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Bellydance 101 Workshop by Gypsy Rhythms

Bellydance Workshop Weekend by Dancing Divinity

Invest in yourself! Book a bellydance workshop

with fabulous belly dance stars!!!

 

All details regarding the workshops & instructor bio’s are in the Registration form – please fill this out and mail to natalie@dancingdivinity.com should you wish to book

 


Belly Dance Intensives Workshop by Collabaret

Collabaret

is hosting

Belly Dance Intensives


This is a great opportunity to learn from three of JHB’s top performers…

three unique styles of dance & teaching techniques

all in one day, on the 15th of May!

Only R 460pp for all three workshops

(If you joined us for our Shimmython & Belly Dance Spectacular

on 14th May, only R 450pp)

Don’t miss out!

More details to follow soon…

The Collabaret Team

Natalie Misplon

Marion Nowak

Bhana

collabaret@gmail.com

 

BELLY DANCING IN TURKEY – 2 spots available!!

Hi there!

Analise da Costa is organizing a trip to Turkey this year, and she has 2 places available, so if anyone is interested please let her know as soon as possible, as the airline is issuing the tickets at the end of this week.  There are 10 women and 2 husbands going and it is really going to be a fantastic trip. The only payment that needs to be done now is for the tickets, which will be R9500.

The land package will be paid for later.
The detailed program is below.
The dates are 18 August to arrive back on the 2nd of September.
The cost: R25000 pp sharing

Rates include:

  • Accommodation:

6 nights at Zurich hotel in Istanbul (4****)

1 night at the Iris hotel in Canakkale (4****)

3 nights at the Ontur hotel in Izmir (4****)

1 night at the Pam hotel in Pamukkale (4****)

2 nights at the Peri Tower hotel in Cappadocia (4 ****)

or similar

  • Meals:

Daily breakfasts

10 dinners at hotels

2 dinners at a local restaurant

1 dinner with show at Kervansaray nightclub in Istanbul

1 show without dinner at nightclub in Cappadocia

  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums as per above given itinerary
  • Private boat during the Bosphorus cruise
  • 2 X two-hour belly dance class in Kervansaray nightclub on a private basis
  • Air-conditioned coach throughout the tour
  • Limited local drinks during the show at the Cappadocia and Kervansaray nightclubs (i.e. per person 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks)
  • Tips at the hotels and restaurants
  • All flights included (we fligh direct on turkish airlines)

Rates exclude:

  • Porterage at the airport
  • All lunches
  • Drinks during the meals (except at the shows in Cappadocia and Istanbul)
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Visas

BELLY DANCING IN TURKEY 14 days / 13 nights

Day 01: Istanbul

You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 02: Istanbul/Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel you drive to Canakkale crossing the Dardanelles strait. Upon arrival in Canakkale you visit the ancient city of Troy.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Canakkale

Day 03: Canakkale/Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel.  In the morning you drive to Izmir.  En route you visit the Acropolis and Asklepion of Pergamon. Upon arrival in Izmir you visit the ancient Agora.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 04: Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel

Today a full-day excursion to Ephesus. You visit the Ephesus archaeological site and museum, as well as the House of the Virgin Mary.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 05: Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today a full-day excursion to Priene, Miletus and Dydima.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 06: Izmir/Pamukkale

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning you drive to Pamukkale. En route you visit Aphrodisias, which is dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Upon arrival you stroll through the ancient ruins of Hierapolis.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Pamukkale

Day 07: Pamukkale/Konya/Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast you depart for Cappadocia.  En route you visit the Mevlana museum in Konya.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Cappadocia

Day 08: Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you visit the Goreme open air museum, the natural citadel of Uchisar, the villages of Avanos and Cavusin, as well as the underground city of Kaymakli.

Dinner at hotel followed by a folklore and belly dance show at a nightclub.

Overnight: Cappadocia

Day 09: Cappadocia/Kayseri/Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul.  Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 10: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

Today a full-day of sightseeing.  You visit the Basilica of St. Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (excluding the Harem section) and the Underground Cistern.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 11: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a two-hour belly dancing class at Kervansaray night club. In the afternoon you visit the Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar – the shopping highlight of the tour.

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 12: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a cruise on the Bosphorus by private boat (provided a minimum of 10 participants) and a drive to the Asian side of the city. There you visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill.

