Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shimmy Soul Registration EARLY BIRD extended through October 31, 2017

REGISTER BELOW





Workshop DescriptionKick-off SpecialVIP All Weekend PassEarly BirdJust In TimeLateSame Day
8/16/17 through 9/4/179/4/17 through 10/31/179/5/17 through 10/31/1711/1/17 through 11/24/1711/25/17 through 11/3012/2/17
AND
12/3/17
All Weekend Pass (5 workshops)$125
Not Available
$175$160$175$190Not Available
Flash Mob Workshop + RehearsalIncluded in Kick-Off SpecialIncluded in VIP Pass$20$20$20$20
Single WorkshopIncludedIncluded$40$45$50$55
VIP PartyNot Included in Kick-Off SpecialIncluded in VIPNot Available
Saturday Pass
Included
All 5 workshops included ($180 Value)
$100$110$120Not Available
Sunday Pass$80$90$100Not Available
Individual Show Ticket
Not Included in Kick-Off Special
One Show Ticket Included ($20 Value)$20$20$20$30
Sunday Private Party & Hafla (Dinner Included) beautiful French Quarter Location 5:30pm-8:30pmOne Ticket Included in VIP pass for workshop participant ($20 Value) All guests must purchase a ticket$20$25$25$30
VIP ALL WEEKEND PASS Includes All Weekend Workshop Pass (5 workshops), Closing Reception (Private Party & Hafla) Dinner included. This is a great package for those planning to be available Friday evening and/or depart Sunday evening. It will give you access to scheduled events to kick-off and close the weekend. Our VIP party* will allow you to experience the New Orleans Night Life without the hassle, and our closing reception will be a more intimate/casual setting- A Private Party & Hafla. Your pass includes dinner at this event. It will allow another opportunity to enjoy the city and build a sense of community with the dancers, performers, and Instructors you meet this weekend. For local New Orleans participants, this event is open to your guests as well, with tickets available for purchase. VIP Party details TBA.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

TROUPE-ONLY CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE

TROUPE-ONLY CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE
(all at NOLA spaces, except 11/25)

COUNTDOWN TO DIWALI:

10/5-
Thursday 7pm-8pm
*one card punch

10/14-
Saturday 10:30am-11:25am
(Choreography Class)
*one card punch

10/14- 11:30am-12:00pm
(Despacito Mini Class) *optional
*one card punch

11/5
Sunday 10:45am-11:45am (Live Oak)


COUNTDOWN TO SHIMMY SOUL:

11/25-
Saturday 10:45-11:45 (at Live Oak)
*one card punch

12/2-
Saturday 10am-11:30am (1.5 hour class)
*one card punch

12/5-
Tuesday 6pm-8pm
*two class card punches

12/7- Thursday 6pm-8pm
*two class card punches

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Schedule


A few class announcements:

No Regular Class from 10/2-10/13
Regular Classes Resume Saturday October 14
Oct 14- Special Choreography Class and Special Mini Class 
Oct 21- Full Day Retreat


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Shimmy Shakti: Diwali Performance

Diwali Festival of Lights in New Orleans

  • Date: November 11
  • Event Time: 9:00pm
  • Performance Time: TBD
  • Location: Howlin Wolf

Performers Info:

  • Dancers Call: 8:00pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Costume: 
  1. Slit weave all black body suit or all black top/bottom (https://www.etsy.com/market/slit_weave)
  2. Fringe/Lace scarf, Hip Shawl/Wrap, Shimmy skirt, or other- feel free to ask me about this
  3. Coin skirt (optional)

Choreographies:
You can choose to dance both or just one. Let me know which choreographies you will be performing by October 21, 2017 (after the retreat). Open to Belly Dance Goddess Hour by Karla Marie students

  • Despacito
  • Ojos Asi
Classes where we will be practicing one or both of these choreographies within the class setting. Keep in mind, these will not be the choreographies we will be focusing on primarily... Our Drum Solo will be the priority. However, in October, to give everyone time to learn/practice, and/or improve/master Ojos Asi and/or Despacito... here are the days where you will be able to do so:

