Celebration & World Food Program Fundraiser
at CCC-Creative Cultural Center St-Veronica
downstairs under St. Veronica church
Special Guests: Dance Artist, Elena Lentini
Musicians, Casey Bond & Raq Steady
exciting group dances by the Dancing Rubies
solos by Andrea, Chi, Helen, Magdalena, Megan, Raveena, Shieri, Sunny Chapman & Yuri
After expenses, all funds will be donated to the United Nations’ World Food Program USA
$0.50 will feed a child for a day
$5 could feed an entire family for 2 full days
$15 gives a 1 month supply of food to a hungry child
$20 in advance (until November 29)
$25 at the door, cash only
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MDA Holiday recital
Two-Faced: Pre-Holiday Makeup workshop for restaurant and stage
This show is a tapestry of performances from folkloric to fusion featuring Vintage Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Raqs Sharki and modern examples that push the boundaries of traditional dance; molding it into a personal expression of creativity-- with a respectful reverence for its' roots.
Featured Guest Performers are: the incomparable Aszmara (NY), the sublime Riskallah Riyad (and her students), and the fantastic duo Despina and Irina (NY). These inspirational dancers are masters of their craft. The Manipura Dance Collective will present two new pieces and Tava's students from Work It Dance & Fitness will perform original choreography as well.
This is a dance of community and celebration. It is BYOB so bring your favorite elixir to share and come ready to learn a few moves. Discover why this ancient dance continues to explode in popularity and support 'Culture in CT.'
Join Despina and Kate for part 2 of our exciting new series of workshops "From Drillin to Thrillin" with special guest director of Tribe Hamsa ATS Belly Dance Maria Naja Richardson !!
Kate and Despina will be leading a class that will help you clean up your technique, and teach you a fun new combo with complex finger cymbal patterns created by Debbie Despina. This combo, called the "Flip Side" will wow your audience!
Our first hour will be:
-Despina's signature combo "On the Flip-Side" Great for duet and quads!
-Kate's flash light, balloon floreos (you are going to love this!)....
***Student level should be: 2/3
Our special guest Maria Naja Richardson will be leading ATS® Dancing inFlow™ Prepare to have lots of fun, Naja always has the BEST playlists. Bring lots of water...and prep yourself for lots of dancing!
Limited to 12 people per class.
PayPal $18 per class.
$20 at the door per class.
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Please add your first and last name in the notes section and which class you will be taking.
Our lovely assistant Cleopatress Altieri will be greeeting you at the door. Make sure to check in with her!
Jo Boring brings ITS to New York City! January 6 & 7, 2018
ITS is a combination-based form of improvisational dance created by Amy Sigil of Hot Pot Studio. This energetic dance is all about teamwork, having fun and being actively engaged in the moment. ITS relies on a shared vocabulary of movements, each initiated by a distinct cue movement. The leader initiates the cue movement, then a short, choreographed combination, or combo, is performed. These combos can be done in any order, and none of the dancers know ahead of time which movements the leader will cue next.
Hot Pot in the City! Introduction to ITS
Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 10am-1pm
Explore some of the foundational material in both the slow and fast Level 1 vocabularies. Whether you are a first timer or someone looking refine their skills, this workshop is for everyone! Come and see what all the whooping is about - we'll sweat, laugh and have a grand ol' time together!
ITS Beast Mode
Sunday, January 7th, 2018, 10am-1pm
Let’s have some fun with some challenging material from Levels 1&2! We’ll explore exciting formation changes as well as challenge ourselves with some kick @$$ combinations and concepts. All are welcome, but familiarity with ITS is handy! Take the intro class to prepare yourself for BEAST MODE!
Single workshop: $55 until 12/15, $65 after
Both workshops: $100 until 12/15, $120 after
Payments via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited to 20 students
520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets)
New York, NY
Show details to be announced
Tribe Hamsa is proud to bring back world reknown Silvia Salmanca o NYC for a weekend of Swords & Skirts. To kick off the weekend, come see the show on Friday, Jan. 19 and be facinated by her and the other guest performances.
