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Registration at Glastonbury Town Hall: From 19.00 Friday and 9.00-9.30 Saturday (late arrivals)

Saturday 3rd March 10.00 to 11.30 - Session One
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Lorna’s Cairo Modern Style Lorna of Cairo A1 More details to come but the class comprises the latest moves and music direct from Cairo - technique based. Intermediate Spaces Available
Swooshes, Sways and Arabesques Queenie A2 Queenie’s signature elegance doesn’t get any better than this! Juicy swooshes, powerful sways and floaty arabesques to make you swoon! Not to be missed! Intermediate Only 3 Left
Modern Baladi Technique & Routine  Stephi Briggs A3 Explore gorgeous baladi movement within the framework of a fun modern routine.  Focus will be on core technique & muscle control. Beautiful isolations, earthy shimmies, turns, steps & accents are combined with smooth transitions to fluidly interpret the music.  Freestyle sections included to allow dancers to experiment & ‘feel’ the movements.  Optional layers will be added for those who wish to challenge themselves further.  Intermediate SOLD OUT
Drill until you drop Hilde Cannoodt A4 Practice makes perfect. In this class Hilde will drill upper and lower body isolations incorporating different foot and arm patterns. Get ready to work hard and get sweating, working on speed and execution of the isolations. Open SOLD OUT
Tribal Groundwork Kelley Beeston A5 The very first steps we learn in ATS® are the fundamental roots of our whole dance but they are definitely not the easiest to master and perfect. This picky technique workshop re-visits our core steps in detail to ensure we have covered the groundwork and laid strong foundations with great technique. Perfect for the advanced dancer wanting to hone their skills and correct bad habits or as an introduction to Tribal for beginners. Open SOLD OUT



Saturday 3rd March 12 noon to 13.30 - Session Two
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Turbans and Tassels Kelley Beeston A10 Take a trip back in time and tune in to classic ATS®. In recent years there has been a steady influx of new moves, combinations and formations known as dialect with many of the classic ATS® steps being forgotten or seldom used. But to truly dance in flow with any other ATS® dancer in the world we all need to be on the same page. Using the classic ATS® steps we’ll work on musicality and phrasing to create a dynamic ‘old school’ performance Intermediate SOLD OUT
The Egyptian Rhythms- not a drumming workshop! Lorna of Cairo A6 Feeling the beat with some of the most commonly used rhythms. More details to come Open Only 8 Left
Veil Choreography Queenie A7 Dance with floating silk as an extension of your movements to create a beautiful, emotional story. Bring a veil Open SOLD OUT
Turkish Romani Folk Dance Raheesha A8 Join Raheesha for a traditional Turkish Romani choreography dancing to 9/8 beats. Bring a circular skirt and be prepared to have fun and dance to a traditional Turkish folk song. Open SOLD OUT
Ouled Nail - Algerian Dance Nawarra A9 Algerian Dance always linked to Ouled Nail women --Berber tribe in Algeria whose women went round to make money from their performances and selling their bodies-- includes movements also used in Raqs Sharqi, such as shimmies, hip circles and drops. There is a strong Andalucian influence in the dance, particularly seen in the fiery hand movements. Open Only 4 Left

Saturday 13.30 to 15.00 lunchtime and the bazaar opens

Saturday 3rd March 15.00 to 16.30 - Session Three
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Bollywood - Cham Cham with the Howards Raheesha A11 Great minds think alike, so when Raheesha discovered teacher Catherine Howard was working on the same Bollywood choreography, she thought "why not introduce a new teacher to the Majma line-up!?" Catherine and daughter Rowan will be teaching a fun routine to the popular Bollywood song Cham Cham. Open SOLD OUT
Oriental Routine with a Flamenco Twist Stephi Briggs A12 Learn an upbeat & fun oriental style routine with a Flamenco twist.  Full of passion, expression & dramatic moves, this dance will explore powerful pauses, a variety of travelling steps, turns, shimmies & accents, with strong poses & elegant arm frames throughout.  Focus will be on breaking down technique, muscle control & expression, rather than reaching the end of the choreo.  Intermediate/ Advanced Spaces Available
Tribal Fusion Fundamentals Hilde Cannoodt A13 Tribal Fusion Fundamentals Learn the fundamentals of tribal fusion belly dance. The class will cover isolations, drills, yoga and tribal fusion travelling combinations. Also learn about the history of Tribal Fusion and about some of the most influential tribal fusion dancers and their stylisations. Open Only 1 Left
Tunisian Dance - Raqs Shaaibi Nawarra A14 Tunisian Dance (also known as Raqs Shaaibi) very earthy folk dance style, all in the hips with a wonderful lifted posture, dancing on the toes, creating a different variations with a great control of the hip twist on the beat. ( Ideal for tribal dancers) Open SOLD OUT
Building the Tribal Spirit Wendy Hughes A15 Using Gypsy Caravan steps & combinations we will create the Tribal Vibe and awaken your inner Tribal Feminine Spirit. Whether you are completely new to GC or have some experience or training, it is always good to drill. Going back to basics or working on your posture and core strength, there is something for everyone. Open SOLD OUT
Sewing Secrets - Tips of the trade Amanda Teasdale A16 This workshop will cover how to make a variety of Bellydance items, including the easiest way to cover a bra. Learn the tips of the trade with questions and answers on problems people may have when making their own items/costumes. Open Spaces Available


