Karen Barbee - Saturday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Celestial Room - ‘Technical Movement, Organic Movement, and That Happy Medium’ - Logic-intensive, muscle-and-brain-challenging technical movement makes us stronger dancers – for sure! But oftentimes that sort of training can also become our performance – creating an unfortunate habit of robotic movement that is hard to break! Organic movement can reveal a more emotional, genuine, melodic path of movement that, unfortunately, can turn to imprecise mush if left completely unevaluated.
Some of both is good – across a choreography, across a phrase of music, even in the same combination! Work with Karen thru various interpretations of musical selections to explore where YOUR happy medium is with regards to the technical-organic spectrum.
Sadie - Saturday - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Celestial Room - ‘Sadie’s All Star Drills and Combos’ - Sadie will lead you on a wild journey of movement and drill sets to have you dancing like a Super Star. Then put it all into action with a variety of combos from drum solo to balady
Yoga w/ Inaya - Daily - 8:30am - 8:55am - Galaxy Room - ‘Yoga’ - Begin your workshop day with a Yoga warm up! Attendees should wear comfortable fitness or dance clothing (narrow leg pants, capris or shorts are recommended) a warmer layer that can be removed, and are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks, stretching straps or fitness towels are also helpful, but not necessary.
Kaeshi Chai - Saturday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Galaxy Room - ‘Veil Enchantment’ - Learn a full choreography where you will give life to your dancing partner, the veil. Soar through an enchanting song by Philip Glass with new flourishes, throws, holds and wraps to invigorate the way you dance with fabric. Please bring a veil!
Silvia Salamanca - Saturday - 11:30 am - 1:30 am - Galaxy Room - ‘Latino/Brazilian Drum Solo’ - Let’s add some flavor to that drum solo!! Learn the steps to some of Latin America and Brazil‘s most famous and contagious beats. Understand the similarities in rhythms in the music and apply them to an Arabic drum solo. Want something different to mesmerize your audiences with, this is it!! (intermediate to advanced and pro)
Mia Sha’uri - Saturday - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Galaxy Room - ‘Bellywood (Indian Fusion)’ - Experience vibrant combinations to Indian cover songs! Join Mia as she shares her latest inspirations through Dhol, Desi and Carnatic covers. There will be a focus on how framing and posturing affect stylization, so you always look your best. ”Despacito” and “Shape of You” covers will be included for all you fans! More intricate moves available for advanced dancers. (All levels welcome)
Susu Pampanin - Saturday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Intermediate / Advanced - Constellation Room- Drum Classes
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Advanced - Constellation Room- Drum Classes