MARCH 19-22, 2020

ART OF THE BELLY

MINI-INTENSIVE

Thursday March 19

12:30 - 3:30pm

(Mini-Intensive attendees receive 1 FREE TICKET to Friday Show)

Troupe Geometry - All levels - 3 hours
This workshop is designed to help simplify intricate floor patterns and shapes for troupes of 3 or more to create a dynamic troupe presentation. We will start with some challenging yet playful group exercises for smooth transitions and work them into multiple formations. Then we will add some sassy traveling options. At the end we will take what we have and construct an in class performance.
Troupes will be provided for you. :)

Naimah is an award winning belly dancer from Baltimore, MD and director of award winning troupe, Amandari Dance Company. Her style is an experimental blend of belly dance and theatrical art. She has been certified in the Piper Method School of Dance and the Suhaila Salimpour format of dance. She has appeared in the music video for “Dark Hall” by the band Mindless Faith and New Legion by Ego Likeness..Naimah is also the co-director of Maryland’s largest belly dance festival, “Art of the Belly” in Ocean City, MD which showcases ALL styles of belly dance from all over.

2020 INTENSIVES

AND MINI-INTENSIVES

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Intensives

Vintage Danse Orientale -Dalia Carella has been dancing Near/Middle Eastern Dance since the late 70s! The art form has evolved since then but there are some beautiful, vintage moves that deserve a comeback! In this class, Dalia will teach combos packed with sassy, sensual moves that capture the essence of that old school nightclub scene, and can be seamlessly integrated into your routines.The first part of the intensive you will be introduced to the "Dalia Carella Dance Technique" and "Dalia's PerformanceToolbox". Movements will be discussed and broken down to help the dancers understand her concepts of line and air design, breath, musicality and powerful floor patterns that will be used in her vintage style choreography presented in this intensive. Back in the 70s, 80s, etc. each dancer had a very unique style when performing and their "stage presence" was key. Dalia will also share some of her vintage "spice steps" that she used in every performance.The second part of this intensive, Dalia will be teaching a Vintage Oriental Dance Choreography that will be passionate, alluring and entertaining. You will be able to perform this choreography in a theatrical, special event or night club setting. Dalia cannot wait to share her style with you!

DALIA CARELLA

NAIMAH

ASHLEY LOPEZ

DALIA CARELLA

SIMON SAKO

NAIMAH

TO REGISTER FOR INSTALLMENTS EITHER ASHLEY LOPEZ OR DALIA CARELLA INTENSIVES PLEASE CONTACT artofthebelly@gmail.com for Registration

$115.00 Includes 1 Fee ticket to Friday Show, & Swag Bag

ASHLEY LOPEZ

Join Ashley López for this unique opportunity to study cross-training for injury prevention and rehabilitation, dance technique, musicality and expression in this action-packed 6-hour intensive. In the morning, we will begin with a anatomy-based efficient cross-training exercises for optimal health and physical functionality. Then we'll dive into deep technical drilling and discuss how to train intelligently for spectacularly clean and breathtaking movement. In the afternoon, we'll uncover the mystery behind dancer's musicality by discussing basic music theory and applying that to common Western and Arabic rhythms. We'll string it all together at the end with some danceable combinations for home study or performance! All levels, abilities and styles welcome!

MINI-INTENSIVE

Thursday March 19

9am-12 noon

(Mini-Intensive attendees receive 1 FREE TICKET to Friday Show) Swag Bag and Lunch

Dabke & Bedouin Dance (2)

Part 1:  The Influence of Lebanese folklore and Bedouin style on Lebanese Dance scene in the early 80s/90s. The class contains both dance and lecture, with media/video footage. This is a unique offering that targets the heart of oriental dancers and covers cultural aspects with historical references. (30 – 45 minutes)
(Short Break)
Part 2 - Introduction to Lebanese dabke. The basic 6 count line dance with three combinations of different levels of complexity, and the different rhythm and lyric dialect variations used.  The class continues with dance combinations showing the influence of folklore and the Bedouins of the Middle East on the Oriental style.  We will drill the combinations to complete a high energy intermediate choreography combining oriental concepts with folklore transitions and combinations. Please bring plenty of water and shoes that provide good arch support, suitable for energetic dance

$125.00 Includes Lunch, Swag Bag & 1 ticket Friday Show

INTENSIVE

Thursday March 19

9am-4pm  $235

One Hour Lunch at Hotel Restaurant Included

(Intensive attendees receive 1 FREE TICKET to Friday Show and AOTB Swag Bag)

INTENSIVE

Thursday March 19

9am-4pm   $235

1 hour Lunch at Hotel Restaurant included

(intensive attendees also receive 1 FREE Ticket to Fridays Show and AOTB Swag Bag)

Intensives

SIMON SAKO