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City Style Tango

164 East Maple Road

Troy, MI 48083

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May 2 & 3, 2020



1. SHOW TICKET: $15, earlybird rates end March 1, 2020

2. ALL SATURDAY WORKSHOPS: $100, earlybird rate ends March 1, 2020

3. SUNDAY WORKSHOP - DRUM SOLO: $55, earlybird ends March 1, 2020

4. SUNDAY, Coffee & Chat, Belly Dance Professional Development & Ethics in 2020: $15 (earlybird)

5. ALL SUNDAY: Coffee/Chat & Cassandra Workshop: $70, earlybird ends March 1, 2020

5. SAT. & SUN. CASSANDRA WORKSHOPS (no coffee chat): $150, early bird rate ends March 1, 2020

6. ALL WORKSHOPS & CHAT: $165, earlybird rate ends March 1, 2020

7. THE WHOLE PACKAGE: $175 - One show ticket, all workshops + Sunday Coffee chat (earlybird ends 3/1/2020)

8. Saturday Morning Wake Up + Disco: Complimentary (free!) to workshop participants.



9 a.m. - Doors

9:10 a.m., Registration, Mingle, Shop, Relax!

9:25 a.m., Wake Up & Disco! Disco Party! Good Morning! Wake up with our freestyle disco party with the best playlist to start the day! THIS is how we will break the ice to get things started so we are all friendly! Hit the morning dance floor with Lana & Lauren - or just continue to shop or relax! (Free to Saturday workshop participants and vendors!)

9:55 a.m. - Morning Hello & Intro by Lana Mini & Lauren Franks

10 am -12 pm: Workshop One: Cassandra Fox! Tune Into Technique/Baladi Progression

WHAT A WAY TO START THE WEEKEND FOR ALL! Technique break down and strengthening. Layering, level changes, travelling steps, flourishes, accents, nuances, expression. Projecting movements with strength, power,or softness. No choreography, it's an in-depth look at movement and mechanics - and the musicality to make them shine like Cassandra always does. Improvisational techniques covered as well. Do you REALLY know baladi progression? Slow, sensual , gooey, fluid, powerful, earthy, and feminine, baladi progression!

12:00-12:40 pm Break

12:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.: Workshop 2: Cassandra Fox! Flutter Butter/Shimmy Shenanigans

Tune into your tummy and fine tune abdominal isolation. Learn the anatomy and technique of fluttering and exercises and practice techniques to help develop and strengthen abdominal moves in your dance. You know her for shimmies - precisely on beat like no other! Does anyone do it like Cassandra! This is not to be missed! *Please Note: Brinng Knee pads or a yoga mat!

2:45 p.m.- 3 p.m.. Questions from the day/photos/meet&greet

$100, earlybird rate ends March 1, 2020


10th Annual Detroit Raqs Belly Dance Show:

An Evening With Cassandra Fox & Guests

Dancers from the workshops will perform. Held at City Style Tango - known for its fun Saturday night tango shows is turning into an evening of Bellydance!


ADMISSION: $15, EARLYBIRD PRICE through 3/3/3030

Location: City Style Tango:

Doors: 6:15 p.m.

Showtime: 7 p.m.

Artist only after party location: TBD


WORKSHOP: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Doors: 9 a.m.

9:15 a.m.-10:10 a.m. - Coffee & Convo: 'Bellydance' Professional Development & Ethics in the New Decade. A much needed coffee and conversation - includes advice on how to market yourself, book gigs or teach -ethically. Are you an ethical student? Should we talk cultural appropriation? Yes. An open conversation, non-judgemental Q&A facilitated w Lauren & Lana. Advance register to guarentee enough coffee yourself, or if you dont' register in advance, bring your own coffee that day and pay $13. COST: $15 in advance.

10:15 am-12:15 pm - Drum Solo with Cassandra! Hands-down one of the Best Drum Solo Dance Artists of today! (We will say it again, 403,000 real Instagram followers with drum solo videos receiving hundreds of thousands of views). Her sharp technique. An Overview of strength in technique to help create a fun and exciting drum solos. Special attention will be given to creating power and fluidity on movements while keeping them clean and sharp.

Coffe Chat (how to handle bookings, elevate ethics): $15

Drum Solo Workshop Cost: $55 early bird by March, 3/2020

Sunday Both (coffee/chat and workshop): $70



Instragram's most popular belly dancer - but we've known her for years! Cassandra Fox is a multi-award winning professional Belly Dancer and Caribbean fusion dancer from Ontario. She began belly dancing in 2008 while studying at the University of Guelph, and eventually merged her love of belly dance with her Jamaican heritage to develop her Caribbean fusion style which blends caribbean music and movement with bellydance movement!!! You know her shimmies!

Beyond her Caribbean fusion, Cassandra is also known for her strong presence, powerful technique, and animated style of bellydance. Best known for her drum solos, her most viewed drum solo video has over 114 million views on Facebook. She has taught and performed throughout Canada, the US, and Europe.

When not dancing Cassandra enjoys tea, cats, crocheting, sewing, fabric hoarding, loves horses, and her boyfriend too.

About Lana & Lauren

Lana of Detroit Belly Dance and Lauren of Liquid Belly Dance have both been professional dancers and instructors of Arab Style Dance (both focus on Egyptian style) for years. They have both performed at concerts, nightclubs, festivals, weddings and nearly every other type of entertaiment event imaginable. Both are obsessed with elevating this art form, creating community, and making everyone feel welcome. Both live and breathe this dance. While this is Lauren's first time partnering with the Detroit Raqs Dance Convention, she's no less important! In fact, she talked Lana out of taking a year break! :D We can't wait to see everyone of all levels!

SHOW NOTES:*Only workshop participants pre-registered all of Saturday or both days get first dibs at show. Slots are extremely limited as in all great shows!

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City Style Tango

164 East Maple Road

Troy, MI 48083

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