An Evening of World Belly Dance, Friday, Jan. 19, 7:30
SKIRTS: Saturday, Jan 20, 11a - 2pm
Have you ever wondered how the gitanas (Spanish gypsies) get to leave everyone speechless when they dance with their skirts? Now you have the chance to find out! In this workshop we will break down the skirt work that united with the arm movements, posture and expression will build up a brand new routine designed to catch the room on fire! Bring a skirt and your best ole!!
SWORDS: Sunday, Jan. 21, 11a - 2pm
Are you familiar with balancing a sword but itching to get some jaw-dropping moves? This is the workshop for you!!! Get ready to learn that with the right technique and know-how-to even the most difficult of moves can be mastered! Turns, spins, floorwork, drops and all sorts of mind-blowing steps! Promise will make you leave your fear at the door and make you feel empowered by the end of the workshop!
Tickets and Registration: https://silvia2018.bpt.me/
Early Bird $90 for each workshop, $165 Both Workshops
EARLY BIRD ENDS DEC 16, 2016
Prices after $115 for each workshop; $190 Both Workshops
January 26th 28th
Januray 27th -28th
Alice Giampieri and Debbie Despina have joined forces to bring you two Powerhouses from the ATS® Community.
Drum Roll please…………. Philippa Moirai (London, UK) and Gudrun Herold(Black Forest, D)!! Yes these two amazing inspiring powerhouses are certified ATS® Bellydance instructors, Sister Studios to FatChance BellyDance® and members of the of ATS® Sisters Collective.
So save the date, Philippa and Gudrun will be flying into NYC after teaching at ATS® Reunion! 2018:
Saturday January 27th and Sunday January 28th; with a show on Saturday evening.****
The workshops will be advanced or intermediate. Please read the breakdown of the topics before registering and let us know if you have any questions.
New to this dance style?? Don’t sweat it, the Dynamo-Duet Despina andKate Reid will be kicking off the intensive weekend with a beginner’s workshop. Great for newbies but also for people looking for a refresher workshop.
*****Information about the show and pricing coming soon!
Saturday Workshops: (Exact time TBD)
Beginners ATS® with Despina and Kate:.
Learn the basics of this beautiful dance format. Kate and Despina will be breaking down the basics with their signature style: "drills that thrill" and "Shake Your Brain" a finger cymbal breakdown. Bring your zills.
Advanced ATS® with Philippa Moirai (2 hours):
Modern moves and combos created by FatChanceBellyDance®, Ghawazi Caravan, Devyani and Tamarind will be explored, delving into the finer details with the aim of gaining an indepth understanding of these steps and concepts. Thinking of lines, shapes and space, we’ll work on ways to smoothly transition in and out of them and add them to your repertoire. This workshop is most suited to those with a good knowledge of classic ATS®.
Experience Level: Intermediate -Advanced
Sunday Workshops: (Exact time TBD)
The ATS® Drum Solo – with Gudrun Herold (2 hours):
Percussive music with an emphasis on drums offer a lot of texture for the dancer. Let’s have a look at the percussive qualities of fast ATS® steps to make this texture visible, and enrichen your dance. Technique of some good old style ATS® advanced steps will be broken down and added to our vocabulary.
We will then put these concepts into practice and learn an original ATS® Drum Solo choreography which can be adapted for solo and group performances.
Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced. Please bring zills
Tribal Skirts with Philippa and Gudrun (2 hours):
Not only do skirts look gorgeous, they can also add an element of playfulness or drama to your dance! Tribal movements, travelling steps, and spins will be taught with skirt work and drilled in combos that can be incorporated into your dance. Suitable for group and solo dancers.
Experience Level: Intermediate Props: Please bring a long full skirt (large enough to be held at the hem with arms at shoulder height)