A Weekend with Elizabeth Strong
March 18 & 19, 2017
Tribal Bellies Studio is excited to be hosting Elizabeth Strong for a weekend bellydance immersion!!
SATURDAY, March 18th:
- 10:30am-12:30pm - Upper Egyptian Survey and Choreography "Tfarag" - $50
- 1:30-3:30pm - Belly Dance with Finger Cymbals "Old School Tribal Belly Dance" - $50
SUNDAY, March 19th:
- 10:30am-12:30pm - Fancy 9/8 Footwork of the Turkish Roman- Part One - $50
- 1:30-3:30pm - Turkish Roman & Fusion Choreography Part Two - $50
- Single Workshop = $50
- Full Day: $90
- Full Weekend = $175
*Registration fees are non-refundable unless workshops are canceled!
WHERE: Tribal Bellies Studio, located inside Body Dynamics Fitness, 1810 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
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Upper Egyptian Survey and Choreography "Tfarag" (2 hours)- The Egyptian region along the Nile south of Cairo is known as Upper Egypt and has a rich tradition of music and dance. This workshop will cover important cultural background and traditional movements from this region. With a focus on choreography to a favorite Saiidi song “Tfarag”. This workshop is a great way to learn about culture while joyfully dancing!
-Handout will be provided.
Belly Dance with Finger Cymbals "Old School Tribal Belly Dance"(2 hours)- Learn Elizabeth's signature combos and twist your mind/body connection as we add finger cymbals to soak the music in more deeply. We will also enjoy a great warm up and drills. Bring finger cymbals and a water bottle!
Fancy 9/8 Footwork of the Turkish Roman- Part One - This introductory course to Turkish Roman Dance will cover everything from toes to head, arms to belly. Fiery, fun footwork, and story telling gestures make this dance totally unique and expressive. Elizabeth learned this dance among the Rom (or “Gypsy”) people in Turkey, and has taught and performed for almost two decades. She is sought out as one of the leading experts in the form and sited as an international bridge between cultures. The fancy, fun stylings of Turkish Roman dance are at once familiar and foreign to many belly dancers. The material offered in this class is challenging and deeply layered for all levels, offering sublime subtlety for advanced students and exciting overviews for beginners. Everyone will find a way to go deeper into their own practice while experiencing the rich and wonderfully colorful, traditionally improvisational movement of Turkish Roman dance.
9/8 footwork classes are a total workout that will make you feel great, and add depth to your own dance vocabulary, whatever your background.
-Every participant gets a bonus MP3 download of authentic Turkish Roman music to listen to at home!
Turkish Roman & Fusion Choreography Part Two- Now that we have soaked in the style, let's refine it a bit, add a few extra steps and learn a fun fusion choreography! We will practice the dance in its pure form and then learn a spicy, jazz-inspired choreography to a beautiful original piano piece by Dan Cantrell. This workshop will broaden your repertoire and (further) expand your knowledge of rhythm!
**Please wear yoga or similar pants (so we can focus on legs and feet), a simple, coinless hip sash, and a comfortable top. A notebook is also recommended.
***A handout will be made available for students