Here is a list of workshop topics available globally to book. You can book Andrea for any of these workshops or request a custom tailored workshop for your student’s needs. Visit the contact page and put “workshop” in the subject.
Nadia (3hrs) Intermediate/Advanced
An exquisite opening number that incorporates the use of a veil and athletic floor work. This piece is the perfect combination of strength, beauty, and skill. * Please bring a veil *additional floor veil workshop available upon request to cover floor and veil technique.
Foundations (3hrs) Intermediate
This drum solo starts slow and builds with intensity. It is a perfect finale for either a cabaret or tribal style set. Advanced finger cymbal accompaniment is available for groups looking for an additional challenge.
Variations (3hrs) Intermediate/advanced
This drum solo is a show stopper that audiences love. Each section of the music is a surprise with virtuosic drumming that the dancer can meet beat for beat. Advanced layers and musicality make this a perfect choreography for dancers to show the strength and power of belly dance.
Alf Leila Wi Leila (3hrs) Intermediate
A timeless classic with a modern approach this choreography is to Oum Kalthoum’s legendary song Alf Leila Wi Leila. Chasses, turns, musicality, and emotional content make this a rich addition to any dancer’s repertoire.
Building Blocks of Belly Dance (3-6hrs)
Building Blocks of Belly Dance (3-6hrs)This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners and advanced dancers looking to have a deeper understanding of belly dance technique. Dancers learn the basics of belly dance in a highly personalized and non-intimidating atmosphere. Body placement, terminology, musicality and which muscles assist with which movements will be a particular emphasis in this course. In addition, students will learn strengthening exercises specific to belly dance. Dancers leave with a firm foundation for continuing to improve their dance.
Dancers learn simple cymbal patterns while incorporating arms, belly dance steps, and full body movements across the floor. Cymbal patterns get progressively more complex as class continues.
I Got Rhythm (3hrs)
Percussive drills tailor made to match the most popular drum rhythms played in belly dance music. This is a great workshop for dancers who are interested in exploring musicality and how to incorporate it into their dance practice.
East meets West (2-3hrs)
This workshop takes classic belly dance steps and combines them with basic ballet and jazz moves to create fun combinations that are fresh, interesting, and dynamic. Dancers will turn, twist, and chasse across the floor like a pro.
Dancing Taqsim (3hrs)
This Workshop uses the art of taqsim to help dancers become educated music listeners. Dancers will learn how to approach improvisation, movement concepts that can be applied to each instrument, technical breakdowns, layering concepts, and the different ways taqusim is found throughout Arabic music.
Dancing Drum Solo (3hrs)
This Workshop dissects the framework of the drum solo helping dancers better prepare to improvise and choreograph to this exciting section of performance. Dancers will learn common rhythms, licks, and breaks used in drum solos as well as technical breakdowns, layering concepts, and making movement musical.