Safiya will be teaching four Belly Dance workshops at this amazing event!
Sensual Veils – Dancing in a Cloud of Silk
Safiya will help dancers in this workshop to love their veil and treat it as a dance partner rather than a prop. Students will learn to recognize the rhythms in the music, and will practice utilizing the rests and accents to create flow and pauses in their veil dance. We will work on slinky and elegant traveling steps, wrapping and unwrapping of the veil, releasing and retrieving with ease, as well as internalized sinuous movements, and hypnotic, entrancing moves of a dancer with a veil.….all to create a sensual and dynamic experience that can be used for personal enjoyment, or performance.
It is recommended that students bring a Silk Veil, at least 3 Yards long. (Safiya will have a limited amount of silk veils for loan)
Note: A chiffon veil will work, but does not flow the same.
Fierce and Feminine – Finding your Inner Strength and Confidence through Posture and Movements
How we carry our bodies and how we travel through the space around us can greatly affect how we feel about ourselves and how others see us. In this Workshop Safiya will teach you how to be a fierce feminine through breath, posture, and movement. The class will work through some of the fierce styles of feminine dance from around the world and talk about how to integrate those moves and posture into daily life.
Divine Feminine – Embracing Self-Love through Dance
Many forms of ancient dance embraced the divine feminine , sometimes known as goddess dance or temple dance. The idea behind dancing for the divine feminine is that the dancer learns to embrace herself, not physically, but deep within her heart. When moving freely with an open heart , a dancer can find a cathartic release from stress and self-doubt. In this Workshop we will work with embracing our inner selves and accepting our outer selves through visualization and dance meditation.
Connecting to your Core- A Practice in Deep Muscular Control (Dance Class)
Our core muscles are the body’s control center for balance, flexibility, and torso strength. They move us, bind us, and support us. Once a dancer truly connects to their core, a whole new world of movement is available to them. In this Workshop we will move through a variety of smooth, gooey movements, as well as sharp locks, and contractions of the muscles.