AUG 31, SEP 28, OCT 26: WILLOW CHANG DANCE VEIL MYSTIQUE

Last Fridays of the Month
Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26
7-8:15PM

$25

Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Register: https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/event/dance-veil-mystique-with-willow-chang/

Enhance the magic of your dance with the beauty of the veil, admired for by many cultures over generations. Whether draped on the body or used in dance, the veil’s mystery and intrigue are undeniable! This class is a great intro and refresher for dancers of all disciplines and experience levels. In addition to movement and dance, you’ll be amazed at the upper body and full body workout veil dancing provides. We’ll cover the types and styles of veils, ways of draping the veils, various traveling entrances and veil combinations that will leave you both more aware, confident and inspired. Ms Willow will provide veils, and if you have your own, please feel free to bring it.

Willow Chang

Willow’s students experience grace and joy through movement. Willow is deeply committed to the creative process, learning experience and sacred practice. A life-long dancer, she started dance early, studying hula for 10 years with Kumu Alicia Smith. After living abroad performing in Egypt in a Hawaiian Show (1994), Willow began to study bellydance with her first teacher, Glo Ayson, in Hawai’i. Willow holds a BA in Dance/music minor, (UH, ’02) and has also studied Classical Indian dance, Balinese, Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Ballet and Modern dance. For the past 18 years, she’s focused on Middle Eastern/Northern African dances. She has long been recognized as Hawai‘i’s premier Middle Eastern dance artist, with her emotive and elegant dance, on spot musicality and exceptional costumes of her own design. Willow is respected for her commitment to the innovation of the art of dance, as well as its traditions. She travels annually to study and perform with master teachers, as well as give workshops. She’s always honored to share the beauty of this ever-evolving art.

If you have ever seen Willow spin like a perfectly balanced top for minutes at a time, you recognize her flawless posture that provides the still axis of her rotation. In addition to her training and accomplishment in the dance and music disciplines, Willow has faithfully followed a wealth of yoga practices since age 15. Synthesizing her studies in yoga, biomechanics and dance, Willow’s yoga practice celebrates safe form, cultural hallmarks, fluidity, breath work and mind-body awareness.

 

SEP 29: ALIA BELLY DANCE IN HONOLULU WORKSHOP AND HAFLA

WORKSHOP: HOW TO PUT THE MIDDLE EAST BACK INTO YOUR DANCE

Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 2
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

COST:
MEDAH members $20 (complimentary entrance to hafla included)
Non-Member $25 (complimentary entrance to hafla included)
Hafla to follow in the evening!

Learn the secrets to making your dancing Middle Eastern as opposed to just doing Middle Eastern moves to music.

HAFLA: HAFLAT RAQS SHARQI

Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

COST:
MEDAH members $5
Non-Member $10

FEATURING:
Special perfoce by visiting instructor Alia
Live middle eastern band “ Island Oasis”
Live Drumming
Live singing by Adly
Food  and beverages provided by Ong King
An Open dance floor for all to enjoy and dance!

ATTIRE:
Come ready to dance! You can come in costume, or in your favorite belly dance wear! Tell your friends to get dressed and meet you on the dance floor!

Some FAQ

“Haflat Raqs” what does that mean? A Dance party
‘Hafla’ is an Arabic word and has multiple meanings: party, celebration, and/or concert

Haflas are a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community to share joy and friendship by dancing and making music together .Haflas can be a time to perform with or for each other, but at their essence they are a chance to support each other and allow hobbyist , students, teachers and professionals alike to come together in non- competitive and supportive environment.

What should you expect to see when you walk in to a hafla?

Fellow enthusiast of dance and music – you found your people!
A room full of music, color, sparkles and smiles.
Dancers and musicians of all skill level out on the dance floor together
Perhaps a sneak peak of students with their teachers working on the latest combos from class
Familiar faces or friends you haven’t met yet
Leave room for spontaneity: A chance to follow a dancer in a different style, practice a tricky musical rhythm with live music. Play your new drum, maybe sing Who knows –It’s a party!!

