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Workshops Festival 2018

Attention! News & new Event-Location:
27. - 29.11.2020
27. OFE & Contest BD of the World on 28.11.2020
at Congress-Centrum Oberhausen CCO




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C.O.D.E. (Certified Oriental Dance Education)
All our workshops/classes are accredited within the C.O.D.E. system and can be booked separately
and independently of one another. We can give written proof of any workshops taken and all can be
considered as qualified stages in your oriental dance education - even if you never take a formal
exam. (Attendance Certification). Formal Exam ( with CODE Exam Certification ) on Monday, Dec 4
or later (after the festival is also possible).lle unsere WS / Festival-WS werden zu C.O.D.E. anerkannt. Bei Anfrage können Bescheinigungen ausgestellt werden.

Daily Selection

Tuesday, Nov. 27th Wednesday, Nov. 28th
Thursday, Nov. 29th
Friday, Nov. 30th
Saturday, Dec. 1st

Sunday, Dec. 2nd

Monday, Dec. 3rd


Tuesday, November 27th

Johara C

6.30 – 7.30 pm
Johara Candan – Zumba

Fitness Workout, Dance & Fun with hot Latino moves   1 h Womenpower 13,50 € both 30 €

 Johara C

8 – 9.30 pm  
Johara Candan BD Technique & BD Fitness
Great BD Basic Technique, Fitness Workout, Dance & Fun with hot Bellydance moves 20

Wednesday, November 28th


11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Amira Abdi – Gypsy Power Technique & Combos      
Balkan Gypsy Oriental & Russian Roma technique and combinations for all levels. Drive your audience crazy with a fiery and lively dance.
Please bring a wide skirt and the positive energy you will get in the WS! 37
(CFo, CFu)


1:30 – 2:30 pm
Leyla Jouvana - Shimmy Queen
Technique, combos & Drum Solo technique including Leyla´s brand new shimmies & dance. Discover your Female Energy!   19€ (CRh, CCL)


2:35 – 3:35 pm
Leyla Jouvana - Queen of Live Drum Solo
We combine the new technique & combos to a mini choreo with "wow factor” a la Leyla Jouvana, including some of her incredible shimmies and feminine stage presence training! 19€ (CRh, CCL)

 Nadia Nikishenko

3:50 pm – 5:50 pm
Nadia Nikishenko – Fascination Iraki
Technique, combos & expression, combined to an exciting small and sexy choreography to feel the Iraki Style. 38€ (CFo, CRh)

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6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nika Mlakar –  “Dancer on next Level“ Arms, Legs & Space
This WS is giving more focus on how to use properly arms, legs and space in all styles of Bellydance and for all levels! This is a polishing and couching WS, higly recommended for all dancers, students and contestants bringing you on your next personal level. Not to be missed!   38€ (CCL, CFu)


 Nadia Nikishnko neuer Ausshnitt klein

8:10 – 10:10 pm
Nadia Nikishenko – Shaabi Style Technique & Choreo
Tell the story with your dance! Traditional oriental technique coming through modern Egyptian Street Dance style. Relax & enjoy Bellydancing and be an actor! 38€ (CFo, CFu)


Thursday, November 29th


11 am – 1 pm
Elisa Saha - Infused elegant Drills & Layers
Take home some rich and strengthening movements for your personal practice. After a structured warm up and conditioning we will drill and layer basic hip and chest movements with different hand and arm patterns from Fusion, Indian and Oriental style. Stay focused and connected!  35 € (CFu)

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1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Nadia Nikishenko – “Don’t stop moving“ Modern Tabla Choreo
Fantastic bellydance work out to check your technique. Take the rhythm & bring it out with your body. Really interesting combinations & isolations. Learn to play with your audience! 38 €(CRh, CCL,CFu)


3:30 pm – 5:30 pm  
Amira Abdi – Sensual & Romantic Lebanese Song
Impress your audience with a sensual and elegant performance. Express your feelings with a breathtaking new dance technique and fresh combos which you can use also in other dances & your own choreographies. 37 €(CCL)



5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Leyla Jouvana – Hot Egyptian Dance & Stage Presence
Raks Sharki & BD technique with feminine combos which will be put together to a breathtaking and brandnew small choreo a la Leyla Jouvana. No weak combos! Spicy and useable & steps and new attractive moves. Incl. feminine and elegant stage presence & body language. Your dance will reach another level. Hot & Fun Women-Power! 38 €(CCL, CRh)

 Nika Ausschnitt

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nika Mlakar – Burlesque with Style    
Make it dramatic! Explore your femininity with exciting new combos and special effects which make these moves more and more interesting - level change, spin, hair movements, arm work, leg pattern and feminine expression. Become the Femme Fatale with this creative workshop 38 €(CFu)


Friday, November 30th


10:15 am – 12:15  
Nika Mlakar “Dancing Butterfly” Veil Dance
Master the veil technique and learn the secrets of this essential, powerful and the most famous prop. Captivate the audience with the beauty of a veil dance with attractive new BD & Fusion moves! 38 €(CFu, CCL)


 Nadia Nikishnko neuer Ausshnitt klein

12:30 - 2:30 pm
Nadia Nikishenko - Modern Baladi Technique & Choreo
New combinations & accents. Sensual hip work & graceful arm movements. Make your Balady performance tasty! 38€ (CFo,CFu, CCL)


 Nika Mlakar

 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm (right room)
Nika Mlakar – Tell your Story!
A dancer is also in the same time an actor on stage. With a non-verbal communication, we show the audience who we are, we tell our story and we epress what we feel. Nika will teach how to control your body in a perfect way, practise mind and face expression to help you to tell your own story with emotionally expressive dance movements.Useful tips will be based on her signature combinations.

