Nomadic Tapestry Style Spring 2020
NOMADIC TAPESTRY STYLE with DONNA - TUESDAYS 7:45PM-9:15PM
Starts: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
PLEASE NOTE: The commencement of our Spring session classes will take place ONLINE in a web-conference format. Once we are given the go ahead by the health board, we will resume classes in the studio. We will send “room” links to those who register. If you are a student registering but not local to Edmonton, should the local students be told it is safe to return to the studio, we will be sure to continue online classes for those unable to attend physically. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition in an effort to continue providing you with the joy of dance.
**All class times are Mountain Standard Time**
*Please note, performers are required to purchase a performer ticket ($17 +gst) closer to the date of the show to help pay for our beautiful venues.
Prerequisite: This intermediate/advanced level class requires at least 2 sessions of prior bellydance classes or the consent of the instructor.
'For hundreds of years, she has been a temptress, a serpent following the tattoo, the pulsation, the rhythm. She is the white light Goddess, caught on the edge of psychosis, drum beats resonating from the balls of her feet. She is the basis of all that invokes us to dance, summoning the music which flows from the bones of our ancestors.'
In this 'Nomadic Tapestry Style' class, we delve deep into the roots of the dance, back to the days when silk clad women danced through clouds of incense, and drummed on lush carpets in the souks of the Middle East. This class is tailored to an intermediate skillset, but those with stronger skills can be assured of additional layers and many other opportunities to "level up". We will work with the main footwork families as set down by Jamila Salimpour, and the hipwork of the Egyptian dancers of the Golden Era.
We are returning to our folkloric roots this session and will be spending some serious time getting to know our zills. There will be a multitude of patterns that work well with all sorts of songs. You will be able to play them with almost any bellydance song. The tempo will be fast, the footwork will be fast, as will be the formation changes. The song for this session is ‘Ghamse Min Ayneyk Soud’ by Michel Mousad.
Student recital info: We celebrate the end of each 10 week session with a fun dance recital! There will be a choreography taught in this class and the opportunity to perform in our amazing end of term show! If you choose to participate, you will need a performer ticket as well as a costume to wear for the performance. Many costuming options will be made available. If you choose not to perform then we hope you come and watch and cheer on your classmates!
Volume Discount for Multiple Registrations
When you register for for more than 1 class valued at $175 you can apply the the class discounts as follows.
First class value $175 = no discount
Second class value $175 = $155 or $20 discount
Third class (or more) value $175 = $135 or $40 discount
Classes valued at $155 do not apply for the discount.
To get your discount please choose from the drop down menu.