OCT 12-14: BAGOAS IN HAWAII!

OCT 12-14 WORKSHOP WEEKEND WITH BAGOAS!

OCT 14: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY BAGOAS AT ONG KING

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Sammie in Hawaii and MEDAH are excited to host visiting artist, Bagoas from Seattle, Washington! Bagoas will offer two workshops designed for dancers of all levels! The weekend concludes with a performance to remember as Bagoas brings down the house at the October Belly Dance Cafe on October 14th!

ABOUT BAGOAS:

Bagoas is an award winning tribal fusion belly dancer known for his musicality, lyricism, technical power, precision, dramatic presentations, overwhelming charisma and down to earth interaction with his audience. In 2010 he won the title of the Yellow Rose of Texas at Ya Halla Y’all in the Professional Tribal Alternative Men’s category. Since then, he has been published in Zaghareet magazine, What Weekly, and Belly Dance Japan, and has performed at oriental dance events along the East Coast including Rakkasah East, Belly Horror, River City Raqs, DC Tribal Café, and Seven Cities Tribal Cafe. He has also been a featured performer and workshop instructor at events such as the premiere Annapolis Fringe Festival, the Winter Festival of Wonders, TribalCon, Hard Raqs Festival, Cues and Tattoos, and the Super Fun Dance Camp retreat.

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Friday – 6-9 PM: What Just Happened?!

Description: Bagoas will teach a high energy Tribal Fusion choreography brimming with musicality, muscular isolation and attitude that will leave your audience wondering “What just happened?!” A wide range of movement will be used including layering, traveling, popping and locking, ticking, arm patterns and turns. Student will leave with a full choreography that they can perform as a whole, or dissect into small combos to incorporate into their own choreographies.

Saturday – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Breath and Shadow

Description: This workshop will break down the mechanics of the breath within the context of common belly dance isolations. Students will be coached through breathing exercises and techniques that can be used to develop phrasing and a broader range of movement options. These exercises will then be applied to short combos to help tie breath into movement. Bringing awareness to the breath allows dancers to increase their performance endurance, and to discover their potential slinkiness by adding that luscious, molasses-like aesthetic to choreographies and combos.

PRICING:

Early Bird Package (for both workshops BEFORE August 31):

Non-MEDAH/Non-College Student – $100
MEDAH Member or College Student – $80
Regular Package (for both workshops AFTER August 31):
Non-MEDAH/Non-College Student – $120
MEDAH Member or College Student – $100
A La Carte:
What Just Happened?!: $75
Breath and Shadow: $60
Sammie accepts PayPal payments (sent as friends and family) to paypal.me/swon, Venmo payments to “Samantha Giridhar,” and cash or check in person. Please contact Sammie through Facebook Messenger or via email at sammieinhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to discuss a payment plan!***Please note that we will only be able to issue refunds BEFORE October 1***

Private Lessons:

Bagoas will also be available for private lessons. Please contact him directly at bagoasdances@gmail.com for all the details!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/333680747169382/

SEP 15: AIN’T NO HAFLA LIKE A BDRAQS HAFLA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6 PM – 10 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

With a reputation for fun, great entertainment, and an AWESOME raffle, we couldn’t wait to host hafla number 3 to bring our belly dance ohana together again!!! Come and join the lovely ladies of Belly Dance Raqs (UH West Oahu AND UH Manoa), the new Blue Troupe, and Lilikoi Dance for a night of mini-lessons, awesome performances, potluck food, and raffle drawings! All entry fees go to supporting the Belly Dance Raqs Dance Scholarship and student organizations ♥

***Please note that this event is ALCOHOL FREE and family friendly :)***

POTLUCK:

We’ll provide all cups/plates/drinks/napkins/cutlery! If you bring a dish, we will take $5 off of your admission to the event!

TICKET INFORMATION AND RAFFLE:

Admission:
Before the Door – $10 (your early purchase includes 2 raffle tickets FREE)
At the Door – $15, or $10 with a potluck item
Children under 12 – $5

Raffle Tickets – 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 8 for $10, 15 for $15, or 25 for $20 – you will be able to choose the prizes that you’d like to win!

Use the ticketing link listed (PayPal) and send as FRIENDS AND FAMILY (not for goods and services) to avoid the fees! Sammie also accepts Venmo (send to Samantha Giridhar). Payments in cash or check can be given to any Belly Dance Raqs or Lilikoi Dance member!

