Workshops


Timetable

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Workshop Costs

Workshops fees are priced based on teacher, workshop duration and topic
Workshops are non-refundable but transferable. Please refer to FAQs for further detail.
Workshops are appropriate for children. Children under 12yrs of age are half price (based on workshop availability)

Payment Options

Credit Card / Eftpos / Cash / Direct Deposit 

  • All Credit Card payments incur a 2.2% transaction
  • Eftpos payments incur a 1.9% transaction fee
  • Australian participants can pay by Direct Deposit

Workshops

Sunday March 3rd
10.30am – 4pm
With Jillina

Latin Ballroom

Day in the Life of a BDE Artist

Advanced/Professional/Teacher

Bellydance Evolution is a ground breaking production combining Middle Eastern and world fusion dances with contemporary ballet and theatrical storytelling. It is renowned for its theatrical staging, dynamic choreographies and an artistic blend of diverse dance genres.

In this intensive, experience the same challenges and rewards of our cast and artist development members. You will receive videos with “BDE” combinations to study and learn ahead of time – exactly as they did! During the workshop we will add intricate floor patterns, staging and explore the dynamics of working in formations. Jillina will give “insider” tips and tricks for stage directing plus time for Q & A. 

Performance opportunity for workshop participants – Perform Jillina’s choreography at the Red Carpet After Party!

Monday March 4th
7 – 9pm
With Luna

 

Latin Ballroom

The Body Eclectic

Open

Luna’s eclectic background in synchronized swimming, street dance, contemporary and belly dance has influenced her approach to using her body in response to music. In this workshop experience Luna’s favourite training techniques, transitions and ways of combining different dance styles in order to create original movement pathways. Pops, locks, shimmies, and waves will all go hand in hand. Challenge yourself, and your dance, to develop combinations for something truly unique and magical. 

Tuesday March 5th
7 – 9pm
With Margarita

Latin Ballroom

Oriental Choreography

Open

Learn a fun, dynamic choreography to new Oriental music. Get techniques on staging, musicality, expression and stage presence while enjoying authentic oriental music and movement.

Wednesday March 6th
6.30 – 9.30pm
With Jillina

Latin Ballroom

Magnificent Majense

Intermediate/Advanced

Time to rock your sharqi! This routine is full of exciting steps beautifully blended with expression. Move to various tempos and explore the rich instrumentation of the music. This is a unique choreography to add to your repertoire.

Thursday March 7th
7 – 9pm
With Kapua

Latin Ballroom

Freestyle Moov

Open

Aimed specifically at bellydancer’s and beginners to hip-hop, this workshop will focus on styling and blending students existing movements into hip hop by adding new layers of sharpness, texture and dynamics. Kapua’s style is described as a mealnge of Polynesian and contemporary dance, putting a new twist and flow on his unique workshop. Relax and release into the openness of free movement, musical expression and infinite space. Go beyond your comfort zone and change the way you Moov!

Friday March 8th
1 – 2.30pm
With Ruslan

Latin Ballroom

Ballet for Bellydancers

Open

An introductory level Ballet class for bellydancers which aims to look at technique, posture, fluidity, grace and flow to help support your existing dance technique. Ruslan will be mixing floor barre and centre work, assisting dancers develop muscle strength and flexibility. This workshop looks at the dancer’s entire body, from head to toe. You won’t walk out from this workshop as ballerinas but you will walk away with a better understanding of your body’s capabilities and exercises to help maintain your technique and dance safely throughout your dance journey.

Friday March 8th
2.40 – 4.10pm
With Kapua

Latin Ballroom

Hips of Tahiti

Open

Journey to the island of Tahiti! Let the rhythms of the drums guide your hips in the motion of the ocean. Explore Tahitian dance culture by learning to develop various isolating hip movements, add traditional poses and express meaning through graceful arm and hand motions.

Friday March 8th
4.20 – 6.20pm
With Jillina

Latin Ballroom

Romantic Pop

Intermediate/Advanced

Dance to the hottest new music! Full of innovative steps and floor patterns, this upbeat blend of lyrical and sharp moves will take your dance to the next level.

Saturday March 9th
10am – 12pm
With Jillina & Khader

Concourse Theatre Studio

Combination 4:0 with Live Drummer

Intermediate/Advanced

Learn exciting step combinations and floor patterns, as well as explore improvisation techniques, to various rhythms and tempos. Lebanese percussionist Khader Ahmad will accompany this workshop.

Saturday March 9th
1 – 3pm
With Margarita

Concourse Theatre Studio

Technique & Combination for Fan Veil

Intermediate/Advanced

As a dancer, you are an artist painting on the canvas of life. Develop your craft in this exciting workshop and learn the art of Fan Veil. We will create lines, shapes and flourishes of musical and visual expression and put them together in a captivating choreography. (If you are well versed in Fan Veils then further advanced and challenging exercises will be given)

Sunday March 10th
10am – 2.30pm
With Jillina

Latin Ballroom

Raqs Sharki Tank

WORLDWIDE DEBUT WORKSHOP! Think Shark Tank meets Bellydance… with Jillina on the panel.

A truly unique opportunity to have one of the world’s leading dance directors and choreographers give you direct personal advice and honest feedback – suggestions, tips, hints and secret weapons on how you can further develop your dance.

How it works: The day starts with a group warm up and short lecture on performance skills and awareness. Then, you present anything you have been working on – a choreography, improvisation, solo, duet or trio  (no more than groups of 3) – and Jillina will give you initial notes, corrections, feedback and guidance. You then have time to work with these notes and re-present your piece to Jillina for final feedback and advice.

This is the perfect opportunity for dancers who want one of the world’s sought after creative minds to give YOU personal advice and feedback. The Raqs Sharqi Tank performance area will be sectioned off so you have complete privacy and focus.

ONLY 1 SPOT AVAILABLE! First in, best dressed. Open to dancers of ALL styles.

Sunday March 10th
3- 5pm
With Khader Ahmad

 

Latin Ballroom

Evolution of the Drum Solo

 Learn all the rhythms and technique on any type of Arabic drum to include the Darbuka, Duf, Riq or Zills. This class is excellent for all levels. Beginners will learn basic technique and rhythm and more advanced students will learn combinations from the drum solo. Together the whole class will come together to play one of the most exciting parts of the New “Bellydance Evolution- Fantasm – Odyssey of Dreams” show.

(No instrument is required for the class but if you have a drum, please bring it).

Masterclass

Monday March 11th
11am-2pm
With Jillina

Latin Ballroom

Up close and personal with Jillina! More than just technique and choreography, Jillina’s exclusive Sydney masterclass is a unique opportunity for dancers of all levels to unlock the secrets behind working within a dance company or troupe. Gain insights into self-expression, performance, staging, directorial guidance and professional dance ethics PLUS a Q & A session where YOU ask all those little nuggets of information you most desire.

Jillina’s masterclass is not to be missed. Dancers will be exposed to an international standard of dance training as well as to potential opportunities outside their home base. Don’t miss this very rare opportunity to work closely with one of the world’s most renowned Oriental dance artists.

Locations

The Latin Ballroom
1st floor, 216 Church st
Parramatta

The Concourse Theatre Rehearsal Studio
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
(Enter through Stage Door on Anderson St)

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