Lamma Bada Yata Thata Veil Choreography
Learn and perform a mesmerizing veil choreography set to the enchanting song "Lamma Bada,", a world-famous melody set to the 10/8 Samai rhythm. Captivating movements, including the graceful geyser, cocoon, single-sided butterfly, and other exquisite choreographic expressions. Gain not only the physical mastery of the dance but also a deep understanding of the song's lyrical significance and its rich historical context.
About Kaeshi Chai:
Kaeshi Chai is a bi-coastal (CA+NYC) educator, dancer, choreographer, designer, producer and director whose life mission is to serve our precious planet and empower others through the vehicle of art. She co-founded PURE Globe, an international community focused on healing and social change, the Bellyqueen company and school, as well as Djam NYC shows featuring live music and dance. She has taught / performed in 48 states and 39 countries and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Bellydance Evolution, Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) and Spector Dance. As a producer, Kaeshi has organized over 600 events (shows, tours, conferences). Kaeshi holds multiple certifications in movement (dance, fitness, pilates, yoga), created the Bellyqueen Teacher Training program and graduated with honors in a degree in Design from the University of Technology, Sydney. She meditates daily and practices NVC (Non Violent Communication).
Bored of Baladi? Add some flavor to your fingers with hiphop, drum and bass, bhangra, rock beats and more. Use them in new compositions, build drum solos around them, or use them as accents in classic compositions. We'll be learning new beats and drilling the heck out of them so they live deep in your bones. Then we'll add variations to those rhythms so you can add your own accents. Notation will be given for all the beats so the party will never end.
About Brad McDonald:
Brad MacDonald has been playing music professionally since 2005. He has played on two albums, The Middle East Side and The Silent D with his band, Djinn and he plays regularly in with the Turkish band Carmine & Friends. He has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Morocco, China and Japan and he has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand and China.
Improv Team Sync and The Sigil Method
A dive into the world of Amy Sigil’s group improvisation formats ITS and The Sigil Method. We will be working with new content, new concepts, and new formations. Working the brain and the body while strengthening group communication and team spirit. Open to all levels of dancers. ITS experience not necessary.
About Amy Sigil:
Amy Sigil is an international instructor in dance and team building, director of UNMATA, owner of Sigil School, and the creator of Improv Team Sync. She has been studying dance for over 20 years with training in Bellydance, American Tribal Style, Hula, Tahitian, Studio Hip Hop, Volleyball, Basketball and Track.
"The Perfect Shimmy... It’s About Time!"
Suitable for all levels
Shimmies are a basic and a must in Belly Dance, yet making them look Fabulous can sometimes be challenging. This workshop was designed to help dancers with timing, musicality, and technique of several different types of shimmies. Andalee will help your Shimmy Intellectually by breaking down the concept of time subdivision in music, then apply that to the hips in order to work up to and even and rhythmically correct shimmy by drilling Shimmy exercises. We will also attack how to add layers on top of your newly fabulized shimmy to create texture and contrast. Appropriate for ALL Levels. Leave this class longer sustained, even, and more easily layered Shimmies!
From the central valley of California, Andalee is known to be a generous and informed instructor of Middle Eastern & North African dance and rhythm. After almost 25 years of studying the art of Raqs Sharqi she continues to be an avid a student, herself. This continuous curiosity and preoccupation has made her an effective instructor as well as a sensitive and versatile performer. Andalee is the producer of Hot Raqs, along with her husband, drummer, Mike Owens.