2:00pm- 4:30pm -TBA
Instructor: Sadie Marquardt
Ever feel as though your learning curve has reached a plateau? This level 2/level 3 workshop is a rousing motivational tool to enhance one’s own practice. Mira will begin with a thorough breakdown of basic isolations and will gradually increase into multiple layering designed to bewilder the brain and electrify the body. This workshop is an asset to any dancer.

Saturday and Sunday Seminars take place at the  Neal Blaisdell Center Suites 777 Ward Avenue Honolulu Hi 96814   More Info

2017 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention Package "All inclusive Ku'uipo Package" $500

Includes all seminars, Reflection, Shimmy Showcase and VIP After Party


1:00pm-2:00pm - Lunch Break

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH 2017
Shimmy with Aloha
Weekend of Seminars will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Hawaii Suite 7-12.
Registration 8:00am


8:30am-10:30am- Labanese Pop Combos
Instructor: Simon

Hot, energizing, sexy, pop-modern choreography to music by Lebanon’s greatest stars.  Lebanese Simon will be bringing his personal style and most intricate and juicy combinations to the class!

BELLY DANCE

BELLY DANCE

5:30pm-7:00pm- Filling Your Stage: Modern Dance Techniques to Creatively Embrace Your Space (all levels)
Instructor: Silvia Salamanca
It has been said that traditional bellydance can be performed on a stage the size of a postage stamp.  Gone are those days!  In this workshop, you will learn some useful Modern Dance techniques to utilize any dance space, no matter what its size.   Spinning, jumping, and gliding movements will be experimented with and experienced.  The class will culminate with a few beautiful combinations to get you flowing through space.


10:30-1:00pm- TBA
Instructor: Sadie Marquadrt

In this workshop, we will polish and refine 3/4 shimmies with the hips on the up and down. We will also layer 3/4 shimmies over traveling steps. After a dense course of drills and combinations, we will explore how to take 3/4 shimmies out of the hips and bring them into the shoulders, to add another dynamic element to bring your 3/4s up to 100%.

2:30pm-5:00pm- TBA
Instructor: Sadie Marquardt
In this workshop, we focus on the differences between the traditional Oriental style bellydance and the ever-growing Tribal style bellydance. We will discuss and drill movements and techniques of Tribal style bellydance and Oriental bellydance to show how to fuse the two together, and how to switch between styles.

11:00am-1:30pm-TBA
Instructor: Sadie Marquardt

​Regardless of dance experience and style of choice there is an intrinsic source of movement within each of us, a need to move. Through exercises in concentration, bodily coordination and aesthetic sensibility we will explore this intention and work on incorporating it into your movement vocabulary bringing each dancer closer to an individually authentic "voice" in their dance, building a bridge between learned technique and fluid expression. 

2017 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention Package "All inclusive Ku'uipo Package" $500

Includes all seminars, Reflection, Shimmy Showcase and VIP After Party


1:30pm-2:30pm - Lunch Break

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 2017
Shimmy with Aloha Weekend of Seminars will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Hawaii Suite 7-12.
Registration 7:30am



8:00am-10:00am - Move like a snake: what tribal-fusion bellydance can bring into your dance. (Intermediate to advance)
Instructor: Silvia Salamanca
This workshop is a re-exploration of classic bellydance from a natural movement perspective.  Taking our cues from the fundamental principles of baladi and folk dance, we’ll harness our body weight for easeful and juicy movement that agrees with the way our bodies are built.  The principles of classic Egyptian dance will guide us in rediscovering our bodies, from the ground up.  It will provide the tools for creating unique movement that feels good, and that can be a creative tool in improvisation or choreography.

5:00pm-7:00pm- Dabke & Bedouin Dance
Instructor: Simon
This class begins with an introduction to Lebanese dabke: the basic 6 count line dance with three combinations of different levels of complexity, and the different rhythm and lyric dialect variations used.  The class continues with dance combinations showing the influence of folklore and the Bedouins of the Middle East on the Oriental style.  We will drill the combinations to complete a high energy intermediate choreography combining oriental concepts with folklore transitions and combinations. Please bring plenty of water and shoes that provide good arch support, suitable for energetic dance.

HAWAII

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