Do haflas have rules? Yes and no. At their very core they are meant to be social
Can anyone come join the dance floor at a hafla? – YES, YES, YES! However, there may be times set aside for brief performances or activities.
Should I wear a costume?

For the dancers:

Wear what makes you feel fabulous you dancing Queen or King !
If you are aching to show off a new hip scarf, pants, skirt, choli or all of the above or more, you absolutely should!

For Musicians and Singers:

Wear what makes you feel like the superstar you are!

Don’t have a costume, or a costume will get in the way while you are jamming out. No worries!
You can accessorize where you can ( hat, head piece etc.), a cool top or dress shirt that is unique to the occasion, pants or skirts that are comfortable and functional enough but still sure to standout . A caftan if you wish.
The options are endless, come subtle and cool, come dressed to impress. Just come!
There will probably be a mixed of folks in full costume and folks in street clothes. (Since some may want to come an join last minute)

Can I come and jam with my own instrument? If you just want to show up and jam to whatever’s happening, feel free! (But if there’s a set band /singer/ dancer in a set instead of an open jam session, please ask before jumping in. There will always be time for open jam after the set)

ABOUT ALIA:

Alia is a professional Belly Dancer, and has worked all over the world, especially in Egypt, where she earned her Performer’s License there (which is the highest qualification you can earn in the Middle Eastern Dance world). While in Egypt (1996 – 1997), she had the unique experience of being the only foreign dancer to have performed for President Mubarak. Originally from New Zealand, but now lives in Australia, she almost 30 years of dance and teaching experience and brings a wealth of information. In Melbourne, Alia performs at restaurants, weddings and functions, both in the cabaret and folkloric styles.
Join us at her workshop!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT medah808@gmail.com

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/

SUNDAY, AUG 12: Belly Dance Cafe at Ong King!

Sunday, August 12 at 10 AM – 1 PM
onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

An amazing show, an awesome lesson, delicious food, and fun times with our Hawaii Belly Dance Ohana 

Featuring Helenka, Sahara Spirit Tribal Belly Dance, Sammie, the UHWO Belly Dance Raqs troupe, and more! With a fun mini-lesson by our featured instructor, Dayl.

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About:

Sammie is a belly dance performer and instructor on Oahu. She is excited and proud to be hosting this monthly Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Each month, a small number of professional highlighted dancers are featured along with students ready to take the stage and begin their journey as independent dancers. No restrictions are placed on style, as it is the VARIETY of belly dance in our community that makes the art form so wonderful and well loved ♥

Admission

Admission and meals are only discounted through Friday, August 10th so order today and confirm a fantastic brunch date Only $15 for the event, add the noms for only $10 

Paypal – Friends and Family to paypal.me/swon
Venmo – To Samantha Giridhar

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/179131069413640/

JULY 28: Khaleegi Workshop with Ariyana

 

Saturday, July 28 at 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Golden Light Studios
1001 Dillingham Blvd. #227, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

The 2.5 hour Khaleegi workshop will be $30. Registration starts July 1st!

Ariyana will be teaching a 2 1/2 hour workshop on Khaleegi (Saudi) dance at Golden Light Studios in Honolulu. Learn cultural connections, proper technique, and rhythm introductions with combinations.

Space is limited to 8 participants. Registration opens JULY 1st by email. Instructions on how to register will be by the Email newsletter. So please join the mailing list at http://eepurl.com/cXUULb

To learn more about Ariyana, visit https://ariyanaraqs.com/.

JUL 21: MEDAH AT THE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S GLEAM

Join MEDAH for a magical experience at the Foster Botanical Garden!

If you have never been to the gardens this is a perfect day to come out and enjoy, relax with family and friends and take in some family entertainment.  There is always fun for everyone.

Foster Botanical Garden will be turned into a magical wonderland with 2500 luminaries sparkling along the pathways weaving through the garden.  Come and smell the night blooming flowers, enjoy some great performances, and meet the Mongolian Tribesmen & their fighting knights.

