Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Drum Solo Session with Joie

Date:  July 9 - August 27 (no class on August 13)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Bright Star World Dance
                   108 High Street, 3rd Flr
                   Portland, ME

Cost:  $15 drop in/$60 full session
Note - class size is limited to ten students to allow for personal instruction




Dancing to a live improvised drum solo is a right of passage for many a belly dancer.  It is also often thought to be one of the most intimidating experiences a dancer will face.  It needn't be that way!  This session will help take the mystery out of the drum solo and make it the fun and exciting experience it was meant to be.

In each of the week of the session we will cover different aspects of dancing to a drum solo including:
  • improvisation
  • drums solo structure
  • making an entrance
  • creative accents on the beat
  • becoming comfortable with slow and slinky movements, pauses and quick changes
  • the big finish
  • to zil or not to zil?
The final week of the session will be a mini drum solo halfa for students to invite family and friends to so they may share their newly polished improvisational dance skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.**

This will be a very active class with a focus on building improvisational dance skills to live music.  Belly dancers should have a basic understanding of belly dance movements and terminology.   At least two sessions of belly dance class experience preferred. 

All genders are welcome.

** to participate in the mini-hafla students must register for the full session.  Guest dmission to the hafla will be by donation.