Fall 2017 Workshops with Lynette

Fall 2017 Workshops with Lynette

Arab, Turkish and fusion belly dance in three workshops
Sundays Sept.17, October 1 and 22 1:30-3:30 pm
(3 sessions for the price of 2 – see below)

Contemporary and traditional dance from the Middle East

* Develop skills with body-friendly warm-ups, movement technique and vocabulary
* Enhance your understanding of Middle Eastern music, dance and cultural context
* Develop confidence with improvisation and dance making
* Learn solo and group dances.

Multilevel sessions, best for those with some kind of dance experience. Each session stands alone, but the material & dances flow together.

Explore the diversity of Middle Eastern dance through sequences and choreography based in raqs sharq, shaabi, regional village and fokloric forms, and contemporary/fusion.

Where: Studio #2 at Vibrant Studios (VIBE) Nanaimo
Fees: Early Bird ALL 3 for the price of 2: $50 before Sept.17
Two sessions $50
Drop-ins welcome $30 per session
Registration info by Fb message or email

www.lynetteharper.ca
Lynette Harper has a unique and inspiring style that goes beyond technique, to combine artistry with cultural understanding. She is a versatile and passionate dancer, with more than 30 years of experience in Middle Eastern dance performance and teaching. Her dance is shaped by her Lebanese heritage, travels in the Middle East, and work with master teachers and star performers.

Fall Belly Dance Teachers Showcase & Bazaar 2014

Fall Belly Dance Teachers Showcase & Bazaar 2014

  MANY MANY THANKS to our wonderful dance community, for supporting the 2014 Teachers Showcase and Bazaar with such energy and enthusiasm! You raised almost $800 for Haven Society this year, and shared the joy of the dance with well over 100 participants, dancers, drummers, and Haven volunteers. Thank you all. ********************** FIVE half-hour dance workshops… Read more…

OPA Showcase 2013

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So glad that OPA is hosting this popular event again this year! Get more details on the Facebook page OPA Proudly Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013 Saturday, November 23, 2013 • Royal Canadian Legion (411 Gorge Rd East) 10:00am ‘Spins and Turns’ with Shari Nakagawa (Victoria) Spinning is not just for ballerinas. Learn some… Read more…

Dance Vallarta 2013

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Five days of dance and sun in the Yoga Vallarta studio of Puerto Vallarta, February 5 – 9 2013. Thanks to my co-instructor Debra Shields of Saidi Sisters, the beautiful dancers who attended, Alma our studio host, and the restaurants that welcomed our evening dance parties!   See our Facebook site Dance Vallarta 2013 for… Read more…

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Music from my past workshops All cd’s listed here are available on Amazon.com, some through Chapters Indigo, and one from iTunes.  All of them are terrific! Performed by Turkish Roman (gypsy) musicians: Selim Sesler  – Road to Kesan: Turkish ROM & Regional Music Thrace       track: Tulum 5:01 Selim Sesler and Brenda MacCrimmon – Karsılama… Read more…

Turkish dance workshops

Turkish dance workshops

Turkish Roma (gypsy) dance Celebrate the passionate and dynamic rhythms, movements, and spontaneity of Turkish Roman/Gypsy dance. Distinctive steps and sinuous movements will provide a base for exploring ornamentation, layering, and expression. Learn the meanings and role of gestures, experiment with a wide range of musical moods, and develop some powerful gypsy “attitude”.  Teaching level:… Read more…

Romani dance workshops

Romani dance workshops

Ghawazee Sparkle & Turkish Soul A short introduction to movement in two distinctive Roma styles. Strengthen your dance vocabulary, skills, and knowledge in a session contrasting the sinuous embellishments of Turkish dance styles with the quivers, shimmies and “earthquake tremors” of Egyptian Ghawazee dance. Read review. Teaching level: Multilevel (beginner through advanced) Length: 1 1/2 hours Read more…

Arab dance workshops

Arab dance workshops

TARAB – Arab music and spirit of the dance Explore the soul and vitality of Arab music as inspiration for dance improvisation and choreography. Teaching level: Multilevel; works well for mixed levels beginner through advanced. Read review. Length: 2 or 3 hours From Countryside to Cabaret: Egyptian Saidi and Raqs Sharqi styles Build your technique, movement vocabulary,… Read more…

Improvisation, skills and technique workshops

Improvisation, skills and technique workshops

Discover the joy of dancing in the moment. Develop your confidence and skills in movement, improvisation and creating choreography with techniques and exercises to expand your range of movement and expression in both traditional and currently popular dance styles. Sample topics, appropriate for multiple levels: Improvisation and Expression – Warm up with basic improvisation techniques,… Read more…

April Point Retreats, Quadra Island BC

April Point Retreats, Quadra Island BC

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Traditions, Tribes and Fusions –  Nanaimo workshops

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  Spring 2007  OPA! News, Victoria      by Sidona On February 18th members of Women of Widad piled into a van to take the trip up to Nanaimo to attend a workshop with Lynette Harper.   We were excited and all felt that we needed a burst of dance energy after the long winter and… Read more…

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