Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Late Summer and Fall Events

So much is happening! I hope that you can join us at one or more of these events. I am always happy to see old friends, make new ones and dance together with those who share our passion!

I am listing the events below by LOCATION.

Contact Samra: http://www.samrasexpressions.com/ or email: samra40@netzero.net
276-236-4533 or leave message at 276-233-9211
If you are a musician, dancer or performing artist of another culture, contact Samra!

Payment by check to: Iara Kendrick, 1186 Blue Ridge School Rd, Fancy Gap. VA, 24328 or Pay-Pal to samra40@netzero.net
Please, download registration form at the website above and submit it with payment, or via email. (Ask about available discounts)CALENDAR OF CLASSES AND EVENTS

In Mt Airy, NC: Beginners Belly Dance : 6:45-7:45; Intermediates 7:45-8:45 at Reeves Community Center on MONDAYS

WEDNESDAYS: 5:30-6:30 Beginners Belly Dance at Pro-Health Fitness Center
Starting in Fall: Lunch time exercise. Mondays 12:00-1:00 PM

In Dobson, NC. Surry Community College: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 Beginners Belly Dance
WEDNESDAYS 7:00-9:00 Intermediate Belly Dance

At the CONSERVATORY OF DANCE AND THEATER on 119 W. Grayson St. Galax, VA
(entrance in the back by the parking lot)


Summer and Fall Schedule: Traditional Middle Eastern Belly Dance (Raks Sharqi) 6 week sessions. BEGINS JULY 12 (ongoing and begins each 6 weeks) $50 each both $75
THURSDAYS: 6:45-7:45 - Beginners (Introduction to Technique, Isolations, Toning)
7:45-8:45 - Combinations, Choreography, Introduction to Props
New session each 6 weeks

TUESDAYS 5:00-5:45 - WORLD DANCE SAMPLER FOR ALL AGES: Hawaiian, Tahitian, African, Brazilian, Classical Persian (Similar to the exercise class, but focus will be less on exercise and more on proper technique—only 2 styles per class, rotating) $25 per month

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Private lessons by appointment in: Free style Latin/Brazilian (no partner), Polynesian, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Beginning Persian, and North African. $30 per hr. ($20 for each additional consecutive hour - Packages available)

Tuesdays: 12:00-12:45 PM - ShimmyRobics (Shimmy into Shape) $25 per month
Thursday: 12:00-12:45 PM - World Dancercise ( Hawaiian, Tahitian, African, Brazilian, Bhangra, Persian) $25 per month. ($40 if doing both)

Special DanceCamp for Youth - Middle Eastern Dance Intensive
August 6-10, 10:00am-12:00
Each day will begin with a warm-up and end with a cool down. All classes will contain cultural information about the dances.

Day 1 – Posture, Alignment, Isolations, Rhythmic Walks, Basic steps and arm positions
Day 2 - Muscular control of movements, Shimmies of hip and shoulders, Start choregraphy to a POP Arabic song.
Day 3 - Steps and Turns, Drill of previous material, Introduction to dance with scarf, Middle of choreography
Day 4 - A Lebanese Folk Dance to warm-up, Review all of the above and complete the choreography
Day 5 - Review all material and refine the choreography. Presentation of Certificates.

Performance of the choreography will be presented at a place TBA. (optional)


MINI- WORKSHOP SERIES ON SATURDAYS - 2:00-4:00. Please, see dates and topics. Each workshop $30 at the door, $25 if paid no later than 2 weeks prior. Teachers submitting advanced registration with 6 students in one transaction receives complimentary pass. Purchase 4 workshops for a total of $80!!!! Pre-registration recommended. Notes provided. Bring water, and lots of positive energy!
All wokshops include warm-up, cool down and a fun interactive activity to reinforce the topic.

- “MOVE WITH RHYTHM” - 12:00-2:00 Combinations to 8 popular Middle Eastern Song Rhythms: Beledi, Maksum, Saidi, Masmoudi, Ayub, Malfuf, Felahi and Karachi.

- “ADD RHYTHM TO YOUR MOVES” - Fear-Free Finger Cymbals Fiddling. Combinations to various style of music and for making your own music. Your finger cymbals and you will become best friends and dance partners! Guaranteed FUN.

10/13/07 - Samra sponsors KATAYOUN (not part of the series: $40, $45 or $50 depending on registration date. Enroll soon. Space limited. Show slots almost full. Show $8.00
Workshop: 10:30-1:30 Persian Classical and Social Dance
Egyptian Raqs Sharki, Beledi, Saidi.
12/01/07 - Samra sponsors PAMELA BEAMON: Ballet and Jazz Especially for Belly Dancers (not part of the series) $25 by Nov 15, $30 afterwards or at the door if spaces available 10:30-12:30
2:00-4:00 - Samra presents "Dancing from the Right side and the Left side of the Brain" : Drills to learn to improvise and to create a choreography (part of the 4 workshop series)
DINNER SHOW: " CELEBRATION OF LIFE" will feature participants in the workshop, and dancers above 50.
1/5/07 - Balancing Props: Sword, fire, and the KITCHEN SINK (last workshop of the series)
8/18/07 - ALEXANDRIA sponsors Samra in Beckley, WV: Pop Turkish Combinations to include Bounce. The warm up will include styles of Turkish Dances that influence social dancing: Folkloric, Chifteteli, Karsilama (Rom). 10:30-1:00
9/29/07 - OZMA sponsors Samra in Bristol, VA. “MOVE WITH RHYTHM” - 12:00-2:00 Combinations to 8 popular Middle Eastern Song Rhythms: Beledi, Maksum, Saidi, Masmoudi, Ayub, Malfuf, Felahi and Karachi. Also, a short Drum Solo Choreography. 11:00-2:00
11/1/07-11/14/07 - SAMRA IN TURKEY, Yeah!!!!
11/17/07 - SAPHIRA sponsors Samra in Winston-Salem, NC. Double Veils Plus. Combinations to different fabrics, music and styles using double veils. Entering and exiting double veils, including SAMRA's signature technique of getting between 2 veils. Using multiple veils up to 7 and dancing out of them (not just removing them) will be included if time permits.
MARCH 22-30 Lotus Dance Retreat in Bali, Indonesia!!!! Samra, Siri, Joyce. The TRIO.