Two Days of Workshops and Party!
Dahlena's BELLY DANCE teaching methods, professional performances, and artistic attitude toward Middle Eastern dancing have been widely acknowledged from coast to coast during the past thirty years. Her early ballet training in Portland, Oregon resulted in engagements that took her to Boston and New York where she met the Middle Eastern dancers, Princess Yasmina from Algeria and the Jamal Twins from Egypt. She was attracted by the slow, sinuous, and beautiful movements and by the mood-setting music. Although she is an American, her unusual ability to perform the Middle Eastern dance earned her a reputation in many cities - including Las Vegas where she was asked to choreograph a show. She had to break down the movements to teach them to other dancers. In 1975, Dahlena authored the instruction book THE ART OF BELLY DANCING. She has also produced recordings and numerous videos. Dahlena was one of the preeminent pioneers of nationwide workshops, and is one of the featured dancers on the “Legends of Belly Dance DVD”. She dazzles amateur and professional dancers alike with her mastery of modern MIDDLE EASTERN dance styles based on the solid foundations of the past. Egypt’s Raqia Hassan said, “She is fantastic. If beginners could see Dahlena dancing, then they would understand Arabic dance.” (taken from Habibi)Vol 17 # 4 12/1999. Dahlena was the first teacher that we sponsored back in 1987, so it is with great pleasure that we are bringing her back to teach while we are celebrating our 33rd year! For more information on Dahlena, please check out www.dahlena.com.
Dahlena will be teaching combinations and technique with her own unique style to various types of music during our wonderful reunion event. During Saturday's workshop, she will be teaching slow and sensual movements reminiscent of the 60's Turkish style. On Sunday, she will be teaching combinations to Egyptian music to classical Egyptian and modern. On both days she will be teaching the proper phrasing of music and use of music. Her combinations will be taught for opening numbers as well as more earthy songs (shaabi and beledi), where the dancer will be taught how to change their mood with the music.
Kahreen and Kira warmly welcome you to a fun and leisurely evening of fun, and dance in Miami Shores. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by some of Florida's finest Middle Eastern Dancers, who will perform in honor of the legendary Dahlena. Dahlena will also perform. Her performing and teaching career has spanned several decades, and she has inspired many dancers, now it is our turn to honor her with our performances. Bring your dancing shoes -everyone who registers for the workshop is invited to perform.
Appetizers and drinks - coffee & pastries will be available to purchase.
Invite your friends male or female, to join us for this leisurely evening of fun, entertainment, and dance.
Tickets purchased in advance, (postmarked by August 31, 2019) will cost only $10.00. All tickets bought after August 31, or at the door will cost $15.00. Please make your reservations early, as there will be a limited seating capacity.
For more information on cost of workshops, how to register, to perform in the show, or to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.kismetdancers.net/upcom.html or to download a flier please click on the following link http://www.kismetdancers.net/Dahlena0919_regform.pdf
All seminar participants are invited to perform, for more details, please contact Kira at http://www.kismetdancers.net
Package deals and early registration specials are available. For that all of that information and more, please contact http://www.kismetdancers.net/upcom.html or to download a flier http://www.kismetdancers.net/Dahlena0919_regform.pdf