July 7th- July 8th
Teachers include Kay Campbell Hardy (Gulf/Khaleegy); Samantha Burnstein (Tunisian), and Morwenna Assaf!
This will be a small, intimate event, with only 35 spaces available. In lieu of a show and in traditional women's folkloric style, we'll have a dance party with guided steps!
Price for the entire weekend is only $225 by June 1. Payment plans available. Please email for more information.
**Registration is non-refundable. However, you can sell your spot.**
Register for the weekend or single day options here:
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**Introduction to North African Dance with Samantha**
An overview of popular dances from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). The goal of this workshop is to give dancers the tools to recognize the musics and rhythms of common dance styles from the region and essential movement vocabulary appropriate for each style. (Sat, 10 am - noon)
**Muwashahat/Samaii with Morwenna and Walid**
The Samaii is a dance of elegance and simplicity, but it can be challenging to interpret. It is performed with the Muwashahat, a poetic form of music that originated in Muslim Spain. The Egyptian/Lebanese style of Muwashahat was first developed for the stage in 1979 by renowned choreographer Mahmoud Reda. Learn the basics of the rhythm, steps, and as time allows, a short choreography. (Sat, 1 - 3 pm)
**Introduction to Khaleeji Dance with Kay**
This workshop focuses on the folkloric style of khaleeji dance as a social dance, as performed by people in their homes. Kay will also include a short discussion of modern-style khaleeji, and compare and contrast the two styles. (Sat, 3:30 - 5:30 pm)
**Dance party!** Everyone! Sat. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
**Debke! with Morwenna and Walid**
Debke is the national dance of Lebanon and the Levant. It is a line dance performed socially and on the stage. We will cover the basic steps and learn a choreography (Sun 10 am -noon)
**From Roots to Stage: A Discussion on Presenting Folkloric Dance. Led by Kay and Samantha, with participation by everyone! **
A panel discussion on the challenges of presenting the folkloric dances in public, including how best to present the dances for Western audiences, and how to get out of the solo dance mentality when it comes to folkloric styles. (Sun 1:00 - 3:00 pm)
Saturday July 7th
Saturday July 7th
Saturday July 14th
Please join us for a day of bellydance workshops, vendors, and yummy middle eastern food! Followed by an evening of bellydance performances and live music by Boom Boom Shake! Come celebrate the release of our new album-Mid Century Modern!
Workshops from 1:00-5:00
Here’s the deets...PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INFORMATION!
Workshops will be held at Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S Chestnut St, Beacon NY 12508..
Performances will be held at the Dennings Point Distillery, 10 N Chesnut St, Beacon NY 12508.
Parking is on street or in the Municipal lot across the street!
Event begins at 1:00. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop you are attending to sign in. I encourage you all to participate in the whole day to better connect with the Hudson Valley bellydance community. If you would like to perform during the evening, I request that you take at least one workshop, preferably both. If you are a troupe this applies to each member of the troupe. There are limited slots available for performance. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, and performance slots will fill up fast.
Workshops are $20. Please pre-register and pre pay to reserve your spot. Online sales will end on July 14th at 10:00 am. Workshops will be $25.00/per workshop at the door. Details below. Dinner will be for an additional fee of 5$ payable at the studio (cash only) for a plate of middle eastern food. Non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be additional.
Payment can be made via MINDBODY at
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water!
1:30-3:00- Soft and Sweet, Deep and Juicy with Elizabeth Muise. This is an all levels class which is perfect for someone who wants to try bellydance for the first time or for the seasoned dancer who wants to go deeper with their practice! We will refine technique and play with movement qualities in our dancing. We will experiment with juxtaposing light and flowing movements with deep and juicy isolations. Class will culminate in a short combination.
3:00-3:30- Break. Feel free to bring a light snack and shop around!
3:30-5:00 Salimpour Grab Bag with Angelique! Heard a lot about the Salimpour format but not sure what it is all about? Or maybe you’ve taken a few classes and want to further your knowledge. In this workshop we will discuss the differences between the Suhaila and Jamila formats and how each apply to the belly dance world. We will touch on the importance of proper technique and how it is the baseline for personalized movement. We will talk about layering - but not your average combinations, and we will touch on finger cymbals concepts. The great thing about this workshop is it can be tailored to those in the room, which means all are welcome and all will leave with a new appreciation for why this format is taking over the world!
5:00-7:00 Dinner, shopping and mingling! Grab a plate of middle eastern food and check out the vendors! If you are performing in the show this is also your time to change into your costume!
