ISAMETD Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers & Dancers

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               ISAMETD WINTER BAZAAR,  January 24 2015!!


WHERE:  Broadway UMC, 609 E 29th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
WHEN:    Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9:00am - 6:00pm

This is a day of shopping, classes, belly dance swap-meet (bring anything you might want to sell or trade), drumming, and dancing. 

Free to members and only $5 for non-members. Bring your sister, brother, mother, cousin, neighbor and BFF and come have some fun!!

This event is a carry in luncheon, so please bring a dish and make sure you write ingredients on an accompanying card, for those who might have allergies to certain foods.  ;-)

Schedule of Events:
9:00am - 9:30am: Registration/Shopping (President's welcome at 9:50am)
9:30am - 10:30am:  Workshop #1
10:30am - 11:30am: Workshop #2
11:30am - 12:00pm: Show #1
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch/Shopping/Networking
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Workshop #3
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Show #2
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Workshop #4A and #4B
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Workshop #5
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Show #3
5:00pm-6:00pm: Last minute shopping/networking/open dance

Workshop Descriptions:

Workshop #1
"Graceful Tribal Arms" with Jeana Jorgensen
This drill and technique class will wake up your arms and help your dance with precision, grace, and strength. Whether you're already versed in tribal dance or not, you'll get some new tips and tricks to take home and play with. help your dance with precision, grace, and strength. Whether you're already versed in tribal dance or not, you'll get some new tips and tricks to take home and play with.

Workshop #2
"Become A Smooth Operator: Getting On and Off Stage Gracefully" with Shuvani
Your entrance is the first example of your dancing the audience sees, and your exit is the last thing they see. Both can influence how your performance is remembered. We’ll try out some different ideas and see what can be done to make the two of the most important portions of your dance, the first look and the last look, memorable.

Workshop #3
“Middle Eastern Drumming” with Marion Causey and Andy Smith
Join the fun with Andy Smith and Marion Causey from Indy Doumbek and Dance Group. We'll be playing rhythms of the Middle East! We will review some familiar dance rhythms, then play them together and open the floor for dancing if you wish. Bring your drum, riq or zills. We will have a few extra drums to share.

Workshop #4A
"Veil Tips and Tricks" with Zhenna
Dancing with a veil is an art that takes strength, grace, and fluid transitions. Learn Zhenna's top tips and tricks to make your veil performance look like a Pro. Bring your 3-yard veil or Zhenna will have some extras.

Workshop #4B
"Introduction to Dancing to Live Drum Solos" with Tomika Thomas and Andy Smith. 
If you've ever felt intimidated by the idea of dancing to live drummers, then this class is for you. Tomika and Andy will teach some of the most popular drum solo rhythms with ideas for dancing to each one. Additionally they will cover the basic sounds of the drum, the various parts of a drum solo, how to talk to your drummer, and more. The concepts discussed can also be applied to any improvisational belly dance (to live or recorded music) and/or choreographing belly dance.

Workshop #5
"Stagecraft: Taking Up Space" with Liz von Moxie
Liz will teach several combinations, suitable for tribal and cabaret belly dancers, that will focus on using up stage space. We will use diagonal lines, circles and other shapes to help us create dimension and drama to our dancing. These combinations can be used in improvisational or choreographed works and will help you maximize your on stage potential.


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