A versatile and extremely well-rounded performer, Zoe Jakes has developed an instruction style all her own and is a popular touring instructor, her workshops regularly selling out. Katarina Burda (an original member of Bal-Anat) is her ﬁrst teacher and inﬂuence, and Zoe was a company member of Katarina's troop Aywah! along with the talented Mira Betz and Elizabeth Strong. She went on to perform with Suhaila Salimpour, spent a few years learning how to get in peoples faces in Extra Action Marching Band, and immersed in Americana Vaudeville with The Yard Dogs Road Show. A proud Member of The Indigo Belly Dance Company, Zoe holds Mardi Love and Rachel Brice as her teachers and inspiration. Currently Zoe Jakes is touring with her band Beats Antique, a group that has 6 albums and hundreds of live shows under their belt. Zoe designs and makes many of her own costumes and co-produces tracks with Beats Antique, also adding set designer and stylist to her body of work.
Zoe will teach Balkan Party
Balkan party combos and drills. You will dance, sweat, and dance some more!!!! Using the backbone that is Jamila format and Zoe’s ﬁrst teacher Katarina Burda's stylization, we will incorporate earthy hip movements with high energy drills and short combos. The playlist is rocking and will keep the class going, along with cute combos that are super fun in the moment, but so perfect to take away for your own choreography! 5-6 short and fun Balkan inspired combos will be covered in this workshop. Be sure to bring zils to the party!