RCR Connect

Subscribe to Updates and Special Offers from River City Raqs

@2020 by RiverCityRaqs

Friday April 17th

ANAIS FATALE: SHIMMY CHIC FITNESS WARM UP

ROOM A- 9:00am to 9:45am

Rise and Shine and warm up for the RCR weekend

 

VICTORIA TEEL: TEEL FAN METHOD CHOREOGRAPHY

Main Room- 10:00am to 12:00pm

Apply Victoria Teel’s fan method into a choreography. It is recommended to have prior experience with fan veil or the Teel Fan method for this workshop.

Needed for Class: Right Handed Short Flutter Fan

 

 

12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK

 

NOURHAN SHARIF: ORIENTAL VEIL & SAGAT

Main Room- 1:00pm to 3:00pm

TBA

 

MORIA CHAPPELL: STAGE MAKE-UP WORKSHOP

Dressing Room- 3:15pm to 5:15pm

Get SHOW READY by learning how to do your make up with professionally trained make up artist Moria. ​

Bring your make up! This is a hands on class!

Trained as a high fashion and bridal make-up artist, Moria combines facial composition and structuring, undertones and color-combination, contour and color-correction with her passion for theatrical character make-up.

In STAGE MAKE-UP you will learn the secrets of flawless stage make-up including water proofing, smoky eyes, false-eyelash techniques, and amped-up lip and cheekbone enhancement. Moria will review her favorite products, colors,

and application techniques. She will also demonstrate the best use and applicability of a myriad of make-up brushes, glitter types, and bindi glue. Moria welcomes questions about what make-up you have collected or tried, as well as questions about how to enhance your personal features.

Learn master techniques that will make your face pop and give your stage performance, video project, or photoshoot that finishing touch. She will also demonstrate the best use and applicability of a myriad of make-up brushes, glitter types, and bindi glue.

SILVIA SALAMANCA: CUES AND BLADES. ITS MOVES WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD!

Main Room- 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Dancing with a sword and bringing in the sisterhood of ITS? Is that possible? Heck yes!! In this workshop we will learn a series of moves (slow tempo AND fast tempo) based on the ITS format that use the edgier prop available...the sword!!
We will begin breaking down the moves, and explaining the necessary technique to execute them well, and we will also include a few formation changes that use the shapes of the blades to create mesmerizing patterns in a group.

8:00pm-10:00pmCOMPETITION & GALA SHOW 

Saturday April 18th

AHMED HUSSIEN: DRUM SOLO

ROOM A- 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn from the MASTER, the Hurricane- Ahmed Hussien. Internationally known Master Instructor Ahmed Hussein will teach drum solo technique and choreography in this two hour workshop. Drawing from his signature combinations and years of choreography experience, Egyptian born Hussein is not to be missed as an integral part of any dancers education.

12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK

VALERICK: LEBANESE COOKOUT

ROOM A- 1:00pm to 3:00pm

​This Master Class will emphasize in the vivacious and strong movements that distinguish the Lebanese Style. We will be working on technique, posture and traveling combinations that will enhance your stage projection and energy. The majority of the class we will be composed on dancing to the very upbeat music of the most famous Lebanese Pop singers like Haifa Wehbe and Najwa Karam. Prepare to have a lot of fun and get inspired by the Lebanese style. In this workshop you will engage in strengthening your hip work, incorporate sassy traveling steps and of course end your cook out with some exquisite turns. In addition to all of this, Valerick will also give you insight to some of her secrets on how to incorporate dramatic fast turns without losing control. Have a delicious Cook Out workshop with some of the most exquisites dance elements of Lebanon.

NOURHAN SHARIF: SAIDI WITH CANE

Main Room- 3:15pm to 5:15pm

TBA

8:00pm-10:00pm"JEWELBOX" & GALA SHOW

10:00pmAfter Party!

Sunday April 19th

LACY ALEXANDRA: YOGA WARM UP

ROOM A- 9:00am to 9:45am

Rise and Shine and warm up for the RCR weekend with Yoga stretches and poses. 

 

VALERICK: LYRICAL MOVES & VINTAGE HIPWORK

Main Room- 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drama, emotion, showmanship and elegance are four of the characteristics of the dancers of the Golden Era. In this workshop were going back to Samia Gamal and Tahiia Carioca decade. The purpose is to rethink the foundation of oriental dance and find inspiration in the old moves. We’re going to dance also to different emotions such as joy, passion and sadness. The purpose is to look for the poetry and beauty in our dance expression. This is an excellent workshop for those who need to work with their drama, spacing and feeling.

 

12:00pm-1:00pmLUNCH BREAK

SILVIA SALAMANCA, MORIA CHAPPEL, and VICTORIAL TEEL: 3 SIDES OF A COIN

MAIN ROOM- 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Take this unique workshop with ALL 3 Instructors! Learn creative footwork patterns and combinations that you can use in multiple styles of belly dance and fusion. You will see the workshop with several examples and combinations from Oriental, Tribal, Flamenco fusion and more. You can also take the combinations and patterns to make it your own!

RAENA : ELEGANT ELEMENTS

ROOM A- 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Elegant Elements In this workshop, Raena will share her personal approach to creating richer movements that can bring a new level of elegance and enjoyment to your dance. Participants will explore personalized ways to incorporate more strength, stamina, breath work, and visualization into their practice and performance. Everyone is at a different place in their dance but Raena’s workshop is adaptable for all levels, ages, and abilities. Class will be a mix of discussion and head-to-toe physical movements so dancers can experience the “before & after” effects of these techniques in their bodies and leave with new additions to your dance bag of tricks . Please bring a veil (and fan veils if possible) as a learning tool.

LEILAH MOON: GETTING DOWN WITH THE BEAT: ARABIC RHYTHMS AND COMBOS 

ROOM B- 3:30pm to 5:00pm

A solid understanding of Middle Eastern rhythms is an essential part of any belly dancer's repertoire. This workshop will introduce six rhythms, and then we’ll drill movements and combos that highlight the emphasized beats in the rhythm. The rhythms featured in this workshop are: Malfouf, Fellahi, Maqsoum, Masmoudi Seghir/Baladi, Masmoudi Kebir, and Chiftetelli/Wahda. This workshop will get the rhythms into your body and improve musicality in your dancing. Recommended for students with intermediate dance experience.