Saturday, June 24: 4:00-6:00 pm: Press Pause: The Art of Silence
Emily Dickinson said, "Saying nothing... sometimes says the most." How often do we take opportunities for stillness in our dance? We will focus on the breath between the "words" of our movement. We will learn a few unique combinations and then challenge our brains (and bodies) by adding silence and pause in different places throughout the combo, creating a sort of "musical chairs" game with dance!
Skill level: All skill levels.
Sunday, June 25: 1:00-3:00 pm: Semi-Automatic Shimmies
Shimmies are one of the most difficult techniques to master. Therefore, we will cover a few of my favorite shimmies! We’ll add foot patterns, simple layers, and timing changes to really drill them into our vocabularies and make them sustainable with minimal effort! Come prepared to sweat, as I like to run this workshop boot camp style.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner – Professional.
Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly Dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies with American style belly dance, ATS, and Tribal Fusion, then shortly after found more experimental fusion styles. More recently, she has studied with Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. An award winning dancer, she also places high-importance on cross-training and has focused training in Aerial Arts (pole/lyra/contortion), Jamaican Dancehall, and Contemporary dance. She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.
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