Dinner with a belly dance show at Kervansaray night club

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 13: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a two-hour belly dancing class at Kervansaray night club.  The remainder of the day at leisure.  Why not treat yourself to a visit to one of the traditional Turkish baths?

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 14: Istanbul

Breakfast at your hotel

A full day at leisure for last minute shopping.

Later transfer to the airport for your flight home.

If you are interested please email Analise da Costa ASAP: analisadc@gmail.com

 


Danisa of Argentina in Cape Town, SA by BellyFusion and The Hip Circle Belly Dance School

Danisa’s credentials run into pages as she has devoted most of her life to dancing, starting with ballet and traditional folk-dance and then teaching and performing the merengu in Argentina.  She has traversed India, Spain, the Middle East, Egypt, Japan and China perfecting the art of belly dancing and learning different styles, together with performing and teaching. She has trained under all the great teachers & performers of belly dancing and is presently performing throughout the United Arab Emirates with a distinguished agency.

You can read more about this beautiful belly dancer in the next quarterly issue of the RaksAfrica Magazine which is due out in April!


NOTE: To ensure that everyone has a pleasurable experience and gets the most out of each Workshop, space is limited to 25 dancers per Workshop – so PLEASE BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!!!

For further information please do not hesitate to contact, Alison at:
alison@bellyfusion.co.za
cel:  082 824 0908
www.bellyfusion.co.za
www.danisabellydance.com
(please note Danisa’s website is under construction at the present time – see Facebook – Danisa Bellydance)

Collabaret’s Shimmython and Bellydance Spectacular

Shimmython and Bellydance Spectacular in celebration of World Bellydance Day. The Shimmython is open to ANYone – belly dancers; friends; brothers; sisters; aunts; uncles; etc etc …& any enthusiastic FANS alike! Come & support this exciting event!!!

Time: Saturday, May 14. 3:00 pm – 8:00pm

Location: The Sheikh’s Palace Rivonia

Email: Marion Nowak for more info @  collabaret@gmail.com

3x Oriental Dance seminars in Magical Bali, Indonesia by Akasha

This April Akasha brings you Not one, but THREE exhilarating Oriental Dance seminars in Magical Bali – the number one tourist destination in the World! 7 Days in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia include 20 hours of dance training / ample free time in the afternoons and evenings to explore this vibrant holiday town with it’s unbelievable night life.

Quick impressions of my 2009 stay in Bali : ‘Always a smiling face to greet you; rich colors and textures surround you everywhere you turn / Warm, sunny days at the beach sipping on an ice cold local beer / Breathtaking Sunsets and succulent seafood at Jimbaran Bay / Hot sultry nights, dancing at the many clubs and discothèques until the early hours / Ancient temples and mischievous monkeys / Early morning offerings outside little shops / Sunset ceremonies.
Bali takes a piece of your soul for herself and lures you back with the promise of more…’

Workshop content for Seminar 1 and 2: Body logic warm up and cool down techniques [ learn the safe way to warm up and cool down ] / Technique, Strength and Stamina training – tune your instrument / Musicality for dancers – explore your different dance ‘personas’ through creative use of imagery, breath work, gesture, and character-play / Music appreciation and rhythm work, including daily Zagat practice / Putting it all together – the choreography

Every day we will focus on bite size chunks of training and dance information. Keeping the information fresh, fun and manageable, will give YOU, the participants, time to practice and apply what you have learnt, and prepare for the next day’s session. Participants will receive Certificate of attendance at the conclusion of their Seminar.

Schedule for Seminar 1 and 2 will be mailed to participants by 1 April 2011

DATES:
Magic of Bali Oriental Dance Seminar 1 – Start Date: 22 April 2011 End Date: 26 April 2011
Cost: $ 399.00 PAID IN FULL BEFORE 1 APRIL 2011

Class schedule – Morning classes – 20 Hours Dance training:
22 April 2011 – Friday 09h00 to 13h00 [4 hours]
23 April 2011 – Saturday 13h00 to 17h00 [4 hours]
24 April 2011 – Sunday 09h00 to 13h00 [4 hours]
25 April 2011 – Monday 09h00 to 13h00 [4 hours]
26 April 2011 – Tuesday 09h00 to 13h00 [4 hours]

Magic of Bali Oriental Dance Seminar 2 – Start Date: 29 April 2011 End Date: 03 May 2011
Cost: $ 399.00 PAID IN FULL BEFORE 1 APRIL 2011

