Interested in having Ashiya Ali teach at your workshop?
Workshop Topics Available:
TURKISH DANCE: Learn how to use the steps and movements you already know and turn it into Turkish Style dance.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE: Learn the various rhythms of Middle Eastern music and how to dance to them. (Masmoodi, Reledi, Karsilima 9/8, Greek 7/8, Bolero, Ayoub and others)ENTRANCES/EXITS: You have “10” seconds to captivate the Audience. Various entrances and exits will be explored
SKIRT DANCING: Use your skirts to enhance your performance. Not just for Tribal or Gypsy! (Choreography available)
PHARONIC: Add something different to your show. (Choreography available with or without candles)
TURNS/SPINS: Designed to make you dizzy! Learn how to incorporate turns into your dance that really stand out!
BALLET FOR BELLY DANCERS: This is NOT the same old ballet for classical ballet dancers. Learn posture, how to carry yourself and use your arms to frame your body.
BACK TO THE BASICS: It never hurts to go back to your roots and be grounded in the basic of Belly Dance.
GOBS OF COMBINATIONS: Learn how to put movements and steps together for amazing combinations!
CHIFTATELLI COMBINATIONS: This rhythm is a basic of Turkish style dance. Learn various combinations and how to use the music to your best advantage.
GREEK LINE DANCE: Learn the Hasapiko, and the Kalamatiano.
BEGINNING ZILLS – YES THEY ARE A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Use your zills as part of your dance, not just something to hit together once in a while. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, there WILL be things to challenge or inspire you.
LISTEN TO THE RHYTHM OF THE ZILLS: Expanded rhythms and techniques
VEIL FOR BEGINNERS: Learn the magic of dancing with a veil
ADVANCED VEIL WORK: More veil tricks to enhance your performance
DOUBLE VEILS: Dance with multiple veils and learn the tricks to keep them moving.
CAPTIVATING CAPE: Cape dancing from the Golden Age of the 70’s. Add a new dimension to your dance.
SWORD: From beginner to advanced, learn the tricks to amaze the audience.
DOUBLE SWORD: Technique and steps that will leave the audience wanting more.
CANDLE: Beautiful, graceful and mystical addition to your performances
TRAY: Perfect your balance and add to your performance at the same time!
TAMBOURINE: Solo, Duet, or Group. This is a fun musical instrument to add to your repertoire.
CANE: From traditional Saidi to more modern cane dancing, this covers various cane techniques.
DOUBLE CANE: Add something new and different to your show!
WINGS OF ISIS: Always a crowd pleaser, learn how to move and dance with these beauties!
VEIL FANS: Beautiful addition to your dance! Learn the techniques necessary to keep them floating and moving1
GLASS DANCING: Rarely seen these days! Learn to dance while balancing on special glasses!
STAGE MAKE UP: From learning how to apply false eyelashes to how to make your eyes really stand out!
EDITING CD’s BY COMPUTER FOR THE NOVICE: How to use a readily available free program to edit your music for those with only base level computer skills.
FLOOR PATTERNING: How to keep the dance interesting and making use of the entire dance floor or stage
IMPROVISATIONAL PERFORMANCES: Learn how to truly be an improvisational dancer.
PROFESSIONALISM: Covers before, during and after performances. From professional behavior to appearance, etiquette and how to interact with other dancers in a professional setting.
COSTUMING: From Turkish to Egyptian to Folkloric. Learn what to wear and how to use it.
MUSICALITY: Learning to “hear” the music and be able to interpret it for the audience.
HOW TO CHOREOGRAPH FOR ONE OR MANY: Learn the tricks to creating dynamic choreography that fits the music, costuming and style of dance
STUPID DANER TRICKS THAT WIN OVER THE AUDIENCE: How to pull the audience into enjoying your dance.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SET UP A WEBPAGE & SOCIAL MEDIAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK: From beginning to expert, you will learn how to market yourself!
PERSONAL EVALUATIONS: One-on-one personal evaluations
(Can be solos, duets or troupe dances) (instruction sheets included)
FINGER CYMBAL DANCE WITH NO MUSIC
TAMBOURINE DANCE: How to properly play the riq or tambourine
TURKISH POP: Lively, fun dance that the audience loves to:
CANE: Single cane number that can be used effectively for large groups.;. Also cane number that includes stick fighting with the cane.
DOUBLE CANE: Change things up with double cane!
SWORD: Nice sword number that can have floor work included.
DOUBLE SWORD: Double sword and floorwork. What more can you ask for?
CAPE: Captivating cape work
VEIL: Greek Veil
DOUBLE VEIL: Several songs depending on what style veil work you want.
GLASS DANCING: Amaze the audience with a rarely seen dance:.
VEIL FANS: Lovely veil fans with a Flamenco accent.
Additionally there are more choreographed dances for troupes that can be used as :.Egyptian, Turkish, veil, Tunisian.