DATE: Saturday, July 21st
EVENT TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
PLACE: Foster Botanical Gardens ~ 50 N. Vineyard Bl at Nuuanu Ave

MEDAH TIME: 4:30-5:30
Call time for MEDAH performers – 3:30 p.m.

All performers will be on the main stage

CALL FOR PERFORMORS & DANCERS:
Contact us at: medah808@gmail.com by July 7th @ 11:59 pm. We will not accept after that date.

All Performers MUST be MEDAH members at the time of performance!

JUL 8: 1st EVER Belly Dance Cafe at Ong King!

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About:

Sammie in Hawaii is super excited to be piloting her first ever Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Event:

Our Belly Dance Cafe event includes a fun mini-lesson by our featured instructor, Ariyana,  and an awesome show including a variety of dance styles ♥ including With Kalae, Ariyana, Belly Dance Raqs, Lilikoi Dance and more.

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! 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 first event!

Pricing and Payment:

$15 gets you a discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Friday, July 6!
$20 gets you in at the door!

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show! Menu to be announced soon – your ticket includes a main, side, and salad!

***Please note that we do need to sell at least 10 meal tickets to host a full brunch! If we do not sell enough tickets, we will refund you!***

Sammie accepts Venmo (to Samantha Giridhar), PayPal (send as friends and family to swon@hawaii.edu), and cash or check in person!

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/179131069413640/

JUN 10: June Double Workshop with Sammie and Dayl!

Pricing:
Already registered for Sammie’s May classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

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

Sammie’s Workshop:Slo-Mo Veil Technique 4-5 PM

The perfect workshop for the dancer who is relatively new to handling a veil, Sammie will break down some of the most common movements that she uses in veil pieces! Slower paced than her previous veil choreography workshops, Sammie will emphasize gaining comfort and familiarity with how you and the veil move together in a perfect partnership ♥ We will work from the ground up to get you floating about like a goddess!

***Please let Sammie know if you’d like to borrow a veil***

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!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2041511349404780/

2018: UPCOMING EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

MAY 12: Shakti’s Den: A Performance Showcase Fundraiser Show

Saturday, May 12th, 6pm-9pm
Doors open @ 6pm, show starts promptly @ 6:30pm

Next Door, 43 N. Hotel st., Honolulu

Limited Pre-sale VIP Seating: $20 (first 2 rows of seating)
Pre-sale General Admission: $15
Door General Admission: $20
Ages 21 and over

Online tickets at: shakticrush.eventbrite.com. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619847921397123/


MAY 20: Double Workshop with Sammie and Dayl

Pricing:
Already registered for Sammie’s May classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

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

Sammie’s Workshop: Work That Belly! Belly Dance Conditioning and Drills! 4-5 PM
Get ready to SWEAT! If you’re not already familiar with Sammie’s technique classes, this is a fun (and slightly more intense) way to get acquainted! Nothing held back – this belly dance conditioning workshop will hit all of the major muscles used in belly dance and get them working hard! Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat if you’d like a little bit of extra cushion for the floor work!

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!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/194307331179871/

AND…Mark your calendars for more Double Workshops with Sammie and Dayl:

June 10:
4-5 PM – Slow-Mo Veil Breakdown with Sammie
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl
July 15:
4-5 PM – Closed Workshop – Flutter Fan Series Participants Only
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl
August 12:
4-5 PM – Closed Workshop – Flutter Fan Series Participants Only
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl

JUN 11: Bellydance Sword Workshop with Malia Delapenia

 June 11th 7pm-9pm
Workshop Rate: $50
Registration opens 15mins prior to the lesson at the Honolulu Club front desk

This workshop will inspire and encourage you to be confident with one of the most intriguing and dangerous props for BellyDance performance.

Topics the workshop will cover:
– Why Sword dance? Malia will answer all your questions and break down the mystery of sword dance
– Sword balance- Hand, Head, Hip, Shoulder and a surprise balance
– Magic tricks- To entice your audience
– Drills and Technique for you to train and practice on your own following this workshop
– The NO NO NO’s of sword dance, most important =)

Purchase your sword from www.ShimmyChic.com shimmychic@gmail.com Sunita Swarup
More on Malia Delapenia www.MaliaDelapenia.com.