We cannot change at the performance location, so please make sure that you are performance ready before you leave Beacon of Light. We will need to collect all of our belongings and leave Beacon of Light by 7:00 so that we can be at the performance location ready to go by 7:10!
We are not charging a ticket price for the show, but we are asking for a $10 suggested donation. This contribution will go towards the band.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM message Elizabeth on FB or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a performer application!
HEADLINING the show will be Angelique, Elizabeth Muise, and Ghost Siren who will be performing to live music by Boom Boom Shake!
Last but not least, please tell your family, friends, and fellow bellydancers to come on out to this event! :) Let’s all have a great time together! OPA
July 27th - 28th
Belly Dance Workshop Weekend with Faelan (Chandala) Shiva
~The Serpent's Secret~
Saturday, July 28
10am - 12pm
$35 early bird price until July 1, $40 thereafter.
Discover the inner workings of those beautiful, sophisticated serpentine movements that have become a favorite of Tribal Fusion belly dance. We'll break down the mechanics of these isolations and then add the fluidity that gives the audience a magical experience of
strength and grace. We'll also talk about properly warming up the spine to prepare for these strong movements.
Register by emailing email@example.com, and paypal the same address with a memo about which workshop(s) you are purchasing. Purchases are non-refundable.
~Raq City Belly Dance Night~
A Night Of Open Belly Dance For Local Dancers, Troupes, Students, Musicians And Any Lover Of Middle-Eastern Performance Art.
Butapub $5/ 315 Gregory St, Rochester, New York 14620
Saturday August 4th-Sunday August 5th
Live music by Simone d'Eusanio (IT) and Pete List (US)
4th and 5th of August 2018
Patrizia Pin is teaching in NYC for the second time so some of you have already experienced her talent. She is one of the most beautiful and renowned dancers in Europe. Simone d'Eusanio is an Italian amazing violinist player. He is touring with the most famous Italian singers.
Pete, Patrizia, Simone and I are inviting you to attend a creative, fantastic weekend of dance, music and great fun! The Saturday workshops, entirely with live music, are open to all levels, so everybody is welcome to join us. Just 10 lucky girls will have the chance to perform with us at the Tuesday show at the Slipper Room, 5 for each teacher. (This number is based on the limited space at the theatre).
If you have any interest in the performance project please send us a.s.a.p. your CV and a video of you dancing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anahid Sofian Studio
29 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
Saturday August 4
From 3pm to 5pm
Patrizia Pin with live music of Simone d'Eusanio
“Hear the dance, See the music”
How many sounds can be done by just one instrument? As many as the moves made by just one body...the peculiar sound of electric violin is leading us in a journey inside the music where we’re going to find new landscapes and views using our body to tell what we see and feel and learning how to listen the music in a proficient and creative way for choreography as well as improvisation.
All live music is composed and played exclusively for this workshop by Simone D’Eusanio, electric violin player and composer of Tribal Nova project.
From 5pm to 7pm
Alice Giampieri with live music of Pete List
“Built your castle of magic spheres”
Focusing on upper body and arms movements, we will work in group formations to slowly create immaginative shape . New original fluid combos will be explored and danced .Secret props will assist us, and the original melodic songs of Pete List will guide us to use our bodies in the creation of this poetic composition.
Sunday August 5 (open just to the performers)
From 3pm to 4.30pm Rehearsal with Patrizia and Simone
From 4.30 pm to 6pm Rehearsal with Alice and Pete
Costs and booking:
$55 1 workshop (2 hours) - AFTER JULY 23 $ 65
$100 2 workshops (4 hours) - AFTER JULY 23 $115
Performance project full pack only 10 spots (total 5.30 hours) $130 - AFTER 23 JULY $145
To register via PayPal: email@example.com (send using the ‘friends and family’ option please!)
For more info and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrizia Pin is a Tribal Fusion and ATS® dancer, largely known in Italian and European tribal scene.
With a over 10 years career and a deep knowledge of many other dance styles, she regularly travels Italy and other European countries as performer and instructor, appreciated for her unique style as well as high level projects and collaborations like Tribal Nova project with the musician Simone D’Eusanio and “La Divina Commedia Project” by Francesca Pedretti.
Patrizia is artistic director of MoonFlower Bellydance: a project for tribal and fusion dances spread in the Italian North East, her native area.
Patrizia, besides Francesca Pedretti, is organizer of the very first Italian only-ATS® festival “200%ATS”
She is over 10 years Vinyasa Yoga practitioner and Pilates and Stretching instructor.
Tuesday August 7th
Musicians and performers will be announced soon.
Special guests from Europe!!!!