~OFFICIAL MONTHLY MEETUP EVENT~
Drum Solo with Kira and Ken - Layering then Working with a Live Drummer!
Want to step up your own performances by adding layers? Need to polish your layering technique and not sure how? Want to learn how to work with a live drummer?
Now is your chance to learn from two very talented individuals.
Date: October 11 from 2:00pm - 5:15pm Location: US of Fitness, Boynton Beach Workshop Fee: $35.00 in advance / $45.00 at the door - MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO CASH Registrations need to be mailed to Akasha, see registration form for details. If you have any questions please email Akasha or Ameera through meetup.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OVERVIEW: Kira will teach shimmies and hip locks and gently combine them with undulations, belly rolls and snake arms. Fluid layering technique comes after proper isolations are mastered. This workshop will teach better isolation techniques and help the student more able to layer. Learn the different types of stomach rolls, and the sensual slow work that make belly dance so unique and special. Then you will shift your attention to your shimmies. From there you will learn how to incorporate undulations, stomach rolls, snake arms with powerful and controlled shimmies. After studying the technique, it is time to apply what you have learned to live music! Ken will play the various rhythms, and Kira will demonstrate combinations to the rhythms. The rhythmic patterns will also be explained and handouts will be given showing the breakdown of the rhythmic patterns used in class.
Workshop Agenda: This class is designed for BEGINNER to ADVANCED dance students and from all disciplines and styles of bellydance.
1:30pm to 2:00pm - On site registration
2pm to 3:30pm Kira will teach shimmies and hips locks, and combine them with undulations, belly rolls and snake arms. Fluid layering technique comes after proper isolations are mastered. This workshop will teach better isolation techniques and make the student more able to layer. Learn the different types of stomach rolls, and sensual slow work that make belly dance so unique and special. Then you will shift your attention to your shimmies! From there, you will learn how to incorporate undulations, stomach rolls, snake arms, with powerful and controlled shimmies.
3:30pm - 3:45pm - BREAK
3:45pm to 5:15pm Then Kira and Ken with work together with you and show you how to work with a live drummer. The different rhythms used in drum solos and what layers you can work with.
ABOUT KIRA: Kira and Kahree were featured on the cover of the Sept/Oct 2008 issue of Zaghareet magazine. They consider this to be one of their greatest honors during their career as Kahreen and Kira were awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from Zaghareet (2003), and the Kismet Dancers of Miami were voted Troupe of the Year (1997 & 1998), two years in a row. They were also featured in the Movers & Shakers article in Yallah Magazine this past issue.
ABOUT KEN: Ken Ives is a professional drummer playing since the age of 5. Ken, the son of a drummer started out playing Latin congas and bongos, moving to drum set and now the Middle Eastern dumbek studying with internationally known drummer and teacher Joe Zeytoonian. His influences are well known drummers such as Amir Sofi and Raquy Danziger. He has been playing for many of the top belly dancers in Florida with styles ranging from Egyptian Classical, Tribal, Rock, Latin, Indian Fusion and Flamenco.