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2018 Workshop Dates

JANUARY 27th [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: The Wonder of Wings
VENUE: The Burness Parish Rooms 
TIME: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

These beautiful props can add another dimension to your dancing. This workshop will look at the following:

**What are Isis Wings - from Ancient Egypt to dance inclusion
**Wing construction - fabrics to sticks and rods
**Wing conversion - wear them without the 'neck collar' 
**Framing
**Hand/Arm articulation 
**The importance of hand and arm placement and movement
**Selection of wing movements
**Combining wings with travelling steps & turns
**Wings with static movements

Workshop cost 15 - including notes

Wing conversion notes & basic equipment will be available to purchase on the day. 

Refreshments included

FEBRUARY 24th [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: Me, You, We - Exploring Choreography
VENUE: The Burness Parish Rooms
TIME: 1.30 to 4.30pm

This workshop is going to look at choreography from different perspectives, whether it is to help you write your own, or to understand choreography that's written for you.

We will look at :
Your own choreography for
1. yourself
2. a duet
3. a group

Another person's choreography written for
4. you
5. a duet
6. a group

Choreography & the audience - what should be factored in

March 24th [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: Prop & Go - Prop Making & Conversion
VENUE: The Burness Parish Rooms
TIME: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Lets look at some prop inspiration...

1. How to make a belly dance stick (cane) & cover it

2. How to convert Isis wings to an over the shoulder design and remove the neck collar

3. Look at other dance props and give them a try: Shamadan, Veil Poi, Veil Fans, Melaya, Finger Zills, Sword


The session will cover...
PART 1
How long your stick/cane should be
Ideas for covering your stick 
What to consider before covering your stick

PART 2
Why the wing conversion works
How to remove the neck collar
How to create the over shoulder design

PART 3
Have fun trying different props - so you will all have a chance to try different props

WHAT TO BRING...
Your own pair of wings to convert

PRE BOOKING WILL BE ESSENTIAL IN ORDER TO SUPPLY EQUIPMENT FOR USE, such as.........
Selection of decorative elements for canes/sticks
Small saw
Glue gun & glues
Needles & cotton threads
Clear bra straps and bikini fixing
Ribbon for neck lining

Price - 28 including notes, refreshments and use of equipment and dowelling for cane.

APRIL 21st  [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: Flutter & Flow - Veil Fans
VENUE: The Burness Parish Rooms
TIME: 1.30pm to 4.30pm


A mixed level workshop to teach veil fans techniques covering the essential basics and more elaborate moves.

Bring your own veil fans - or contact Leanne to reserve a pair for use during the workshop.

Covering flutters, flows and waves through to cyclones and flat spins, arm framing and positioning and loads more in between.

MAY 19th [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: Beauty & The Belly MAKE UP & PHOTO SESSION
VENUE: The Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew
TIME: 1.00pm to 5.30pm

JUNE 23rd  [SATURDAY]

JULY 21st  [SATURDAY]

AUGUST 11th  [SATURDAY] TBC

SEPTEMBER 8th  [SATURDAY]

SEPTEMBER 29th  [SATURDAY]

OCTOBER TBC

NOVEMBER 17th  [SATURDAY]

DECEMBER 15th  [SATURDAY]  -  TOPIC: The Great Belly Gathering
VENUE: The Burness Parish Rooms
TIME: 1.30pm till 4.30pm
Talk to fellow dancers from across East Anglia
Buy, Sell and Swap costumes, accessories and props
Discuss topics and ideas






2017 Dates - Workshop & Event Dates
All workshops take place at the Burness Parish Rooms in Melton, except where indicated otherwise
Saturday  -  January 21
Choreography for A Dream is a Wish Hafla (Troupe only)
Saturday  -  February 18 
1.30pm till 3.30pm @ 15 including notes & refreshments
TOPIC: PUSHING SKILLS
Do you feel like you are stuck in a dance trap? 
Saturday  -  April 8
Topic: New Dance Routine (Troupe only)
Saturday - May 27
Topic: New Dance Routine (Troupe only) Part 2 to complete the routine
Saturday 3rd June - Beauty & the Belly 
Riverside Centre, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Suffolk, IP17 1LF
Arrive 12.30, session begins 1pm, ends 5.45pm
Saturday  -  June 24
Topic: Veil Workshop - Let it Flow
Saturday  -  July 15
Topic: Veil, Double Veil & Veil Fanzz
Saturday  -  August 12
Topic: Full Armed & Fabulous
Saturday  -  September 9 
Topic: Practice Companion - From Dance Drills to Combo Creation
Saturday  -  September 30
Topic: 'Outlander' troupe rehearsal
Saturday  -  October 28
Topic: LUCIFER - The Light bearers come
Saturday  -  November 11
Topic: Me, You, We - Exploring Choreography

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER
TOPIC: THE WINTER SHIMMYLAND HAFLA



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