LongShot Theater, 1035 Sanders Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Free Admission to Members; $10 for guests/non-members

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8:30-9:00 Registration and Shopping Main Room

9:00-10:00 Workshop 1A       Main Room

                  Workshop 1B        Drum Room

10:00-10:15  Break and shopping Main Room

10:15-11:15 Workshop 2A Main Room

                     Workshop 2B Drum Room

11:15-11:30 PR Promo              Main Stage

11:30-12:00  Show #1               Main Room

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on Your Own/Shopping   Main Room

1:30-1:45      PR Promo–Tributes Main Room

1:45 – 2:45   Workshop 3A         Main Room

                     Workshop 3B Drum Room

2:45-3:00 Break and shopping Main Room

3:00 – 3:30 Show #2                 Main Stage

3:30 – 4:30   Workshop 4A      Main Room

                     Workshop 4B     Drum Room

4:30-4:45 Break and shopping Main Room

4:45-5:15 Show #3                   Main Stage

5:15-5:30 Merchandise Give Away Main Stage

5:30 – 6:00 Tear Down            Main Room


1A Nymeria bint Asya–Habibi with a little Saidi

Choreography to Habibi ya Elni with just a little Saidi Flavor!

1B  Jeana Jorgenson/Adam Riviere–Taking your Drum/Dance Improv to the Next Level:

Whether you’re a musician or a dancer (or both!) this workshop will offer you a valuable system for blending improvised dancing with improvised drumming. While we use American Tribal Style® as the example of an improvised dance form, you can swap in any belly dance style that works for you. Instructors Jeana Jorgensen and Adam Riviere will give you tools and drills to help your group seamlessly pull off musical transitions in a show.


2A Virginia Hojas–Intro to ATS:

Learn the basics of American Tribal Style® Belly Dance, an improvisational dance form that created community and gets you dancing in no time!

2B Adam Riviere–Intro to Middle Eastern Percussion: Doumbek

Introduction to how to play the Middle Eastern drum the doumbek (aka Egyptian tabla, darbuka). Learn the basic tones: doum, tek, ka, pop and half pop, and how to apply those tones to popular dance rhythms! Workshop will also include an introduction to soloing!!


3A Telzey Hoke–Dynamic Fun Drum Solo Choreography

Fun, fast, and flirty drum solo. Hip and chest isolation, three-quarter shimmies and more!

3B Andy Smith–Deconstructing Aziza:

“Aziza” is one of the all-time great belly dance songs, but playing drums for it can be a bit daunting with its mix of rhythms, stop-time sections, and tempo changes. In this class we will learn how to play the drum parts for all various sections of this classic song and how to put them together with a melody instrument, then we will perform the song with a dancer in one of the afternoon shows! We will work on learning other classic Middle Eastern songs as time allows.


4A Jenny Smithson and Beth Sherrow–DIY Costuming for Dummies:

Can’t sew? Hate paying ridiculous prices for costuming? Come learn some costuming tricks that are “no sew” or “very little sew” in nature and still look great on the stage. There is velcro, fabric glue, and magic in the air!

4B Bette Lucas–Belly Dance Etiquette:

Etiquette is a topic that we ignore far too often in the belly dance world. Being polite and respectful to fellow dancers and hosts/venues is a must to further our art and maintain your reputation amongst fans, fellow dancers, and musicians.  If you are new to dance, or want a refresher, Bette will take you through dancer etiquette for the stage, dressing room, and other topics as time allows. And it will be fun!