Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Veils in August!

One of the loveliest props we use in belly dance is the veil.  Silk veils, chiffon veils, fan veils, veil poi... rectangles, half-circles, multiple veils... spinning, wrapping, unwrapping... it's amazing how a piece of fabric can enhance a performance.  It's also amazing how easy it is to get tangled up in a veil mid-performance if you don't have your technique down (and sometimes even if you do).  We call it "When Veils Attack!"
Ziah of Awalim

This week, there are two new opportunities to polish up your veil skills and get a great workout too.

Starting this Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Ziah will start a six-week veil choreography course at Dance & Arts Showcase (near Mercer University).  Learn Awalim's dramatic choreography to Turku's "Aman Avci" during the Boot Camp class!  This choreography was developed as an upbeat opening number for Awalim's tour with Turku.  Click here to register!

This Saturday at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., join Diana for a VeilRobics and Finger Cymbal WorkshopThe beauty and grace of belly dance meets the aerobic workout of dancing with a veil!  Learn how to get a great low-impact workout using this beautiful prop.  Plus Diana will share tips for improving your finger cymbal skills.  Bring a veil -- or if you need to borrow one, there will be some available.  Advance registration is just $30.  RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest news about this workshop.

As always, check the Yalla Y'all Calendar page for all the upcoming events in metro Atlanta and north Georgia!

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