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Workshops Festival 2015

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WS Venue Nov 24th - 30th
Tanzschule Leyla Jouvana, Claubergstr. 20 - 22, 47051 Duisburg-Zentrum

Tuesday, Nov 24th Wednesday, Nov 25th Thursday, Nov 26th
Friday, Nov 27th
Saturday, Nov 28th Sunday, Nov 29th
Monday, Nov 30th


Tuesday, Nov 24th

Nika WSFestival hoch 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Nika Mlakar – Drill till you drop
Magical, elegant movements and fresh hot combos to perfectly control our body. Learn the fluidity of movements to improve your own choreographies and combos! 36 Euro
Payal WSFestival hoch 5:45 – 7:45 pm
Payal Gupta – Bellywood Choreo
Bollywood & oriental fusion. We all know that bollywood is very lyrical and expressive with every word of the song having so much meaning to it. What do you get when you combine bollywood with oriental? A dream sequence.In this workshop you will learn how to fuse Bollywood style of dance that is so expressive, with stylish oriental combinations. Learn a magical choreography with such beauty and grace giving you the best of both styles. 36 Euro
Silvia WSFestival hoch 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Silvia Salamanca – Dum tak.....kaPOW! A Fusion Drum Solo
What do we get when we combine the ancient art of dancing to a drum solo with the sneakiness, precision and power of isolations, pops and locks and layers of tribal fusion?...come get it!! In this workshop we will break down the steps and combos that will build into a very powerful routine...be ready to get challenged!! Intermediate to advanced and pro. 37 Euro 


Wednesday, Nov 25th

Silvia WSFestival hoch 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Siliva Salamanca – NEW SPANISH GYPSY COMBOS (Zambra Mora)
From the slow and intense to the fast and furious! In this workshop, suitable for all levels, we will start breaking down the elements of the Zambra Mora (Spanish gypsy dance). We will do an extensive study of arm and hand work with dramatic postures and gestures to build up the slow combinations included. Then get ready to speed-up with passion: working with fast steps and turns, and including skirt work, we will learn how to be precise and infuse emotion to the Spanish gypsy fast steps! Bring a skirt, and be ready to feel proud, joyful and fiery!! Olé! All levels. 37 Euro
Aziza WSFestival hoch 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Aziza - Veil Silk Savant
Silk veil technique and a short elegant choreography to bring to the stage. Subtle, sweet and graceful combinations. Aziza shares her favorite ways to manipulate the lovely silk veil. All levels. 37 Euro 
FoxycatAlice WSFestival hoch 3:40 – 5:40 pm
Foxycat Alice – Stage Make up WS
Fresh and exciting ideas for all dance styles. Please grab your Foundation, Concealer, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, better bring all of your cosmetics and the remover! You are your own model! 35 Euro 
Aziza WSFestival hoch 5:50 – 7:50 pm
Aziza – Arms Slow and Sinuous
New arm patterns and creative undulations to mesmerize the masses. Strengthen, drill, and combination movements to be your slinkiest. All levels. 37 Euro
Nika WSFestival hoch 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Nika Mlakar – Theatrical Choreo
Dream Fusion choreo leaving your audience captivated and wanting more! Nika will guide you through most exciting movements, Nikas hottest technique and spicy combinations. Advanced. 37 Euro