  • 10/5: 7-8pm Troupe Class
  • 10/14: Choreography class from 10:30am-11:25am (one class card punch) PLUS Despacito Breakdown Class from 11:30am-12:00pm (one class card punch)
  • 10/19: 7pm-8pm (Ojos Asi)
  • 10/21: Raqs Sharki Retreat Day (Breakdown ALL choreos)
  • 10/26: 7pm-8pm (Ojos Asi)
  • 10/28: 10:30am-11:30am (Ojos Asi)
  • 11/2: 7pm-8pm (Ojos Asi)
  • 11/5: 10:45am-11:45am (Ojos Asi/Despacito)
  • 11/11: 10:30am-11:30am (Ojos Asi/Despacito)
  • Diwali Rehearsal Performers only: Saturday 11/11 from 11:30-12:00pm after regular class







Shimmy Shakti Guide to Choreography

This is just a quick note to tell you about the Choreographies we will focus on this year and to share the ways in which I will teach them (in Weekly Classes and in Troupe Classes/Rehearsals). If this does not make sense to you, don't worry about it. It will, once you become familiar with the combos and parts. It will also help you see what each class will focus on.

New 2017 Choreography:

  • Darbouka/Khaliji Drum Solo
Other Choreographies we will focus on this year:
  • Despacito (2017)
  • Ojos Asi (2011/2015)
  • Warda Warda (2009)
  • Drum Solo (2015)
Other Choreographies in our repertoire:
  • Habibi Ya Omri (2017)
  • Ya Habibi Yallah (2016)
  • Bounce (2013)
  • Brooklyn Baladi (2013)
Weekly Classes

  • 9/2- New Choreo Combo 1/Drum Solo
  • 9/7- New Choreo Combo 1/Ojos Asi Part 1
  • 9/9- Drum Solo
  • 9/17- New Choreo Combo 2
  • 9/21- New Choreo Combo 2/Ojos Asi Part 1
  • 9/23- Drum Solo
  • 9/26- New Choreo Combo 3/Ojos Asi Part 5
  • 9/28- New Choreo Combo 4/Ojos Asi Part 4
  • 9/30- New Choreo Combo 4/Ojos Asi Part 2

Troupe Classes

  • 10/3- New Choreo Combo 3/Ojos Asi/Despacito
  • 10/5- New Choreo Combo 4/Ojos Asi/Despacito
  • 10/14- Special Choreography Class: Several Choreos

Weekly Classes

  • 10/12- New Choreo Combo 3
  • 10/19- New Choreo Part 1

Shimmy Shakti Retreat

  • 10/21
  • Focus on New Choreo: Darbouka/Khaliji Drum Solo
  • Also Breakdown: Warda Warda/Drum Solo/Habibi Ya Omri/Ojos Asi

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Raqs Sharqi Immersion & Shimmy Shakti Day Retreat (October 21)


Raqs Sharqi Immersion 
& Shimmy Shakti Day Retreat

DATE:
Saturday, October 21, 2017

TIME:
9:00am-3:45pm

LOCATION:
NOLA Spaces- 1719 Toledano St. New Orleans
& Live Oak Yoga Studio- 6113 Magazine St. New Orleans
There will be plenty of us driving. 
Please let me know if you would like a ride to lunch and the yoga studio. 
Happy to arrange transportation <3

We are filled to capacity.
Registration is now closed.


MORNING IMMERSION WORKSHOP
9:00am-12:30pm
  • Movement Focus: Arms, Hands, and Posture
  • Expression Focus: Connection, and Presentation
  • Centering on Technique & History
  • Choreography: We will learn the new 2017 Shimmy Shakti Oriental Drum Solo choreography, with strong folkloric elements
LUNCH OFF SITE (12:45pm-1:45pm)
Lunch will be at Mint (Freret St) 1.4 miles for the studio
(Prices range from $7-10 per entree)
We will close our retreat day at a beautiful yoga studio space on Magazine, just a 5 minute ride from our lunch location. If you need a ride from our morning session to lunch and studio, there will be several of us with cars that can help. Just give me a heads up so we can plan
CHOREOGRAPHY & ENERGY CLEARING and HEALING
2:00pm-3:45pm (Live Oak Yoga, 6113 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118)

