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April 2017

Arabic Drumming & Percussion with Ali – NBF17

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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ARABIC DRUM & PERCUSSION with ALI This workshop will be an introduction to a range of different Arabic rhythms on the tabla, covering both the simple bass lines, with more intricate solos. Please feel free to bring extra percussion instruments, such as riqs (Arabic tambourine) and zills. Ali can also bring extra drums for those who don’t have them. LEVEL: Beginners and Beyond Beginners Ali Higson runs the long established Amera's Palace Bellydance School and Boutique, in Marrickville, Sydney, where…

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Pops, Locks & Tick Tocks with Asharah (San Francisco) – NBF17

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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POPS, LOCKS, AND TICK TOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL GUEST ASHARAH - San Francisco 1.5 Hours Quick. Sudden. Direct. Hard contraction movements add excitement and textural interest to any belly dance performance. Learn the secrets to creating clean isolations and how to layer them over traveling movements. Level: Open

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Saidi Kapow with Rachel Bond – NBF17

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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SAIDI KAPOW! with RACHEL BOND Rachel's powerful Saidi workshop is completely different from any other! Rachel is here to share her favourite rarely-taught men’s moves, from poses and ways of holding the stick through to dynamic combinations that we will put together into a short choreography. Throw in some quintessential Tahtib (‘fighting’) moves, and your Saidi dancing will never be the same! Bring: A stick, preferably the men’s style assaya with no hook (some available for loan) Level: Beyond Beginners…

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Poised Tribal Flag & Poi with Deb Napier – NBF17

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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POISED TRIBAL FLAG & POI with DEB NAPIER Do you have a performance ahead with a large space to fill and not as many dancers as you'd like? Or do you have a 20 minute set with only 2 choreographies up your sleeve? Poi and flags can fill a large space physically and provide stunning colour and liquid movement. Join Debra as she combines tribal movements with poi for a captivating visual feast. Level: Beyond Beginners and up Debra’s love…

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Jazzy Funky Fresh with Asharah (San Francisco) – NBF17

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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JAZZY FUNKY FRESH with INTERNATIONAL GUEST ASHARAH (San Francisco) 1.5 Hours Mix it up and fuse belly dance with street dance, old school hip hop, jazz, and more! We'll move and groove, exploring syncopated movement, unexpected musical accents, and challenging footwork. We'll also talk about some of the origins of movements that we're fusing, always staying respectful to the source. Level: Open

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Drawing From the Elements with Margo – NBF17

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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Margo’s tribe, ONYXtribal, are known for their creative, theatrical choreographies – particularly those based on the elements of earth, water, air, metal and fire. In this workshop, Margo will pull combinations and transitions that are used regularly in performances and class. Her styling comes from her solid ATS and oriental bellydance background but is also flourished with nuances from classical and contemporary dance. You’ll enjoy dancing in group formations with new and old dance friends and be inspired to tweak…

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Fabulous Fans with Rachel Reid – NBF17

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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FABULOUS FANS with RACHEL REID Ever wanted to learn the extravagant art of performing with Feather Fans or Fan Veils? Nows your chance! This workshop will give you the skills to dramatically enhance your performances and convey different moods and attitudes! Rachel Reid, AKA Jazida will share with you a variety of tips, techniques and exciting combos for both fan types. We’ll explore single, double, open and closed fan work to help build strength in the core, wrists, arms, back;…

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Drum Solo Diva with Xaeda – NBF17

April 8 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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DRUM SOLO DIVA with XAEDA “Fun and fabulous” everything a drum solo should be! This energetic choreography lifts the tempo and releases the Diva in you. With exaggerated shimmies, turns, travels and poses, this workshop is a great way to release your inner diva. Level: Beyond Beginner / Intermediate Xaeda Raqasa is a popular instructor and entertainer, and her love of Dance has seen Xaeda blur the lines between Classical, Tribal and Fusion styles. Blending each style into her own…

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Conjuring the Shadow with Dani – Dark Fusion Dance Workshop

April 8 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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CONJURING THE SHADOW with DANI Let us invoke the energy of dark fusion theatrics within this workshop. Conscious expression of movement, emotion, character, impression and theme. Conjuring the Shadow reflects the techniques Dani has designed and applied in her personal performances and the tuition of her Umbra students for stage presentation. You will explore how to connect the shadow aspects of Gothic dark fusion belly dance by conjurin this energy from with the self. Levels: Open to All Bring: An…

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Head, Shoulders, Hands & Feet with Zoe- NBF17

April 8 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Newcastle Bellydance Festival, Newcastle
Newcastle, 2300 AU
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HEADS, SHOULDERS, HANDS & FEET WITH ZOE In this workshop, you will learn some funky, fusion combos that use parts of the body we sometimes forget about, or under-utilise. We will explore the use of heads, shoulders, hands and feet in layered movements, as well as sharp and creative isolations. Please bring your dance journal and be ready to try out some new movements! Level: Beyond Beginners and up Zoë’s dance journey started in Canberra 15 years ago when she…

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