Special Events

Belly Dance Workshop Series:

Love to Dance to Live Music with Claudia!

 Claudia will teach a three-part workshop series on dancing to live music. This series will culminate with a performance by participants in the three workshops on January 20th with the Pharaoh Brothers Band.
Workshops Where & When: Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga
Oct. 21, 2017 1-3pm
“Entrances & Improv Clinic”
Dec. 2, 2017 1-3pm
“Veil, Taqsim, and Confidence”
Jan. 13, 2017 1-3pm

“Dynamics and Captivation”
Show Where & When: Whirled Pies
199 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR Jan. 20, 2018 6-8pm
Live music with the Pharaoh Brothers Band! 
*Cost is $140 for 3 workshops and option to perform to live music on Jan. 20th. Payment must be received in full by Oct. 19th. *Drop-in is $55 (does not include live music performance option) Please email Amani with any questions at amanichristina@gmail.com.

Payments can be made to Paypal at c_hula@yahoo.com

 Datura Style Belly Dance Workshop Series with Ann Shaffer:

Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9th, 2-4pm.

Datura Style is an emerging dance format developed by Rachel Brice. It is an umbrella term encompassing both a technique method and a dance vocabulary that can be used for both choreography and improvisation. The Datura Style format fosters a positive growth-oriented approach to learning, coupled with a deep practice that connects the mind and body. Its aesthetic blends American Cabaret and American Tribal Style belly dance, with a focus on musicality and connection between dancers and audience.

This 3-workshop series will introduce students to some of the fundamental techniques, vocabulary, concepts, and terminology of Datura Style. You may sign up for individual workshops, or all three as a series. These workshops are appropriate for dancers with at least 1 year of prior bellydance experience.

About the instructor: Ann Shaffer has studied a variety of styles of belly dance for over 16 years, with over 10 years of experience teaching American Tribal Style® and fusion belly dance. She performs throughout the Pacific Northwest as a soloist and as a member of Troupe Tribalation. She has completed all four phases of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements training program, and is a Certified Datura Style Teacher.

Workshop 1: Datura 101
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-4 pm
This workshop will introduce foundations of Datura technique: the fundamental foot & arm positions, and the Hip Up Study. Bring a notebook & pen and a water bottle.

Workshop 2: Do You Speak Datura?
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-4 pm
This workshop will introduce some of the steps and combinations of Datura vocabulary, which can be used in choreography or group improvisation. Bring finger cymbals, a notebook & pen, and a water bottle.

Workshop 3: Improvisation Framework & Flow
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4 pm
This workshop will explore a variety of approaches to improvisation for soloists and groups, utilizing structured cues and less structured authentic movement. Bring a notebook & pen and a water bottle.

Cost: $35 in advance / $40 at the door (single workshop)
$90 in advance (all three workshops)
Payment by cash, check or Paypal (to ashaffer@alumnae.smith.edu)


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/483845021993809
All workshops held at Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga – 1840 Willamette St., Eugene
Contact ashaffer@gmail.com with questions or to register in advance.

Nov 18th and 19th: Improvisational Dance with Robin Bryant of Ashland!


that inspire and excite our awakenings!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! First timers through Seasoned Dancers.
Nov 18th and 19th
Saturday 1:00 – 4:30
Dance as a Healing Art
Sunday ..1:00 – 4:30
Dance as an Expressive Art
Please save your space by simply emailing robin.c.bryant@gmail.com
 your full name, and state which of the workshops you want to attend.
COST ..sliding scale, $45 – $70, per workshop.