Spring Thing Starts Monday April 14th 2014
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
5 weeks -1.5 hrs/wk
DancEgypt recently provided a dance workshop for CISV participants.
DancEgypt was interviewed on Global News this morning, showing some
costumes and teaching a couple of moves to Jessica Kent.
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Spring Thing is a chance for students from all levels to come together and explore different aspects of dance in more depth than we can in the regular class sessions. Those who have taken 1 or 2 sessions will benefit from watching those that have been dancing for years and the senior dancers will have a chance to work on the details of their dance style and polish their performance skills. No one feels out of place because they are all there to share the dance.
Each week we work on a different aspect of dance such as veils, floor work, zills, drumming, middle eastern rhythms, combinations of moves, short choreographies or folkloric styles of dance. We may even bring someone in to give us some insight into flamenco or international folk dance. The classes last for 1 ½ hours so we have time to work at a little more in-depth level.
The best part about Spring Thing is that we never quite know where we are going till we get there. We may discover something interesting on a new video and want to share it with the group the next week - that is the beauty of it all.
Join us and welcome the spring!
We believe in adhering to the authenticity of the dance as much as possible. In order to do this we study with the masters of Middle Eastern dance, network with other Middle Eastern dance companies and organizations and continue to learn as dance directors so we feel confident that we are representing this dance form with respect and dignity.
Students can choose what they want to get out of their classes. There are several levels of training that they can progress through at their own pace provided they are willing to respect the requirements at each level. We will provide them with training, feedback and suggestions for improvement until they reach the advanced level. At that point, we will be working on developing personal style and providing more detailed feedback on technique so that when they are ready to perform in community events, they are able to represent the dance form with the preciseness and authenticity it deserves. However, they do not need to perform. Many students just love to take the classes for their own personal development and enjoyment. This is the essence of the dance. We welcome all of you whatever your goals.