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Drum Solo with Kira and Ken - Layering and Working with Live Drummer

~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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Kira was amazing! So great to have her in PBC finally. Definately will be bringing her and Kahreen back up in 2010 as they have so much to teach and show us. Thank you Ken as always for being a part of our group and helping out when needed. You are a valuable person to us dancers and we love having you.

    October 13, 2009

  • Diane

    Wonderful workshop. They worked our butts off, but in a good way :) I learned a lot and would recommend a future event with these two awesome artists.

    October 12, 2009

  • Brenda L.

    This was an awesome workshop - learning the differences for some shimmy techniques was enlightening! Loved the time spent drilling the moves without a lot of starting and stopping so that we really got quite a workout! Kira was just fabulous and Ken was fantastic - it was really nice to have a live drummer and to practice with the various rhythms. The Fitness center aerobics room was used and it was nice and spacious and properly mirrored - it was all just perfect and a very, very excellent workshop. Thanks Ameera and Akasha for working on putting together something like this - you guys are awesome!

    October 12, 2009

  • Sam

    Thank you for asking.....My first experience with the meetup group... The professionalism and enjoyment was perfect. Kira and Ken work so well together, was lovely to watch and participate. The class was filled with all levals and so very friendly....
    Kira,,,, love the way you teach and your smile fills up the room.

    October 12, 2009

  • Suzanne

    "Wonderful & Awesome Time" Kira has great layering techinque and such graceful style.
    Ken's drumming definitely made your hips come alive. The two have incredible talent.
    Thank You!!!

    October 12, 2009

  • Joanne

    Absolutely Fabulous!! Learned a lot from Kira and Ken.

    October 11, 2009

  • Sandy (.

    It was AWSOME! We learned to do shimmies correctly. How to layer our moves, and to dance with live music. Ken was great as always. Learning from Kira was a real treat. Hope she comes back again.

    October 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this workshop the most out of the last 4 I've taken. I found it to be the most applicable to my desire to increase my skill level. I only wish Kira had had a head mike the first half so I could have heard her comments. I very much enjoyed having Ken there to play live. It's a whole different experience.

    October 11, 2009

  • Sam

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    If interested, plz e-mail..thank you ..see you all in a few weeks. Sam

    September 27, 2009

  • Sam

    Sounds like it will be very rewarding....... Beginners to Advance....that`s what they say...........All in one accord !
    This beginner wants to learn from U! Please show up!!!!! Pretty please with a shimmy ****

    September 16, 2009

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