We will have time to talk more in depth about the choreography we learned and discuss important pieces and elements to bring it to life. We will run through the choreography and then close our beautiful day with an Energy Clearing and Healing session.
About Energy Clearing and Healing:
In the fall, it’s natural to think about what’s transpired in the beginning months and prepare to welcome positive new energy to support your intentions in the months ahead.
I believe it is most important to bring awareness to what energy belongs to us and to allow this to flow within and be protected, while releasing all the energy that does not belong to us, releasing all those things that do not nourish us with forgiveness and compassion.
This time will be dedicated to clearing our energy centers, the most important space in our life, to create our “ultimate sanctuary” within ourselves, activating positive intentions, opening our energy centers and sealing our energy for protection.
We will do this through the powerful healing available through dance and movement. We will start with dancing, connecting to our body, and move through our energy centers, ending in a restorative therapeutic session.
* Restorative poses | Essential Oil Therapy
* Chakra Activation | Energy Clearing
* Meditation & Visualization Exercises

For the best experience, please bring the following items:

Yoga Mat
Water Bottle
2 pillows (or Bolster)
Fleece or throw- tends to get chilly during energy healing

REGISTRATION:

$50 Full Day (9:00am-3:30pm)
$25 Deposit (Reserves your spot, Balance due October 1, 2017)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Register via PayPal OR Check by October 1, 2017

* Shimmy Shakti Troupe Training
Space is limited. Registration will close once we are at full capacity.
Highly recommend early registration.

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New Schedule September-December

2017 Calendar of Events (AUGUST-DECEMBER

STUDIO CLASSES (NOLAS SPACES)
Thursdays 7pm-8pm
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am

SUNSET SHIMMIES @THE PARK (CITY PARK)
Tuesdays @sunset


To register for class or for more information, please email
bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com


CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
BEGINNERS WELCOME
DROP INS WELCOME
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY




    AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
    • 8/31- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    SEPTEMBER
    • 9/2- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    • 9/7- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 9/9- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    • 9/12- Sunset Shimmies at the Park (6pm-7:00pm)
    • 9/14- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 9/16- NO CLASS (LABORATORIUM PIENSI WORKSHOP)
    • 9/19- Sunset Shimmies at the Park (6pm-7:00pm)
    • 9/21- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 9/23- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    • 9/26- Sunset Shimmies at the Park (6pm-7:00pm)
    • 9/28- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 9/30- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    DAY WORKSHOP/RETREAT

    Raqs Sharki Immersion Retreat
    October 21 (9am-3:30pm)

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE
    Thursdays 10/19-11/9
    Saturdays 10/21-11/11
    • 10/3- Troupe Class (Time and Location TBD)
    • 10/5- Troupe-ONLY Class 7pm-8pm
    • No Class 10/7-10/12
    • 10/14- Shimmy Shakti Choreography Class (Int/Adv) 10:30am-11:30am
    • 10/19- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 10/21- Raqs Sharqi Immersion & Shimmy Shakti Day Retreat (9am-3:45pm)
    • 10/26- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 10/28- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    • 11/2- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 11/4- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive (10:30am-11:30am)
    • 11/9- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 11/11- Saturday Belly Dance Intensive 10:30am
    • 11/16- Thursday Basic Elements (7pm-8pm)
    • 11/18- Shimmy Shakti Choreography Class (Int/Adv) 10:30am-11:30am
    • 11/25- Troupe-ONLY Class (Shimmy Soul Rehearsal) 10:30am-11:30am
    • 12/2- Troupe-ONLY Class (Shimmy Soul Rehearsal) 10:30am-11:30am
    • 12/5- Troupe-ONLY Class (Shimmy Soul Rehearsal) 6pm-8pm
    • 12/7- Troupe-ONLY Class (Shimmy Soul Rehearsal) 6pm-8pm
    • 12/8 to 12/10- Shimmy Soul: A New Orleans Belly Dance Experience
    • 12/16- Open House Class 10:00am-11:30am (Special $5 Drop in with Invitation Coupon, email for more info)
    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 
    (TROUPE CLASSES)
    NOLA Spaces
    10/3- Tuesday (6pm-8pm Location TBD)
    10/5- Thursday 7pm-8pm
    10/14- Saturday 10:30am-11:30am
    11/25- Saturday 10:30am-11:30am
    12/2 Saturday 10am-11:30am
    12/5 Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    12/7 Thursday 6pm-8pm