Ranya Renee is back to teach in Northern California this Spring! Join us in late March for two different approaches to Egyptian style belly dance that are applicable to all styles of this dynamic dance form: “Organic-evolutionary” and “Combination-driven”.
Friday, March 27, 2015
7 – 9:30 PM
ORGANICALLY GROWN EGYPTIAN ORIENTAL
Ranya will bring us back into a vintage vibe with a traditional approach to Egyptian rhythms and steps in Oriental dance. For traditionally trained Oriental dancers in Egypt, certain steps go well with certain rhythms, while others just don’t work as well. This is a bit different from the typical approach to the dance seen in the US, and even in some cases, in Westernized Egyptian folklore, where movements may be mixed-and-matched. The “organic” approach is typically seen in Egyptian Oriental dancers who don’t come from a folklore background.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:30 – 4:30
REDA STYLE SATISFACTION: STEPS AND STRATEGIES BEYOND THE BASICS
Reda technique has been a huge influence on the field of oriental dance, even though it is “folklore”: Many well-known teachers of oriental dance either were in the Reda troupe themselves or trained with troupe members. Familiarity with the technique is a must for dancers today, and Ranya will present advanced strategies for both mastering and teaching combos, and working with different rhythms to see how the steps can be applied to different style pieces.
Full descriptions at monicaraqs.com/ranya2015