Belly Dance Workshops – Technique

 

Workshop Pricing

    • Shimmy! Shimmy!
      Let’s get shimmying! If you’ve always wanted to strengthen your shimmies or add more variety to your repertoire, Shimmy! Shimmy! is perfect for you. This workshop covers different types of shimmies based on body segment, muscular emphasis, and ethnic variations, along with shimmy combinations, layering and traveling with shimmies. Short choreography available.
      [Minimum workshop length 1.5 hours; Maximum workshop length 8 hours in blocks of 2 to 4 hours]

 

    • Luscious Layering Essentials and Combinations
      Layering brings interest and complexity to your performances – using these concepts, you will be able to practice interpreting the music in new ways. Making the music visible is an incredible art and layering gives you the tools to include the most variety in each of your performances. Whether improvising or creating choreographies, adding layers brings more excitement to your performances. In this workshop, we will cover the concepts of musical interpretation, body segmentation, multiple movements, level changes, shimmies, and travel with layers.
      [Minimum workshop length 1.5 hours; Maximum workshop length 6 hours in blocks of 2 to 4 hours]

 

    • Soft, Slinky, and Serpentine
      One of the most mesmerizing aspects of belly dance is the smoothness and almost serpentine movements of the body. In this workshop, we focus on technique and isolations for circles, figure 8s, undulations, and other slinky movements. We’ll work with quick and slow variations in our basic and layered combinations to keep your audience hypnotized.
      [Minimum workshop length 1.5 hours; Maximum workshop length 4 hours in blocks of 2 to 4 hours]

 

    • Egyptian Style Techniques for Precision Hips and Accents
      Strength, subtlety, and commitment to the movements are hallmarks of great Egyptian dancers. This workshop features muscular and internally focused movements, shimmy technique, and the use of opposition in control and precision movements to help you give your performances that clean and precise look.
      [Minimum workshop length 1.5 hours; Maximum workshop length 6 hours in blocks of 2 to 4 hours]

 

    • Choreography Workshop
      Specific workshops focusing on a choreography (various styles as requested)

 

    • Combination Workshop
      Specific workshops focusing on combinations (various styles as requested)

 

  • Customized Workshop
    Interested in a specific topic or subset? Contact Mahsati and we can customize a workshop especially for your event! If you don’t see a specific topic that you are interested in, just ask and we will let you know if we have something available. Choreographies are available as part of any workshop as requested.