Maryland Bellydance Convention -The official website - 3 Days of Performances, Vending, Fashion Show and Workshops
             Workshops
                       
Whole weekend workshops package-Whole workshop weekend package includes ALL warm up workshops,  ALL Intensive workshops  and non- intensive workshops  PLUS  1 performance spot. Please indicate what workshops you will be taking on Saturday and Sunday. FOR A LIMITED TIME . Payment plans are available $580.00 ($100.00 savings)

 
 
Troupe Package-( 4 or more dancers )- Troupe package includes  any 5 NON-intensive workshops PLUS 1 troupe performance spot,
 $230.00

 
 
Intensive Package- Intensive package includes all intensive workshops PLUS 1 performing spot.
 Stacey Lizette  6 hours total - 6 credits towards your Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour certification program- $195.00



Friday workshops
8-9 Edinburgh Hall - 5th floor

 
 
10-1 Edinburgh Hall- 5th floor
 Stacey Lizette- Intro to Suhaila Salimpour Format - 3 credits$105.00
 
 
2-5 Edinburgh Hall - 5th floor
 Stacey Lizette- Intro to Jamila Salimpour Format - 3 credits   $105.00
 
 
 
Saturday workshops
8-9 Edinburgh Hall 5th floor
  Billy Greer    -           Tai Chi warm up                                $13.00  
 
 
9:30-11 Typhrodisia- Edinburgh Hall 5th floor, Tiffani Ahdia Ionic room 3rd floor
Typhrodisia-    Multi Layered Drum Solo Combo's               $48.00
Tiffani Ahdia   -  Saidi Combo's & Choreography                 $48.00
-Typhrodisia
 
-Tiffani Ahdia
 
11:30-1 Nilat -Edinbburgh Hall 5th floor, Mary Ionic room 3rd floor
Nilat  -       Modern Belly Fusion                                            $48.00
 Mary Nelson- Pua Lasana Hawaiian Hula Choreograph       $48.00
-Nilat
 
-Mary Nelson
 
 
1:30- 3  Ionice room 3rd floor
  Samira Shuruk- Bollywood Mujra Basics                                           $48.00

Sunday workshops
8:30-10 Nilat-Edinburgh Hall room 5th floor, Donna- Ionic room 3rd floor
Nilat         -   How to Choreograph 101                                                $48.00
Donna Eileen -  Make It Bounce!: Hip Hop Fusion Choreography     $48.00
-Nilat
 
-Donna Eileen
 
10:30-12 Samira Shuruk- Ionic 3rd floor, Brett Edinburgh Hall 5th floor
Samira Shuruk  -      Bollywood Mujra Part 2-Choreography   $48.00
Brett Zwerdling- How to find the rhythm in live Middle Eastern music                                                                                         $48.00
-Samira Shuruk
 
-Brett Zwerdling      
 
       
 
       STACEY LIZETTE
 
Suhaila Salimpour Format
This 3 hour workshop will be the basics of Suhaila format. Stacey will take us through the basics plus drills to lock it in. No styles, yet all styles. Suhaila’s fundamental dance training is not a style; students are learning to be dancers, and a well trained dancer can perform any stylization she wishes. Cabaret dancers, gypsy dancers, tribal dancers and fusion dancers all meet in class to receive the same training . . . and. . . throughout their studies in Suhaila’s format, they learn one fundamental dance format and many stylizations.
 DURATION OF CLASS: 3 HOURS
CLASS LEVEL: Beginner to advance
receive - 3 credits

Jamila Salimpour Format
Take what you learned Format and put it to use while learning about what Jamila brought to Belly dance. Learn some of the stylization that has brought tribal to what it is today. We will be leaning about the format with combinations. This takes us back to old school tribal. You do not need to attend Suhaila Format to attend Jamila Format class .
DURATION OF CLASS: 3 HOURS
CLASS LEVEL: Beginner to advance
receive -3 credits
 
              
                  BILLY GREER
Tai Chi/Qigong 
 Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility and strength; improves balance; increases body awareness; helps with arthritis, blood pressure, diabetes and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia; and increases bone density.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of fitness. Wear clothing suitable for movement, such as yoga/sweatpants and a t-shirt.
DURATION OF CLASS: 1 HOUR
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
             
