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Raqs Film Festival
1st International Raqs Film Festival June 12-27, 2021
In celebration of the creative innovation made over the past year, join us for a Virtual Film Festival. Our Jury has curated a wonderful selection of videos and films produced by dancers from March 2020-May 2021. Join us for the festival, Vote for your favorite film and tune in for the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 27 at 4pm PT.
On Demand Only: Luminous Lighting for Dance with Anne Militello
Join us On-Demand Through June 27. Learn some handy lighting tips to make your performance stand out! Find out about how to do easy lighting setups when you are dancing on Zoom, and what to ask for in live performance. It’s easier than you think if you follow a few industry tips! We will cover skin tone, costume color, background advice, and demo some lights that you might want to purchase yourself. Carrying your own theatrical gel colors in your suitcase is as important as taking your makeup! Learn tips to make you sparkle and shine on camera!
On Demand Only: Making Dance Films
Enjoy On Demand Through June 30!Do’s and Dont's of a dance film production…generally, this is something artists take years in discovering, exploring, and learning from mistakes. In this 90-minute interactive workshop, Jrisi and Tristan will share some of their go-to tips to create something that goes beyond point and shoot. From using a phone to the use of more specialized production equipment, we take a look at a number of dance films as well as real-time examples and break down what is and isn’t successful about the work. We give you tips and tricks to make your work more professional, cinematic and convey your desired emotion and story. We discuss the cinematography ( the composition of the frame, lighting, and movement of the camera ) the storytelling, the editing, and final product. This session is useful for beginners as well as dancers with production experience.
On Demand ONLY: Film Star: Camera Ready Makeup
Join us On-Demand Through June! Learn make-up tips and tricks from Emmy Nominated Hollywood Makeup Artist and Dancer-Extraordinaire, DeVilla! Bring your kits and questions and we'll dig into creating looks to enhance and beautify YOUR features for camera vs stage.
Raks Ala Jillina
Learn a brand new Jillina choreography in this exclusive 4-part course. Each class covers warm-up, technique, drills, combinations, and progresses through an entire choreography. With her unique and practical approach to learning, Jillina gives students the tools to skill up and expand their movement vocabulary. #2getherWeMove is an initiative to support studios and teachers through the economic challenges of CoVid 19.
Advanced Belly Dance Concepts w/ Sabah Part 1: On Demand
For the experienced dancer looking to take their technique to the next level. In this course, Sabah breaks down stationary dance concepts, diving deep into the technique, anatomy, and visualizations that give the dancers luscious, rich and articulate movements. This course includes lifetime access to four 90-minute classes, plus bonus materials.
Learn to Bellydance with Laura Leyl 6 weeks On-Demand
For the absolute beginner bellydancer, or experienced dancers looking to review - join this fun 6-week course with Laura Leyl as she covers all the movements associated with belly dance - from shimmies, to undulations, to traveling movements. Get fit, have fun, and find your belly dance groove in this class.
Dance through our History~ The Egyptian Chapter with Aubre Hill: On Demand
Based upon her popular Historical Roots lecture, Aubre Hill is offering this great opportunity to dance through our history. Dive into the posture, musicality, movements, and aesthetics of pivotal moments in Egyptian dance history from Awalim to Modern Contemporary. Each class will start with a lecture to give context and background and then move dancers through a warmup, technique, and combinations to experience how each dance feels unique and distinct. Connections of evolution and influence will also be discussed and explored. Course includes six 90-minute classes, each dedicated to a specific topic (Awalim & Balady, Ghawazee, Golden Age, Reda, Raqs Sharqi/Orientale, Modern Contemporary). Access to materials will be available through 2021.
Flamenco Orientale with Olga!
Join us as we explore the fusion of Spanish Flamenco and Arabic Raqs Sharqi! In this series, Olga will teach an entire 3-minute choreography to a popular song that focuses on the powerful elements of Flamenco dance, as well as the fluid and sensual elements of belly dance! Whether you're an advanced professional looking to add some flavor to your show, or an amateur dance lover, this class is suitable for all levels! Please bring a full skirt! Note: Shoes are preferred, but not necessary. There is NO intricate footwork in the dance, but having shoes will protect your feet). Class meets Wednesdays from April 7-May 12 from 6:30-7:30. Tuition includes performance opportunity in the Virtual Fiesta.