Workshops: August 16, 2010

In Workshops on August 17, 2010 by danceumbrella

September Workshops with Zahira


Sept. 11 (Saturday) 11-1
From it’s Spanish and Cuban origins, Bolero is flowy, smooth, and romantic, yet powerful with a hint of the spicy strength and attitude typical of Argentinian Tango and Flamenco. Students will learn the culture and history behind the style,
interesting foot-patterns as well as expressive and flowy movements that characterize Bellydance Bolero. A great addition
to your bellydance repertoire and excellent for improving posture, fluidity and expression.

(Gracefully Turning and Spinning without fear)
Sept. 19 (Sunday) 2-4
Ever wanted to do those mesmerizing and hypnotic spins with a veil or Isis wings, but dizziness and sheer fear strikes you?
Ever wanted to incorporate graceful and interesting turns into your dance in a smooth and flowy way? Can spin but don’t know what to do with your arms, or your facial  expression disappears? This workshops is for you!! From the basics of gracefully performing simple turns, to chene turns, to ‘full wave’ spinning. Different arm possibilities to work WITH you to help you spin and turn will also be taught. Lose the fear and get into the fun and excitement of turning freely.

THE MAGIC OF THE ORIENTAL ENTRANCE: killer drills/combos, ‘rhythmology’ and stage presence!
Sept. 26 (Sunday) 2-4
Zahira’s signature “Killer” drills and beautiful combinations applied to an exciting Oriental Entrance piece. With a detailed
break-down of the piece students will understand the rhythms and diverse moods of the different sections, and dance it all with captivating stage presence!


1 workshop $35
2 workshops $65
3 workshops $95

For registration details and to register online:

Workshops will be held @ the Dark Side Studio, 355-A College Street (College / Augusta), Toronto.

(PLEASE NOTE: Registration is directly with Zahira, not with the Dark Side Studio)

Saiidi/Cane Choreography with Yzza

In this workshop, we’ll work on a very popular folkloric style: Saiidi! You want to know more about this style, work on the Saiidi attitude and moves? Come and learn a funun assaya (cane) choreography!

Time: September 12, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Arabesque


call to register: 416-920-5593

more about Yzza (France):
Yzza was born and grew up in France. Since an early age she has been exposed to the art of dance and music in her family environment. She started her dance training at the age of six with ballet. She has always felt a special attraction to dancing and that’s why she studied various styles including modern, jazz, African dance, salsa, hip hop… It’s when she started Middle Eastern dance that she really found a way to express herself and it quickly became a passion. Most of her formation was in France with teacher Farida Seidi, but she also completed her learning with internationally renowned professors like Momo Kadous, Gamal Seif, Randa Kamel, Hadia, Raquia Hassan, Amir Thaleb and others in France and in Egypt. In July 2008 she was invited to perform for the closing gala of the “Ahlan wa Sahlan festival” in Cairo by Raqia Hassan, after winning a competition in her native country, France. Now she is delighted to study under Yasmina Ramzy, and honored to be an apprentice! in Arabesque Dance Company, as well as a teacher of the Arabesque Academy.

Veil Technique with Anuka

Enhance your veil technique in this workshop with veil expert, Anuka!

Sat. Sept. 11, 2010
at: Arabesque – 1 Gloucester Street, Suite #107

call: 416-920-5593 to register

see more about Anuka here:

End of Summer Dance Workshops at Chemagne Dance Studio!!

$40 + HST per workshop includes Belly Dance, Hip Hop, and

Sat. Aug. 28 and Sun. Aug. 29. 12-3pm

Join Chemagne Dance Studio for our last call dance workshops for the end of Summer! An entire weekend of Belly Dance and Hip Hop from instructors Chemagne and Malika. Learn some great dance moves, and get a fantastic workout!!!

Beginner Dance Workshop
Saturday Aug. 28
Beginner Hip Hop 12-1pm
Beginner Belly Dance 1-2pm
Fitness Workout 2-3pm
Price: $40 + HST (includes Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Fitness)

Intermediate Dance Workshop
Sunday Aug. 29
Intermediate Hip Hop 12-1pm
Intermediate Belly Dance 1-2pm
Fitness Workout 2-3pm
Price: $40 + HST (includes Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Fitness)

Payment: cash, cheque or paypal.

