Workshop Topics

For Dancers or Corporate Events

I offer diverse workshops to fit your needs; for dancers of any level, or the general public:

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Music Interpretation and Choreography Workshops

Would you like to learn more about how to understand music so you can interpret it visually? My choreography workshops focus on a particular piece of music, with diagrams showing how to break down the music by rhythm and melody so you understand the concepts behind the choreography. I have many other choreographed dances available to learn that aren't listed here. These classes are 2 - 3 hours.

No one should pay workshop prices for an exercise class! I believe dance workshops should feature dancing, not an exercise routine. So instead of a 30 to 40 minute exercise session, I start my workshops with a short warmup of 10 to 15 minutes, and the warmup relates to the dance moves in the workshop. In fact, the warmup prepares you for dancing by using footstep patterns, arm positions and movements, breath work, self-relaxation techniques; all while relating the movements to the timing of the music.
Contact me to discuss your workshop ideas; and for my fee information see Workshop Fees.

Topics for General Audiences

Introduction to Oriental (belly) Dance (Lecture Demonstration, approximately 30 minutes)
A brief history of this traditional women's dance of the Mideast; instruction in the basic isolations, movements and foot-patterns (active participation); followed by short performance.

Introduction to Belly Dance (1 hour)
Tired of the same old exercise routine? This class starts with a "belly-robics" warmup, then you'll follow me in dance moves to exotic music. I'll show you easy belly dance moves and combinations you can do right away! See why so many women (and men) love belly dancing - it increases your flexibility and muscle tone while you have fun Suitable for all body types.