Listed below are my workshop offerings,
their suggested level and length of time. Please choose the
workshops that best suit your communities interest. You can
change the length of time and the level of the workshops listed.
You can even make up a workshop subject by examining your
students needs or by picking parts of the below listed offerings.
In addition to traveling and lodging expenses,
my teaching fee is $100 - $150 per hour. Performances range
in price depending on the length of time.
At the end of the year, I donate a percentage of my earnings
from teaching workshops to cancer research. Thank you for
helping me donate as much as I can.
Including how to build a dance, effective use of space,
recipes for exciting dances and tips for at home practice.
Here is what one student said about this workshop:
“...*Beautiful, confident, knowledgeable teacher
puts students at ease and helps them get over their
discomforts/fears just by modeling, coaching and keeping
a balance between learning and playing, left brain,
right brain. Always genuine. Getting silly when students
are getting too serious/discouraged. "Gets"
the spiritual part and shares it without preaching.”
EGYPTIAN CLASSICS; EGYPTIAN DANCE COMBINATIONS AND CHOREOGRAPHIC
All levels 2 hrs minimum
What you need to know to master dancing to the classic
songs of Belly Dance. How to break it down, hear it,
translate it. Leave with a choreography by studying
the offered combinations or improvise by following the
color coded outline!
OF TURKISH CHIFTITELLI; RHYTHM AND FLOOR-WORK
In the Art of Turkish
Chiftitelli we will study this rhythm and put attention
on the soloing melodies played during a Chiftitelli.
In this dance we will be aware of our use of arms, flow
of movement, variety and variation of movements. This
rhythm offers a great creative outlet for floor-work,
basics and above mentioned techniques to be practiced.
You will leave with an understanding of this rhythm
and how to put it all together in combinations and improvisations.
MOVEMENTS AND COMBINING THEM WITH THE BASICS
After mastering the basics next comes
embellishing with arm positions, hand and arm movements.
Arm and hands can make your dance look polished, exotic,
expressive and mesmerizing! The style of movements will
range from modern fusion to ancient and traditional;
all appropriate for American Belly Dance.
One student said, “The arms workshop
was wonderful, I have taken a few beginner courses and
the arms workshop has really helped me add some beauty,
grace and flare to my dance moves.”
All levels through Advanced, also open to other
dance styles 2-6 hours.
Enhance taxime, learn how to use your
arms, discover or further developed your own personal
style. Increase your awareness of expression and put
power in your dance that will create a dynamic bond
between you and your audience. This workshop will inspire
you and add a new demention to your performance. Students
have said "This workshop is the physical understanding
of the Delsarte Method for Oriental dancers".
Beginner Level, but it can be open to all levels
by incorporating balancing.1-3 hours. 3 hrs will touch
on almost all the basics.
Beginning Belly Dance students learn
the basic posture and isolated shapes of the hips, ribcage,
shoulders, head, stomach and arms. These movements take
time to learn as we develope new strength. After this
lesson your entire body will experience a new found
control. Further studies improve muscle tone and energy
flow through these natural and gentle movements specific
to the art of "Belly Dance".
Advanced Beginner Level 1 - 2 hours.
What happens after learning the basic
isolations of "belly dance"? More complex
isolations, quick movements such as a variety of 8 shimmies,
travel steps, turns and fun combinations.
ART OF THE VEIL DANCE
Beginner Level 1-3 hours.
How to improvise a veil dance and keep
it interesting. By using a mix of skills important to
dancing with this expressive prop, we will create veil
dances that keep the viewer engaged.
Advanced Beginner through Advanced, 1 to 3 hours.
Take your dance to a new level. The
veil can be a powerful tool that will grab your audiences
attention. It can transform your dance as it aids in
expressing your story, creating drama and artistically
adding to your mood using both traditional and untraditional
Beginner-Advanced 2-3 hours each style or less time
and pick selected rhytms.
Learn the rhythms and dance movements
that are commonly used with them as well as weather
they are done in a Turkish or Egyptian cabaret show.
Understanding rhythm is an important part of mastering
your drum solo.
- Saidi with cane
- Karshlama 9/8: Rome fast or Sulukule
slow with gestures, with or with out fantasy skirt
- Bolero or Rhumba with Veil
- Ayoub, Zar
- Khaleegi with Thobe
just to name a few ideas...
Beginner-Intermediate 1-2 hrs.
In a basic class we learn how to play
them in the military 3s, and a few other basic patterns.
Then learn simple steps and combinations with the zills.
In Advanced-Beginner or Intermediate class we learn
to expand on rhythms and get creative. We create fun
combinations that would work well in a zill dance. We
can also study the effectiveness of using zills during
a live performance or when they are most effectively
played with classic songs as well as stylistic differences.
ART OF TURKISH CHIFTITELLI
Advanced Beginner- Intermediate 2-4 hours.
The Art of Turkish Chiftitelli is a
study of the unique rhythm and soloing melodies played
during a chiftitelli. In this dance we will be aware
of our use of arms, flow of movement, variety and variation
of movements. This rhythm offers a great creative outlet
for both floorwork and zills and sometimes veils. Floorwork
and zills will be practiced and you will learn how to
put it all together.
& TURKISH CABARET SHOWS
Intermediate and up 2-3 hours each style.
Professionalism and how to do Egyptian
& or a Turkish Cabaret show. Topics covered are
various aspects of professionalism, the order of the
show, do's and don'ts, use of props, and a suggested
physical focus of each number.
MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC
Intermediate 2-3 hours.
Design your dance artistically by interpreting
sound as shape. Learn to map out music for your own
understanding or for choreographing. Maintain your audiences
interest and keep your stamina by using memorable movements
and finding the "anchors" in the music.
Rhythms class is a helpful prerequisite.
All levels 1-2 1/2 hours.
Learn how to move with taxime. Discover
creative ways to move and express within this complex
and inspirational music. Topics covered are use of space,
use of arms, arm movements, posture and weight shifts,
wiggles, stillness, musical interpretation, styles of
taxime, mood and drama.
A large variety of dances to chose from.
You can even select a song to be presented! You name
Class time to be determined by song length.
TRAVEL STEPS AND DANCE COMBINATIONS
All levels 1-3 hours.
This is a fun workshop that keeps you
moving. Topics covered are dance combinations of all
types: travel, isolated, textured and rhythmic.
SHIMMIES, LAYERING, & DANCE COMBINATIONS
Intermediate through professional 2 - 4 hours or
shorter with a smaller selection.
Learn Basic, Egyptian, Lebanese, Brazilian,
Choo choo, Earthquake, African, pelvic, Tummy flutter,
shoulder and twist shimmies! Other topics covered are
various shimmy walks, layered movements and different
types of undulations.
One student said “This workshop
really helped me to understand the feel of different
styles & types of shimmies, I am doing them with
more ease.” A sponsor said “The layering
was explained and demonstrated in multiple ways ensuring
that our students got it! Rose was charming and gave
us star quality instruction.”