LIVE EVENT - MARCH 31-April 3, 2022
ART OF THE BELLY
Thursday March 31, 2022- INTENSIVE
Reggaeton-Bellydance Fusion by Angel Bellydance
Take it from a dancer who's REALLY BEEN CAST IN MULTIPLE Reggaeton videos for legendary Reggaeton artists such as Don Omar, Calle 13, Tego Calderon, Hector the Father, Zion y Lennox, Divino, Angel y Kris Las Guanabans...and more! This dynamic workshop (which happens to be Angel's most popular regular on-line weekly class) is designed for the intermediate or advanced bellydancer who is now looking for versatility in her bellydance repertoire.
Did you know that Reggaton has its very own rhythm which is almost identical to a popular commonly danced rhythm in rakssharki? Did you know said rhythm has its own name? Can you tell the difference between Reggaeton of the 90's, early 2000's and now? Do you know the birthplace of Reggaeton and how it came to be? Not only will all of these fun facts be taught during this exciting intensive, but be prepared to DANCE YOUR HEART OUT while Angel shares her unique take on fusing the basic Bellydance movements and technique into the world-wide popular Latin rhythm of Reggaeton! This sexy blend of Reggaeton, Bellydance and a pinch of Latin flair will definitely leave you thinking outside of the box and broaden your versatilty skills by the end of the day! This intensive will not only include a varity of dynamic combos and strengthening drills, but also include learning to identifying the rhythm and understanding its powerful culture and rich history. In addition, be prepared for LOTS of sweating, laughter and smiles as all of Angel's workshops are a down to earth environment filled with joy, love and friendship!
Angel truly enjoys sharing the joy of dancing this juicy music without letting go of the love we have for bellydancing.
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Angel Bellydance is a classically trained dancer of many styles including Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern Dance (Limon and Graham techniques), Hip Hop, Latin Dance, Flamenco and Bellydance. She began her dance training in elementary school and was raised as a competition Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop dancer. She then began her professional dance, modeling and acting career at the age of 18 and has had the privilege of teaching and performing in various cities such as NYC, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver, Los Angeles, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington DC.
At the start of her career, Angel began working as a professional dancer in Puerto Rican tourism shows in hotels, resorts, casinos and cruise ships through the entire island. Angel was then introduced to Latin Dance and learned through extensive training by the choreographers and directors of the shows. However, the show which had the greatest influence on Angel’s cross-over (Ballet/Jazz into Latin Dance and Flamenco) was with “Juan Carlos and His Latin Traditions”, which was (and still is) the longest running show in Latin America. She was honored to perform with them for 15 years while also traveling back and forth between New York and Puerto Rico. Throughout her performance career, she continued her dance training in Ballet, Jazz and Latin Jazz in the Broadway Dance Center (NYC) where she was a faithful student of world renowned instructors such as Jhesus Aponte and the late, Frank Hatchett.
Angel's teaching experiences include teaching dance in numerous studios throughout NYC, Puerto Rico, Northern VA and now Central Florida. These studios include The Bronx Dance Theater (Bronx, NY), Central Park Dance Studio (Scarsdale NY), The College of New Rochelle (Rochelle, NY), Studio Bleu Dance Center (Ashburn, VA), Terry’s School of Dance (Alexandria, VA), Creative Dance Center (VA), Dance and Arts Masters Inc. (Vega Alta, PR), Saffron Dance (Arlington, VA), and A Magi Bellydance School (FL). She was the founder and former president of Dance and Arts Masters Inc. In 2003 she was named "Teacher of the Year" at The Bronx Dance Theater in NYC.
During her time of teaching, Angel fell in love with Bellydance. She enjoyed years of studying Bellydance in The Bronx Dance Theater (NY), Dance and Arts Masters Inc (PR) along with any workshop, master class or convention she could attend. After many years of studying this beautiful genre, she later added Bellydancing to her list of dance skills.
Angel’s performance career did not stop at dance. She has performed in countless international TV commercials for Budweiser, Dr. Pepper, Coors Light Beer, Sears, Goya, Pearl Vision, Vitamin Water, Ponderosa Restaurant, Don Q Crystal, Crysler, Medalla Beer, First Bank of PR and many more. She experienced television working small parts and extra work on “Law and Order SVU”, “Sex and The City”, “Dead Line”, and others. Her modeling career included JC Penny, Walmart, Sears, Cress Jeans, etc. Angel also enjoyed her time dancing and modeling in various Latin Music videos with major Latin vocal artists including Don Omar, Calle 13, Hector the Father, Zion y Lennox, Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera, Fulanito, Jose Nogueras, Divino, Angel y Kris, and various others.
Currently, Angel performs regularly in the Central Florida area as a Bellydancer in restaurants, weddings, and various other public venues, festivals and conventions. She also teaches in-person classes (in Orlando, Fl) as well as online classes where she enjoys training dancers from all over the world!
Angel has enjoyed every path of the performing arts which she has crossed. Her goal is to continue to cross much more. She has a big place in her heart to share her dance training with others (students and professionals). Not only does Angel Bellydance continue to teach dance, but she continues her own training and research to better herself...because the sky is the limit!