Safiya’s Signature Oriental Raqs Sharqi Technique & Combos Join international instructor and performer Safiya Nawaar for a belly dance workshop focusing on her signature moves. 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. Safiya will be drawing on her 20 years of experience as a professional belly dance performer and teacher to lead this class. Her specialties include the traditional and folkloric dances from Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Persia. 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.
Meeting Room 1,2 is on Level 2 of the Convention Center