Two amazing instructors - a rare opportunity!
Jo Boring renown ITS - Improvisational Tribal Style instructor and the director of award winning troupe, The Lunachix. Will be presenting ITS Kick-start.
Come experience the explosive energy and fun that is Improvisational Tribal Style. Created by Amy Sigil, this format welcomes everyone and is all about learning and playing as a team. With roots in American Tribal Style, and informed by other styles suchas hula and hip hop, ITS is an exciting blend of old and new. In this 3 hour exploration, you will be introduced to some of the vocabulary and concepts of ITS - and we will use them to make art together. ITS is never the same dance twice, and you will leavewith more friends than you came with. ITS wants YOU - all that is required is for you to show up.
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Amanda Hart - multiple award winning cabaret dancer - recently winning first place at East Coast Classic ! . She will be presenting Vivaciously Loaded Drum Solo!
Ask yourself; are you ready for a new drum solo that will leave the crowd astonished? A drum solo so filled with snappy hip movements, earth shaking shimmies, playful Saidi, stunning hair-ography, and gooey undulations that it can only be described as” vivaciously loaded”. With five types of shimmies packed in, North Carolina has been warned of the tremors it will experience during this three hour workshop. Rest assured, this choreography can be adjusted to fit your needs and/or skill level. Amanda will show you how she captures and connects with her audience, delivering juicy accents, mesmerizing layers and most of all, light-hearted fun with her drum solo performances. We’ve got two of Artem Uzunov’s world-renowned songs blended together so… just like his album title says……LET’S DO IT!
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Entire day - $120
Individual Workshops - $60
Location - J Paul Ford Recreation Center, 37 E Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012
Doors open at 9 a.m.
EVENING SHOW - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Estia's Kouzina Greek Restaurant, 609 N. Main Street (off Wilkenson) Belmont NC
www.estiaskouzina.com NO COVER - we ask that you purchase food and drink to support our restaurant host.
For our out of town guests - the event is very close to Charlotte International Airport CLT and a Hampton Inn is very close to the event and workshop spaces.
Amanda Hart is an up and coming name to know, she is a multi-award winning dancer who has won many competitions from the East Coast to the West Coast. Her exquisite technique and musical interpretation thrills audiences. She is a professional bellydancer living in Kansas City, and is a featured dancer in 1001 Arabian Nights Belly Dance Show, KC Fringefest, and Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Amanda is a dedicated student of Middle Eastern dance and culture, traveling throughout the United States to participate in renowned workshops and completing Sahra Saeda’s Journey Through Egypt 1 & 2.
Jo became a certified ITS instructor in 2015, when she realized one of her big goals was to help share the joy and the confidence that ITS brings on the east coast. She continues her ITS training as often as she is able with Amy Sigil, creator of Improvisational Tribal Style. Jo is also the director of The Lunachix, spreading troupe love and hijinx since 2013. Jo is the Co-owner of the Studio "Belly Set Go!", located in central NY which specializes in bellydance and bringing other dance styles (Heels! Hooping! Vogue! Burlesque!) to the area. Jo's other main training is in the Jill Parker format and she is honored to work with Jill and co-produce her training program: Alchemy: the science, craft, and sorcery of bellydance.
Two unique and informative workshops!
Under a Bellydance Moon is a one day workshop event that brings talented teachers to Charlotte, and allows "up and coming" stars to build their workshop resume. I work in partnership with Nadira - producer of the East Coast Classic Bellydance Festival to bring competition winners and other talented dancers to the event.
Our instructors may come with significant performance, class instructor and competition experience - but through this event Nadira and I offer mentorship and guidance for becoming the best workshop instructor they can be.