Mother's Day Dance with Ashtalea
May
11
to May 18

Mother's Day Dance with Ashtalea

This is two part series occuring on Saturday 11th and 18th from 1:30-3:00pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to dance with your mother, daughter, sister, niece, grandmother, or best friend of all ages (children are welcome)! The two of you will learn a short, fun, easy piece and get a nice workout! This is perfect for all levels & all about having fun! You will have the opportunity to perform what you learn at the hafla on May 19th if you are interested.

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Veil Prevail with Ashtalea
May
1
to May 15

Veil Prevail with Ashtalea

This is a 3 class series, occurring on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 starting May 1st. There will be an opportunity to perform what you learn at the hafla on May 19th.

In this class, Ashtalea will focus on the importance of technique and timing when using veil in performance. No two veils are alike. Depending on the length, shape and weight of the veil fabric being used, it is up to the dancer to adjust to the veil as opposed to it adjusting to the dancer. If you try to make it do exactly what you want, then sometimes it becomes more of a fight than a flow.

Ashtalea will be teaching a short choreography that highlights classical veil maneuvers and raqs sharki movements with emphases on technique and mechanics.  When good technique habits are instilled, you may find that adding feeling to your dance will soon be more comfortable.

For this class you will need a three yard (or longer) rectangular veil. It is also recommended that you do not wear long sleeves as the veil might stick to your arms and cause you a bit of frustration.

Veil Prevail with Astalea
60.00
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Modern Bollywood Musicals Workshop @ Amethyst Dance Festival
Mar
30
1:05 PM13:05

Modern Bollywood Musicals Workshop @ Amethyst Dance Festival

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Come explore quintessential movements, costuming, and styles of modern Bollywood musicals and music videos.  You will learn an exciting choreography & fun movements to spice up your dance! I promise you will leave with a new love for Bollywood films and dance!

You can register & purchase tickets here.

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Choreography: First Steps with Shimmy Sister Kate
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Choreography: First Steps with Shimmy Sister Kate

In this workshop, we'll play with techniques to make your dances personal, dynamic and exciting!

We'll begin by examining the basic concepts of choreography, and then experiment by applying those concepts to improvised performances.

All levels of raqs sharqi dancers are welcome; this class will be particularly helpful to those who are just beginning to create their own dances for performance. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen.

This is a 4 hour workshop with a 30 minute break in the middle.

Early Bird Pricing until March 1st: $80.00 | Regular Pricing: $100 | At the Door (if available): $120

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Rillito Raqs
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rillito Raqs

Join us for a wonderful evening of Raqs Sharki featuring Kamala Almanzar! This showcase will have two acts; the first act will be our student groups & soloists. The second act will be professional guest performers. You do not want to miss this exciting show! Concessions will be available and tickets are available online.

Doors open at 6:30

Tickets:

$10 In Advance | $15 At The Door

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Theatrical Makeup Training Session
Jan
19
2:30 PM14:30

Theatrical Makeup Training Session

Theatrical makeup training session with TV/Film makeup and FX Artist DeVilla.

DeVilla is one of the busiest working day check artist in Hollywood. Last season alone she worked on American Horror Story for Sony and Henry Danger for Nickelodeon. You have seen her work many times and just didn’t know it! DeVilla divides herself between a makeup career and a Bellydance career. It’s quite a balancing act.

In this  session you will learn the techniques for creating your best theatrical stage face. DeVilla will cover everything from highlight and shading to liner, lashes, lips and more!

Participants are asked to come their make up kits, brushes, false lashes and a hand towel. DeVilla will then  guide them through  new make up concepts and have dancers ready for showtime!

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Kicking It Down A Notch w/ Ashtalea (Part II)
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kicking It Down A Notch w/ Ashtalea (Part II)

Take a deep breath and slow it down a bit. As belly dancers, we do not need to make our hips hit every single drum beat and musical accent in a song.

Ashtalea has designed this class to help improve your belly dance technique and give you tools, ideas and tricks (such as small kicks, hence the play on words…” kicking it down…”) for dancing to moderate to slow Middle Eastern tempo music.

This workshop is offered in two sessions (2 hours each). The first session will focus on utilizing moderate to slow movements in a choreography. The second session will offer participants more time to perfect the movements and to make the choreography their own!

She will also give a brief lecture on why you should or should not dance to music with lyrics. How and when it’s appropriate and when it’s not.

Bring plenty of water and a towel because you may find, taking it slow takes more effort.


