Classic American Belly Dance Workshop with Amara
... Between the 1950s and 1970s, Classic American belly dance developed into its own genre. Although it has roots in numerous dance forms, Turkish dancers and Turkish styling greatly impacted American Cabarets presentation. Learn the history of this dance, explore what goes into a 7-part routine, understand how zils, improvisation, and live music impact a dancers musicality, and discover how to put Turkish-American movement, posture, and energy into your dance. The June 27th workshop will introduce entrance and veil and the August 15th workshop will present floorwork, drum solo, and karsilama.
Please bring zils, rectangular veil, large gypsy or panel skirt, and knee pads.