Featured Events and Workshops


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JANUARY
2015  *Portland Workshop Instructor
FEBRUARY
 
MARCH
11th - 15th 2015   *Rakkasah Workshop Instructor
APRIL
 
MAY
            12th - 16th   Tribal Fest with Bal Anat
JUNE
 
JULY
12th - 17th Suhaila L1 + Jamila L1 TA
AUGUST
6th - 10th *JamBallah Workshop Instructor (Suhaila & Jamila format)
14th - 16th 2015   *Yaa Halla Yall Workshop Instructor
SEPTEMBER
4th - 6th  2015  Florida
OCTOBER
 
NOVEMBER
 
DECEMBER
 
 
 

Popular Workshop Topics




Beginner Belly Basics
Excellent for someone brand new who is interested in beginning the lovely art of Belly Dance or the hobbyist dancer wanting to add some spice. Work on the basic concepts of using muscle contractions to generate the foundation of isolated Belly Dance movements.
Tantalizing Technique
Technique is the foundation for any style of dance movement. Soft arms or crisp hips are all pieces to the dance movement package. This is a well developed workshop to teach dancers the "beyond basics" and start adding musical timing with creative patterns to their Bellydance repertoire.
Drill * Drills * Drills
Drills and repetition are the best way to hone your skill and fine tune your technique. Perfect for any dancer who wants to be challenged and enjoys a great workout!!!
Powerful Props
Learn a variety of exciting props in the avenue of Bellydance stage entertainment. Including; Veil, Double Veil, Cane, and Sword. Everyone loves this well rounded prop performance!!! Technique, Combinations and Choreography available.
Fabulous Floor Work
Floor work is a soft yet powerful part of Bellydance. It can be an intoxicating demonstration of strength and skill. Dancers will learn preparation for getting to the floor; different styles and movement; the best ways to get back up; and key points to remember. Combinations and Choreography available.
Crazy Combinations
Combinations are a perfect way to create short movements and hear different accents and breaks in the music. Learn a multitude of fabulous floor patterns, hip isolations, arm articulations, fun finger cymbal patterns, musical phrasing, traveling steps and dance movement using dance terminology and staging. Lavishing Layered Isolations ~ Learn Rachel’s amazing style of articulated and captivating hip work!!! These isolations can be used to WOW any audience whether it’s in a choreography, improvisation, combinations, floor work or more.
Funky Finger Cymbals
The finger cymbals are the icing on the cake! If you are a beginner or a seasoned dancer, this workshop is for you!!! Learn fun and different patterns, technique for sound, timing and dance movement while playing your cymbals!!!
Competition Coaching + Professional Preparation
Perfect for any dancer seeking to grow or gain feedback on performance, costuming and professional presentation. Gain powerful insight on competition training and judging expectations. Learn the "Ins and Outs" of Night Club Dancing, what to bring and how to properly seek out performance opportunities and gigs.
Drum Solo Choreography
The highlight of the dance! Excitement! Drama! Fun! Surprise! Show off your skill! Learn how to hit your breaks and accents, add in your technique and isolations, personality and dance movement to WOW your audience.
Lyrical Choreography
Rachel’s emotional and artistic expression of lyrical music is one of a kind. Learn to hear musical phrasing, connect to the audience, put technique and meaning to movement and create a multidimensional emotional experience for your audience!!!!
"Bring It" Stage presence
Move your audience! Learn the connection you represent as the interpreter of sound to movement. It’s more than dance! It’s a language, a language of the soul.