MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE ARTISTS OF HAWAII

NUBIAN DANCE WORKSHOP WITH AMALA GAMEELA

Sunday, February 26 at 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Learn the joyful folk dance of Nubia, where Egypt’s own performance groups thrive, with one of the very few dancers in Hawaii who has perfected this beautiful dance and preserved it’s authenticity. Amala’s background of various belly dance styles surpass basic steps and reach deep into the culture, history and eclectic music. She is eager to share fun combos emulating movements of her favorite animals in one of her original choreographies while sharing Nubian instrumentation, rhythm and costuming.
Some dance experience recommended and all dance styles are welcome!
Hand-outs and music are provided.
Please bring a veil and a headband, scarf or hair pins to somehow attach the veil to your head so that we can use them as tarhas to dance with!

Workshop is from 4:00 -6:30pm
Cost is $35.00 ($30.00 for MEDAH members) in advance and $40.00 at the door.
http://amalaraqs.com/2017/nubian-dance-workshop-with-amala-gameela-4/
Amala Gameela is a passionate Middle Eastern Dance Artist based out of Honolulu, HI specializing in folkloric Near East Dance and Egyptian Orientale.


AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP –  BEGINNER AND BEYOND WITH DAYL WORKMAN

March 25 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Still and Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu

$22

Contact dayl@saharaspirittribal.com

Or sign up at stillandmovingcenter.com

American Tribal Style belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS, please visit  http://fcbd.com/about/   You’ll learn several of the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities.

What to wear/bring to the workshop: Full skirt or comfortable dance pants (no jeans or non-stretch pants), tank top or T-shirt, bare feet or dance shoes, a scarf to tie around your hips (no coin belts), water, pen and paper…and enthusiasm!

Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering to all learning styles. Dayl incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops. She also facilitates mask making workshops working with dance related themes.

img_9040Dayl fell in love with ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance during her first class in January 1999. She appeared on stage with her troupe for the first time in April 1999 and has been performing and teaching ever since.  Dayl has performed with several professional troupes in Oklahoma (Gypsy Fire), Texas (Tribal Evolution, Wild Sky) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Urban Qabila, Tribal Spirit), and has studied in the USA and Australia, taking classes from Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal Dance Company, Melusina of Underbelly, Rachel Brice of Indigo, Sue Erokan, Morocco, Devi Mamak of Ghawazi Caravan and Hilary Cinis of Sydney Tribal Bellydance.

Dayl’s passion for tribal belly dance extends to the love of community, bringing people together to move and dance the same “language”. She believes that creativity is a vehicle for good health, and what better way than to express it than through the art of dance!


AMALA GAMEELA WORKSHOPS ON THE BIG ISLAND

May 20 – May 21
KONA ELKS LODGE

JOIN HOSTS “HANDS OF FATIMA HAWAII” FOR TWO FABULOUS 2.5 HOUR EGYPTIAN FOLKLORIC WORKSHOPS FEATURING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF AMALA GAMEELA, HELD AT THE KONA ELKS LODGE IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN KAILUA KONA.
THE FIRST WORKSHOP IS MOROCCAN SHIKHAT .
UNCOVER THE SENSUAL MOVEMENTS AND HIP ARTICULATIONS OF MOROCCOS PUBLIC DANCERS.
HISTORY, COSTUMING & CHOREOGRAPHY
THE SECOND OF THE WORKSHOPS IS THE FUN, FLIRTATIOUS DANCE OF THE BLACK SHAWL, THE MELAYA LEFF, DANCE OF ALEXANDRIA.
MASTER THE GRACE OF EGYPTIAN DANCE WITH THE SOFT, PLAYFUL EXPRESSIONS OF MELAYA LEFF WITH EMPHASIS ON STAGE PRESENCE, CHARACTERIZATION AND MUSIC EMULATION THE ALEXANDIAN WAY OF LIFE.
AMALA GAMEELA IS A CURRENT RESIDENT OF OAHU AND OFFERS CLASSES FEATURING MANY MODALITIES OF EGYPTIAN CLASSICAL AND FOLKLORIC STYLES.
TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF WORKSHOPS AVAIABLE GO TO:
http://amalaraqs.com/workshops-with-amala-gameela/


AMALA GAMEELA PRESENTS: WORKSHOPS WITH KARIM NAGI

Event Date: Jun 10 – 11, 2017 | Aloha DanceSport Center

Karim Nagi is an International Arabic Musician and Folk Dancer from Egypt and the USA. Because of his proficiency in both music and dance, his workshops deliver students to a new physical understanding of the connection between these two disciplines. As a dance and drum teacher, Karim has taught in dozens of festivals in the United States, Asia, Europe and Cairo, as well as all major Arab Culture festivals in the USA. Karim Nagi is a true crossover artist, uniting the Cabaret and Tribal, Traditional and the Modern, the Ethnic and the Urban. Amala is ecstatic and honored to bring Karim to Hawaii!

Workshops will be held at Aloha DanceSport Center:
350 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814
Please arrive 10 minutes before the workshop for registration.
Street parking is available.
*MEDAH MEMBERS ONLY PAY $150.00*
*ALL 3 WORKSHOPS FOR ONLY $165.00*

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION VISIT http://amalaraqs.com/2017/amala-gameela-presents-workshops-with-karim-nagi/


BELLYDANCE RAQS CLASSES

Instructor Bio and Contact:

Sammie (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/SammieinHawaii/, email: sammieinhawaii@gmail.com)

“Sammie’s love of belly dance began when she joined the student organization, Hill and Veil at Virginia Tech in Spring of 2007. For the rest of her time as an undergraduate, a Master’s student, and a Doctoral student, Sammie remained involved with belly dance as a way to stay active, relieve stress, and make lifelong friendships – things that she hopes to bring to UHWO students through the student organization, Bellydance Raqs.

As a dancer, Sammie continually seeks to challenge herself through participating in workshops and classes with a variety of instructors, creating new choreographies, and performance! She has had the amazing opportunity to take lessons and/or workshops with Malia Delapenia, Thana Tarab, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, and Frank Farinaro – all of which have played a role in her growth and development as a dancer.

While Sammie will always miss her belly dance family on the East Coast, she is excited to have a new belly dance family here in Hawaii, and to spread her love of dance even further! Sammie is currently available for private events and workshops.”

Class Info: 

Students at University of Hawaii – West Oahu are welcome to join Bellydance Raqs, a registered independent student organization. For Spring 2017, classes are on Wednesdays with Workout/Technique from 7-8 PM and Choreography/Props from 8-9 PM.

 


NEW PHOTOS

 2016 Vietnamese New Year

PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND


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Summer Dance Showcase

PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI

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International Dance Day

PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI

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Valentine Veils at Ala Moana Center Stage

 PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND:

2016 Valentine Veils by Bob McKeand    PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI: 2016 VALENTIINE VEILS Mike Bambi


MEDAH SUPPORTS THE WORLD WIDE SHIMMY MOB!

More than 173 cities participate annually in the World Wide Shimmy Mob to raise awareness and funds for women’s shelters and victims of domestic violence. Mahalo to all our dancers, drummer and MEDAH President Miko, and photographers…and special thanks to Helenka, our team leader, and to Bob McKeand for videotaping the event.

Make sure to sign up and join us next year! Everyone is welcome to participate!


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