Devotion Specialty Classes
San Francisco, CA
Specialty Classes with Devotion Guest Artists 14-17 Jun
Carolena Nericcio, director FatChanceBellyDance Mon 14 Jun 7-9pm
Sweet and Spicy Zils
Yes, you can play zils and dance at the same time! Learn how to hold your zils so you can play fast, what to do with your zils during a slow song, which zils are right for you, how to get a consistent sound, and a few other tricks.
We'll look at five Tribal Zil patterns (Basic RLR, Alternating RL, Military, Moroccan Six, Baladi) and apply them to your dance.
*Recommended but not mandatory: Dancers should know the basics of Taxeem, Arm Undulation, Bodywave, Hand Floreos, Shimmy, Arabic Basic, Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos. Dancers without knowledge of the basic steps can drill finger cymbal patterns during the dance segment.
Teresa Tomb, director Rakadu
Gypsy Tues 15 Jun 7-9pm
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Harvested...” The wedding of ATS steps, and concepts with modern dance improvisation exercises
In this workshop we will take some familiar steps from the FatChance vocabulary and weave them together in short combinations utilizing the concepts of sight lines, floor pattern, and shortened phrasing along with open flow dance improvisation.
Colleena Shakti Wed 16 Jun 7-9pm
Embodying Grace through Heartfelt Devotion, Indian Fusion with Colleena
What is devotion? How does it come into your dance life? How do we harness it's potential?
Plant the seeds of strength and beauty through refining your dance technique and deepening your intention.
Warm up and exercise series: Find your center through intelligent alignment, harness the power of your breath and build strength in forgotten pockets of the body.
Drilling of Movements / Technique: Indian Fusion movements (of a classical nature) will be taught and finally strung together in graceful combinations.
We will spin in this class... please don't come with a full belly! All levels welcome.Rachel Brice Thu 16 Jun 10am-12pm
Start the morning off with an energizing Yoga practice and lightning fast drills. We'll focus on combining foot patterns, arm patterns, fundamental isolations and a plethora of shimmies to create one or two combinations, then transition to making your own work. This class borders on cardiovascular exercise, so bring a bottle of water and perhaps a little towel, just in case we get a good sweat going.
Megha Gavin, director Devyani Dance Co. Thu 17 Jun 7-9pm
We'll review the Turkish Shimmy 1/4 fade as well as the "Chico Circle Up Combo" and the "Arc Arm Pass-Through" that have become favorites of the Deyvani Dancers. If time allows we will look at, and play with, two experimental combos for duets involving the Sunanda and the Arabic Shimmy with Arms and Turn.
Students need to know the basics of Arabic, Choo-Choo, Turkish Shimmy, Sunanda and Arabic Shimmy With Arms and Turn.