|October 19, 2013|
|12:00 am||to||11:00 pm|
Archive for the Category »Events «
|October 12, 2013||to||October 13, 2013|
When: 12th and 13th October 2013!
Hafla: Saturday 12th October.
2 hour workshops: R370,00
1 hour workshops: R185,00
9am – 11am
Every shimmy under the ATS sun!
Learn to shake and shimmy in every way possible, keep your audience amazed with this continuos movement. We will study closely the mechanics of what makes up the shimmy and work on make yor shimmy bigger, bolder, and more reliable.
Technique and drills – 2 hours
11:30am – 13h:30pm
Advanced workshop: Spins!
This will be a super intense look at spins. Technique and drills – 2 hours
13:30pm – 14:30pm: Lunch
Lecture:Costuming: An ATS History: R185
In this workshop we will discuss the evolution of costuming in ATS history. We will look at what the audience experiences through costuming, and how to best represent yourself as a dancer with costuming and make-up.
Lecture and discussion – 1 hour
7pm – 10pm Hafla
10am – 12pm
Molasses in Winter~The Ooie-Gooie of Slow
The name of the game is ‘how slow can you go?’ bringing the super slinky into your dance. Get the snake charming technique to hypnotize the room and bring your slow to an all new level.
Technique and drills – 2 hours (AST experience required)!
1pm – 3pm
Topsy Turvey ~Bringing Balance to Your Dance
With quick changes, level changes, turns and spins, this workshop will focus on keeping your cool and your feet.
Technique and drills – 2 hours (ATS experience required)!
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Lecture: Dance Professionalism at the Gig and in the Classroom
What does being a professional mean? How can you make yourself look professional to others, learn how with this lecture and discussion. Lecture and discussion – 1 hour
To book contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|November 30, 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Will be held at the Breytenbach Theatre (137 Gerhard Moerdyk street, Pretoria) on 30 November 2013
We invite you to come with us on a magical journey of betrayal, love, forgiveness and… of course dance.
You can get your ticket for R120 (R80 children under 12)
Contact Geela on 076 855 1048 or dancers-of-the-desert@telk
Part of the proceeds will go to Dancers Love Dogs to sterilize pets in underprivileged communities.
It’s for a good cause – come show your support!
|July 11, 2014||to||July 13, 2014|
In 2014, South Africa will be hosting 2 Master teachers & a famous Singer that will bring immense knowledge to our Belly Dance Community! Please save these dates NOW!!!
Chronis Taxidis, the master percussionist from Greece, will be joining us and teaching workshops on Arabic Rythms and their true meaning, Introducing beginner dancers to a drum solo & how to interpret it. He will also be teaching a zills workshop & Ioanna from The Belly Dance Academy Pretoria (Oriental Invasion) will be teaming up with him to teach a drum solo choreography that he composed especially for her.
While Chronis is in South Africa he would love to work with any professional Belly Dancers that would like to have their own drum solo composed for them!
Sandra Danse, Master Instructor from France, will be teaching workshops on Classical Oriental Technique (an aspect that is truly neglected in the South African Belly Dance Community), Tarab (her absolute specialty) & Expression of the music through the body.
Jamal, a Lebanese Singer, will also be hosted at the festival to bring a new & exciting, very unique element to the South African Belly Dance Stage.
All three of these European Artists will team up with South Africa’s finest dancers to put together a spectacular showcase with live drumming & singing!
The festival will be hosted in Pretoria. We would like to invite dancers from all over South Africa to join us for this amazing weekend of learning & dance!
There are belly sisters in Pretoria from The Belly Dance Academy willing to host those travelling from far! If any other studios in Pretoria are willing to host please contact Ioanna.
|July 27, 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
|April 5, 2013||to||April 7, 2013|
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING AT THE GODDESS DIVINE FESTIVAL?
- MISS BELLY DANCE SA 2013 COMPETITION Why not also enter the Miss Belly Dance SA competition? Think about it and send us an email if you would like more details. The poster and email blast about the competition will be sent out shortly.