JUL 1 – AUG 19 – Flutter Fan Workshop Series with Sammie! 

Every Sunday, Jul 1 – Aug 19

Classes will be from 5-6 PM UNLESS there is a Double Workshop that weekend.

In this 8-week series, students will learn flutter fan technique and a full choreography with opportunity to perform in the upcoming Belly Dance Raqs hafla in September! Drop-ins are welcome through the second class, but will be closed after that.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/690003614722527/

 


AUG 24, 25 & 26: Rachel Brice Intensive

Shakti’s Den Productions is proud to present

RACHEL BRICE: Queen of Tribal Fusion Bellydance
Honolulu, Hawaii 
Weekend Intensive & Showcase

August 24, 25, & 26, 2018 • Studio Location TBA

INFORMATION AND TICKETS

Friday, August 24

10am-1pm: Twitch • All Levels

Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA. In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting qualities of fluid and percussive. We’ll experience two different types of practice: One to build both flexibility and control for slow movements, and one for speed for clean hip-work and locks.

6pm-10pm: Performance Showcase, details TBA
Performance applications will be available to workshop participants

Saturday, August 25, 10am-2:30pm

Dissolve: Learning to Let Go • Intermediate to Advanced

In this class, you’re going to dance. A lot. We’ll start with a yoga flow sequence to get us relaxed and all yoga-ey, then RB will guide you through an hour-long, non-stop improvisation with a playlist that’ll move through several tempos.

Sunday, August 26, 10am-2:30pm

One Hip Wonder with a Twist • Intermediate to Advanced

Learn an intermediate combo with as much hip work variation as we can stuff into 4 phrases, including complimentary finger cymbal patterns and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.


DEC 2-9: 8th Annual Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, Hawaii

December 2nd- December 9th, 2018

Embark on an experience of a lifetime at the world famous Kalani Honua Retreat Center with Belly Dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. Soak in the beauty of Hawaii and deepen your dance with a total of 34 hours of Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, by giving you the tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer. Receive personal attention from Kami and Zoe that will catapult your dance!!  Join us for this amazing week of dance, inspiration, and adventure! Connect with dancers from around the world as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer! Enjoy the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is intended for Intermediate/Advanced dancers, but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome! This retreat is open to 30 participants during the week-long intensive and an additional 70 during the weekend intensive.

http://www.shakti808.com/retreat

JUL 1 – AUG 19 – Flutter Fan Workshop Series with Sammie! 

Every Sunday, Jul 1 – Aug 19

Classes will be from 5-6 PM UNLESS there is a Double Workshop that weekend.

In this 8-week series, students will learn flutter fan technique and a full choreography with opportunity to perform in the upcoming Belly Dance Raqs hafla in September! Drop-ins are welcome through the second class, but will be closed after that.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/690003614722527/

DOUBLE WORKSHOPS WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL

MAY 20: Double Workshop with Sammie and Dayl

Pricing:
Already registered for Sammie’s May classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

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

Sammie’s Workshop: Work That Belly! Belly Dance Conditioning and Drills! 4-5 PM
Get ready to SWEAT! If you’re not already familiar with Sammie’s technique classes, this is a fun (and slightly more intense) way to get acquainted! Nothing held back – this belly dance conditioning workshop will hit all of the major muscles used in belly dance and get them working hard! Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat if you’d like a little bit of extra cushion for the floor work!

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!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/194307331179871/

AND…Mark your calendars for more Double Workshops with Sammie and Dayl:

June 10:
4-5 PM – Slow-Mo Veil Breakdown with Sammie
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl
July 15:
4-5 PM – Closed Workshop – Flutter Fan Series Participants Only
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl
August 12:
4-5 PM – Closed Workshop – Flutter Fan Series Participants Only
5-6 PM – Topics in American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl

JUNE 11: BELLY DANCE SWORD TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP WITH MALIA DELAPENIA!