         BRETT ZWERDLING
How To Find The Rhythm In Live Middle Eastern Music
Dancing to live music can be terrifying for both beginning and advanced dancers.  One of the most common fears is not being able to find the beat of a song, making for awkward dance maneuvers and nervous smiles.  Join Brett of MAHARAL in learning to decipher the rhythm code with real-time exercises and instruction.  Dance to live music with confidence!
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE

         DONNA EILEEN
MAKE IT BOUNCE!: HIP HOP FUSION CHOREOGRAPHY
Pop, lock, and werk it 'til you drip sweat! Learn some of  Donna Eileen's signature styling, infusing hip hop dance with modern belly dance. Please bring your sassy and your sexy to the dance floor.
DURATION OF WORKSHOP: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
        
            MARY NELSON
PUA LASANA HAWAIIAN HULA CHOREOGRAPHY
 Pua Lasana is a peppy, uptempo hula, written in the 1920's. It pays homage to a woman who is pretty to look at, but proud and sassy in personality. She is compared to the Lantana flower, which lovely to behold but pungent and irritating to smell!
Come feel the Hawaiian islands. Let your hips sway and immerse yourself into the culture. You will incorporate basic Hula steps, Hawaiian calls and graceful hands movements to form a complete Hawaiian Hula Choreography. You will also receive the written choreography. 
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
                   
                     Nilat
"How to Choreograph; 101"
Learn how to create shimmy-tastic choreographies!
In this class you will learn how to select music &dancers, engage the audience, utilize notation and experiment with techniques, to create the movement you have always wanted to start & finish dances.
Part lecture & part dance
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
 
"Modern Belly Fusion"
Fusing Modern & Belly dance techniques! Use combos to story tell, expressing your innermost emotions & mood and using your bodyweight to enhance movement; contact-release, floor work, partner work, fall& recovery & some improv.
Please bring yoga mat & knee pads & wear something very comfortable to move & roll around in.
Accommodations will be made for dancers who struggle from past injuries or have ongoing issues. Please contact in advance for awareness.nilat_fusionbellydancer@yahoo.com
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
        
          SAMIRA SHURUK
Bollywood Mujra Basics!
 Did you know there are different styles of Bollywood? Bollywood Mujra is based on Kathak, one of India's oldest classical forms of dance. Kathak means "story teller" in Sanskrit and in order to do Bollywood Mujra you learn some of the classical storytelling techniques. In this workshop, you will learn the structure of Bollywood Mujra songs and how to identify them, basic Kathak footwork, and lots of beautiful arms and expressions.  We will also enjoy some great videos along with the lyrics translations. The dancer who knows the story can tell the story beautifully. 
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE

Bollywood Mujra Part 2- Choreography 
 After Bollywood Mujra Basics you can learn a choreography to one of Samira’s favorite Bollywood songs. You must also do Mujra Basics in order to take this workshop. Building on basic techniques learned in Bollywood Mujra Basics, you will learn a simple and beautiful choreography to one of Samira's favorite Bollywood Mujra songs. Bollywood dance involves storytelling, graceful arms, lots of gestures, fancy footwork, as well as lots of energy and level changes. Be prepared to joyfully workout while you learn some gorgeous Bollywood Mujra
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
****MUST TAKE THE BOLLYWOOD MUJRA BASICS (TECHNIQUE) TO TAKE THIS WORKSHOP

            
               SUE SCHMITT
Morning Yoga Warm up
Join Sue for some early morning slow stretches , deep breathing and  get your muscles warmed and ready for a day of workshops.
DURATION OF CLASS: 1 HOUR
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE
          
              TIFFANI AHDIA

Saidi Combos & Choreography
Come learn one of the most popular and fun folkloric dances of Upper Egypt with Raqs Assaya! Get ready for a workshop that is packed full of information! We will cover a brief history of Saidi, basic technique, cool tricks, sassy combinations, and we’ll put it all together in a choreography to an exciting song!
Please bring your own cane! Handouts and notes will be provided.
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE

              TYPHRODISIA

Multi Layered Drum Solo Combo's
Typhrodisia will start of with one simple move then layer upon each move in a different count. Challenge yourself, learn several Drum Solo combo's to add to your dance.
DURATION OF CLASS: 90 MINUTES
CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCE

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