RAKS AL-SAYF! Sword Bellydance
SUNDAY JULY 21
1:15 - 3:15 pm
Learn to dance with a sword or bring your skills up a notch with
this workshop from Toronto's own sword dancer extraordinaire!
Learn how to wield and dance with the sword like a warrior princess!
~ Proper presentation of the sword
~ Walking and travelling moves for sword dancing
~ Balancing in different parts of the body
~ Creating the atmosphere: building anticipation, drawing the audience,
connecting with the sword.
~ Sword floorwork
~ Poses & transitions
~ Combinations and fluidity
Intermediate Bellydance skills are highly recommended to take this
Please bring your own sword or ask us directly if you need to borrow a
sword for the workshop.
ONLY $45 ($55 at the door space permitting). No HST until July 13!
"SUMMER TRAINING" with Zahira
MONDAYS 8 - 9 pm
TUNE UP your TECHNIQUE!
Intermediate Skills and Drills
JULY 15 - AUGUST 12
~ Is your Level 2 Beyond Beginner technique solid?
How are your Intermediate skills doing?
~ Have you just jumped into Level 3 and found it a little too challenging? OR Are you thinking about moving to intermediate but are not sure what to expect?
~ Are you in Intermediate 1 and would like to move up but are unsure if you are ready?
~ Are you in Intermediate or a mixed level class but there are certain key moves and layers that are not quite there yet?
~ Need help with your hip articulation, deep muscular control, texture and nuance, turns with different arms, barrel turns, side 8, backwards arabesque, half maya walk, 2/4 walk, “Saede”, or any other Level 3 moves?
~ You ‘know’ and understand your Level 3 technique but it doesn’t look quite “right”? Do you need a good review of your rhythms, performance skills, fluid transitions?
~ Did you just joined Dragonfly recently and although you’ve been dancing for a while but there are moves that are part of Dragonfly’s curriculum that you never learned before?
~ Do you know and have what it takes to go to High Intermediate or even to Advanced?
THIS workshop is for YOU!
REFINE, POLISH, REVIEW, LAYER and BRING your LEVEL 3-4 technique UP A NOTCH! *Notes will be provided*
Register TODAY! $100 No Hst until JULY 1st
SKILLS & DRILLS for VEIL, WINGS and
other FLOWY things!
JUNE 10 - JULY 8
* Want to learn or polish your veil skills?
* Troubles with turns, barrels and spins?
* Inspired to learn to use Wings?
In this 5 week series, you will learn:
~ Posture proper for Veils and Wings, focusing on strong,
elongated, and graceful body lines.
~ Arm positions and articulation: How to hold and lead your veil and wings gracefully
~ Captivating travelling steps for flowy props and fluid
~ How to create beautiful, flowing shapes to mesmerize
~ Spotting and spin techniques and a variety of turns
~ Technique breakdown, advice, tips and secrets on
some of the most exciting and effective Veils and Wings
moves such as swirls, juggle, arabesques, wing tremor,
barrel turns and many more
~ How to truly dance with the wings making them an
extension of yourself and your dance instead of being
overwhelmed by them.
~ Limited Spots!
Register TODAY! $100
No Hst until JUNE 3rd
ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT
"DANCING to EGYPTIAN Music: Taqsim, Rhythms and Musical Forms"
with Prof. George Sawa
SUNDAY AUGUST 18
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Prof. Sawa is a brilliant musician and caring teacher, one of the
most knowledgeable people in the world in terms of Egyptian
music appreciation, history, and its relation to dance.
In this workshop you will learn:
1) Analysis of taqsim to show the subtle details inherent in
them to help dancers understand them and dance
harmoniously to them.
2) Some of hhe most important Egyptian dance rhythms and
musical forms and their impact on Choreography /
Participants will have the opportunity of showcasing their
newly learned skills by performing at our Summer Hafla to
Prof. Sawa's live music on the qanoun accompanied by the
lovely Suzanne on percussion that same night!
(*performance is optional*)
ONLY $50 ($60 at the door space permitting).
No HST until August 1st
FAN VEILS INTENSIVE
SATURDAYS JUNE 22 - JULY 20
2:15 - 3:30 pm
Start your summer with magical fluttering fan veils!
In this 5-week specialty class with Anuka you will
learn beautiful sequences with this amazing prop.
Each week will have flutter and turn drills to build
up your technique, tips to help you bring musicality
and feeling to the movements, and combinations to
put it all together.
This mixed level class is accessible to students
starting out with basic fan veil movements. It will
also challenge students experienced with fan veils
to speed up turns and spinning, and to add layers
and traveling to the foundation movements.
ONLY $145! No Hst until JUNE 8th
MODERN EGYPTIAN TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS
SUNDAY JULY 7
2:15 - 4:15 pm
In this workshop Oksana will break down Egyptian
technique and you will learn combinations to the
rhythms of Maqsum, Malfuf, Samai, Saidi and more.
Oksana is an oriental dancer from Toronto, Canada
known for her elegancy, powerful stage presence and
dynamic style. She is an award-winning performer
possessing great technique, captivating expression and
creative routines. Oksana has performed across Canada,
as well as internationally in the United States, Europe,
South America and Asia.
Open to levels Beyond Beginner and up.
ONLY $50 (in advance, $60 at the door)
No Hst until June 22!