Sahara Dance

Sold Out Workshops

We offer special workshops and master classes in addition to our regular instructional and performance classes. Workshops are selected to help students and experienced dancers alike broaden their dance training.

Sold Out Workshops

World Touring Guest Artist: Rachel Brice

Rachel Brice, Photo by Clint MarienPhoto by Clint Marien

Twitch

Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA.

In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting qualities of fluid and percussive. We’ll experience two different types of practice: One to build both flexibility and control for slow movements, and one for speed for clean hip-work and locks.

This 3 hour workshop has two segments of 90 minutes each:

Part One: We’ll learn learn how to gain speed and clarity for locks, hip-work, and several shimmies through a carefully constructed practice sequence.

Part Two: We’ll learn phrases that integrate both slow and fast movements, and serves up a heavy dose of musical interpretation. You can use these combos for practice or performance.

Please be warmed up for this class. Bring water.


Tricky-Gooey-Shimmy: Guiding Principles of Datura Style

Saturday 2:00-6:00pm

Combine American Cabaret and Fusion styles of belly dance with a heady dose of rhythmic trickery, contrast, and dramatic quality changes. Chill. Lay these on a bed of rib cage circles, seemingly boneless arm work, and huge, relaxed hips for a double-layered-triple-threat. Serve hot.

You learn them, they’re yours. Use these combinations in your next choreography or integrate these Datura Style combos into your improvisational vocabulary.

Experience with belly dance recommended, these will be complex. Brush up on your spins and isolations for this one, bring a towel and water bottle.


Past, Present, Future: Arabic Rhythms in Electronic Music

Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

Western popular music is catching on to the power of Arabic Rhythms in a big way. In this class you’ll learn versatile combos that would work as well with a classic belly dance set or a festival stage to electronic music.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a way to record after class if you want to film yourself.

Friday: Twitch

Date: May 11

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Cost: $95 through Jan 1/ $110 after Jan 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Saturday: Tricky-Gooey-Shimmy: Guiding Principles of Datura Style

Date: May 12

Time: 2:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $125 through Jan 1/ $140 after Jan 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Sunday: Past, Present, Future: Arabic Rhythms in Electronic Music

Date: May 13

Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $125 through Jan 1 / $140 after Jan 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

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Package Pricing: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $330 through Jan 1 / $375 after Jan 1

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Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

Waiting list: If you didn’t get a spot, please post your interest in the Master Class with Rachel Brice Facebook Event. If someone is no longer able to attend, they will post/sell the available spot(s) there.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard

Private Lessons

For private lessons, workshops or parties, contact us.

Sahara Dance also offers other Special Topic and Brush-up Series Workshops. Find out more about our other upcoming workshops…