Rachel Brice in San Francisco: Feb 11th - 13th, 2011
Little Scarab presents a special Rachel Brice San Francisco weekend of workshops:
The Beauty of Backbone & Bravura
Friday Evening, February 11th, 7:30pm - 10pm
Serpentine, Smoky, and Sinuous Belly Dance Phrases
This workshops focus will be on the smooth and meditative isolations that Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is known for. Rachel will lead a practice that safely prepares the spine and the joints for snake-like bodywaves, undulations, arm patterns and level changes, and will teach combinations that combine these movements for participants to use in their practice to achieve effortless movement. All levels are welcome.
Saturday February 12th, 2pm - 6pm
Building Phrases from Fundamental Shapes
Each phrase in a belly dance "move" has between 5 and 8 elements. In this workshop we will learn and interlock these simple elements to create complex movements. Bring a sense of adventure and playfulness, as things start simply and build very quickly. A fun, high energy, and very challenging class for most participants. All levels are welcome, from the experienced beginner to the seasoned professional.
Sunday February 13th, 1pm - 5pm
Manipulating Motifs to Create Endless Combinations
In this workshop, we will work with 4 or more simple manipulations to make a single motif the basis for an entire dance. Participants will work with partners (to be chosen in-class) and present their combinations at the end of class. Please bring a notebook to record the steps used in these dance-building exercises.
Each class includes Yoga for your spine, Dance Preparation for the joints, and simple, high-energy combinations to warm up the muscular system and engage your cardio-vascular system. We then turn our attention to the focus of the day, adding dynamism and variety to your dance, finishing with compensatory yoga to bring your body back to neutral and help you transition to the rest of your day.
Please bring a yoga mat, a water bottle (re-usable recommended), and layers of clothing for warming up and cooling down. Stretchy pants and a form-fitting tank-top are recommended for the Yoga portion of class. Feel free to bring skirts or dance belts to layer for the dance portion of class.
Full Weekend Package (regular price after Jan. 10th): $245*
Sat/Sun Workshops (regular price after Jan. 10th): $180*
Payment Plan: $100 deposit secures your spot. Payment two of $145 due by 2/1/11. All deposit are non-refundable.*
*plus eventbrite ticketing fee
10 Colton St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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