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Day 1 Friday, September 30, 2022

Crystal shake rattle & roll

Workshop 1 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

"Modern Orientale Choreography" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Dynamic, strength and beauty
Modern Orientale a la DaVid! This choreography includes the many flavors of current
trends and fashions in the dance along with the innovations of DaVid’s mind, defining
his own flavor of Modern Orientale for you to enjoy.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Dynamic Combinations

Workshop 2 - 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

"Rhythm of the Night: Understanding, and dancing to Middle Eastern rhythms" with Talia Soleil and Issam Houshan

Ancient Middle Eastern melodies are known for drawing us out of our seats to dance. Issam will teach why the structure of the rhythms are important to Middle Eastern music, and why they call us to dance. Understanding these rhythms allows dancers to move from emotions, and truly feel a connection with the music. Practice short dance combinations with Talia that accentuate the music and give dancers a way to approach and relate to these rhythms with joy. Ideal for dancers of all styles and levels.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Workshop 3 - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

"Taking Your Tabla Skills To The Next Level" with Issam Houshan.

ALL Levels Welcome... even new beginners. Professionals encouraged to join, too!

This combination of artists is irresistible. Join these two forces of nature as they share their knowledge, sense of playfulness and creativity with dance combinations to ignite your imagination and fill your dance cabinets. Having a few new go-to combos under your belt can start you on an amazing journey of self discovery. It’s a fabulous spring board to finding the beauty and creativity within yourself. Take these combos and use them as is, or make them your own. Dancing with a live drummer will energize you as we experiment with these exciting rhythms and combinations.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Workshop 4 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Dramatic movement" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Want more impact in your dancing? Would you like your movements to be more clear
and effective? This class focuses on bringing strength and articulation to movements
and allows the dancer to achieve a wider range of nuances to play with in their
dance. Simple to complex combinations will teach you how to plan your dance
movements to make them the most valuable and expressive. Learn to make effects
such as intent, emphasis, poses and hesitations work for you.

All levels are welcome to this exciting workshop.

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Workshop 5: 9:00am - 10:30am

"As the World Turns" with Talia Soleil

(Beautifully suitable for all levels, from beginning to advanced)
A motivating learning experience designed to guide you in exploring the world of turns, whether you’re a beginner or advanced dancer. Discover tips and tricks for making your turns stable and aesthetically pleasing. Learn how to shape dramatic and beautiful turns, or create spice and speed to excite the senses. From basics to fancy, we will play and learn how to incorporate the lovely flourish of turns to enhance your dance. And we aren’t just ‘spinning’ tales, here!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now

Workshop 6: 10:45am - 12:15pm

“D’ranged Combinations" with DaVid of Scandinavia

Together we will explore how to maximize the potential of your combinations across styles and genres in this medium to fast paced workshop. Learn how to use your dance training to bring versatility to your dancing and how to organize and declutter your vocabulary to your advantage.

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged. Buy Now

Workshop 7: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

"How to Dance to a Live Drummer" with Issam

The union of music and movement is the essence of dance. The exchanged energy between a musician and a dancer, creating a seamless artist expression of oneness is the ultimate goal for both artists. Learn the essentials of dancing to a live drummer with the incomparable Issam Houshan. You’ll discover tips and tricks to elevate your dance and create a symbiotic relationship with the drummer. You’ll learn things such as when the drummer will change rhythms, and should you cue the drummer? How do you know the song is ending? How should you end the dance?

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Workshop 8: 9:00am - 10:30am

"Entering with Style: Understanding the Raqs Sharki Mejance" with Crystal Ravenwolf

In this fun workshop Crystal will teach you how to take the stage with style!  Learn all about the Egyptian-style mejance music; its rhythms and history, that will promote elegance, musicality and confidence for your next performance!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Workshop 9: 10:45am - 12:15pm

"You can be a Zill-ionare!" with Surreyya

Want to play zills...OVER ANYTHING?  learn to be a killer ziller with improv skills, rhythm patterns, complex patterns and simple ones all the same.  Keep the tradition of finger cymbals alive, and work with zill drills to improve your ability to play WHILE dancing and get off the sidelines.  Odd time signatures, fun accents, ancient rhythms and modern spins, this workshop will open your mind about zills and give you a solid foundation for finger cymbals.


All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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Workshop 10: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

"What’s Your A-VEIL-ABILITY?" with DeVilla

I LOVE dancing with veils! I guess it shows because I get so many compliments on my veil work.
Are you struggling to make your veil your best friend? I would love to help you!
In this workshop you will learn veil wraps, the art of concealing and revealing, how to float your veil, veil tricks, and more. I will also send you off with some beautiful combinations to use in your own dance.
Please bring 2 rectangular veils and 2 semi circular veils if you have them!

All levels and styles of dance welcome and encouraged.

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An Extra Day in Paradise:

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

Location photo shoot with: TBA

Tarot Readings & Healings with Crystal Ravenwolf

(Photo Shoot and Tarot/Healing Sessions NOT included in any of the Raqs Tiki packages)

school of Raqs
Zill While you Dance

Day 2 Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

Day 3 Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Fab 4 yard veil
how to dance to a live dummer
Take your Tabla
Hard Raqs Cafe
How to dance to live
Shoshana Rythmically inspired
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