- GODDESS DIVINE SOUK (MARKET) We will have many vendors selling all their glitzy and sparkly things on the day of the Miss Belly Dance SA competition … from costumes to accessories to DVDs to other fun stuff. Why not take some time out of your day and visit our little market in-between watching the competition.
- PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE We will be hosting a performance showcase featuring Kami Liddle and Michelle Joyce alongside some of South Africa’s most dazzling performers. Should you be interested in performing, please send us and email and we will get back to you.
WHO ARE THE INTERNATIONAL STARS?
Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She has studied cabaret style belly dance then found Fat Chance Belly Dance Tribal Style. She began to perform as a soloist incorporating other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop, jazz and Bhangra dance. After earning her degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005, she decided to pursue her passion full time and since then has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Kami toured with the Bellydance Superstars for 6 years and was a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. She is based out of San Francisco, CA and currently tours the world as a solo artist and occasionally tours with Beats Antique.
VIDEO CLIPS OF KAMI LIDDLE
Michelle Joyce started her professional bellydance career while living in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied under Sema Yildiz, the Turkish dance legend, and became the headlining act at The Orient Nightclub in Istanbul in 1998. In 1999, she moved to Australia, where she performed with the Harem Groove Bellydance Troupe in Brisbane. While in Australia, she was recruited to bellydance at an upscale Japanese nightclub. She spent four months living in Nagoya, Japan, performing on a nightly basis. New Year’s Eve 2003 was her infamous performance at the five star Sayaji Hotel in the conservative city of Indore, India, which sparked protests and a riot. Her sold-out show was aired live throughout India.
Michelle has won several bellydance competitions including People’s Choice Bellydance Awards (2004), Star Cabaret Performer (2006), Live Music Soloist (North Valley Competition 2006), and East Coast Classic Champion (2006).
In 2007, she edited and produced her first bellydance performance DVD, By Dancers For Dancers, a collaborative project by local dancers who had decided to stop waiting for someone else to “discover them” and took matters into their own hands. The success of this DVD launched Cheeky Girls Productions, a company that produces and distributes bellydance instructional and performance DVDs internationally. In 2010, she produced the world’s first bellydance reality show, Project Belly Dance. It was distributed online and immediately went viral.
Michelle frequently travels around the world to perform and to teach workshops. Her critically acclaimed line of bellydance instructional DVDs continue to be top sellers worldwide.
Michelle is currently the house bellydancer at several Middle Eastern restaurants and nightclubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an experienced dance teacher and certified personal trainer, and has always been very active in sports, gymnastics and dance. She spent many years doing gymnastics on horseback, for which she has won several national awards. Michelle has a Masters in Counselling, and though she bellydances full-time, she uses her counselling skills to help dancers overcome stage fright and to improve their performance skills.
VIDEO CLIPS OF MICHELLE JOYCE
Angela Sanders & Natalie Misplon
Goddess Divine Productions
Mobile: +27 (82) 606 1515
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|February 16, 2013|
|4:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
We are excited to tell you that we are putting the finishing touches on an amazing show which will prove to be our biggest and best yet!
We have worked hard all year to produce a showcase not yet seen in SA. This production will not only feature our dedicated students performing a variety of styles of bellydance, but also our brand new performance troupe, our dazzling instructors, special guest dancers, aerial silk artists and some crazy circus acts – all guaranteed to keep you entertained.
Early bird ticket sales are open!
For a limited time you will be able to buy tickets through us, and from the 15th December they can be purchased via the Barnyard website.
Join us for another exciting Gypsy experience!Book now!
Saturday 16th February 2013
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta
18:30 for 19:00
Tickets from R185pp
|October 20, 2012|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Always wanted to try belly dancing? Book now for an invigorating two-hour Bellydance 101 workshop, specifically designed for the absolute beginner. The next workshop takes place on 20 October 2012 at our Ferndale Studio.
Contact us now to book your spot!
|November 25, 2012|
|12:30 pm||to||3:30 pm|