The entrances we make are the most important thing we can do when making a great first impression— and keeping the audience with you every second of the journey!
Students will be guided through recognizing musical cues as well as utilizing a variety of vocabulary to interpret the different segments of the song. We will listen to the music, and learn to identify phrases, repeats, accents, changes, and variations of phrases, as well as knowing when to move and when to stay in place.
As the choreography is set, the dancers will understand WHY the elements are placed where they are.
If there are places for improvisation, the class will be guided to choose the elements which are most appropriate for the musical representation.
A veil will be used at the beginning of a piece. Please bring a veil to the workshop.
Saturday, Aug 10
Workshop II - 2:15-4:15PM
Saiidi: Vanessa Style!
This fun and informative class will focus on Saiidi and folklore style technique, steps, and combinations – – including options for both with and without the asaya (or cane).
Vanessa will also incorporate some of her signature moves and transitions – – and by the end of this class, everyone will have their own take for how to implement these elements into 1) Folklore sections of Oriental entrance pieces, as well as great ideas for 2) solo Choreo/improvisation, and 3) Group choreography for saiidi and folklore. Saiidi is one of Vanessa’s favorite topics ever, and she is so excited to share her knowledge with you! Yalla!
Sunday, Aug 11, 10:30-11:30AM
Ex-Zill-erating Zill Dancing!
Find the joy Dancing with Zills
Sunday, Aug 11
Workshop I -
Sensual Drum Solos, "Don’t stop Dancing"
Exploring Spatial Design and Flow of Movement
Sunday, Aug 11
Workshop II - 2:30-4:30PM
Folklore Cocktail – – all levels
Vanessa will cover several styles of Egyptian folklore dances, discuss the music, appropriate costuming, go over the basic steps, and teach a short combo for each of them to give the students a further understanding of each topic and concept.