Our 2020 Workshop Instructors!

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

Friday 10:00am-12:00am
Turkish Orientale

$30 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!

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

$30 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!

Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm
Tango / Orientale Fusion - 2hr

$30 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.

Pierre Khoury
Saturday 4:00pm-5:30pm
Raqs Sharqi Choreography: Zay el Hawa

$20 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 3:00pm-4:30pm
Dabkeh For All!

$20 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!

Wham Bam Goo - 1.5hr

$20 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.

4 Instructors
Shows and Workshops
3 day event

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