February 8th workshops and hafla!

Want to Dance? Workshops with Cybele Noire

2 hours – 10 – Noon
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.

A-TEN-HUH! Drop and give me 20! Not really. But prepare yourself for a bootcamp of a different kind. Arm drills, isolation drills, shimmy drills—we will do them all. After a quick warm up, we will jump right in and dance straight through. Make sure to bring a yoga mat, zills, a band (for stretch/cool down) lot of water and be ready to sweat!

Lunch break Noon – 1:00

Burle-belly: Making it Saucy and Sassy When You Shimmy
3 hours 1:00 -4:00
$30 in advance, $35 at the door

Belly Dance is an ancient art form performed by women for women. Burlesque found its humble beginnings as a 19th Century theatrical entertainment of a satirical comic mind. The lines first blurred between the two with the introduction of the “Hootchie Kootch” dance by Little Egypt in the late 19th Century and, with the advent of modern fusion belly dance styles, monder belly dancers are once again blurring those lines.

In this 3 hour workshop, we will begin with a discussion of the origins of burlesque and its evolution from satire to striptease. We will then work on technique and execution of common crossover moves between belly dance and burlesque, how to walk, sashay and saunter, on expression and how to be “silly,” and finally learn a short choreography.

Bring water, a yoga mat to sit on for the discussion portion and warm up, and a pen and paper.

Want to Drum or Zil??

Rhythm workshop with Catherine Roche-Wallace
4:00 – 6:00
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
“How DO You Count That, Anyway?”

Have trouble telling your Beladi from your Chiftetelli? Tired of always playing “tic a tac,” no matter what? Cat of Trybe Habibi Bizarre (and who also teaches Music Theory and Eartraining at UL Lafayette) will demonstrate the basic strokes on both doumbek and zills, then help you learn to count some basic rhythms! Bring your doumbek and/ or zills, and get ready to de-mystify your Masmoudi!

Then round out the evening with a hafla!!!!! Use all those skills you learned.
Hafla at 7:00pm

Contact Bambi Pizzolato to register!! Register for all three workshops then stay for the hafla!
Want to attend both dance workshops? $75 in advance, $95 at the door.

If you’d like to perform please let me know.

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