***Please note that we will not be able to issue refunds – apologies for the inconvenience***

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/1691574500926668/

SEP 8 & SEP 22: BELLYDANCE WORKSHOPS WITH SAMANTHA GIRIDHAR

 

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 & 22, 3-5 pm
Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
COST: $39 each or $70 for 2

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/event/bellydance-workshops-with-samantha-giridhar/2018-09-08/

PRECISION BELLYDANCE BOOT CAMP: DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
September 8, 3-5 pm

Drum solos are some of the most dynamic and technically challenging pieces in the art of bellydance. They present a way for dancers to show exactly how precise they can be – nothing gets the hearts and hips pounding like a dynamic drum piece! Among her students, Sammie has a reputation for pushing dancers to improve via her challenging and dynamic choreographies. In this workshop, Sammie will challenge you to give emphasis to each and every beat of the drum. No “polite” hips here – we are going to sweat and embody that beat! Join us for a stimulating, shimmy-filled time, and take away a full piece that you can pull out anytime to impress family and friends!

IMPECCABLE IMPROVISATION IN BELLYDANCE
September 22, 3-5 pm

Improvisation. Some say “yay,” and some say “yikes!” There is no right or wrong way to feel about improvising – however, all agree that it is a fantastic skill to have for those inevitable moments when you go blank onstage (or at that random hafla drum circle). Whether you are new to the idea of improvisation, or whether you have been improvising for years, Sammie has a couple of tricks up her sleeve to get you more comfortable and looking poised on stage. Her trial and error is your benefit! Through a variety of exercises, you will learn to think on the spot, avoid “muddiness” in your movements, and gain comfort with your own unique style and default patterns. Get ready for a mentally stimulating workshop that will bring together everything you’ve learned so far about bellydance!
Samantha Giridhar

Sammie is an active member of the Hawaii Bellydance Community and the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii (MEDAH). For Sammie, it was love at first shimmy in the Spring of 2007, and she has never put down her hip scarf since! A dancer in the American Cabaret style, Sammie teaches, performs, hosts events, and directs several performance troupes on island. She is devoted to bringing the Hawaii Bellydance Community together regardless of style or background, and loves to work with dancers of all skill levels. Sammie has had the opportunity to study under a variety of different instructors including Thana Tarab, Karim Nagi, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, Mira Betz, and Frank Farinaro – all of whom have played a role in shaping her own unique style. She is excited to be teaching workshops at Still & Moving Center for the first time!

SEP 9: SEPTEMBER BELLY DANCE CAFE AND COSTUME SWAP! (Hosted by Sammie in Hawaii)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM – 1 PM
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1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

PRICING AND PAYMENT (Refunds are only available through the Friday prior – September 7th):

$15 gets you a discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Friday, August 10th!
$20 gets you in at the door!

A discount of $5 off admission will be given to anyone bringing belly dance items for the costume swap!

Kids under 12 – $5 admission anytime 🙂

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show!

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/299281843984356/

EVENT:

The September Belly Dance Cafe includes a fun mini-lesson by one of the amazing featured dancers and an awesome show to enjoy over your brunch.

10:00 – Doors open! Come in, have brunch or grab a coffee, meet and greet with the dancers, and relax!
10:30-10:45 – Mini-lesson in belly dance by one of our featured performers! Get up and shimmy your cares away!
11:00-11:30 – Show Set 1 – Check out some of our amazing performers!
11:45-12:15 – Show Set 2 – Can’t get enough? Our dancers can’t either! Check out part II of our awesome lineup!

After the show, stick around to chat and shimmy with our dancers as we close out our event!

SEP 23: SEPTEMBER DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

SPECIAL PRICING IN DECEMBER:

Drop ins for both workshops – $30
Drop ins for one workshop – $15
Students enrolled in technique – add ATS for $10
Students enrolled in technique AND Blue Troupe – ATS included

***Please note that refunds are not issued past the event date, and that Sammie does not allow rollovers month to month for missed classes***

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/1952201381743624/

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Sammie’s Workshop: Save the Drama for…. Actually, Bring It! 4-5 PM

In this fun workshop, Sammie will introduce some super dramatic combos in the American Cabaret Dance style. We’ll make sure the AC is up because we’re walking on the hot and sassy side! Take away some awesome ideas for your own choreographies and learn how to keep your audience enthralled!

Dayl’s Workshop: Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

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/

In this workshop you’ll continue to learn the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities. All levels of ATS experience will be catered to!