Events > OPA Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013 (Nov 23, 2013 10:00 AM)
  • Event: OPA Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013
  • Date: Nov 23, 2013 10:00 AM
  • Price: See Details



Please join the Oriental Performing Arts Society in a day celebrating the very best in our Island bellydance community!

The day includes 6 mini workshops, an evening showcase and a vendor room (no charge for entry!)

Workshop details:
10am - 'Spins and Turns' with Shari
Spinning is not just for ballerinas. Learn some basic techniques that will have you adding twirl to your belly dance vocabulary. Please wear dance slippers, foot undies or socks.

11am -'Slinky Sultry Serpentine' with Candace
Move with grace, find fluidity in your movement and create energy within you as you dance through space and time. Learn slinky and sultry combos that will have you moving with waves running through your body.

12pm -'Sassy Saidi' with Bobbie
Learn more about the history, costuming, rhythm and technique that characterize one of the most common folk dances of Egypt along with some lively, energetic combinations that can be danced with and without canes. Bring a cane if you have one.

1pm -Lunch Break

2pm -'Sevillana Tribal Fusion' with Debra
Learn Flamenco technique to add style to your arm movements and a fun 6/8 foot pattern.

3pm -'Dancing the Dance' with Lisa
It’s only technique until you add yourself. In this workshop we put technique aside and focus on “dancing” elements, transitions, breath, arms, expression, emotion and energy.

4pm -'Bellydance: Fact & Fiction Seminar' with Lynette
Is bellydance an ancient ritual of childbirth, a dance of seduction, a global phenomenon? What does it have to do with gypsies, Arabs, Turks, tribes, and feminists? Is Orientalism a good or a bad thing? Examine myths and
evidence in a lively seminar for dancers.

(OPA Member Price/Non-Member Price)
Before October 31, 2013:
One Workshop: $15/$18
All Six Workshops: $60/$75

After October 31, 2013:
One Workshop: $18/$20
All Six Workshops: $70/$80

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Performer and Vendor listing coming soon!!