Location: Chemagne Dance Studio, 899 Bloor St. West @ Bloor/Ossington, walk 2 minutes from Ossington Subway.

Deadline to register is Aug. 26

Call to register 416-803-5552 or send an email at to reserve your spot!!


Tuesday August 31st and Wednesday September 1st

6:30 – 8:00PM BACHATA

1 workshops (3hrs) = $65+HST
2 workshops (6hrs) = $110+HST

Limited Space, Register NOW!

Location: DANCE TO LIVE STUDIO, 1360 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

Kanec back in Toronto

Kanec of the Amount Boyz is currently in Toronto on tour with Justin Bieber and is teaching this Wednesday Aug 18th, 8pm, $18 at Joy Of Dance Center (95 Danforth Ave.).

Aside from seeing Kanec with Justin Bieber this weekend at The Air Canada Center you can check him out in Step Up 3D (as well as the first Step Up), the remake of Fame, Hairspray, The Academy awards, and music videos for artists like Gnarles Barkley, Missy Elliot, K-os and JoJo!

Being a well rounded dancer makes Kanec a well rounded Choreographer having been trained in classical forms like Ballet
and Jazz, Kanec’s unique and New York Swagg makes his choreography unlike nothing else, you do not want to miss this

8 is the lucky number:
8 (Month) 18th (Day) 18$ (Dollars) 8pm (Time)

Hit me if you have any question

Dalia Carella and Carmine Guida Toronto Intensive

We are thrilled to be hosting Dalia Carella, Carmine Guida, Pete List and Rosanna McGuire for a three day intensive workshop in contemporary and fusion bellydance!

The schedule for the weekend is:

Friday November 5 (at Street Dance Academy):
6-8PM – Rosanna McGuire and Pete List work together to teach a workshop in popping and locking for bellydancers culminating in a choreography to Pete List’s music by Rosanna.
8-9PM – Pete List teaches Beatboxing for Bellydancers!

Saturday November 6 (at Centre of Gravity):
10AM-12PM – Dalia Carella teaches her signature technique for contemporary oriental dance.
12-1PM – Lunch break
1PM-3PM – Dalia Carella and Carmine Guida work together to teach a workshop in rhythms and working with live musicians!
7PM-11PM – Our show and after-party, Metropolis of Motion – tickets available here:

Sunday November 7 (at Centre of Gravity):
10AM-12PM – Dalia teaches her El Mundo workshop, a fusion traditional Latin Caribbean Dances, such as: Bomba and Plena from Puerto Rico with Flamenco and Belly Dance.
12PM-1PM – Lunch break
1PM-3PM – Dalia Carella workshop in fusion bellydance, topic TBC
3PM-4PM – Carmine Guida teaches an exciting rhythms workshop for drummers!


Registration information:
EARLY-BIRD OFFER: $300 for the complete weekend package, including 11 hours of instruction from four amazing teachers!!! email: to register.

Workshop Series with To Dance Salsa

Empress Studio and will run for 3 weeks

Here is the information on the workshops as well as our fall class line up.

Workshops ($35 each, 2 for $65 or all 3 for $90):

Dips and Tricks III Workshop

Back by popular demand, Tracie and Daniel bring you Dips and Tricks III: Introduction to The Lift. This workshop is meant for salsa dancers serious about developing their performance and possibly competition skills. Learn how to execute a new set of dips, tricks and easy lifts to enhance your salsa routines! This workshop will also focus on technique, styling and clean execution and, of course, safety. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 3 and up or by assessment. Sunday August 22nd from 4pm-6pm at Empress.

