OPA Showcase 2013

OPA Showcase 2013

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 basic techniques that will have you adding twirl to your belly dance vocabulary. Please wear dance slippers, foot undies or socks.

2:00pm ‘Sevillana Tribal Fusion’ with Debra Shields (Ladysmith) Learn Flamenco technique to add style to your arm movements and a fun 6/8 foot pattern.


‘Slinky, Sultry Serpentine’ with Candace Sanchez (Victoria) Move with grace, find fluidity in your move- ment and create energy within you as you dance through space and time. Learn slinky and sultry combos that will have you moving with waves running through your body.

3:00pm ‘Dancing the Dance’ with Lisa Jordan (Vancouver) It’s only technique until you add yourself. In this workshop we put technique aside and focus on “dancing” elements, transi- tions, breath, arms, expression, emotion and energy.

12:00pm ‘Sassy Saiidi’ with Bobbie (Victoria)  Learn more about the history, costuming, rhythm and technique that characterize one of the most common folk dances of Egypt along with some lively, energetic combinations that can be danced with and without canes. Bring a cane if you have one.

4:00pm ‘Bellydance: Fact & Fiction’ Seminar with Lynette Harper (Nanaimo) Is bellydance an ancient ritual of childbirth, a dance of seduction, a global phenomenon? What does it have to do with gypsies, Arabs, Turks, tribes, and feminists? Is Orientalism a good or a bad thing? Examine myths and evidence in a lively seminar for dancers.Pricing:

(OPA Member Price/Non-Member Price) Before October 31, 2013: One Workshop: $15/$18 All Six Workshops: $60/$75

After October 31, 2013: One Workshop: $18/$20 All Six Workshops: $70/$80  *Sorry no refunds

More info on Facebook OPA Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013 


Evening Showcase! Please join us for an evening showcase featuring the workshop instructors and local dancers.

Doors at 7:30 Show at 8:00  Pay at the door: $5 for OPA members $10 for non-OPA members

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