Thursday, Nov 26th

Aziza WSFestival hoch 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aziza - Balady Blast Off!
Part improvisation, part choreography, all fun! This class will work with one song to ease you into the world of baladi progression improvisation. With guild lines and techniques to help you build an earthy playful baladi infused with your own personality. All levels. 37 Euro
LeylaRoland WSFestival hoch  1:15 - 3:15 pm
Leyla Jouvana - New Hot Egyptian Choreo & Body Language
No weak combos! Spicy and useable new Oriental moves & steps with "wow factor" a la Leyla Jouvana. Including feminine stage presence training! 37 Euro
Nika WSFestival hoch 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Nika Mlakar – New ways of Bellydance
Fusion combinations. Nika is known by her unique style which is include many arts such as dancing, acting in theatre, singing and playing a violin. This workshop is mostly about how to improve your dance and bring it to the next level with special tips on expression. 37 Euro 
Silvia WSFestival hoch 5:45 – 7:45 pm (right room)
Silvia Salamanca – Sword "The cutting edge"
Sword technique and moves that leave a lasting impression
Are you familiar with balancing a sword but itching to get some jaw-dropping moves? This is the workshop for you!!! Get ready to learn that with the right technique and know-how-to even the most difficult of moves can be mastered! Turns, spins, floorwork, drops and all sorts of mind-blowing steps! I promise I will make you leave your fear at the door and make you feel empowered by the end of the workshop! 38 Euro
LeylaRoland WSFestival hoch 7:00 – 8:00 pm (left room)
Leyla Jouvana - Bellydance Fitness – The Zumba-"Pendant"
1 h women power & pur adrenaline. New steps & moves & shimmies & Fitness to hot Oriental Pop Music. Enjoy and sweat and produce the "lucky hormones"! 13,50 Euro
LeylaRoland WSFestival hoch 8:00 – 9:00 pm (left room)
Leyla Jouvana - Zumba - The ultimate Hot Latino Workout a la Leyla
Leyla will let you dance to hot Zumba Rhythms, swing your hips, dance the shimmy and your body and fitness will reach another level. Super Fun! 13,50 Euro 
SabrinaFox WSFestival hoch 8:15 – 10:15 pm (right room)
BDSS Sabrina Fox - RAK-en Locks
A series of Isolations and locks, layered over various shimmies and dance combinations, a fun high energy workshop for all dance levels & all dance styles. 38 Euro


Friday, Nov 27th

Aziza WSFestival hoch 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (right room)
Aziza - High Impact Combinations!
Turns! Jumps! Level changes! Thrilling combinations to add to your repertoire. 37 Euro
FoxycatAlice2 WSFestival hoch 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (left room)
Foxycat Alice – Silkroad Peacock Dance & BD Fusion
Peacock dance is a folk dance and over Two thousand years of history in Dai. Alice grew up in Dai Village, called "Sip Song Pan Na" in Dai language. Peacock is a "Holy Bird", and a symbol of happiness and good in Dai, Alice started to learn Dai Peacock dance when she was 5 years old. Now, She keep the unique shape with three bends Dai dance style, Peacock Arms and the fantastic Peacock hand movements in her Tribal Fusion Belly dance Style. Peacock Fusion Belly dance is a graceful and beautiful dance in the world, founded and developped by Foxycat Alice. Come and explore! 37 Euro
Nika WSFestival hoch 12:30 – 2:30 pm (right room)
Nika Mlakar – Layer on top of the layer
Technique & Combos in Nikas unique style, bringing you on a next level with special tips to attract your audience and not let them look away even for a second. Advanced level. 37 Euro
Nadia WSFestival hoch 12:30 - 2:30 pm (left room)
Nadia Nikishenko – Ballet-Oriental Choreo
Beautiful & graceful fusion with poetic energy & mesmerizing oriental technique. Ballet postures & transitions. 37 Euro
Aziza WSFestival hoch 2:45 - 4:45 pm (right room)
Aziza – Traveling Shimmies
In this class we will break down and drill the 3/4 shimmy as well as introduce ways to layer shimmies on traveling steps to creatively carry you across the stage. Intermediate level. 38 Euro
MorGeffen WSFestival hoch 2:45 – 4:45 pm (left room)
Mor Geffen (Israel) – Oriental Cabaret Fusion Choreo
In this workshop we will find the connection between the essentials of the theatrical cabaret dance technique and serpentine tribal fusion grace. We will work on cabaret posters, face expressions and body language, sharpening isolations, everything you need to draw everyone's attention on stage, the workshop will combine a short choreography. 37 Euro
SabrinaFox WSFestival hoch 5:15 – 7:15 pm (right room)
BDSS Sabrina Fox – Choreography "Slow and lovely"
A down-tempo fusion choreography that is short and sweet, connected to the emotion of the music. Using the eyes to create an emotional connection with your audience, slow beautiful movement combined with light expressions for the dancer to tell the story within the song. 38 Euro
VanesaMoreno WSFestival hoch 5:15 – 7:15 pm (left room)
Vanesa Moreno (ES)- Raks Sharki
Technik, Combos & Choreography to the song "Rakas" from Amir Sofi. A whole host of new ideas to add to your repertoire with breathtaking elegant combos and incredible technique combined with expression and stage presence. 37 Euro
Silvia WSFestival hoch 7:30 – 9:30 pm (right room)
Silvia Salamanca - Tribal bellydance meets flamenco!
A gypsy Spanish twist to tribal movements and combinations. Combine the precision and sharpness of tribal with the fire of flamenco expression and you get a series of exciting steps, combinations and tribal-flamenco formations to take home and leave everybody speechless! Emphasis will be put on posture, arms and spins, and special work will be carried on hand movements. 37 Euro
Nadia WSFestival hoch 7:30 – 9:30 pm (left room)
Nadia Nikishenko – Romantic Arabic Pop Song Choreo
Oriental choreo with tender emotions & sensual movements to the voice of Wael Gassar – the most popular Arabic singer. All levels! 38 Euro