Learn some acting skills ! 38 € (CCL, CFu)

 AmiraAbdi 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm (left room)
Amira Abdi - Stage Persian Dance
Royal court style. Technique and choreography. Discover one of the most beautiful and graceful dances of the Middle East - Persian royal court dance.  Enrich your belly dance vocabulary with Persian style hands and arms, rotations, refined posing, gestures and elegant floorwork.

Beautiful dance combos insert later to breathtaking choreography.  37€ (CFo)
 LaurianeFR ParisBDotWFusion2017Poster 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm   (right room)
Lauriane – Grace & Elegance “Pop Love”
Fresh technique and combos to an romantic love song from the multiple winner of the most important contests in the world. The combos can be combined to a small choreography. The key how to make the difference on stage and privat performances, can be the way, how you move, your elegance and your grace.

Focus on polishing and to be even more beautiful and impressive when we dance. 36€ (CCL)
 PaulineAta klein 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm   (left room)
Pauline Ata - Tahitian Dance „Ori Tahiti“ Technique 
In order to introduce dancer to the traditional Ori Tahiti (Tahitian Dance), this workshop targets basic steps and variations, through full explanations and drills. This workshop is design for novice dancer who want to understand the movement and energy of Ori Tahiti and build a foundation. T

his workshop will improve ability, coordination and stamina.
37€ (CRh, CFo, CFu)
 MartaKorzun1-min 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm   (right room)'
Marta Korzun´s Format

Don't miss this opportunity to explore Marta's worldwide celebrated signature moves and techniques. Take your dance to the next level! Explore new breathtaking drills, fresh techniques and exercises. Muscular accents, footwork, multiple layers and breakdown of juicy shimmies will be mastered in this intense 2 hour workshop.

We are very honoured to welcome the World-Superstar Marta at our Festival! 39€ € (CCL, CRh)

 NikaTribalAusschnitt-min 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm   (left room)
Nika Mlakar - THE Tribal Fusion Essence'
Learn the most powerful and beautiful tribal fusion moves: combinations, turns, shimmy and flatter. Take your isolation on another level. Learn how to upgrade your movements vocabulary. All trends of tribal fusion brought to you by Nika Mlakar (multiple BDotW in row),one of the most breath taking artists (Fusion, Tribal, Oriental) worldwide!  38€ (CFu)

Saturday, December 1st

Group taxis (from/after the WSs in our school to the theatre/shows) will be available.
Please check in with us 30 mins before the WS is due to start to allow punctual WS start in our school.


 9 am -11 am
Marta Korzun - Oriental Mejance
Express explosive energy and smokey sultryness all in one choreography! Breathtaking technique and some of the goodies that turn a simple movement dance into a piece of art that comes from the heart and touches the heart. With this unforgettable dance you enter the stage and capture the audience’s full attention. Present yourself in the most impressive way to beautiful Arabic music. 39€



 9 am - 11 am
Nadia Nikishenko “Welcome to Space” Oriental Phantasy Choreo
Special style a la Nadia with modern touch. Extraordinary mix of Bellydance & Pop & Lock technique.

Let’s switch on our imagination! 38€ (CFu)


9 am -11 am
Ula Milunovic – Latin Oriental

A beautiful blend of Bellydance & Latin (Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, etc.) combined to a highly energetic and emotional small choreography from the latest winner BDotW Classical. This dance will touch the heart and soul of your audience.

This WS is promised to be HOT and expand your dancing vocabulary.  36€ (CFu)

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11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Munique Neith – Pure Egyptian Shaabi Dance 
You will learn a fun and flirtatious choreography of Shaabi in the purest Egyptian style from the amazing master dancer and teacher Munique Neith. You will be working on the different and typical Shaabi techniques. Munique will take your dance to the next level of professionalism and change the way you think about Egyptian Shaabi dance.

A workshop to be excited about! 39€ (CFo)


11:15 am – 1:15 pm  
Ebru Bekker – Explosive Drum Solo
New hot Tabla Solo to the exclusive music from Chronis Taxidis and the unique style of Ebru Bekker. This fun, dynamic and challenging choreography brings some very interesting shimmies and combos that will help you to improve your Drum Solo technique. 39€ (CCL, CRh, CFu)



11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Svetare - Oriental Rumba
A passionate dance with movements partly soft and partly very strong. We combine steps and the rhythm of the rumba with classical oriental dance to create an elegant, graceful and dramatic choreography with many accents. Within the choreography, you will learn most beautiful movements of the rumba. This is an exclusive piece that you will have in your repertoire.

