Dalia Carella Dance Workshops
Come learn, laugh, and grow with celebrated internationally know dancer & instructor Dalia Carella! She will be making a rare appearance on the West Coast to share her unique style of world fusion belly dance blending Turkish Roman, Flamenco Araby, and Tango. Each class will be two hours long with a 30 minute break in between sessions. Classes will be held on Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st in the beautiful Yaw Theater in Georgetown, conveniently located near I-5 (with free on-street parking). Take advantage of early bird pricing and bundling to save up to $60!
These intimate workshops are open level. It is recommended that all dancers have a firm grasp of belly dance basics (i.e. isolations, layers, traveling foot work, and the ability to use props for fan, skirt, & veil classes). Dalia will focus on a variety of techniques and combinations which may lead up to a short choreography.
Please, no coin scarves or belts.
Workshop Topics and Times:
Saturday, February 29th 12:30-2:30
TURKISH ROMAN TRADITIONAL
A must for everyone who loves this dance style! The focus here is on dancing to the exotic and sometimes challenging Turkish 9/8 Romani Karsilama traditional rhythms. Dalias unique approach simplifies this earthy style. Students will assimilate the hand gesturing, foot work, and distinctive Romani feel. Learn how to dance with the pelvis rather than the hips and enjoy working with all the Turkish Romani hand gesturing that Dalia has developed and refined for decades.
REQUIREMENTS: just your fabulous self, ready to dance and learn!
Saturday, February 29th 3:00-5:00
DUNYAVI ROMANI WITH SKIRTS
This is one of Dalias signature art forms created in 1979. In this workshop, she fuses Turkish Roman and Spanish dance into one mesmerising concoction. Turkish Roman hand gesturing and foot work are combined with Flamenco arms, skirt work, and posturing. Dalia will be also be educating dancers how to count and dance in 9/8 Karsilama rhythm to feel comfortable dancing to it. If you are new to Roman style dance, we highly recommend taking the Turkish Roman Traditional workshop.
Full skirts without slits are required, 10- 25-yd recommended.
REQUIREMENTS: please wear a 10 or 25 yard skirt, ATS style
Sunday, March 1st 1:00-3:00
FLAMENCO ARABY WITH ABANICO (fan)
Dalia has been perfecting her Abanico technique since the late 70's and has developed a unique teaching style that empowers dancers to leave the workshop feeling they can dance competently with the fan. We begin with basic fan technique and progress to more challenging movements. Dalia will share practice tips so you can continue to improve on your own at home.The movements are a combination of Arabic dance with fiery and flirtatious Spanish fan and Latin Caribbean skirt movement.bFull skirts without slits are required, 10- 25-yd recommended.
REQUIREMENTS: please wear a 10 or 25 yard skirt, ATS style and bring a large, professional quality Flamenco fan. Here are links to a few sources we like:
Sunday, March 1st 3:30-5:30
TANGO ARABESQUE WITH VEIL
Join Dalia as she fuses passionate Tango music with her unique veil technique and contemporary belly dance movements. Take home new combinations to put into your performance repertory. Emphasis is on finding a connection with your veil, treating it like your dance partner as you become one with the veil. Interesting foot work from both Orientale and Tango styles will be explored, as well as arabesques and floor designs to blend with neo-Tango music used in class. Get ready to be inspired by Dalia's creativity in both the movement and the music presented in this unique workshop!
REQUIREMENTS: please bring a standard rectangular belly dance veil, minimum size 3 yds (Dalia likes 3.5 or 3.75) silk recommended
Yaw Theater (View)
9237 20th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|