LIVE EVENT - MARCH 31-April 3, 2022
ART OF THE BELLY
Kamrah's Bio is Chicago’s first trans masculine belly dancer. They have been dancing since 2001, and have traveled all over the country to teach and perform in multiple styles of belly dance. Kamrah is known for their killer isolations, creativity, and theatrical pieces, and for being a soloist in Chicago’s premiere geeky belly dance and fire troupe, Raks Geek. Kamrah is dedicated to the safe and effective practice of belly dance, and passes their knowledge as a scientist, a martial artist, and massage therapist on to their students.
"Momentum" - Intermediate
Progress your dance! This drills class will have a strong focus on technique, isolations and layering as we explore different tempos, textures and musicality. "The comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there."
"Conditioning for dancers" - all levels
Movement sequences and targeted exercises for dancers! Take these with you into your personal practice for stronger, more defined isolations, better balance, increased endurance, and deeper body awareness. All exercises will be with body weight and modifications can be made to accommodate all!
Have a yoga block? Bring it along to enhance your experience (optional)
"Move Like Honey" - Intermediate
Take your fluidity to the next level with slowww slinky sequences & pathways! An emphasis will be placed on muscle control, torso mobility, and the "secret ingredient" to melting away transitions and connecting movements for ultimate gooiness!
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Sara Lyn fell in love with this art form at the age of 16 and has never looked back!
With over a decade of dedicated dance studies, teaching, and performing - she is known for her super gooey fluidity, strong musicality, and high attention to detail. She hopes to help others find their voice &self love through the magic of dance. Being a new mother has given her a new perspective on how amazing the human body is, how precious time is, and how important creative movement is for overall well-being.
When she isn't on the road you can find her in Las Vegas at her studio "the Zen Den" or online at VimanaFusion.com
DUM RAKA TAK: Everyone loves a drum solo workshop! Drum solos are the most exciting part of a belly dancer’s set, and nothing is more exciting than a drum solo done WELL. Use your body to make the music, and learn the techniques on how to construct an amazing, jaw-dropping drum solo. In this workshop, students will learn the structure of a traditional drum solo. We will then learn a short but action-packed drum solo choreographed by Kamrah!
STRANGE AND UNUSUAL: Do the unexpected! Fuse unusual movements – twitches, creepy isolations and undulations, and screaming fast, explosive hits with belly dance. Learn the foundations of each of these movements and how to incorporate them into your dance. Class includes strength conditioning, an explanation of the theory behind the movements, drills, and a creepy combo. (A note: this can also be a combo only workshop depending on length of time slot)
Beyond Basic Sword
Take your sword work to the next level by learning how to dance with your sword…and with an attitude! Balancing is NOT the focus of this workshop. We will be working on other techniques to make your sword performances interesting, dynamic, and bold! Two short combos are offered to integrate concepts and for further practice of these amazing techniques.
This is a tough workshop and is not appropriate for beginners. Intermediate to advanced. Previous sword experience is strongly recommended.