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Bozenka - Sunday -  9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Celestial Room -VEIL ROUTINE BOZENKA STYLE’ - In this workshop dancers will apply Bozenka’s techniques to making veil work appear effortless.  Guidance on posture, lines/aesthetics and fluidity will be drilled all while learning a brief choreography to a unique piece of music sure to appeal to dancers of all styles (under the oriental dance umbrella).  This workshop is suited for all dancers with a basic to intermediate understanding and competence in bellydance movements.  Veil “beginners” are welcome.

Amaya - Sunday -  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Celestial Room - ‘TBA’ -

Yoga w/ Inaya - Daily - 8:30 am - 8:55 am - 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.

Colleena Shakti - Sunday -  9:00 am - 11:00 am - Galaxy Room - ‘TBA’ -

Karim Nagi - Sunday - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Galaxy Room - LIVE DRUM SOLO FOR DANCERS (movement class)- Some dancers fear it ! Some overuse it ! Yet everyone adores a solo where the rhythmic drums and the dancer’s body lock together. Melodic songs are lyrical and eloquent. But drum songs are percussive and articulate. Fact:  drum solo in the Egyptian, Arabic, or Cabaret style are systematic. There have predictable themes. Each is like a variation on a famous story, retold with new voices and with different accents. Karim is a drummer and a dancer, so he knows what both creatures need in order to meld together. He will teach the iconic Hagalla sequence, the shimmy-to-roll-relation, dum hips & tak shoulders, signaling, Masmudi's many Dums, Wahda Kabira to Fallahi, Ayoub's momentary Zaar, and how to 'Finale' together, benevolently!  After this class transforms you, a deaf man will be able to hear the drums by watching your body. This class uses exclusively LIVE drumming, and teaches the dancer how understand and communicate with the drummer, what to expect, and how to be ready for improvisation.

Mia Sha’uri - Sunday -  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Galaxy Room - ‘Cabaret Combinations with Zills’  -  Get ready to learn engaging combinations with a coquette and dynamic Caribbean flavor!  Based on a restaurant style approach, these fun zill creations will make your audience look up and pay attention. *Please make sure your elastics are nice and tight. We want to keep zill missiles to a minimum. (All levels welcome)   WHAT TO BRING:  Zills

Reda Darwish - Sunday -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Intermediate / Advanced - Constellation Room - Drum Classes

                                                        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Advanced - Constellation Room - Drum Classes

Yaa Halla, Y’all 2019

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