Events > BDSS Tribal Bellydance Bootcamp Workshop: Layering & Floorwork (Jul 6, 2008 10:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Event: BDSS Tribal Bellydance Bootcamp Workshop: Layering & Floorwork
  • Date: Jul 6, 2008 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: 107 - 1320 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam
  • Contact: Francesca Anastasi
  • Price: $80



Intended to build from Moria's Fundamentals Workshop, this workshop puts together the various drills and traveling patterns previously learned to build control and stamina in layering.
Drills teach how to maintain deliciously crisp isolations while layering 2,3, or 4 different components of fundamental moves.
Prior isolation training is helpful but all levels are welcome. Some of the more advanced components of this workshop include using turns, traveling, and layering movements to culminate in new advanced combinations that we will work together into an tribal fusion choreography.

Hour 1: Lower Body Emphasis--sharp and staccato articulation emphasizing movement and rhythm. We will drill twists and pelvic locks working to develop the muscles in the lower abs and pelvic area to create crisp, strong hip articulation. Movement across the floor and around the room and drills to increase flexibility and range of motion in the hip while maintaining strong posture and arms.

Hour 2: Upper Body Emphasis--round and smooth articulation emphasizing shapes and fluidity with upper body extension and articulation. Drills to sharpen and intensify chest ticks and locks while maintaining perfect arm and shoulder placement. Arms, undulations and laybacks will also be drilled as well as creating unusual shapes with the body.

Hour 3: Floorwork and flexibility will be taught and woven into the previous components of hip articulation and upper body strength.

Hour 4: Exquisitely slow and intense combinations culminate in a serpentine slow choreography incorporating level changes, floor patterns, and deep movement.
Comfortable, stretchy clothes, water, a yoga mat, and a notebook are suggested but not required. Knee pads are highly suggested.

ABOUT MORIA: Morias enigmatic stage presence is born from a history of training in San Francisco bellydance technique that combines the Salimpour method, stylization from The Indigo, and Fat Chance posturing. Remembering her mothers early practice of bellydance, her fathers study of yoga, and from what later became a background of classical dance and theatre in her youth, Moria was moved to exclusively study bellydance after graduating Magne Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine. Inspired by the spirit of bellydance as it allows for the organic and gypsy nature of life to move serpentine through space, her personal fusion of circus art, theatre make-up, and rich costuming brings a grace and elegance to tribal bellydance that evokes the majestic. She has performed music and dance in collaboration with Suhaila and Jamilla Salimpour via Bal Anat and The Suhaila Dance Company; with Ziah Ali via Awalim; and currently with Rachel Brice and Sharon Kihara via The Bellydance Superstars. Moria performs and teaches internationally and is well loved within the bellydance community and beyond.

REGISTRATION:To register, payment in full for workshop should be sent via PayPal to Please include your first and last name in the notes as well as "for Moria's BDSS workshop".

Personal cheques will only be accepted if received by May 31, 2008 and should be made to Francesca Anastasi.