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Workshops with Asharah in Baltimore
November 3, 2012
1 – 5:30 PM
MAC Harbor East (http://marizadance.com/classes/studio-information)
Baltimore, MD

Early Bird Prices (before October 16, 2012)

Package Rate 1 Workshop $50

Both Workshops $90

Both Workshops – Buddies Deal (3 people) $240

Both Workshops – Group Deal (6 people) $450

Registration available at http://marizadance.com/workshops

1–3pm: The Salimpour Legacy in Tribal Bellydance
Tribal style bellydance, one of the newest incarnations of this ancient dance form, has hit the world by storm over the past decade. With its rich costuming, sense of camaraderie, and common dance vocabulary, tribal style dance has grown into a international phenomenon. But where did it come from, and why do dance the way we do? The answer: Jamila Salimpour and the Salimpour dance legacy. In this workshop, Asharah will discuss just how important Jamila Salimpour–the first American dancer to name bellydance steps in a standard format, the creator of the first tribal-style dance troupe Bal Anat, and mother of Suhaila Salimpour–is to tribal style belly dance and how her format evolved and changed to become American Tribal Style and tribal fusion bellydance. Asharah will then lead participants through some core movements of the Jamila Salimpour format and explain how these movements are similar to and differ from the familiar group improvisational steps we use in American Tribal Style bellydance. Bring your dance journal for note-taking. Handouts will be provided as well.

3:30–5:30pm: Kick it Like It’s 1960: Tribal Roots, Nightclub Sass
Let’s go back in time when it didn’t matter if you wore coins or sequins… In this workshop, Asharah presents a blend of her training in the Jamila Salimpour format, American Tribal Style, Turkish Orientale, and contemporary tribal fusion belly dance to give participants a taste of modern tribal belly dance with a vintage edge. Learn versatile traveling steps, sharp isolations, percussive hip work, and a little bit of folkloric feel to add to your dance.

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