Belladonna is a must-see Australian bellydance artist with highly energetic performances and charismatic personality. She has wowed audiences all over the world with a dance style that is truly captivating.
Belladonna has been performing and teaching for over 19 years and has acquired a wealth of experience during her overseas travels. Belladonna has taught and continued her studies of bellydance and drumming in Egypt, Greece, Singapore, India, Japan and New Zealand.
Pilates, Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Belly dancers
Learn techniques to add flexibility and strength to your performances. This great workshop will show you how to improve and maintain fitness to enhance your belly dance enjoyment.
Belladonna will show you how to increase flexibility to particular muscle groups allowing you to achieve those tricky isolations. A relaxing and informative workshop using body and breathe.
Please bring water, a yoga mat (let Suezy know if you need one) and a towel.
1.15pm – 3.30pm
Dynamic Drum Solo and ‘Tic Toc‘ Shimmy Pop!
Add that ‘wow factor to your shimmies and drum solos. We will explore the exciting art of body popping, ticking and waving (used in hip hop dance) to add jaw dropping dynamics to your performances and turns up the volume on your shimmy.
Please bring water, your favourite belt and your smile. :-)
Belladonna is offering as a special treat, a workshop combining Sword and Veil. This workshop explores the wonderful world of veil and double veil with the magic of the sword. Learn how to add some sensuality and strength with (sword) to your performance.
(Belladonna personally recommends Zenptah Swords in Australia; should you wish to purchase a sword, mention Belladonna when contacting them.)
Please bring water, two veils and a sword if you have one.
1.15pm – 3.30pm
Return of the Gypsy
In this workshop we will revisit Belladonna’s Gypsy style. She will also share with you the four basic steps that are the foundation of the Gypsy Rom using a 9/8 rhythm. Learn the essence of the Gypsy dance with its earthy spirit. These steps can be used to create your own beautiful choreography. Come dressed in costume to be part of a Gypsy Dance Troupe.
Please bring water, a big skirt and zills (optional).
Earlybird discounted price applies if paid in full by 3 December 2012.
1 Workshop $60 (discount $55)
2 Workshops $120 (discount $110)
3 Workshops $180 (discount $165)
4 Workshops $240 (discount $220)
Payment can be made to ASB 12-3114-0100708-00 (please ensure your name and 'Belladonna' is stated as a a reference)
*** The classes are limited to 15 attendees so e-mail Suezy at email@example.com ASAP to secure your place ***
Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand
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