Sunday 4th March 10.00 to 11.30 - Session Four
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Make it “Masri" Lorna of Cairo B1 Learn how to make your dance style more ‘Egyptian’. More details to come Intermediate SOLD OUT
Bellydance Musicality Queenie B2 Bellydance is not a solo dance... we always have music and rhythm as our dance partner. In this class, Queenie shares her ideas and ways to harmoniously dance with the music - without being overwhelmed by the richness of Middle Eastern music traditions. Open Only 4 Left
Nubian Dance Nawarra B3 Nubian Dance is a regional folk dance, like Saiidi or Khaleegy dancing. And since Nubia had it's own culture that is neither Egyptian nor Arabic, Nubians live in southern Egypt, North Sudan. It's pretty different from most for the dances we learn as bellydancers, requires spinning some foot stomps and some clappings, can be quite energetic but certainly fun. Open SOLD OUT
Back to the Old School Hilde Cannoodt B4 Big juicy hip work, sassy combinations, fancy footwork,... this workshop combines all of Hilde's favourite old school belly dance moves. Inspired by her first teacher, Sarah Chebaro, as well as some Jamila Salimpour and Katarina Burda movement vocabulary, this workshop is bound to make you feel inspired. The playlist will consist of Hilde's favourite tunes. Dance your heart out and reconnect to why you fell in love with this dance. Some basic belly dance technique is recommended) Intermediate Only 1 Left
ATS Smooth Operator Kelley Beeston B5 Delivering perfect cues and transitions is the art of a great leader.The ATS® language is intuitive relying on non-verbal communication to clearly transmit intention so we’ll have plenty of practise drills in groups with emphasis on cuing and smooth transitions using formations and the fast vocabulary of steps to make sure your message is received loud and crystal clear. We’ll explore how we get from A to B and how to iron out those clunky changes when things just don’t feel right. Intermediate Only 6 Left



Sunday 4th March 12 noon to 13.30 - Session Five
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Faded Glory Kelley Beeston B10 We’ll be taking an in depth look at how to set up and execute fades, from the very simplest to some full on fun with modern and dialect steps. We’ll explore what you can and can’t do and the concept of ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should!’ Intermediate SOLD OUT
Tactile Takasims Lorna of Cairo B6 Technique, expression and musical interpretation in one workshop. More details to come Intermediate Only 1 Left
Level Changes for all Levels Queenie B7 Tips and tricks for interesting and challenging level changes, including modifications for any fitness/dance level. Helpful exercises for strength and balance are also explored. Open SOLD OUT
Dabka with Nawarra Nawarra B8 Dabka: literary means stamping of the feet, is the most popular Arab folk dance in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It is widely performed at weddings and joyous occasions. and absolute fun to do Open Spaces Available
Belly rolls, shimmies and layering Hilde Cannoodt B9 In this workshop we will work on belly roll techniques, learning different kind of static and travelling 4/4 and 3/4 shimmies and learning how to layer different isolations on top of each other. Isolation drills, layering drills and short isolation combo's will be the key element in improving our belly dance techniques. Bring notebook and yoga mat (optional). Open SOLD OUT

Sunday 13.30 to 14.30 lunchtime.


Sunday 4th March 14.30 to 16.00 - Session Six
Class Teacher Class Code Description Level Spaces
Shimmy-On Showcase 2.30-4pm Raheesha B11 If you'd like to take part in the Shimmy On Showcase, please download an application form from https://www.dropbox.com/s/filplt5b6ccs4j6/ShimmyOnform2018.pdf?dl=0 and send it, along with your music to Raheesha. Please note: not all applicants will get a performance slot and selection is at the discretion of the show producers. Open Spaces Available
 
 
         
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