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January 2020

Saturday 18 January 2020

Belly Dance Workshop with Oriana

Sat 18 Jan, 12-2:30 pm. Hip Moves Fitness Studio, 708 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [facebook][email][events]

Are you Ready to LEVEL UP 12-2:30

Oriana will lead a 2.5 hour workshop designed to Strengthen your Shimmies, Connect to your Music, and Supercharge your Dance

First, we will start with a SHIMMY CLINIC!
Need a shimmy tune-up? Learn psoas stretching techniques and weight placement strategies to make your shimmies come to life. Build stamina, depth and speed to take your shimmies to the next level!

Give your audience more to chew on and leave a lasting impact through strength, dynamism and power! Students will be lead through three music clips of differing musical styles and guided on how to supercharge and strengthen their choreographies via advanced concepts of musicality and abstraction.

$35 for the entire 2.5 hour workshop

Send PayPal to (friends and family please) or you can pay either Oralia or Najmah Nour at any time!

Oriana is a professional award-winning Bellydancer, instructor, and Director of Midnight Lotus Dance Company; Tampa's only professional Middle Eastern production company.

She has been an influential member of the Middle Eastern Dance community by professionally choreographing for the stage, authoring books, writing for magazines, touring, competing and coaching students near and far. Her classes are suitable for all levels and contain an immense amount of knowledge of the biomechanics of the dance as well as cultural knowledge.

Using her Bachelors of Art, public teaching experience, Coaching certification, and Business Analysis certification; Oriana incorporates a wide variety of teaching modalities in her studio classes to ensure that her students are having fun while receiving a top-notch dance education. She specializes in Egyptian Classical/Raqs Baladi/Raqs Sharqi and is proficient in dances from over 15 countries in the Arab World. She is a beloved instructor and is regarded as the authority of Bellydance in Tampa Bay.

Egyptian Technique and Combinations
Luna will teach some typical Egyptian-styled movements, as well as some of her signature ones that she invented over the course of her dance career in Cairo. She will explain how they differ in emphasis, genesis, and meaning to American-flavored movements, as well as demonstrate how to string them together into unique and intelligent combinations. Luna will also break down the movements into "families" according to their qualities and explain how to use that categorization to develop your own unique technique.

Um Kulthoum Choreography
In this workshop, you will learn how to interpret a well known Um Kulthoum song. Emphasis will be on the relationship between lyrics and tarab, and on how to express the song without over-dancing.

Classic Shaabi
Shaabi is a dance form originating from the lower class neighborhoods of Cairo that has become extremely popular in the workshop circuit. But did you know that it's at least as old as some of the classics we're used to dancing to? In this workshop, Luna will choose a more classical piece of shaabi music and explore the relationship between the lyrics, the instrumentation, and tarab. She will demonstrate how to adjust posture, gestures, and expression to capture the feeling of this genre of shaabi music.
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