Workshops

(wszystkie warsztaty będą prowadzone w języku angielskim)


CZWARTEK 04.04.2019

17:30 – 19:30 – Kae and Anita – Fading and Circling: Staying Centered and Alert

Fading and circling are both ways to change the lead but as dancers, we don’t want to broadcast this information to the audience. Learn how to seamlessly fade and circle up while still presenting the ‚dance’ so that even when you are transitioning from one leader/group to the next, you still look like you are dancing. Learn to troubleshoot issues that arise when the tribe is dancing in a circle, such as body angle, determining who the leader is, and what happens when 2 people take the lead at the same time.

20:00 – 22:00 – Kae and Anita – Connect to the Power of Two (All about Power Duets)

Dancing in a duet can catalyze an energy shift full of excitement and intensity, bringing your audience to the edge of their seats. In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between you and your duet partner, show you how to feature the passing moves, and help you develop power and stamina in your duet presentation.

 

PIĄTEK 05.04.2019

10:00 – 12:00 – Anita Lalwani – Posture, Anchor and Release: Learning to Let Go

Put your thinking cap on and get ready to digest some introductory biomechanics. This workshop will introduce you to kinetic chains, open and closed chain movements, and how these concepts relate to ATS® bellydance. Review ATS® vocabulary with Carolena’s kinesiological application of anchor and release. This is a great workshop for teachers wanting to further their students’ as well as their own understanding of kinesiology, proprioception, and anatomy as it pertains to ATS®.

12:30 – 14:30 – Kae Montgomery – Creative and Challenging Combinations

Empower yourself and your dance sisters with these challenging combinations that will inspire your confidence and awaken your senses. Break out of your usual patterns and wow your audiences with combinations that move, groove, and have your audiences joyously rejoicing at the edge of their seats!

12:30 – 14:30 – Dominika Marko – Smooth Operator

Let  us create  a blend of  urban street style  and tribal fusion belly  dance. We will learn to  effortlessly flow from controlled  posture to relaxed groove and work  with the energies which are so different  for each other. Learn new progressive dance  moves and don’t forget to have fun.

15:00 – 17:00 – Michelle Sorensen – Freak Like Me

Let’s get weird  in this experimental fusion workshop! We’ll start the workshop by learning a few unusual fusion combinations that are eclectic and beyond the basic “tribal” stylings. After we’ve played with some pre-made phrases, we’ll make some new ones to fit some extra strange songs that i’ve got up my sleeves…sometimes you need to get ugly to get awesome.


SOBOTA 06.04.2019

10:00 – 12:00 – Kae Montgomery – The „Diva” Is In The Detail!

You’ve got the basic steps, formations, and how to lead and follow, great! Now it’s time to add those little nuances and flairs to make you look even more polished, fluid, and sophisticated. Learn Kae’s secrets and tricks to add a touch of “FatChance” in your dance technique. This workshop will cover how to get graceful ATS® arm and hand movements, why we use this dance angle, where the gaze should be when dancing, eye contact when improvising in a group, majestic entrances and graceful exits, and correct facial expression that project confidence and happiness on stage. Basic understanding of ATS® Taxeem, Hand Floreo, Arm Undulations, Reverse Turn, Bodywave, and Egyptian Step, Arabic Step, Bump Step and Shimmy Step is helpful.

12:30 – 14:30 – Anita Lalwani – Art of the Assist

Practice handing off the lead at the right time in the music so that everyone gets a chance to express the dramatic points in the music.

12:30 – 14:30 – Kenzi Orchidaceae – Popcorn Time

Working on movement quality is a tough job for a dancer, but one of the most essential ones. And where to start? Well, in these 2 hours of drills (and what more…), we’ll work from contraction to release, from fast to slow, from waving to popping, using both Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and Popping technique exercises, rediscovering the beauty of moving snake-like, fused with music… Hypnotically.

15:00 – 17:00 – Michelle Sorensen – Kotch It If You Can!

Come twerk it with me! In this workshop you will learn a fast-paced Jamaican Dancehall inspired fusion choreography. We’ll be moving and sweating a LOT, so dress comfortably!

 

NIEDZIELA 07.04.2019

10:00 – 12:00 – Dominika Marko – Hit Hard!

New  dynamic  challenging  drills and precise  isolations. We will focus  on layering hip-­‐‐work, shimmies  with footwork and arm patterns. There  is always something new to explore in this  territory. Prepare to sweat and dance like there   is no tomorrow.

12:30 – 14:30 – Michelle Sorensen – The Trickiest Trappings: A fast, fun, fusion!

Come learn a fusion choreography to a popular trap song! This choreo will be fast, technical and super detailed with a focus on tiny & tight isolations!

15:00 – 17:00 – Kenzi Orchidaceae – What if your body was a musical instrument?

How do you translate a song into dance? In this workshop we will train how to listen to a song in a way that will look as if the music was coming out of your own body. We will use mainly Tribal Fusion vocabulary but learn tools to use in every style, or even just open your ears to a different way to listen to music in your life. Whether softly or beat killing, we’ll make our body our instrument and turn dance into music.