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Fall 2011/Spring 2012 Classes

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BELLY DANCE FOR BODY & SOUL WITH NAHARA: Beginner Level

 

Learn this captivating Ancient Dance From the East!

 

Whether you want to belly dance like Shakira, perform professionally, or just have fun and get in shape, this is the place for you to start. This class will present the basic movements needed to express this beautiful traditional dance form. Such as, hip and chest articulations, basic arm movements, beginner choreography and introduction to props: veil, cane, zills, etc. All body types and ages are welcomed. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a hip wrap if you have one.

 

Instructor: Nahara

E-mail: Naharaweb@aol.com
(Please call or email to attend)

 

Location:

(the studio is very nice and has mirrors)

 

Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Top Floor

Ossining, NY 10592 (Westchester County)

Phone: 914-432-8502

Website: josiedance.com


Fee: 10 Consecutive Weeks: $175 (No Registration Fee) or 10 Classes (Valid for 3 Months): $185 or Single Class Drop-In: $20


Mondays 7PM to 8PM Ongoing

 

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BELLY DANCE FOR BODY & SOUL WITH NAHARA: Intermediate Level

The intermediate level class will continue to build on the skills learned in the beginner level. Focus on more complex choreography and the use of layering movements for more precise interpretation of the music. Students will learn the rhythms in order to improve their zill skills and "feeling" of the music. Prop use will continue to increase in complexity and be polished. Cultural information related to the dance will be presented for those interested in a deeper understanding of this beautiful traditional dance form.

 

Instructor: Nahara

E-mail: Naharaweb@aol.com
(Please call or email to attend)

 

Location:

(The studio is very nice and has mirrors)

 

Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Top Floor

Ossining, NY 10592 (Westchester County)

Phone: 914-432-8502

Website: josiedance.com


Fee: 10 Consecutive Weeks: $175 (No Registration Fee) or 10 Classes (Valid for 3 Months): $185 or Single Class Drop-In: $20


Mondays 8PM to 9PM Ongoing

 

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BELLY DANCE FOR BODY & SOUL WITH NAHARA: Advanced Troupe Class

This class is for members of Banat al Na'har Middle Eastern dance troupe only. Joining the troupe is by invitation for those that demonstrate an advanced level of dancing ability. The focus of this class is to rehearse choreography for public performances. Banat al Na'har performs dances of North Africa and the Middle East. If you would like to arrange for a performance by Banat al Na'har please contact Nahara at Naharaweb@aol.com

or call 607-227-3914.

 

Instructor: Nahara

E-mail: Naharaweb@aol.com
(Please call or email to attend)

 

Location:

(The studio is very nice and has mirrors)

 

Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Top Floor

Ossining, NY 10592 (Westchester County)

Phone: 914-432-8502

Website: josiedance.com


Fee: 10 Consecutive Weeks: $175 (No Registration Fee) or 10 Classes (Valid for 3 Months): $185 or Single Class Drop-In: $20

Active enrollment in the Intermediate level class is required. Only two absences are allowed per 10 weeks session in order to perform in the public performances.

Mondays 9PM to 9:30PM Ongoing

 

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Private Lessons & Workshops

Upcoming Events

Saturday October 15th,2011 10:15PM

Nahara's dance troupe Banat al Na'har peforms at Rakkasah East

 

 

Previous Workshop

Sunday March 7th 2010

Belly Dance Boot Camp

This workshop is an introduction to Belly Dancing and is designed to give current students a chance to review or to prepare new students for our Spring belly dance class on Monday evenings starting March 8th.

Where:

Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562

www.josiedance.com

(914) 432-8502

When:

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fees:

The workshop is $30 Followed by our Moroccan Tea Party at 6:00p.m. Featuring belly dance performances & Middle Eastern refreshments in our studio-transformed casbah!

Tea Party is $20

Workshop attendees pay only $10

(For men, women & children 12 and over)

2 hour workshop fee:$30

 

Tunisian Bedouin Dance Workshop

with Nahara

Presented by Rochester Raks Series. Other workshops by:

KALILAH - Sword Techniques

ILYA - Gypsy Style Dance

CHELLE - Bare Bones Tribal II

 

Click here to download & Print Registration Form

 

Saturday, August 16th 2008

BUSH MANGO COMMUNITY CENTER

34 Elton St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607

 

Everyone is welcome to perform at the Hafla. There will be a $5 fee if you are NOT attending any workshops. Workshop participants will be given priority. Vending opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO video equipment will be allowed.


1 FREE RAFFLE TICKET FOR PRE-REGISTRATION!!!

Tickets will be on Will Call.

 

Schedule of Events:

Registration 9AM - 10AM

Sword Workshop with Kalilah 10AM - 11:30AM

Gypsy Style Workshop with Ilya 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Lunch Break 1:30PM - 1:45PM

Bare Bones Tribal II with Chelle 1:45PM - 3:15PM

Tunisian with Nahara 3:30PM - 5PM

Dinner Break 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Show 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

Show features the instructors and workshop participants.

