Sword Workshops with Sabine, Hosted by Mid-Valley Belly Dance Collective
November 4, 2017 - Two Workshops with Sabine.
Mid-Valley Belly Dance Collective is proudly hosting two (2) sword workshops with world renown Sabine.
Maximum class size: 15 participants.
1 - 2:30 pm (1.5 hours) $25
Beginning Blade: Sword Dance Essentials for Beginners.
New to blades? Introduce a new dimension to your dancing! Sabine will lead you through from the start, with basic holds, balancing, isolations, sword manipulations, and unique combinations for new sword dancers. Includes instruction for sword care, balancing tips, and lots of hints and tricks help you get the most out of your sword from the start. All levels of dancers are welcome and swords are available to borrow.
3 - 5 pm (2 hours) $35
Liquid Isolations and the Essence of Sword Dance
For Beginners to Advanced dancers. Distilled sword dance technique: instruction in extending hip, arm, and belly isolations and making them look ever-so- smooth-and-gooey while balancing a sword. Well practice cool-looking (but easy!) sword manipulations for dramatic presentation, work on those all-important arms and isolations, add some smooth and dramatic combinations, and block a slow and sensual sword dance from beginning to end. Some swords available to loan.
One half (0.5) hour break between workshops.
Pricing is for individual workshop prices.
Sabine has been studying, loving, and living the art of Middle Eastern Dance since 1988, when she took her first class in Lebanese Cabaret style belly dance with Bianca. Since then shes followed her dance muses to pursue extensive studies in ATS and Tribal Improvisation, Egyptian, Am-Cab, and Turkish; folkloric dances such as Guedra and Tunisian, and even Indian Bollywood, Bhangra, and Kalbelia dance styles. But her true love is swords: for over 25 years she has been passionate about sword dance, fusing movements from classic Raks Sharki and a tribal aesthetic with martial arts to create a unique and dangerous dance style with her 3-foot long Turkish Scimitars. Sabine has created an entire repertoire of cued sword dance combinations to be able to lead her tribal belly dance troupe, Tribalation, in cued improvisational sword dance performances. She now travels to share her love of swords, and teaches sword dance intensives at her home studio and around the world.
Sabine lives in Eugene, Oregon where she owns and manages Celebration Dance Studios, teaches 6 classes a week, directs her tribal belly dance troupe Tribalation, and student troupes Azhaar and Sister Celebration, and volunteers as president of the local Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene. She balances her right and left brains by also working as a manager and analyst in social research, and balances THAT craziness by hiking, bike-camping, and skiing with her husband and their two young adult children.
Downtown Dance (View)
223 NW 2nd Street (2nd and Van Buren)
Corvallis, OR 97330
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|