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Friday   10:00AM - 11:30PM 

Storytelling Through Movement


Just like there are multiple ways to move your body in a similar fashion, there are countless ways to tell a story through movement. But how can we be that effective storyteller , and what is it really that we are trying to convey?

For instance, there are numerous ways to shimmy...and it achieves more or less the same goal. There are numerous ways to tell a story...but what is the most effective way for you to do so in a particular piece?

In this workshop, we'll explore how to interpret and dissect your music in order to take your audience along on a journey with you. Are you telling the story of the song, or is the song guiding the story? We'll work on developing your character, whether it is you or something outside of yourself, that will help to guide you into being the vessel for which the dance flows through.

No matter what style of dance you choose to perform, this workshop can help you take your movement to another level!

Friday   12:00PM - 1:30PM

Govend - Kurdish Line Dance


The "Govend" workshop offers participants an immersive experience into the vibrant world of Kurdish line dancing. Throughout the workshop, attendees will be introduced to several traditional Kurdish line dances, each representing a distinct region within the Kurdish homeland. These dances, often performed during festivities such as Newroz, weddings, and other community events, serve as a joyful celebration of Kurdish social and cultural life.

Led by Raman, the workshop will guide participants through the rhythmic movements, footwork, and gestures that characterize Kurdish line dancing. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join, as the dances are inclusive and enjoyed by both men and women.


Friday   2:00PM - 3:30PM

Turkish Roman Dance in 9, with Elizabeth Strong:


Learn folkloric foot patterns, hand & arm gestures and belly work in the authentic stylings of the Roman (Romani/gypsies) of Turkey. Workshop will include video for cultural context, short combinations for practice and breakdown of the steps and technique.

Elizabeth began her studies with Roman dancers in Istanbul in the year 2000, and has continued to avidly study and share this form. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME. 

Friday   4:00PM - 5:30PM

The Drummer's Dancer - Shimmies & Isolations for Drum Solo


Join Andalee for insights and intstruction on well developed and technically driven shimmies and isolations. Andalee will take you through the mechanics of each shimmy and isolation presented and then connect sound to movements to take the guess work out of for stepping into your next drum solo with confidence.

Come with an open mind to learn from her unique perspective and be ready to sweat!

Joining her will be drummer Mike Owens providing live music for the class! Andalee is the Drummer’s Dancer and would love to help get you there too!


Friday   6:00PM - 7:30PM

“Put A Sword On It!"


Delve into two hours of ritual sword dance with Shannon Burla and Sword Magick. Students will learn foundational Sword Magick movements and drills as well as dip their toes into learning how to create their own sword movement vocabulary.

Friday   8:00PM - 9:30PM

Come to Mama 


Come get a satisfying infusion of Jill’s signature earthy and refined bellydance stylings. Join Jill *for X amount of hours* to explore a world of drills, combinations, pathways, movement vocabulary, technique breakdown, details, philosophies, and concepts to weave into your own dance tapestry. Jill is known the world over as an exceptional teacher who lends insights and helps to facilitate breakthroughs with dancers of all levels, beginner to seasoned professional. She has a knack for making even the most elusive concept come alive in her students. You’re going to work hard and have a lot of fun too!!

Saturday   12:30PM - 2:00PM


This drumming workshop is designed to elevate your skills and unleash your musical potential! Dive deep into the art of drumming with a focus on song breakdowns, drum riffs, and crafting captivating solos.

We'll explore the drum not just as a percussion instrument, but as a dynamic musical force.  Learn to play the drum with nuance and finesse!

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