Saturday, Nov 28th

Group taxis to the show- venue will be available. Please check in with us 30 mins before the workshop is due to start to allow for travel time/punctual start to workshop.

Aziza WSFestival hoch 9:00 - 11:00 am
Aziza – Layali Oriental Masterclass Choreo
A spectacular and challenging Oriental with veil intro and sassy saidi styling. This will be a fast moving high level choreography for advanced/professionals. 38 Euro
Nadia WSFestival hoch 9:00 - 11:00 am
Nadia Nikishenko – Tabla with Stick
Surprise your audience with new ideas! Let the stick make your tabla performance like a real show act! New combis & transitions with a stick. Bring a stick or a cane. Intermediate level. 37 Euro
MorGeffen WSFestival hoch 9:00 - 11:00 am
Mor Geffen (Israel) – Silk Road Arms Art
In this workshop we will focus mostly on hands, face and body gestures techniques drawn from the rich traditions of Persia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We will fuse them with contemporary dance movements into a short choreography! 36 Euro
Silvia WSFestival hoch 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Silvia Salamanca - A brandnew spanish routine!
Bring the hips, the clapping and the skirts! Have you ever wondered how the gitanas (Spanish gypsies) get to leave everyone speechless when they dance with their skirts? Now you have the chance to find out! In this workshop we will break down the skirt work that united with the arm movements, posture and expression will build up a brand new routine designed to catch the room on fire! Bring a skirt and your best ole!! 38 Euro
AzadKaan WSFestival hoch 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Azad Kaan – Sassy Shaabi Choreo
Sassy, cheeky moves on an wonderful egyptian shaaby song. 37 Euro
Sarasvati WSFestival hoch 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Sarasvati – Fluid & graceful Veil Dance
Learn how to create fluid veil movements and explore the graceful and yet powerful technique behind Classical Oriental dance. Exploring the connection thorough body movement between the soul and the music. 36 Euro
AladinElKholy WSFestival hoch 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Aladin El Kholy – Classical Egyptian Dance with 1001 shimmies
Aladins speciality! Typical Egyptian moves & shimmy layers a la Aladin on an wonderful egyptian Music. 37 Euro
SabrinaFox WSFestival hoch 1:30 – 3:30 pm
BDSS Sabrina Fox- Fusion belly dance cued combinations for any music style
For improvisational group performance & Solo possible. Up-tempo and down-tempo combinations of fusion dance techniques, created for group improvisational performance. Based on similar rules of ATS belly dance, combining Jazz, Classical, and Tribal-fusion belly dance moves into a combination that can be used in Stage performances. Created to be used in a four-four based rhythm of any music style, for two or more dancers. Can even be used for solo improvisation to help the dancer add variation to their performances. 38 Euro
Nika WSFestival hoch 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Nika Mlakar – Oriental Jazz Choreo
Are you ready to learn some attractive Oriental moves with a scent of Jazz Basics? Then this is the class for you! We will learn a short choreography infused with eye catching moves, cheeky attitude and loads of fun. It's all about letting yourself go and have fun with it! (advanced). 37 Euro


