Yoga - Alignment and Heart Opening
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

Yoga - Alignment and Heart Opening

The morning yoga sessions at ABDC will utilize Hatha Yoga to deepen the dancer's connection to the body and the breath and to gently stretch the muscles used in bellydance.  Saturday we will explore alignment and heart opening stretches to open our hearts to the joy that is to follow in our dance class sessions. 

Skill level: All levels.

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Magnolia - Vibrant Veil Variations
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Magnolia - Vibrant Veil Variations

Everything you need to know about belly dancing with veils plus more! Learn 3 unique combinations for silk and chiffon veil. These combinations include wraps, reveals, floor work, and secondary veil variations. Explore how to take back control when the veil misbehaves and how to care for your veils to get their most vibrant appearance.

MUST BRING- 1 silk and 1 chiffon veil to use during this workshop.

Skill level: All levels.

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Bahaia - Lamma Bada: Samaii 10/8 Rhythm Combinations
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Bahaia - Lamma Bada: Samaii 10/8 Rhythm Combinations

Lamma Bada Yatathanna” is a song with a hauntingly beautiful melody and an uncommon rhythm that has stood the test of time. Dating from the 10th century Andalusian era of Moorish Spain, this composition is exemplary of the secular musical genre known as Muwashshah. For most bellydancers, this beloved song is their first introduction to Samai Thaqil, a 10/8 rhythm. The enduring popularity of Lamma Bada practically guarantees that you will be presented with the occasion to dance to this song - no matter which style of bellydance you follow. In this workshop you will learn to identify the Samai rhythm and listen for its nuances, while learning dance combinations to Lamma Bada that you can personalize to suit your own style.

Skill level: All levels.

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Hannah & Rosanna Setu - Aromatherapy Lab: Blend Your Own & Take it Home
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Hannah & Rosanna Setu - Aromatherapy Lab: Blend Your Own & Take it Home

An aromatherapy designed with the dancer in mind. Mother-daughter team, Hannah and Rosanna Setu bring their full collection of essential oils for a hands-on experience in creating an EO blend as unique as fingerprints! We learn how essential oils calm, energize, focus, balance or bring mystery. Then our unique selves select and mix the blend best suited for our own needs, waking, sleeping, performance or in between! Handouts provided.

Skill level: All levels.

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Jef Stott & Amara - The Alchemy of Collaboration: For Dancers and Musicians
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Jef Stott & Amara - The Alchemy of Collaboration: For Dancers and Musicians

Discover techniques and strategies of collaboration between a musician and dancer for Near East fusion performance. Come explore how a musician and dancer each tackles fusion in his or her own discipline and how they work together. Learn how to take a fusion example from one art form and translate it into your own. Jef and Amara will also offer insight into their processes of developing this workshop and performance piece.

Skill level: All levels.

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Hannah Romanowsky - Your Eyes; Persian Popular Dance and Song Choreography (Performance Opportunity)
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Hannah Romanowsky - Your Eyes; Persian Popular Dance and Song Choreography (Performance Opportunity)

Participants will learn a Persian dance choreography to the song “Cheshmat” by Iranian-born pop artist Mehrnoosh.  Movements characteristic of Persian dance include elegant and intricate arm patterns, coy facial expressions, and expressive hands.  Lyrics will be supplied and taught as time allows, giving dancers the opportunity to sing along and learn some Persian vocabulary.  This darling dance and song are accessible to all levels and can be a sweet piece to pull out at Persian parties or use as a class cool-down.

Skill level: All levels.

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Georgia Michelle - Belly Dance! Ultimate Breakdown!
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Georgia Michelle - Belly Dance! Ultimate Breakdown!

A dancer’s comprehensive guide to learning and understanding Oriental dance. Created by Georgia Michelle to provide a fun and easy way for you to absorb this beautiful and sometimes even sexy living art form. We’ll cover “Foundation” level movements and how to blend them into our “Layers” level technique. Let’s chat about the origins and culture of the dance, while discovering how Middle Eastern Belly dance relates to you and unleash the artist within. Venture to design the dance your soul desires. Yalla! Let’s get ready to move, and find yourself in dance!

Skill level: All levels.

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Karma Karmelita - Fast and Furious Fan Veils
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

Karma Karmelita - Fast and Furious Fan Veils

Learn a high speed and spin-tastic fusion fan veil choreography to some awesome 80s electronic retrowave! Hyperspins, barrel turns, windmills, you name it! Fast and fun, students of all styles will take away some interesting and beautifully transitioned combinations for their own dancing purposes, as well as a full performance. This choreography is beginner/intermediate level and is not recommended for students with inner ear problems.

Fan veils will be available to borrow and purchase for students that don't have their own. 

Skill level: All levels.

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Ranya Renee - Nerd Clinic: Perceptual and Cognitive Factors in Performance
Jun
23
3:30 PM15:30

Ranya Renee - Nerd Clinic: Perceptual and Cognitive Factors in Performance

This presentation will offer practical onstage applications for dancers, inspired by Ranya's master's research in cognitive psychology, which focused on aspects of confidence and evaluative processes in performers and their audiences. How brains work, at the neural level, affects impressions of a performance, and this is worth considering in framing our choreographed and improvisational work. We’ll address concepts of “top-down” vs. “bottom-up” influences on sensory perception; “feedback loops” that shape the evaluative process in performers and audiences; and how preconceptions and preconscious processes can trigger unconscious evaluations in performers and audiences. You’ll leave with a better understanding how you may be seen by your audiences, and a “cognitive checklist” to apply to your creative work, to enhance your chances of making a great impression.

Skill level: All levels.

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Edenia Archuleta - Belly-Robots
Jun
23
3:30 PM15:30

Edenia Archuleta - Belly-Robots

Let’s get our Robot funk on. Begin with a basic intro to popping such as muscle contractions, arms pops, legs pops, and neck pops. Our main focus will be basic robot aka dimestop. Movements of the robot are normally started and finished with a dimestop (a very abrupt stop) which we will fuse it with bellydance. We will make it slow, weird, poppy and creepy. Edenia will also teach you some of her own daily drills and combos. Let's get funky!!!

Skill level: All levels.

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Stacey Lizette - Meaningful and Beautiful Arm Work for Belly Dancers
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Stacey Lizette - Meaningful and Beautiful Arm Work for Belly Dancers

When it comes to expressing yourself through dance, your arms have a huge and powerful voice! Stacey will share the Top 5 arm work issues that she has experienced in her 20+ years of study, and teach you tips to overcome them. Turn up the volume on your arm work, and your audience will definitely notice, even if they aren’t quite sure what you are doing differently…

Skill level: All levels.

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