Our 2020 Workshop Instructors!

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We are so proud to have these fabulous instructors at Hot Raqs 2020!

Saturday 10am-12pm
Turkish Roman Dance - 2hr

$50 before June 15th / $55 after Join Özgen to learn the 9/8 rhythm of Turkish Roman dance. You'll explore some basic steps and broaden your understanding of the rhythm & cultural aspects of this lively dance. Özgen invites you to find your inner Romany spirit!

Saturday 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tango / Orientale Fusion - 2hr

$50 before June 15th / $55 after Spice up your repertoire and learn some of the traditional Tango steps to the Oriental version of the popular Tango song, “La Cumparsita”. Özgen fuses his past Tango dance experience with bellydance technique to create a passionate performance piece with lots of Tango characterization and Oriental sensuality.

Sunday 9am-10:30am
Turkish Orientale

$40 before June 15th / $45 after Özgen welcomes you to learn the energetic and dramatic Turkish belly dance style . You will explore Özgen's dynamic styling with great techniques including turns!

Pierre Khoury
Sunday 12:30pm-2pm
Raqs Sharqi Choreography: Zay el Hawa

$35 before June 15th / $40 after Return to the classics with this choreography on the original version of Zay el Hawa. Zay el hawa (Like Love) Talks about the excitement of spending a magical night and the fear of this new found love and passion. All movement will be accompanied with a description of feelings and interpretation according to song meaning and lyrics.

Roxxanne Shelaby
Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
Dabkeh For All!

$35 before June 15th / $40 after Join us for an exhilarating Dabkeh workshop and learn the dance of the people of the Levan! You will be the hit of every family party, wedding and nightclub! Please wear shoes (sneakers or low healed character shoes) as we will jump and stomp in circles throughout the class. You will gain an understanding of the cultural aspect of how the Dabkeh is danced by men and women of all ages and how this movement style influences the Lebanese style of Belly Dance!

Saturday 12:30pm-2pm
Wham Bam Goo - 1.5hr

$35 before June 15th / $40 after The art of gooey movement with strong accent. Learn the fundamentals of hard hitting accents coupled with ooey gooey goodness. Exercises and drills will be covered to help you get those clean isolations that give the right amount of pop to a performance.We will cover how to easily transition from one to the other to keep your audience guessing at what comes next! All levels are welcome. Please bring water and a yoga mat or knee pads.

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