Bellydance “Sword” Technique Workshop June 11th 7pm-9pm

Take on the fun and exciting challenge of SWORD DANCE with Malia Delapenia!
This workshop will inspire and encourage you to be confident with one of the most intriguing and dangerous props for BellyDance performance.

Topics the workshop will cover:
– Why Sword dance? Malia will answer all your questions and break down the mystery of sword dance
– Sword balance- Hand, Head, Hip, Shoulder and a surprise balance
– Magic tricks- To entice your audience
– Drills and Technique for you to train and practice on your own following this workshop
– The NO NO NO’s of sword dance, most important =)

Workshop Rate: $50
Registration opens 15mins prior to the lesson at the Honolulu Club front desk
Purchase your sword from www.ShimmyChic.com shimmychic@gmail.com Sunita Swarup

More on Malia Delapenia www.MaliaDelapenia.com

Video of Malia Delapenia performing her Sword Belly Dance at the Hawaii Women’s Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Convention Center: https://www.facebook.com/BellyDancerHawaii/videos/695093003987050/

APRIL 21: BELLY DANCE RAQS ALA MOANA SHOWCASE

Belly Dance Raqs Ala Moana Showcase

Saturday, April 21 at 3 PM – 4 PM

at Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join Belly Dance Raqs for their semester-ly showcase! They will be highlighting the work of students from Belly Dance Raqs UHWO (2 years old) and UH Manoa (in its second semester). Both organizations are made up of both student and non-student members, all with a love for the art of belly dance and led by Sammie in Hawaii (Samantha Giridhar). Also featuring Lilikoi Dance, Sammie’s advanced troupe. Now in its second semester, Lilikoi Dance is made up of dancers who are committed to challenging themselves and pushing to the next level excelling in technique, complex choreography, and prop work.  Bring family and friends for a fun and engaging showcase sure to please!

For information on any of the featured organizations or the instructor, please visit Sammie in Hawaii or contact Sammie directly at sammieinhawaii@gmail.com.

MARCH 25: MARCHING THROUGH MARCH DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH DAYL AND SAMMIE

Marching Through March Double Workshop with Dayl and Sammie!

Sunday, March 25 at 4 PM – 6 PM

at Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/513649418994529/

Sammie and Dayl are super ready to get back to doubles for the month of March ♥ Come in like a lion and strut your stuff with some dramatic American Cabaret combinations and some super sassy ATS!

Pricing:

Already registered for Sammie’s March classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

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

Workshop Topics:

Sammie’s Workshop: Dramatic AmCab Combos and Accents 4-5 PM

Drama. You try to avoid it at all costs in life, but you want to include just the right amount in your dancing! Join Sammie as she walks you through some super dramatic combinations to wow your audience and keep all eyes on you. Release that belly dance diva within and own your stage!

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!

APR 14 – 18: Envision Retreat Hawaii – A-Z Bellydance

Keti Sharif’s A-Z Bellydance ‘ENVISION’ Retreat at the Mauna Lea Manor

April 14-18, 2018

Mauna Lea Manor,75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Hawaii 96725

envision /verb:
to conceive of as a possibility, foresee

Join Keti Sharif’s A-Z Bellydance ‘ENVISION’ Retreat at the Mauna Lea Manor.
Explore creative new directions in dance, wellbeing & artistry – your way.
Retreat accommodation at Mauna Lea is limited to 16 Participants.
View or download the full Retreat Schedule at http://ketisharif.com/A-ZRetreatHawaii.html



Envision offers four days of fun workshop – new directions and an exploration of your personal style.
Learn the new A-Z Bellydance with a focus on Somatics and the Elements, blended with AstroBelly.
The focus is on bellydance, wellbeing, creativity and how to integrate A-Z Bellydance.
We will be staying at the beautiful Mauna Lea Manor, in the element-themed cottages for Envision.
Mauna Lea Manor is located on Hualalai Mountain just 15 minutes from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Enjoy 10 specialised workshops at the retreat – giving you 20 hours of workshop training with Keti Sharif. Participants can perform at the ‘Envision’ Soiree – share your inspiration and creativity!

Questions? Email office@ketisharif.com

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