Shimmy Shakedown Festival

APRIL 4-5, 2020

An Oriental Dance Festival held yearly in Los Angeles, California

WORKSHOPS

EXPLORE YOUR INDIVIDUALITY

SCHEDULE

Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to check-in and after last workshop, students must depart within 15 minutes for clean-up and studio policy.


WORKSHOP(S) INFORMATION:

MERCEDES NIETO

ESSENTIAL INSPIRATION- Technique and combinations in Mercedes' unique and innovative style, tips and ideas for creating a more profound and expressive movement vocabulary and for a more free and easy improvisation (all levels).

BRAND NEW DYNAMIC & SENSUAL ORIENTAL ROUTINE W/ VEIL- (or without veil) in Mercedes' signature style.

CHOREOGRAPHY TO A CLASSICAL SONG-  A version of a beautiful, classical oriental song and detailed choreography with explanation.

MAHAILA EL HELWA

TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS FOR TRAVELING STEPS- How to use the stage and studying techniques for traveling steps both by adding the hips and without hip movement.

BODY MOVEMENTS AND DYNAMICS- How to improve your dance using the basic repertoire in exploring different kind of dynamics (change of direction, level, feet base, speed, and much more).

DRUM SOLO- Exploring rhythms in a drum solo and studying Mahaila’s unique techniques + combinations for hip work.

JIZZELLE

ROMANTIC POP- You will learn a beautiful choreography to an Arabic romantic song and how to use your body to interpret the lyrics and transitions in the melody/rhythms. Jizzelle will share her secrets to “letting-go” and making this song a part of your story.


please visit the registration page to purchase your workshop(s).

  • PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

  • LIMITED SPACE FOR WORKSHOPS (PACKAGES MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE)

  • PLEASE BRING RECEIPT/CONFIRMATION THE DAY OF GALA SHOW


Due to respect for the organizer and festival, please do not contact the artist(s) for private workshops, training or anything business related. The organizer and artist(s) have a contract, therefore, any business or training related communication with the artist(s) is strictly prohibited and is brought up to the organizer. Situations like these has happened before and it is not professional of the person contacting our artist(s) for their own benefit. Any questions you have, you may contact the organizer. Festival organizers spend time and money to provide an amazing event for our dancers and guests. Please respect our policies. Thank you.



 

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