Our specialty workshops are multilevel 2-hour events that offer you the opportunity to delve deep into a specialized skill or dance style. Dancers of all styles who are proficient in basic dance vocabulary are welcome and encouraged to register.
Current members, register here.
Evocative Entrances with Suzana
Postponed. New date TBA.
Egyptian entrance music usually include a folkloric section, most often saidi, baladi, or khaliji. A well-trained dancer knows what style of movement to use for each. It’s easy to bring in some folk vocabulary and “check that box,” but why not dig deeper and evoke the essence of the music. We’ll go beyond the moves and incorporate impassioned postures, lines, gestures, and expression as we embrace the theatrical nature of folkloric dance for a more dynamic, fun, and memorable show!
Join us for our annual post-turkey dance fun!
Explore elegant movements, high-energy steps, dynamic drills and fun routines set to exciting world music of Persian, Egyptian folklore and modern belly dance! We’ll begin with detailed drills to review moves and combinations including Katayoun’s 20-minute shimmy drill. Then we’ll build up to fun dynamic drill routines and choreography. While challenging for beginners, all levels of experience and ability are welcome and will be accommodated. Bring a water bottle. Come prepared to sweat, have a blast and dance your booty off!