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APRIL MONIQUE BIO: April Monique dances as a fusion style soloist and a member of Troupe Amandari. She is also pleased to be the resident bellydancer and core member of the Rogue Swan Theatre Company. April teaches Fusion Dance at Beach Bee Yoga in Havre de Grace and runs the quarterly Moonshine Hafla. She is also a certified Instructor of SharQui: The Belly Dance Workout by Oreet. In addition to her experience in belly dance, April has spent much of her life studying other dance forms, but Belly Dance is, by far, her favorite. 

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Friday, March 19, 2021 9:00am-10:30am EST

Armed and Dangerous
As dancers, we work so hard on isolating and controlling the muscles of our hips and torsos, it can be easy to neglect one of the most noticeable parts of our bodies - the arms! They have so much potential! We will take our arm game to the next level - working on shapes and moves, both sharp and smooth.  Students will be learning exercises and postures to help make beautiful arm work into an effortless extension of their dance.

EDENIA BIO: THE ORIGINAL WEST COAST FUSION BELLYDANCER/POPPER, EDENIA is known far and wide for her completely unique style. Though popping was Edenia's first love, which she began mastering in Junior High, in 2006 she was entranced by her first Rachel Brice video and immediately became addicted to fusion belly dance as well. She promptly began studying Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing with Zahreen, to whom she is eternally grateful. Edenia is nothing less than a creature of hard work and dedication and continues to learn and advance in belly dance as well as popping. She continues to study with many Teachers, near and far, and prides herself in pushing to new physical limits all over the world, she Teaches Workshops, performs and can be seen on music videos as well as recent television.

Edenia has toured with the BDSS (Belly Dance Super Stars) to Japan in 2011. Likewise, you can often find her as a highlighted performer and instructor at the most popular Events. Edenia insists,however, that she loves all style of dance and says that every dancer out there is an inspiration to her. It is through her passion that she attributes her growth in life.

Friday, March 19, 2021  1:00-2:30pm​  EST
Body Control & Waves NEW!

There is so much we can do; this workshop will be focused on waving and body control. We will start with the basics and get a little advanced. Let’s make waves go through our bodies and fuse them into belly dance. Edenia will show you how to make smooth transitions. Waving combos will be taught. We will break it down into sections to help understand how it is important to learn how to control these waves!