Date(s) – 07/09/2017
10:00 am – 3:45 pm
Dance In The Rockies Studio
10:00 – 11:30 AM “Belly Dance Anatomy & Injury Prevention”
Learn to dance safer and stronger! We’ll cover muscles important to belly dance with regard to great arm flow, posture, juicy core movement and safe hips, knees and ankles. Material covers anatomy, strengthening, stretching and the application of biomechanical principles to belly dance movement. This workshop is a combination of lecture, demonstration and trying things out. It is not a heavy exertion exercise class. Bring a yoga mat (if you want) and a notebook – you’ll get lots of useful information!
**The concepts in this workshop will be applied and pointed out in the rest of the day’s dancing to deepen your understanding of the material.
11:45 – 1:15 PM – “Line & Design: An Artistic Approach to Bellydance Choreography”
Every moment of your dance performance lives as an image in your audience’s mind – make it an artful one. We’ll use design concepts from art and apply them to how we use our arms, how we move within our space and how an ensemble can effectively create beautiful collective shapes. These are valuable concepts for cabaret, tribal or fusion dancers alike!
**The spatial and formation concepts in this workshop will be used in the following combo workshop to inspire you to use them confidently!
1:45 – 3:45 PM – “Rhythm & Movement: 4 Combos in 4 Rhythms”
Explore 4 of the most common Middle Eastern rhythms – Beladi, Saidi, Chiftitelli and Masmoudi Kabir through combinations that reflect their rhythmic structure and mood. Earthy curves, dramatic energy, sensuous style and gorgeous lines – these combos have lots to offer! Knowledge of basic bellydance movement vocabulary is expected. Style specific movements and variations will be broken down & drilled. (2 hours)
Single Workshops… $25 each / $30 at the door if available