I’m going to be there so I hope YOU can make it!
TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS 1 – Dance and Movement.
February 26th 2011 Time: 7h30am – 10h30am [ with water and note breaks ]
The secret of impeccable and effortless dance is a solid foundation of clean, clear and precise technique, as well as understanding not only musical, emotional and artistic components of the interpretation, but also understanding your body, your instrument, as a performer.
As with all art forms, dance evolves, and over the years, various cultural and artistic influences have shaped Middle Eastern dance styles around the world, and fusion styles also began to emerge. Specific moves are culturally intrinsic to various countries.
The basic movements, however, remain constant to a homogenous style of Middle Eastern Dance, that is globally recognizable. Akasha will lead and guide dancers through the technical nuances of Oriental Dance
We begin with a body safe warm up which will lead into our basic movements:
Hip movements – Rotation / sacred 8’s / jewel / circles and beyond
Hip movements – accents and beyond
Shimmies and layered movements – even your gran can do it!
Hands, arms, shoulders – strength, suppleness and fluid beauty
Undulations – the safe way to move your body effortlessly
Steps, turns and travelling movements – own your space and be fabulous while you do it!
Strength and Stamina training
We will finish with a body safe cool down including rotational yoga stretches
What to bring: A veil and a soft piece of rope / cord about 1.5 meters long
“Remember that everything you learn, helps to shape you as a dancer, and true to the spirit of Middle Eastern Dance; to learn from various teachers, is to find the true beat of your own body.”
TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS 2 – Zagat level 1 including Basic MED Rhythms
Time: 12h30pm – 3h30pm
Zagat level 1 including Basic MED Rhythms
A / Basic Music theory – understanding music and time signatures
B/ The following Beginner Rhythms will be discussed and identified
C/ Finger work and practice – 10 easy Zagat practice rhythms
D/ Movements with Zagat to basic rhythms through simple exercises – We will work through simple movements excercises with each rhythm, and add Zagat.
[ notes will be emailed to participants before the workshop ]
What to bring: Zagat and if you have an Arabic drum, bring that too
Cost and payment:
Cost: R300 per workshop – Book for both and pay R500
Extra: TMC 1 music CD @ R50 / Rhythm CD @ R50 – I will not have extra copies, book and pay for it with registration.
Venue: Dance Ability Studio’s
Address: Parkside Shopping Center, Cnr Ostrich and Hawkin rd, Bromhof, Randburg
Contact me for booking and payment – I will issue you with a booking ref number for your EFT.
These workshops are for all dancers with a minimum of 1 years training – Professional and teachers levels.
Sincere Regards / Vriendelike Groete
Ava van Aarde (Akasha)
011 0234950 / 011 7819011 / 084 5125887
Performance packages for all occasions
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“1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing. 2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners. 3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone. 4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners.” –Attributed to Dick Crum, a folk dance teacher