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Master Class with Zoe Jakes

November 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - November 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Friday, November 18 – 6:30-9:30 pm: Fire in the Belly: A choreography wrapped in undulations, spirals and diagonal extension

A choreography to wake up the spine!

Undulations, flutters and diagonal extension all with the purpose of making transitions disappear. Fluid and sleek lines mix with the circular and infinite shapes of belly dance, with dynamic splashes along the way.

Using breath and the negative space around us, we will be chasing movement through the entire body and back again. The technique behind Zoe’s style of undulations and interior circles will be broken down for this workshop, as well a vigorous warm up to prepare for full body expansive movement.

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Saturday, November 20 – 1:30-4:30 pm: Divine Muse
The root of Eastern dance stylization lies in the transition, the inspiration before thought, and the effortless fluidity that is inspired by the breath.

This workshop focuses on the honey and molasses that is present in Indian, Balinese, and Thai dance forms. We begin with a short lecture about what ties these forms together, and the inherent differences that set them apart, and how to fuse them effectively with Tribal Fusion.

Peek into a completely different world of dance aesthetic, learning short dance phrases to explore the mysterious and timeless elegance of these stylizations.

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Saturday, November 20 – 4:45-6:45 pm: Fleet Foxes – strange layers and sleek extension

Layer with style…take that technique and make it work for you!

For these two hours, we will work on executing layers elegantly and smoothly. We’ll cover plenty of flow drills, and break down concepts to be accessible to all levels.

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Sunday, November 21 – 11:00-2:00 pm: Femme Fatale
Drawing upon the female characters found in the 20’s through the 70’s, we will use the inspiration their decade evokes to create dance phrases oozing with personality.

In this single class we will embody Showgirls, Flappers, Golden Era movie stars and Fossey dancers. This class includes several combos and we will be using group exercises to get theatrical!

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Sunday, November 21 – 2:15-4:15 pm: Zoe’s Book Of Shimmies
Non-Stop Shimmies!!!

Let’s work on huge hips and loose shimmies. We are going to explore lots of different styles of shimmies, and new ways of doing them. So whether you are new to belly dance, or looking for something to add to your repertoire, this is the workshop for you.

It’s all here: 3/4 shimmies, 4/4 shimmies, sharp and smooth shimmies, travelling shimmies, layered shimmies, timed shimmies and non-timed shimmies…WHEW! So..lets dance!

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Early bird pricing through October 1!
Package pricing also available

Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard


November 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
November 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Sahara Dance
4433 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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