The more you know, the more confidently you will express your unique “voice” in dance. Elizabeth draws from her extensive knowledge in Turkish Roman (“Gypsy”) style to give you a basis in the form. From this background, we learn a fusion choreography, integrating traditional folkloric movements with modern belly dance and jazz elements. This workshop is sure to broaden your repertoire and expand your knowledge of rhythm.
As always, it is a good idea to bring a notebook & pen to class so you can jot down the important concepts. Additionally, Las Vegas is a desert. It's important to stay hydrated, so make sure you have water. Dress comfortably and avoid wearing loud hip scarves with coins out of respect for the others in the room. Yoga pants, tank tops/tee shirts, and quiet hip scarves are appropriate. Be prepared to have fun.
To learn more about Elizabeth Strong, visit her bio page here.
--Vanessa; Cairo, EgyptWhen competing, or dancing on a stage area (rather than around tables) utilize the space--but when you do stop in one place, keep it back slightly behind or in the center of the stage. Do not dance on top of the audience... Make then lean in to you. Make them actively engaged, and come to you.