Any questions, please contact:

Kim Hoover

Phone: (585) 381-9111

E-mail: khoover@rochester.rr.com

 

Download & Print REGISTRATION FORM

 

NAHARA

Tunisian Bedouin Dance is characterized by strong twisting hip movements contrasted wuth soft floating traveling steps, and all the while keeping the head very still. Sound impossible? You can do it! This workshop will present introductory technique and movements for effortless performance of this powerful and yet beautiful dance form. Learning Tunisian Bedouin Dance will also improve your belly dance performances by teaching your body to have loose, freely moving hips, and strengthen your legs and feet for earthshaking shimmies. The icing on the cake is the music. You can practically smell Bedouin tents and Shisha pipes when you hear it. It is a primordial delight.

 

Nahara, an accomplished dance performer since childhood, has been teaching and performing Middle Eastern Dance for 16 years. Her repertoire includes Egyptian Raqs Sharqi (Oriental), Egyptian Raqs Baladi (folk and folkloric), Tunisian Raqs Shaabi and Moroccan Shikhat. A drivin dancer who strives to attain Arab dance in its pure form, Nahara has studied with many Arabs and scholars of Aran dance. Her efforts to study the roots of Arab dance led her to a month long trip to Egypt in 2001, and she is returning again in June 2008. In 2003 and 2005 she hosted an innovative event, The Confrence on North African Dance, the first confernece of its kind in the United States dedicated purely to the folk and folkloric dances of North Africa.She currently teaches and performs in the New York City area.

 

KALILAH

In this sword workshop, participants will learn the following concepts: Stage presentation with the sword. Balancing the sword with/without head gear. Going to floor while balancing the sword. Combinations that can be used in different styles of dance such as Raks Shaabi, ATS and Fusion. Kalilah is the Artist Director and primary choreographer for Sword and Scarab. Her knowledge extends close to 30 years while traveling extensively to study with the Masters of Middle Eastern Dance.

 

Kalilah currently teaches at the University of Rochester, and is a mentor at the University of Brockport and Empire State College, and teaches at several Community Centers and Dance Studios in the Rochester area. She has won many awards for her teaching and is highly respected for her knowledge. Kalilah strongly works to educate the puplic through Diversity and Cultural awareness.

 

ILYA

Gypsy Style Bellydance with Ilya (Buffalo, NY) - Learn about the special rhythms, costuming, attitude and skirt work that go with Gypsy dance. A variety of Gypsy moves, including turns, skirt work, hand moves, claps, snaps and gestures will be taught and then combined into a dance routine to take with you to build on, on your own.

 

CHELLE

Bare Bones Tribal II - Building on Bare Bones Tribal I (not a pre-requisite) with Chelle (Syracuse, NY) - Workshop content will include: a brief refresher from Bare Bones Tribal I; expanding movements, steps, cues and combinations. This workshop will provide the opportunity to experience Tribal Belly Dance by implementing lead/follow concepts with improvisational cued combinations, as well as working to, in and from chorus line. This Tribal Fusion dance workshop is based on Chelle's interpretation of the concepts and practices of American Tribal Style or ATS. NOTE: ATS is most notably identified with Fat Chance Belly Dance - Carolena Nerrichio founder of FCBD is the absolute authority on this dance style.

 

Chelle Naef has studied, practiced and choreographed Tribal Fusion, Oriental and Jass stylizations as a soloist and with her troupe, Full Moon Tribal. She is the co-choreographer of a belly-ballet titled Danse du Ventre, with choreographer Danya Eades for the Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company - In Concert 2006.

 

Chelle teaches classes and workshops. She is the director of Full Moon Tribal since 1999, the founder of Belly Fest and former Vice President & President of SABA.

 

Workshop Outline:

Warm up, Posture and Positioning

Isolations and Stationary & Traveling Steps

Combinations, Cues and Transitions

Leading and Following for Small Groups

Chorus and Larger Groups

 

Beginner Belly Dance Workshop

With Nahara

Sunday, March 30th from 2-4:00 p.m. - $40.00

 

This workshop is a 2 hour intensive workshop for first time beginner students and all student that are currently enrolled in our Monday Evening Beginner Belly Dance Class. Newcomers will discover the beauty of this ancient dance. Students that are currently enrolled in the class will benefit tremendously by reviewing the basic belly dance moves and drills to strengthen their foundation for more intermediate belly dance work.

 

The first hour will cover an explanation and drills for all the basic belly dance moves, and the second hour will focus on movement across the floor and a simple choreography to a traditional belly dance song.

 

New students wishing to continue their studies can sign up for the beginner level class which has a new session starting Monday March 31st.

 

Contact:

For info Josie, 914.432.8502

website: www.josiedance.com

Location:

Josie's International School of Dance
125 Main Street, Top Floor
Ossining, NY 10562

 

Private Lessons

The following topics are available:

  • Egyptian Oriental
  • Egyptian Pop Choreography
  • Raqs El Assaya (Cane single/double)
  • Shamadan (Candelabrum Dance)
  • Drum Solo Technique / Hip Articulations
  • Taqsim Interpretation
  • Melaya Luff
  • Veil / Double Veil
  • Zills / Sagat Technique and Rythms
  • Sword / Double Sword
  • Candle Dance
  • Stage Presentation
  • Tunisian Bedouin Dance
  • Moroccan Shikhat
 

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