Class schedule – Morning classes – 20 Hours Dance training:
29 April 2011 – Friday 09h00 to 13h00 [ 4 hours ]
30 April 2011 – Saturday 13h00 to 17h00 [4 hours ]
01 May 2011 – Sunday 09h00 to 13h00 [ 4 hours ]
02 May 2011 – Monday 09h00 to 13h00 [ 4 hours ]
03 May 2011 – Tuesday 09h00 to 13h00 [ 4 hours ]

Magic of Bali Oriental Dance Seminar 2 – Start Date: 22 April 2011 End Date: 30 April 2011
Cost: $ 399.00 PAID IN FULL BEFORE 1 APRIL 2011

Class schedule – Evening classes – 20 Hours Dance training:
22 April 2011 – Friday 7H30pm to 10h00pm [2.5 hours]
23 April 2011 – Saturday 6h30pm to 9h00pm [2.5 hours]
24 April 2011 – Sunday 6h30pm to 9h00pm [2.5 hours]
25 April 2011 – Monday 7H30pm to 10h00pm [2.5 hours]
27 April 2011 – Wednesday 6h30pm to 9h00pm [2.5 hours]
28 April 2011 – Thursday 7H30pm to 10h00pm [ 2.5 hours]
29 April 2011 – Friday 6h30pm to 9h00pm [2.5 hours]
30 April 2011 – Saturday 6h30pm to 9h00pm [2.5 hours]

Non refundable deposit of $100.00 is payable immediately upon booking – and will be refunded ONLY if Akasha is required to cancel the training

Teacher special – book and pay for 5 students and your own training is free.

FLIGHTS and ACCOMODATION ( not included in seminar price )

For information/queries/bookings/payment details contact Akasha: ava@akasha.co.za

BAS Basics by Akasha

BAS Basics workshop @ R120

Time: 9h00 – 10h00
Time: 10h30 – 11h30
Time: 12h00 – 1pm

Studio: Daniel Swanepoel Dance Studio

Address: 65 14th Avenue, Northcliff , Randburg

 

This is an intense, high energy workshop for ALL dance enthusiasts wanting to get out of their selected ‘sandbox’

We work with a heady mix of Oriental / Afro-Brazilian and Rio-style Samba movements, and explore the dance and rhythm dynamics between the different dance styles; how they relate to each other; body visualization and finally how they work together.

Oriental dance has globally recognisable ‘basic’ steps and movement patterns, which, is also found in the dances of North and East Africa / Middle East / Mediterranean. Rich in culture, somewhat steeped in mystery as to it’s origin, this powerful dance with it’s subtle nuances find an instinctive niche within the female shape.

Afro-Brazilian dance was first created by the slaves of Brazil’s colonial era. The mixture of steps and rhythms brought by African slaves, to Brazil/Europe, created a vibrant and colourful mix between the cultures.

Samba – When we think of Samba, we think of feather boas, skimpy outfits and hoards of people dancing down the streets of Rio. Samba styles change from region to region, we will work with Samba Lupe. The beautiful sensual style found in Rio, especially during Carnival time.

By using Afro-Brazilian music [ both drumming only and modern pop mix ] the full potential of this explosive dance comes to light

This is a workshop with a full body workout for ALL LEVELS

Bookings: ava@akasha.co.za

Veils and Wings of Isis by Akasha

Wings and Veils are not part of Oriental Folklore, or even Classical Oriental dance.

Veils being mainly used for entrances, then casually discarded by the performer.

The Americans perfected the veil and Isis wings into the fine art that it is today. The possibilities are endless when working with these props , and when used correctly, it can add something magical and powerful to a performance.

Content:
To prepare the dancers body for veil work , we will focus on body alignment, balance, foot and arm technique. I draw on my years of ballet training for this. We will do simple balancing and strengthening exercises for the arms / upper body / arms and feet.

Students will learn how to expand themselves outward, how to move and work the arms with the body, so that they compliment each other. We will work on turning and spinning techniques, and focus on manipulating the veil to keep from falling over and experiencing dizziness and loss of balance.

Duration: 2 hours Level: All Props: Isis Wings & 2x Veils
Cost: R250

Venue: Pulzation Dance studio, Rabie street, Bromhof

Bookings: ava@akasha.co.za