A spellbinding journey into the traditional stylings of Raqs Sharqi Belly Dance with widely acclaimed performer and instructor, Safiya Nawaar. Drawing on her 20 years of experience as a professional performer, teacher and choreographer, she will introduce participants to her signature styles of dance hailing from Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Persia, as well as modern fusion genres she uses in her cosplay performances. A fun energetic class combining stagecraft and emoting, internalizing your movements, and creating beautiful lines through posture and arms. We will work on traveling steps, combinations, and how to be dynamic on stage through use of flow and energy. This workshop will be appropriate for all levels of dancers. We will work through each movement from the ground up, discussing posture, leg placement, center of balance, arm positions, and attitude. For the more experienced dancers we will be adding more challenging combinations and layering. Then we will change them up so you can see how the same moves may be used to different styles of music, and how the energy and personality change. Visit her at www.ArabesqueLex.com
Convention Center Level 3 - Hyatt Level "L"