Schedule

09:00 The day begins with workshops until 15:00

15:00 Tournament & Championship sessions in Room One.  All entrants must be ready and waiting in Room Two

18:30 Presentations

19:00 Performances & Party Night

All entrants please arrive on time for your chosen activity

Spectator and/or Party Tickets Available

Early Bird Prices Until 31 January 2018

Confirmation and full details will be sent after booking

Vendors please contact the event organiser for availability

Workshop Timetable

Room One

09:00 – 10:00

“The Swingers”

Learn the amazing art of Poi from Emily Rose master of technique.  Poi will be provided but bring your own if you have one as there maybe time for a taste of Double Poi

10:15 – 11:15

“Cabaret Pop”

Choreography based Turkish dance, upbeat, stylish and definitely one you don’t want to miss.  Delivered by the amazing and outstanding  Ozgen.

11:30 – 12:30

“An Asian Mix”

Taught by Snake Boy himself this workshop promises some amazing moves from Bollywood, Bhangra, and maybe some Twerking!

12:45 – 13:45

“Spectacular Fans”

This beautiful prop works well with so many Middle Eastern dance styles and Susie’s elegance and poise will show you how to add fans to your dancing reportoire.  Fans will be provided

14:00 – 15:00

“Getting Down to Earth”

You will need a little bit of energy to take this workshop but I can guarantee it will be worth the effort as Angelina shares her own unique blend of Africa.

Room Two

09:00 – 10:00

“Feeling Alive with Saiidi & Raqs Assaya”

You will not find anyone better than Sarah Malik to show you how to use assaya (cane/stick) in your performances.  Learn all her tips and techniques for making this style look effortless and elegant. Please bring your own assaya

10:15 – 11:15

“Pure Egyptian, Baladi or Cabaret”

Helena Orientale will show you the subtle differences and how to get the best out of each style and along with some awsome technique this class is not to be missed!

11:30 – 12:30

“Khaleegy – Where to Start”

Often performed at weddings, khaleegy is joyful and expressive and involves the head by swinging the hair back & forth.  With safety in mind this workshop will show you how and where to start so relax and have fun – you are in the very safe hands of the prodigious and incredible Nawarra.

12:45 – 13:45

“Pop, Lock & Flutter the Turkish Way”

These tricky little moves will be made easy to perform with step by step breakdown and explanation from Eleanor Belly Dancer.  Just what you need to add that extra VaVaVoom to your performances.

14:00 – 15:00

“Tribal Origins & Evolution”

Looking at some of the sources for Tribal moves and understanding how to develop your own style. Whether you are taking your Tribal to a whole new level or simply starting from the beginning, start with the unique Chris Ogden

Room Three

09:00 – 10:00

“Liquidity in Tribal Fusion”

This workshop is aimed at creative more flow in your movements.  Working on undulations and waves as well as effortless liquid transitions between movements.  Delivered by the renowned Hilde Cannoodt

10:15 – 11:15

“Understanding the Joy of Movement”

Choreology or movement analysis is a universal language that started with Rudolf Laban to find new ways of movement and create a deeper understanding in dance.  It is often used in dance forms such as contemporary and ballet but Hilde Cannoodt has created as series of exercises that applies these theories to belly dance.  It is a revolutionary to dance and helps understand its tendencies on a deeper level which can help in areas improving technique, choreography and improvisation.

11:30 – 12:30

“A Unique Blend of Contemporary & Middle Eastern”

This is Hilde Cannoodt’s signature style in which she combines her style of fusion belly dance with contemporary dance and jazz. You will learn a series of techniques and see how the two styles work as a whole.

12:45 – 13:45

“Instant Shaabi”

A fast and fun choreography from Candi Bell using upbeat music and lots of energy.  Candi’s infectious style is definitely not to be missed. The most enjoyable way to spend a hour I can think of.

Tournament

Information

This section is aimed at the everyday dancer and is totally intended for fun and enjoyment.  The judging panel will award points as a guide only to the viewing audience, but it is the viewer vote that will count as to who will go through to the next round.  In the next round the judging panel will decide the winner and the runner up.  All entrants are entitled to feedback from the judges, please request this immediately after your performance.  Category 4 is a good old-fashioned dance till you drop!  All dancers irrespective of style will be on the dance floor at the same time.  They will improvise to our live drummers.  The judging panel will then select who is to be eliminated one by one until the last one dancing is the winner! 

Tournament Groups
  1. Solo
  2. Duet
  3. Groups – Max 5
Tournament Categories
  1. Let Us Entertain You
  2. Make Us Laugh
  3. Being Inventive with Props
  4. Dance to Live Music

Championship

Information

This section is aimed at the more professional dancer who would like to showcase their abilities and voting is totally determined by the judging panel.  You will be judged on a set of pre-determined criteria and not on your dance style.  The categories are set purely to create a fair competition. Say for example one of the criteria is a spin/turn.  These are basic moves for each category but can look very different between styles.  I do not want entrants to feel disadvantaged because of this, so an Egyptian dancer will be judged against other Egyptian dancers – I think this is fair.  All entrants are entitled to feedback from the judges, please request this immediately after your performance and Category 4 is exactly the same in championship as it is in tournament – dance till you drop!

Championship Group
  1. Solo Entries Only
Championship Categories
  1. Folklore
  2. Tribal including Fusion & ATS
  3. Egyptian
  4. Open for alternative styles e.g. Bollywood/Asian/Chinese/African/Spanish etc
  5. Dance to Live Music