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Drumming for Dancers,Dancing for Drummers Workshop!!

A former member
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Florida Tribal Dance Presents: Drumming for Dancers, Dancing for Drummers workshop
When: Saturday, March 22nd
Who: Instruction by Lisa Myers and Tailsen of Melbourne alemah.tripod.com/
Where: Harwood-Watson Dance Studio Orlando, Fl www.hwdancestudios.com
Drum workshop: 1-3pm
Break 3-3:30pm
Dance workshop:3:30-6pm
Price: Pricing: Drumming class: $30 adv. / $35 door
Dance class: $35 adv. / $40 door

Discount for taking both classes: $55 adv. / $65 door

Workshop Descriptions:
Part 1: Drumming for Dancers
Basic technique will be covered as necessary to accomodate novice drummers. More advanced techniques will be demonstrated for intermediate/advanced drummers. Following the warm-up will be a call and response excercise using a selection of common rhythms that can be drilled with variations suitable to the level of each drummer. Putting the rhythms together will introduce concepts of transitions and endings. Drummer/Dancer etiquette, communication, counting cycles, ideas for accompanying solists, troupes, and/or ATS dancers will be discussed. If time allows we will also discuss the stucture for a drum solo for the dancer. Handouts will be provided and instuctional cds available for purchase. Doumbeks are prefered but frame drums and zills are also welcome. Drummers are also encouraged to take Part 2: Dancing for Drummers to put to practice what they have just learned!

Part 2: Dancing for Drummers
The purpose of this workshop is to listen and dance to the drum. Having knowledge of rhythm and rhythmic structure will enable dancers to define the dance they create whether as a soloist, with a troupe, using choreography or improvisation. In addition to listening and identifyying the most common rhythms, points covered will include communication with the drummer, counting cycles, knowing where the "one" is, hearing the accents and transitions, rhythm vs. melody and playing zills. An excercise for all participants will include choosing two rhythms randomly then communicate with the drummer and improvise or choreograph a short dance. Although the workshop will cater to all levels a basic knowledge of the dance is assumed. Participants are encouraged to bring zills. Handouts will be provided.

For more info visit www.floridatribaldance.com
Orlando, FL
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You know I'll be there!!biggrin
user 5882404
Tampa, FL
Post #: 1
Is there a charge if a drummer wants to stay and play for the dancers?
A former member
Post #: 1
Looks like a great day. Didn't see a link for on the website. Will there be any drums available? I don't have any hand drums and would like to participate. Thanks!
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