Come and enjoy learning more about this charming dance, which is not presented often enough on stage! 
37€ (CCL, CRh, CFu)


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alla Vatc – Modern Oriental Song
This workshop includes a full emotion dance, unique and fresh, created from the heart of an exceptional and multiawarded artist. Stunning new technique/combos and small and fun choreo with unexpected variations that will leave you and your audience breathless! Be attractive & sensual with easy – going manner of dancing. Use your body as a skillful instrument to enjoy every sound & share this joy with the audience.

Explore new ideas to prove you can be better every time you go on stage . 39€ (CCL)


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Nika Mlakar – Tribal Diva Choreo

Taking Tribal Fusion technique along a new pathway, a new trajectory. The founder and former main choreographer of the leading and famous Tribal Group of Slovenia shows you how to play between opposing roles: the soft, yin and relaxing in the dramatic, assertive and bold. Just exposing opposing moods and themes creates a sense of play withing the dance and leaves food for thought.

Chest up! Chin up! And be a Diva in this WS from the multi-talent Nika! 38€ (CFu)


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Serkan Tutar – Turkish Gypsy „Roman Havasi“
One of the most popular topics in Turkish Gypsy dance! In this workshop you will learn traditional Turkish Gypsy steps, combinations and a happy choreo. This gypsy style dance will open the door to understand to 9/8 rhythms.

Don’t miss this positive energy WS with so much fun. It’s open to all levels. 38€(CFo, CRh)

Sunday, December 2nd

Group taxis (from/after WS in our school to the theatre/shows) will be available. Please check in with us 30 mins before the workshop is due to start to allow punctual WS start in our school.

 MuniqueNeith3-min 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Munique Neith – Oriental Power Routine
Very powerful egyptian oriental routine choreography, including different rhythms of Raks Sharki and Balady, etc. We will work on different rhythms, mood of the music, technique and more. Discover Munique´s unique and international celebrated style to one of the best Oriental Music. 39€ (CCL, CRh)
 amiraabdiklein  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Amira Abdi – The Fire of Gypsy Passion! Choreo
Balkan – Russian Gypsy Fusion - Do you want to surprise your audience with a creative performance? New Choreography based on Russian skirt technique, hand and foot work, combined with spicy Balkan Gypsy Hip work. Feel wild  and burn the audience with a passionate Gypsy dance. A powerful, fiery and lively dance! Please bring a wide skirt. For women with good basic dance knowledge. Level intermediate and advanced. 38€ (CFo, CFu)

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pauline Ata - Tahitian Fusion 
Pauline Ata's signature style choreo, building up on the energy and moves of tribal bellydance merge with ori tahiti. The result is an amazing strong dance! Rooted with an traditional tahitian war theme, this choreo combining fun hips patterns, deep isolations and some fresh arm movements.

We will spice it up by adding expressiveness of tahitian otea style. 
37€ (CFu)


11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Marta Korzun – Sensual Tarab  
Widen your ability to capture the emotions through dance. From the depth of her soul Marta knows and mediates how to convey to the audience what you feel in the music through the art of the old school. Express your emotions, feel the music, become the music! Full beautiful choreography on a cult song of the Arab world. 39€ (CCL)

 SerkanTutarJuryPortrait-min 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Serkan Tutar – Cheeky Balady
Are you ready to dance a feminine, energetic, happy and cheeky balady? From classical to modern baladi steps, beautiful postures and a lot of fun. Travelling steps and inspirational arm and hand work are waiting for you in this juicy choreography. 38€ (CFo,CCL)

11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Svetare – Passionate Tango Oriental
Typical Tango Argentino moves with strong posture, footwork and the feminine and soft movements of the oriental dance combined to a sparkling fusion. In this workshop will be taught an elegant and powerful choreography. Dynamic and passionate, soulful and emotional.  Beautiful and famous tango piece with the touch of oriental charm. 37€ (CFu)

It doesn´t end here !

Monday, December 3rd

please register for examination. Later date for Exam is also possible, to be agreed.
After Festival Party - for festival/WS attendees and artists only, please bring fingerfood for sharing, thank you ca. 6 pm – 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 Elisa Saha


 6:30 – 8 pm - Tribal Fusion & BlackSheep BD Technique

After a preparing Warmup and Conditioning including inspiration from Yoga and Pilates, Elisa will dance different technique for Tribal Fusion and BlackSheep BellyDance (Classical Tribal Style Bellydance). She will give attention to posture and arm positions and show you how to cleverly
transition between movements. 20 €

8 - 9:30 pm - Tribal Fusion & BlackSheep Combos for Choreo & Impro

Elisa will be dancing with you different Tribal Fusion and BlackSheep BellyDance combinations for your Classical Tribal Improvisation or the next choreography. This will be a fusion of Bellydance and BlackSheep BellyDance movements, a BlackSheep Fusion. 20 €

Special offer: Take both classes and just pay 37 € for all !




WS Venue Nov 27th - Dec 3rd at:

Dance School Leyla Jouvana, Claubergstr. 20 – 22, 47051 Duisburg Center.