NOW offering 3 amazing days of workshops! Belly Dance Festival in Orlando, Florida
9 AM - 11 AM | SHIMMY BLAST
Omaris will focus on what drives our hips - the powerful drum beats! Drill your shimmies building accents and adding layers, all set to the rhythms in the music. This workshop will be based on technique, drills with the goal of developing a powerful shimmy! Hear the beats in your music... Dance the beats in your body... Feel the beats in your soul!
All levels are welcome!
9 AM - 11 AM | DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
Fun, high-energy, and compelling, the drum solo is a favorite of many dancers! Omaris will teach a sassy and fun drum solo choreography. We'll take some of the favorite moves to match them directly to the music so that the dancer becomes the music in motion. Learn the routine, then add your personal technique and style to the passionate music!
12 PM - 2 PM | JUICY TEXTURES
In this workshop, Omaris will teach you how to use different movements are vary the intensity, texture, and show different emotions. We will drill different steps such as arms, torso, and juicy steps making them different using texture, speed, and emotions. We will use our energy and steps to communicate our passion through music. This workshop is an excellent tool for Baladi and interpretative dance. All levels are welcome.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | BELEDI VIBE
Create texture and versatility modifying the speed and emotion of your movement. Omaris will teach you how to interpret and follow the melody in this Baladi Progression Choreography/Improvisation. We will focus on expression, texture, and feeling and in the way, we can transmit the energy and emotion. Acclaimed by the audience and peers, learn with Omaris a beautiful Baladi choreography with some areas of improvisation to let your spirit fly.
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM | FLAMENCO ARABE
Flamenco Arabe is a unique blend of two strong and passionate dance forms. In this workshop, Najmah will teach foundations and her technique to skillfully weave the strength, the history, and the passion that unites them together.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | FLAMENCO ARABE CHOREOGRAPHY
Fan and Skirt.
Choreography by Najmah using both Fan and Skirt. Choreography will have the passion and strength of Flamenco posturing and the soft and tenderness of Middle Eastern Dance.
12 PM - 2 PM | SHOWMANSHIP FOR DANCERS
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | STAGE PRACTICE
Join Zhor as he shares secrets of successful showmanship to capture the hearts of your audience. Journey through the elementary process of learning choreography, then take it to the next level to create a powerful and mesmerizing performance. This class includes the opportunity to perform a group number with Zhor during the Friday Night Kickoff Showcase. Costumes include Black Wings, Black/Gold/Silver/Combination costumes plus a few surprises Zhor has in store. Be prepared to explore wings, swords, veils and drums and have the time of your lives!
To prepare for this very special performance, Zhor will conduct two group zoom meetings with performers who wish to join his class prior to Festival dates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org once you pay for the weekend pass and let us know you would like to attend his class from 12-2 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023
2:10 PM - 4:10 PM | SPIN, TURNS, & FLOURISHES
Combinations perfect for Group Improv & Beyond
Dancers of all levels and styles are welcome to join Lacey for this new workshop topic exploring all things that turn and spin! We'll start with a firm breakdown of technique, posture, and approach so that all dancers feel safe and confident. We'll then go into several different ways to utilize these dynamic concepts in varying tempos! Whether you are a beginning dancer or advanced, dancing slow or fast, we'll cover combinations that you'll be excited to take to the stage!
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM | INNOVATED ART OF DARK FUSION THEATRICAL STYLE
Immerse yourself in the mysterious world of Dark Fusion as we explore technique, movements, and the origins of this creative alternative take on Fusion Bellydance. Prepare to explore character, makeup, music, and costuming as important keys for a beautiful and captivating theatrical performance. Dancers will learn dynamic tools to create a powerful story.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | ENCHANTING MOVEMENTS OF THE DANCER'S ARMS
Where are your arms in your dance routines? Arms are the voice of a dancer's soul, the frame of our bodies, and communicate emotions to enchant an audience. Learn combinations to smooth your arms and enhance your performance. Arms tell a compelling story, let Nazirah help you find their voice.
Drum Class - Separate Ticket
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | DRUM CLASS
Join Fadi El-Sabeh, drummer and musician. Experience the dynamic power of the dumbek that drives Mideastern music. Navigate complicated rhythms and gain a new understanding to raise your performance to the next level.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon Moved to Miami in 2008. Has been performing in Belly Dance Shows, and live music events accompanying Tony Tahan for 12 years.