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Friday March 22nd

9:00am Regisration Opens

Warmup Class

9:00am to 9:45am - Essential Yoga for Dancers with Johanna Zenobia

Rise and Shine and warm up for the RCR weekend with a yoga stretch 

This gentle self-care practice will offer ease and relaxation to counter our high-energy weekend!  We'll treat your muscles with juicy stretches that target what we need - thighs, hips, calves, and shoulders!  Easy stretches with modifications for ALL levels... Johanna has unique insight into what a dancer needs - not only from years of training in massage therapy & yoga, but primarily from her own life as a professional dancer, diagnosis with scoliosis from a young age, and several disk herniations in her neck and back.  Come see how the possibilities are really limitless with just a little directed self-care!

No yoga experience needed, just a willingness to breathe into what YOUR body needs.  Your body will thank you!  Bring your own mat (or a towel).

WORKSHOP: #1 10:00am to 12:00pm  Performance Intensive “Modern Raqs Sharqi + Drum Solo” w/ Janelle Jalila Issis 

LEARN, REHEARSE and PERFORM within 48hrs w/ Janelle! 

Challenge your mind and body in this choreography intensive class with the opportunity to push yourself further and perform in the Gala. Janelle will guide you through playful raqs combinations and various joyful drum solo patterns. We will focus on performance and stage presence from the moment the class begins and explore what that means for each of us individually. The goal is to have the experience of what it might feel like on a professional TV, Music Video or Commercial Set where you have minimal time to learn, perfect and perform to the best of your ability. 

 

Tentative Rehearsals: Thursday (lunchtime) & Friday (lunchtime, if needed) 

 

 

*If you plan to take this class and decide to perform with Janelle in the Gala please pack any Black Base + any Silver Sparkly Jewelry (any black top (bodysuit, cropped, or bra) and bottom (pant, fancy legging, skirt). You will be required to purchase a $15 hip skirt to go with this for this show. 

12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK (on your own or pre-order with us for Lunch Delivery from Beirut) 

 

WORKSHOP: #2 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Valerick- Vivacious Veil

 Fast and Dynamic Veil Work:

(Intermediate)

Veil work is usually related to softness and lightness. This workshop pretends to explore with the veil for a more energetic projection. We will work with combos that are great to spice up your entrances and Oriental routine. The vivacious veil will allow us to add height, atmosphere and powerful essence to our performances.

WORKSHOP: #3 3:15pm to 5:15pm

Jesenia - Lebanese heels Choreography

Lebanese Choreography in heels full of spins and drama inspired by the Lebanese dancers of the 90s and early 2000s.

(heels are NOT MANDATORY)

Doors open 7:30pm

8:00pm-10:00pmWELCOME SHOW and COMPETITION at Nara Restaurant and Lounge!

8650 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

10:00pmAfter Party at Nara with DJ Michael! Get ready to Dance!!!

Afterwards- *Bring a costume and your music if you want to perform for fun!

 

Saturday March 23rd

9:00am Regisration Opens

Warmup Class

9:00am to 9:45am - Essential Yoga for Dancers with Johanna Zenobia

Rise and Shine and warm up for the RCR weekend with a yoga stretch 

This gentle self-care practice will offer ease and relaxation to counter our high-energy weekend!  We'll treat your muscles with juicy stretches that target what we need - thighs, hips, calves, and shoulders!  Easy stretches with modifications for ALL levels... Johanna has unique insight into what a dancer needs - not only from years of training in massage therapy & yoga, but primarily from her own life as a professional dancer, diagnosis with scoliosis from a young age, and several disk herniations in her neck and back.  Come see how the possibilities are really limitless with just a little directed self-care!

No yoga experience needed, just a willingness to breathe into what YOUR body needs.  Your body will thank you!  Bring your own mat (or a towel).

WORKSHOP: #1 Valerick- Natural Sensuality

10:00am to 12:00pm 

(Intermediate-Advanced)

Woman’s sensuality is always a delicate subject, sometimes full of prejudices and social stigmas. This workshop pretends to erase those misconceptions from the dancer’s body to allow her to move sensually without fear but with a sense of power. Our sensuality could be an amazing creative tool that could inspire us to dance without boundaries. The sensual muse can transform the way we feel, we hear and project the music. Discover your natural creative force and use your divine sensuality in your art.

