Welcome to the 4th annual Shooting Stars Experience™! Our Star Instructor for this journey will be Rania Bossonis, a world renowned instructor and one of the original Bellydance Superstars. Mark your calendars and plan to join us as Rania takes us on a special three day journey along the Silk Road. We will explore different styles of dance, including Persian, Zar, Khaleegy, and Modern Egyptian.
The weekend schedule:
Friday, September 8th:
Bellydance 101 (6:00pm – 8:00pm) – This workshop is a must for every dancer! Rania will incorporate video, photos, music, lecture, and movement to create a truly immersive experience through the rich history of our art form. We will reach all the way back to the roots of the various dance styles of the Middle East. Then we will trace their evolution, both geographically and historically, all the way through to the present day.
Saturday, September 9th:
Persian Dance (11:00am – 1:00pm) – Persian dance is a stunningly beautiful style of movement. It is crucial to first gain a solid foundation in the basics of this dance in order to fully grasp its complexity. In this workshop we will explore two stylistic variations of Persian dance, Classical and Bandari. We will also learn more about Persian music and how to work with the 6/8 rhythm. This dance style will even help to deepen our understanding of Arabic dance.
Lunch Break (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
The Zar And Khaleegy Dance (2:30pm – 4:30pm) – This workshop is definitely a must for anyone who studies Egyptian dance! We will be focusing on the rhythms and movements of both the Zar and Khaleegy dance. First, we will look at the differences between these two dance forms, studying the history and cultural significance of each. Then, the similarity between them will be revealed as we explore their hypnotic movements. Please be sure to take proper precautions during this workshop, especially if you suffer from any head or neck injuries.
Shooting Stars Of The Night, An Epic Bellydance Showcase (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Sunday, September 10th:
A Modern Egyptian Choreography (11:30am – 2:30pm) – In our final workshop of the weekend, we will focus on the beauty of Modern Egyptian Bellydance. A series of combinations will be taught with a strong emphasis on technique and musical interpretation. These combinations will then culminate into a full choreography. Come dance with Rania and add a rich new choreography to your repertoire!
Registration is open! The early bird special for the Star Cluster package is now available. For only $185.00, you get all four workshops with Rania (9 hours of instruction!) plus a free spot to perform and/or vend at our Saturday evening show. We only have a total of 15 spots open, so grab yours before they are gone! This pricing is good through June 8th, then the price will go up and, if there are any spaces left, individual workshop registration will open. To register for the coolest dance journey in the Galaxy, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxcVXQ3hZMJACxhcXAdyDy8FMyfM1eG9NQPJ5SmIc1CkyVCQ/viewform?c=0&w=1