3) Musicality and Shines Workshop
Yearning to work on your salsa footwork and musicality skills? Learn new ways to get your feet moving to the salsa beat as well as how to use your body to interpret the music. Musicality and Shines are an integral part of salsa dancing – it is what bridges the gap from being a student to a dancer. This workshop will open your mind and body to these essential elements of salsa dancing which you might have not yet been able to develop yet. Learn a fun and challenging shine routine (suitable for both men and women) and work on your Shines and Styling improvisational skills. For dancers who have completed TDS Level 2 and up or by assessment. Sunday August 29th from 4pm-6pm at Empress with Tracie and Daniel


Summer Workshop Series ($35 each, 2 for $65 or 3 for $90)
Dips and Tricks III – Sunday August 22nd 4-6pm Empress
Musicality and Shines – Sunday August 29th 4-6pm Empress

Summer Condensed Classes – Condensed 4 weeks x 2 hrs $112
Level 2 Fri 8-10pm Empress beginning Aug 13
Level 3 Thur 8-10pm Empress beginning Aug 12
Ladies Salsa Technique Bootcamp 6:30-8:00pm Aug 18th – $84

Salsa-Nightclub Level 1
Sunday 3-4pm starting Sep 12th at Empress
Sunday 1-3pm starting Sep 12th at Venice (4wks x 2hrs)
Monday 7-8pm starting Sep 13th at Empress
Tuesday 7-8:30pm starting Sep 7th at Venice (6wks x 1.5hrs)
Tuesday 8-9pm starting Sep 14th at Empress
Thursday 8:30-10pm starting Sep 9th at Empress (6wks x 1.5hrs)
Friday 8:30-9:30pm starting Oct 1th at Venice – Salsa for Singles

Salsa-Nightclub Level 2
Sunday 5-6pm starting Sep 12th at Empress
Tuesday 8:30-10pm starting Sep 7th at Venice (6wks x 1.5hrs)
Tuesday 7-8pm starting Sep 14th at Empress
Wednesday 9-10pm starting Sep 22nd at Empress
Friday 6:30-7:30pm starting Oct 1th at Venice

Salsa-Nightclub Level 3
Sunday 1-2pm starting Oct 17th at Empress
Monday 9-10pm starting Sep 13th at Empress
Thursday 7-8:30pm starting Sep 9th at Empress (6wks x 1.5hrs)
Friday 7:30-8:30pm starting Oct 1th at Venice

Salsa-Nightclub Level 4
Monday 8-9pm starting Sep 13th at Empress
Wednesday 7-8pm starting Sep 22nd at Empress
Sunday 3-5pm starting Sep 12th at Venice (4wks x 2hrs)

Salsa-Nightclub Level 5
Sunday 4-5pm starting Sep 12th at Empress
Wednesday 8-9pm starting Sep 22nd at Empress

Salsa-Nightclub Level 6 – Variation A
Tuesday 9-10pm starting Sep 14th at Empress

S.T.U.D. (Salsero Training for Unique Development) for Men
Sundays 9:15-10:15pm starting Sep 12th at Empress

Afro Cuban Movement and Styling
Sunday 12-1pm starting Oct 17th at Empress

Zumba Latin Cardio – 6 weeks $84
Tuesday 6-7pm starting Sep 14th at Empress
Wednesday 6-7pm starting Sep 15th at Empress
Thursday 6-7pm starting Sep 16th at Empress

Argentine Tango
Friday 8-9pm starting Oct 15th at Empress – Level 1
Friday 9-10pm starting Oct 15th at Empress – Level 2
Friday 10-11pm Tango Practice Session (Milonga) Empress $5 drop in

Belly Dance – Combos and Musicality for all Levels
Monday 6-7pm starting Sept 13th at Empress

Student Performance Class – Partnerwork ~ Saturdays 12:30-2pm
starting Sep 18th at Empress
Reggaeton Performance Class ~ Sunday 11:00 – 12:00pm starting Oct 17th at Empress
Ladies Salsa Technique Bootcamp – $84 for 4 wks x 1.5hrs ~
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00pm starting Aug 18th at Empress

Brazilian Samba – Variations
Friday 6:00-7:00pm starting Oct 15th at Empress

Salsa Styling and Choreography Building – Condensed 4wks x 2hrs
Saturday 2:00-4:00pm starting Sept 11th at Empress

Salsa Technique Building – Condensed 4wks x 2hrs
Saturday 4:30-6:30pm starting Sept 11th at Empress

Toronto Dance Salsa

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