12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK (on your own or pre-order with us for Lunch Delivery from Beirut)

WORKSHOP: #2 Juicy Hip Work with Janelle Jalila Issis 

1:00pm to 3:00pm

JBelly’s Juicy Hip Work is exactly what it sounds like!! 

Melt into your curves in Janelle’s technical hip class with expert control, energy and creativity. The goal here is to look like you - your individual personality is what should drive your hip expression! We are all different, our bodies are different - we will look different! and that is 1000% OK! 

 

Put those perfect hips into action as we drill dynamic combinations over and over again. Learn to combine and create your own combination and feel inspired to use what you have learned in your own choreographies. 

We will explore level changes, energy usage, feet position/weight distribution, & more. These drills are designed to help train our bodies in gaining complete control of our hip movements; so if we want to move fast, slow or hit a specific count we can! We will connect on a deeper level to feel our muscles & understand the directional patterns of each hip movement with the help of repetition, repetition, repetition and the use of the floors!! The floor under your feet and your pelvic floor + the added health benefits of strengthening our spine, core, legs and more!! 

WORKSHOP: #3 Jesenia- Baladi and Art 

3:15pm to 5:15pm

Learning baladi musicality mixing dance with visual art theory. Participants will learn how to understand the musical layers by drawing the lines and then using their bodies to mirror the lines they created

Doors open 7:30pm

8:00pm-10:00pmGALA DINNER SHOW at Nara Restaurant and Lounge!

8650 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

10:00pmAfter Party at Nara with DJ Mario Fadel! Get ready to Dance!!!

Sunday March 24th

9:00am Regisration Opens

Warmup Class- Shimmy Chic Fitness

9:00am to 9:45am

Rise and Shine and warm up for the RCR weekend with a fun belly dance fitness workout with Anais!

 

WORKSHOP: #1 Valerick Workshop- Theatrical Raqs Sharqui

10:00am to 12:00pm 

Learn how to enrich your performing skills adding theatrical elements to your raks sharqui performances. We are going to work with a choreography full of dynamics and we will explore with storytelling through the routine. 

12:00pm-1:00pm: (on your own or pre-order with us for Lunch Delivery from Beirut)

 

WORKSHOP: #2 Modern Egyptian Pop Choreography with Janelle Jalila Issis 

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Egyptian pop can mean anywhere from a mix of Sha’abi boldness, Egyptian Techniques, Jazz/Ballet to Hip Hop influence and obviously most important your sassy personality! At its baseline Egyptian pop is a mix of adding Egyptian Steps and Modern Steps/Influence to your work.  Janelle will guide you through techniques and dynamic combinations leading up to a bubbly, sparkling pop choreography. 

 

If you know Janelle, she loves to break the “rules” of Bellydance! Discover her creativity, performance skills and dynamic use of musicality that she utilizes from her extensive background in multiple genres of dance. 

 

WORKSHOP: #3 Anais Fatale - Drum Solo Combinations

3:15pm to 5:15pm

Love a good drum solo with sharp accents, shattering shimmies and smooth transitions?

Learn some fun and versatile combinations you can use the next time you have a drum solo to dance!

We will drill some brain teaser pop and lock combos that you can fit into in

BONUS WORKSHOP: #4 Raena- Belly Dance Smarts

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Belly Dance Smarts with Raena (Dallas, TX) Maximize Your Performance Potential “OMG! How do you do that?!” Every dancer ever loves to hear this from an audience when performing! But, yea!, HOW do you do it? More importantly, how do you do it safely and keep doing it for decades? In this workshop,Raena is building on her 2023 “Tool Box” presentation (injury prevention) to explore how you can assess & adjust your movement options as you dance your way through the ups & downs of everyday life. She’ll take her knowledge from thousands of hours of performances and combine them with her knowledge as a certified trainer in fitness and corrective exercises to demonstrate the benefits of strength, mobility, and agility in bellydance. This class will deepen your understanding of the muscle mechanics hidden inside your favorite dance movements. It will also teach you how to identify everyday activities that can be opportunities to train for your art, no matter your abilities. You will leave Raena’s workshop with the ability to develop (or level up) a dance practice that is personalized for your amazing body.

*schedule is subject to change

#RCR2024

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