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August 2017

Wollongong Belly Dance Festival!

25 August @ 9:00 am - 27 August @ 10:00 pm
Wollongong Belly Dance Festival, 6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Wollongong Belly Dance Festival is a biennial 3 day event from 25th-27th August 2017. The festival aims to celebrate the diverse traditions of belly dance, folkloric Middle Eastern dance, and its fusions through dance shows, workshops, and more. WHAT'S ON OFFER? - 3 DAYS OF DANCE WORKSHOPS - Featuring Esmeralda Colabone from Brazil and Australia's top belly dancers offering a feast of dance workshops for every level! - SHOWS - from the relaxed and informal 'Moroccan Indulgence' film night, to…

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Moroccan Chaabi with Virginia

25 August @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Virginia for this fun and upbeat Moroccan Chaabi dance workshop at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). Moroccan popular music is used to express feelings, and can be intensely political. Chaabi is the dance of the people and incorporates elements of traditional Moroccan movement, the dance features shimmies, hair sways, bold hip accents. The dance is earthy and joyous in nature and a whole lot of fun. In this workshop we explore the rhythm, technique, and movements that…

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Killer Technique with Ruby Lady

25 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cinnamon Twist School of Belly Dance, Shop 3/6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Are you up for some Killer drills? Join The Ruby Lady for her 2hour workshop on Killer Technique at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). Take your dance to the next level with the Ruby Lady. Explore new drills, techniques and exercises that will have you training like the professionals. Muscular accents, well executed footwork, layers and loose juicy shimmies will be deconstructed, reconstructed, drilled and blasted and mastered in this intense 2 hour workshop. Level: Intermediate/Advanced About The…

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Soulful Saidi with Ekaterini

25 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wollongong, City Diggers Wollongong 82 Church Street (cnr Church & Burelli Streets)
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Join Ekaterini for a fresh look at the Egyptian folkloric Saidi dance in her 2hour workshop at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017) Saidi is the earthy Egyptian folkloric dance incorporating lively steps and playful attitude. Learn a super fun and uplifting saiidi choreography with Ekaterini. The dance uses strong saiidi technique without losing the grace and femininity. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Bring: Cane if you have one, some will be available for loan. About Ekaterini Ekaterini is the founder of…

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Arabic Drumming with Jamal

25 August @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cinnamon Twist School of Belly Dance, Shop 3/6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Master Tabla player Jamal Zraika of Sydney will teach his sought after Arabic Drumming workshop at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). Jamal - better known as Mr. Tabla - is well known for his exceptional technique, vibrant performances, and his down to earth teaching skills. He displays a unique musical sensitivity and ability to improvise and embellish the patterns familiar to Arabic Music. Jamal is one of the most acclaimed performers of the Sydney Arabic music scene. Come…

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Intro to Belly Dance with Johara

26 August @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Sydney based performer and teacher Johara for her 2 hour workshop: ‘Intro to Belly Dance: with Zills and Veil’ at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). As an early learner of belly dance the many topics and styles can seem a little daunting. In this fun and informative introductory workshop Johara will take you through the fundamentals of belly dance movement. Learn some key dance steps using hips, upper body, and traveling and learn how to put them…

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Potluck Improvise!

26 August @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wollongong Belly Dance Festival, 6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Back by popular demand! Wollongong Belly Dance Festival launched this event in 2015 and it's back again this year. We invite soloists to perform a 2-3min improvisation at the 'Showcase and Bazaar' on Saturday 26th August City Diggers Wollongong. How does it work?: Music is chosen by the festival and played in a random order for registered performers. Performers must be present during 1.30-2.30pm for your name to be called to perform your improvised piece. There are no rules and…

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Snake! Tribal Fusion with Cristie

26 August @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cinnamon Twist School of Belly Dance, Shop 3/6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Are you up for some Snakey, slow and slinky Tribal Fusion? Join Crisitie for her 2hour workshop on 'Snake! Tribal Fusion' dance at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). We will be working with slow gooey moves, quick isolations, surprising mood changes, light and shade in this haunting and emotive chiftitelli piece. Use this music or take the movement ideas and combos for your own repertoire. Level: Intermediate (in any style). About Cristie Cristie is an experienced performer of…

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Around the World with Kirsty

27 August @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Take a dance journey around the world with Kirsty in her 2hr workshop at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). Social dance is the essence of celebratory occasions in the Middle-East. Each region has its own music and style for special occasions and parties. In this workshop Kirsty will delve into the dance styles of popular music scenes and social dance styles from Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, the Gulf, Iran, Lebanon and Egypt. We will explore the specific social cues,…

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Stage Makeup 101 with Rita

27 August @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cinnamon Twist School of Belly Dance, Shop 3/6 Kenny St
Wollongong, 2500 AU
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Join Rita for her 2hour workshop on Stage Makeup at Wollongong Belly Dance Festival (25-27th Aug 2017). Everything you wanted to know about stage makeup! In this fun hands-on workshop Rita will take you through the Top 20 products to have in your makeup bag. She will demonstrate and Oriental Dancer's glamour look on a model participant then participants will apply the look on their face with Rita's guidance. Some highlights & tips and tricks include - base, conceal, contour,…

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