Sunday, Nov 29th

Group taxis to the show- venue will be available. Please check in with us 30 mins before the workshop is due to start to allow for travel time/punctual start to workshop.

Aziza WSFestival hoch 9:15 - 11:15 am
Aziza – Masterclass Drum Solo On Fire
A special drum solo choreography designed to leave your audience gasping for air! Can you handle the heat? 38 Euro
SabrinaFox WSFestival hoch 9:15 - 11:15 am
BDSS Sabrina Fox – The Dangerous Doll - Up-tempo Choreo
A fun choreography of fast moves, choo-choo turns, level drops, shimmies, flutters and undulations, Classical-fusion belly dance style. This is a choreography created for the joy of belly dance! Fast, fun, sexy, high energy and strong. This choreography will put a smile on everyone's face and get the party started. Zills are an option for this workshop, if you are skilled with zills this choreography can be done with accompanying zill rhythms that I will be adding on for those of you that would like to try. Zill's are optional for added fun. 38 Euro
AzadKaan WSFestival hoch 9:15 - 11:15 am
Azad Kaan – Classical Oriental Combos & Technique
Raks Sharki Drill! Dream Step combinations together with super soft hip movements including elgegant Arms. This fine technique you can add easily to your repertoir and any choreo of your choice. 37 Euro
Nadia WSFestival hoch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nadia Nikishenko – Sexy & dangerous
A very popular character on stage. Strong technique & acting skills to make your audience believe in your story. Powerful movements & body postures & stage presence. Mini choreo as an example to feel the character. 38 Euro
AladinElKholy WSFestival hoch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Aladin El Kholy – Egyptian Choreo with modern elements
Adapt your movement to the rhythm and melody and the meaning of the song. This workshop will give you a whole new understanding of expressing the Oriental music in your dance. Advanced. 37 Euro
Mayyadah WSFestival hoch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mayyadah – Balady Pur!
After last year ́s successful WS you will get again the chance to learn one of Mayyadah's spectacular choreos. Mayyadah is well known for her intoxicating routines with audience appeal, which she teaches with plenty of humour and power. Artful step combinations with surprising accents, the meaning of gesture, as well as the teaching of cultural background is plays a vital role in her lessons, particularly as Mayyadah was able to study with great enthusiasm the country and people during her long established career as a solo dancer in Egypt. Pure Egypt feeling, no dancer with ambition can let such an opportunity pass! Suitable for strong intermediate to master levels. 36 Euro


Monday, Nov 30th

After-Festival Party (for WS attendees, students and artists only!) at Dance School Leyla Jouvana, please bring buffet/finger food for sharing!

ca. 6pm – 7:30 pm

Dance party, watch the new festival DVD, sharing time and having fun with some of our Star Guests and open platform dance performances. ( Please let us know if you would like to perform). And finally, just when you thought it was all over, a tribal class with Cristina Zegarra 6:30 – 8 pm & 8- 9:30 pm each 13,50 Euros, both 27 Euro


Technik/Breakdown & Zumba Workout with Leyla Jouvana (right room)
7.30 – 8.30 pm (Zumba „light") & 8.30 – 9:30 pm (Zumba Fitness)
in the first Zumba class is also some extra time for explanations! In both classes, Leyla will let you dance to hot Zumba Rhythms, swing your hips, dance the shimmy and your body and fitness will reach another level. Hot & Fun! * both 20 Euro