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Kicking It Down A Notch w/ Ashtalea (Part I)
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Kicking It Down A Notch w/ Ashtalea (Part I)

Take a deep breath and slow it down a bit. As belly dancers, we do not need to make our hips hit every single drum beat and musical accent in a song.

Ashtalea has designed this class to help improve your belly dance technique and give you tools, ideas and tricks (such as small kicks, hence the play on words…” kicking it down…”) for dancing to moderate to slow Middle Eastern tempo music.

This workshop is offered in two sessions (2 hours each). The first session will focus on utilizing moderate to slow movements in a choreography. The second session will offer participants more time to perfect the movements and to make the choreography their own!

She will also give a brief lecture on why you should or should not dance to music with lyrics. How and when it’s appropriate and when it’s not.

Bring plenty of water and a towel because you may find, taking it slow takes more effort.


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Great American Veil Tricks w/ Shimmy Sister Kate
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Great American Veil Tricks w/ Shimmy Sister Kate

An essential part of any Vintage Orientale routine, veilwork is mesmerizing and enchanting. Join Shimmy Sister Kate as she discusses the American history of this artform and its classic techniques. We will cover various veil fabrics, wraps, and tricks. Please bring your own rectangular veil, at least 3 yrds long and 45" wide.

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Let's Bollywood!
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Bollywood!

Join Michelle for an engaging Bollywood Dance & History Workshop!  This 2.5 hour class is a great opportunity to learn about the Bollywood Film Industry, the movements and styles that have become Bollywood dance, and learn an exciting combination.   All levels are welcome and modifications will be provided for all movements.  In this interactive lecture, you will study the culture of the Bollywood film industry, its influences both nationally and globally, Indian culture as it relates to the industry specifically, and common modern Bollywood movements.   This lecture is interactive, so you will have the opportunity to learn the movements & aspects we are studying and it will culminate in a short, fun,  combination!

Cost: $30 or 3 punches from your punchcard

Space is limited, so register today!  By clicking below, you will be able to select to either pay for the workshop or use 3 punches from your punchcard.  Both options are available online!  

 

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Xanadu Dance Collective Troupe @ The Pima County Fair
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

Xanadu Dance Collective Troupe @ The Pima County Fair

The Xanadu Collective Troupe will be performing at the Pima County Fair on Saturday, April 21st at 6:15pm and Saturday, April 28th at 3:30pm.   We will be performing a fun & dynamic 30 minute show!  Both performances will be on the Central Park Stage (KLOVE Stage at the center of the fairgrounds).   General admission is $9 (Kids 6-10 is $5 and kids 5 and under are free) and parking is $5.  For more information, visit: pimacountyfair.com. 

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Xanadu Dance Collective Troupe @ The Pima County Fair
Apr
21
6:15 PM18:15

Xanadu Dance Collective Troupe @ The Pima County Fair

The Xanadu Collective Troupe will be performing at the Pima County Fair on Saturday, April 21st at 6:15pm and Saturday, April 28th at 3:30pm.   We will be performing a fun & dynamic 30 minute show!  Both performances will be on the Central Park Stage (KLOVE Stage at the center of the fairgrounds).   General admission is $9 (Kids 6-10 is $5 and kids 5 and under are free) and parking is $5.  For more information, visit: pimacountyfair.com. 

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Confidence Boosting Choreography

Ashtalea of Las Vegas developed this workshop to help dancers strengthen technique, make the most out of dancing in a small space, and present themselves with confidence (not arrogance).  Ashtalea will teach a brand new, fun and upbeat choreography that participants will have the opportunity to perform with her in our upcoming Community Hafla (Sunday, March 25th @ 6:30p).   She will also lecture on "DANSE DU VENTRE", or as Ashtalea calls it, "the old-school belly dancer's map."  The lecture will include a discussion of changes in the dance form in the last 5 decades.  

*SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS, SO SIGN UP TODAY*

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Zils Thrill Workshop

Join Ashtalea of Las Vegas to learn techniques, tips, and tricks to enhance your dance while playing zils!  In this workshop, you will learn unique zil patterns complemented by short, fun combinations, to help build muscle memory, stamina, and gain a better connection between the music and your dance.  SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS SO SIGN UP QUICKLY!

*BYOZ (Bring your own zils)*

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Kathryn Ferguson Memorial Hafla
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Kathryn Ferguson Memorial Hafla

This is a community based dance gathering which provides an opportunity for Kathryn Ferguson's current and former students to pay tribute to her through dance.  Performers include students, amateurs and professional dancers.  A delicious catered meal is included in your ticket price.

Doors Open at 7:00pm and dancing will begin around 7:30pm.

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