30 May
 Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance
 1018 C Almanor Ln - - Lafayette - United States
 Dawn Morrison
Join Colleen from Belly Dance Super Stars for a belly dance intensive and fusion Hafla!!! Sat May 30th- 10:00-12:00-Workshop A- East Meets West 12:00-12:45-Lunch Break 12:45- 2:45-Workshop B-Creating a More Aqueous Dancer. 3:00-4:15- Workshop C- Plethora of Techniques on How to Paint Your Palette ( Make-up for stage) Sunday - May 31st- 6:00-10:00pm-"Dancing with the Stars belly dance fusion Hafla" featuring Belly Dance Superstars Colleen & Rebecca along with workshop participants. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS: **Workshop A-Sat May 30-10:00-12:00 "East Meets West-" >> Known for her unique blend of the two styles, cabaret and tribal fusion, and her extensive training in hip-hop, jazz, and ballet, Colleen will break down some moves from each style and integrate them into a tribal fusion choreography. This innovative workshop will focus on some of the nuances of hip-hop and how it can be applied to Egyptian/ tribal fusion. We will fuse various crisp and pronounced movements, in which comprise tribal fusion, with the more elegant and graceful elements found in Egyptian belly dance. This will bring more edge and intrigue to your dancing. The integration of pop-lock, break dance, and Oriental belly dance into tribal fusion invokes a quality that is strictly unique. Colleen will focus on seamless transitions, technique, timing, polishing ones posture, and the importance of honing your art. You will leave the class with a fun and funky choreography and a new approach to your dance. ** Workshop B-Sat May 30-12:45-2:45 "Creating a More Aqueous Dancer" >> In this workshop you will develop the skills required to be more liquid-like in your dancing. You will learn the different muscular isolation's and flexibility necessary to achieve more fluidity within your movements while still maintaining strength, conviction, and control. There will be an exploration of the infinite possibilities of motion passing through your body. Emphasis will be placed on maintaining a strong core, layering crisp hip-work with liquid snake arms, full and half body undulations, various break dance body waves, and floating hip accents, while continuing to be mindful of precision, style, and grace. We will combine and contrast elegant and graceful yet powerful and crisp movements, without sacrificing the integrity and continuity of each of the stylistic elements. The class concludes with an exhilarating choreography which will incorporate the components and combinations introduced during the first half of class. **Workshop C- Sat May 30- 3:00-4:15 "A Plethora of Techniques on How to Paint Your Palette ( Make-up for the stage)" This workshop showcases Colleen's vast experience and passion for theatrical character make-up. Dancers will learn the secrets of flawless stage make-up with an emphasis on enhancing your personal features. You will learn how to combine facial composition and structuring, undertones, color combinations, contour, and color-correction. We will discuss and demonstrate the various ways to shade and enhance your eyes, with consideration of shape and size, to ultimately make your face pop and give your stage performance that finishing touch. Colleen will review her favorite products, colors, and application techniques. She will also demonstrate the best use and applicability of a myriad of make-up brushes, glitter types, and bindi appliqués. Bring your makeup and brushes. PRICES: Colleen - All Inclusive Package -( all 3 workshops)- buy A & B- get C free.... Early Bird - before May22- $100. A,B,&C-May 23-May 29 $110 (W/ dinner show before May 22-$130) W/DINNER SHOW after May 22-$140) Individual Workshops - workshop A&B-East Meets West & AqueousDancer- Early Bird Rate before May 22-$50 per workshop May 22-May 29-$55per workshop At the door ( if room available-30 participant max)-$60 Mini workshop C-Stage Makeup- -Early Bird -Before May 1-$20 Prepayment May 1-29- $23 - at the door-( if room available)$25 Dinner Show Tickets-$30. includes 5 course meal(lentil soup, bread, Bastille, entree, baklava, hot tea, tax and tip.) Does not include additional beverages, kababs , or salad. -ALL WORKSHOPS are at Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance (Aka: Lafayette Dance and Movement Center)-1018C Almanor Ln. Lafayette Ca. 94549 -THE DINNER SHOW is at the El Morrocco Restaurant -2203 Morello Ave. Pleasant Hill Ca. (925)671-0132 COLLEEN'S BIO.... Colleen joined the Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses troupe in early 2003 as the first official Desert Rose. Being one of the first selected, she is also the only one remaining from the original cast. A native of San Francisco, Colleens' dance background is in ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and belly dance. She is recognized for her elegant and graceful, yet edgy and funky, approach to dance. Her credits include belly dance instructional and performance dvds, and numerous commercials and music videos. She appears in over 10 documentaries and performance dvds produced by Bellydance Superstars, including "The Art of Bellydance": Live from Shanghai," Live in Paris"," Babelesque": Live from Tokyo, "Tribal Fusions", "Tribal LA". She performed with the Bellydance Superstars at the World Peace Music Awards held in Bali along with the 2003 Lollapalooza summer tour. Since then, Colleen has danced in over 20 countries with the company and to date, has never missed a tour performance. Due to her unparalleled versatility, she consistently played the role of the company's' chameleon. You could see her gracing the stage as a colorful cabaret dancer and within the same show, slip seamlessly into the tapestries of tribal. As a result of her passion and dedication, she began performing strictly tribal within the company and continued to do so for seven years. Colleen teaches throughout the U.S. and offers a unique blend of cabaret and tribal fusion within her workshop format. *************PAYMENTS:***************** for workshops and tickets send - PayPal to Or pay during shimmy dreams regular classes/ Or call (925)984-8213 to pay Samira by Credit Card. When you pay- 1. please specify which wokshops you are attending. 2. RSVP if you would like a 4-6 minute dance spot at the Dinner Show. Spots and dance order will be assigned first come first serve based on workshop payments received. Limited to 20 dance spots. Duets and trios welcome. 1 spot per performer. For more info… CONTACT INFO: (925)984-8213

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