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3 Early Girls Present: A Weekend with Michelle Sorensen

May 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Join Hannah, Ionah & Tessa, the 3 Early Girls, for another one of their major Syracuse area dance events. They are always excited to announce the Memorial weekend Instructor but are especially tickled to announce in 2017 they will be hosting the ever stunnning Michelle Sorensen!

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly Dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies under the direction of Kismet School of Dance (American), Kashmir Dance Company (ATS & Tribal Fusion), Trisha Mcbride (Tribal Fusion and Experimental) and more recently Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. An award winning dancer, Michelle placed 1st at Fusion Fest in 2011, 2nd at Fusion Fest 2012, and 1st in the Ultimate Bellydancer best Fusion Solo August 2012! She joined Sketch Cabaret in the summer of 2012, and has been a member of Sepiatonic since the Spring of 2013. Occasionally she can also be seen performing with Voodoo Productions at both private and public events. Along with bellydance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, including pole, silks, lyra, contortion and various other cirque style apparatus. “Cross-training” in this form of dance has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility and clean lines. Her life is also occupied with being a mother of 2 sweet little girls who are a constant inspiration to push boundaries and a reminder to explore! She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.

The 3EGs are delighted to bring her and invite you to partake in one of the most amazing events Syracuse has to offer! Join us in the fun, splendor, learning and entertainment of the show, plus shopping with belly dance vendors all throughout the weekend!

Workshops with Michelle
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Belly Work & Backbends
11:00am – 1:00pm
Wanting to increase flexibility in your spine? Having a hard time making belly work smoooooth?If so, this class is for you! The focus in this workshop will be on conditioning the core, and learning to make those muscles work together seamlessly to create fluidity and dexterity in stomach isolations. We will then stretch those muscles out with a long focus on back flexibility based on contortion style training. Come prepared to work hard and sweat!

Belly-Flow Work
2:30pm – 4:00pm
In this workshop, we will explore the floor! The focus will be on maintaining an even flow of movement inspired by yoga and exotic dance, while incorporating belly dance isolations. Remember to dress appropriately for working on the ground, and bring knee-pads if you need them! This will be a physically challenging class, so come prepared to work!


Sunday, May 28, 2017
Semi-Automatic Shimmies
11:00am -1:00pm
Shimmies are one of the most difficult techniques to master. In this workshop, we will cover a few of my favorite shimmies! We’ll add foot patterns, simple layers and timing changes to really drill them into our vocabularies and make them sustainable with minimal effort! Come prepared to sweat, as I like to run this workshop boot camp style

Drill Bits
2:30pm – 4:00pm
An isolation junkies dream! Come break down isolations with me, and then put them together for some truly mind bending layering! We’ll discuss muscle sharing and proper technique for initiation of all movements covered. This workshop will work both the brain and body, so come ready with a beginners mind.

Lunch break from 1-2pm both days
Gala Show Saturday Night
7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Workshop Pricing:
Early Bird Rates through:
– $45/workshop
– $80/single day
– $150/weekend rate (also includes Gala Show ticket valued at $10)

Show Tickets:
– General Admission: $10
– Students w/ ID, Seniors 65+, & Children 5-12
– OCC Students, Children under 5, Performers & Full Weekend participants FREE!

Want to vend at our event!
Contact 3earlygirls@gmail.com for information!

Performance slots are limited! Sign up for your workshops now and reserve your spot in the Gala show!

Register and get your Gala Show Tickets below today!
Email 3earlygirls@gmail.com to send a check by mail!
http://www.3EarlyGirls.com or http://www.ionahraqs.com
* We apologize, but we cannot issue refunds/exchanges for any reason.


May 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am
May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Onondaga Community College
4585 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, NY 13215-4585 United States
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