Znama Studio

DEC 14

2:00pm- 8:00pm

HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW

 Join us in supporting the Marissa Mission by attending our Holiday Trunk Show! The Marissa Mission fosters youths in a nourishing and playful environment, encouraging development into strength, vibrance, and health through expressive arts, community, and empowering life skills. You can win free classes and gifts while supporting the mission through our raffle. We’ll also be featuring fairy hair, henna, free treats, and local treasures.

The Holiday Trunk Show will be held at Znama Studio.  This is day one of a two day show.

DEC 15

11:00am- 5:00pm

HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW

 Join us in supporting the Marissa Mission by attending our Holiday Trunk Show! The Marissa Mission fosters youths in a nourishing and playful environment, encouraging development into strength, vibrance, and health through expressive arts, community, and empowering life skills. You can win free classes and gifts while supporting the mission through our raffle. We’ll also be featuring fairy hair, henna, free treats, and local treasures.

The Holiday Trunk Show will be held at Znama Studio.  This is day two of a two day show.

JAN 5

2:00pm- 5:00pm

TEEN WORKSHOP: NORTHERLY ENERGIES (HOW TO GROUND)

The second in a 13 Workshop Series for Teen Girls, focusing on connecting with the Divine Feminine, and stepping into the most integral version of themselves.

January’s workshop will focus on the Earth Element, and what it means (and feels like) to be in balance with it. There will be guided meditation, grounding techniques and movement involved.

Sushila is an energy worker, Reiki Sensei, initiated Priestess, and intuitive spiritual coach with a passion for working with young women to step into their Truth.

More information here.

 

 

JAN 25

11:00am- 1:00pm

L'IL NEW YEAR'S DANCIN SERIES IN PORTLAND WITH DEB RUBIN: PART I

New Year’s Special: New Practice, New Drills, New Combos, New You! (2hrs)

Breathe new life into your old routine with these fresh new drill sequences and arm patterns.Workshops begin with short yoga mat series to open back, hips, side body, shoulders, align the spine, center the mind, and prepare the body specifically for belly dance. Plus, core conditioning, bellyroll-asana, and Deb’s new vinyasa arms sequences to add efficiency to your daily training practice. Then, new tribal fusion belly dance technique drills to refine your form, clean up your isolations, locks,layers, musicality, and build both stamina and artistry. Plus some brand new combos for 2014, with sassy stylizations—- great to drill to, or put into your favorite choreo. Bring yoga mat, water bottle, and zills.

*NOTE:
These classes incorporate Deb’s “Off the Mat and into the Dance” training style. Class material is designed to flow from your Yoga practice and core center on the mat, directly into your bellydance foundation of technique drills and dance movements, while also incorporating artistry, nuances, drishti, and even zills, to add layers and challenge to your training, at any level.

$20

More info here.

JAN 31

6:30pm- 8:30pm

L'IL NEW YEAR'S DANCIN SERIES IN PORTLAND WITH DEB RUBIN: PART II

New Year’s Special: New Practice, New Drills, New Combos, New You! (2hrs)

Breathe new life into your old routine with these fresh new drill sequences and arm patterns.Workshops begin with short yoga mat series to open back, hips, side body, shoulders, align the spine, center the mind, and prepare the body specifically for belly dance. Plus, core conditioning, bellyroll-asana, and Deb’s new vinyasa arms sequences to add efficiency to your daily training practice. Then, new tribal fusion belly dance technique drills to refine your form, clean up your isolations, locks,layers, musicality, and build both stamina and artistry. Plus some brand new combos for 2014, with sassy stylizations—- great to drill to, or put into your favorite choreo. Bring yoga mat, water bottle, and zills.

*NOTE:
These classes incorporate Deb’s “Off the Mat and into the Dance” training style. Class material is designed to flow from your Yoga practice and core center on the mat, directly into your bellydance foundation of technique drills and dance movements, while also incorporating artistry, nuances, drishti, and even zills, to add layers and challenge to your training, at any level.

$20

More info here.

MAR 22

12:00pm- 4:30pm

GIGI DILSAH WORKSHOPS

We are honored and privilege to bring Gigi Dilsah of Istanbul to Portland.
Pre-registration $35 per class $40 at the door

TURKISH GYPSY ROMANY TECHNIQUE 12:00-2:00 Sat 3/22
Straight from the streets of Istanbul, Turkish Romany dance is in a class of it’s own. Inspired by the Roman Havasi’s unique asymmetric rhythm, the steps, pelvic gestures and gypsy flavours of the dance are like nothing else. Gigi will explain the original technique of this street style dance and how to adapt and apply these moves to to be stage appropriate.

TURKISH GYPSY ROMAN CHOREOGRAPHY 2:30-4:30 Sat 3/22
Fun, playful and unique, Gigi adapts the Romany street dance into a performance ready for the stage in this choreography workshop. Participants must also take the Romany Technique class to sign up.

MAR 23

1:00pm- 4:30pm

GIGI DILSAH WORKSHOPS

We are honored and privileged to bring Gigi Dilsah of Istanbul to Portland.

Pre-registration $35 per class $40 at the door

TURKISH DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY 1:00-3:00 Sun 3/23

Fast, sharp, powerful and full of energy. Turkish drum solos are exciting and dramatic. In this workshop Gigi will teach a two minute choreography woven into plenty of technique and combinations to apply to your own pieces. Be prepared to sweat!

DROPS, KICKS, SPINS AND HAIR FLIPS 3:30-4:30 Sun 3/23

Signature Turkish styling includes a lot of athletic prowess! In this workshop Gigi will lead you through how to safely and effectively master the heavy hitting drops, kicks, spins and hair flips of Turkish Oriental style bellydance. As a personal trainer, Gigi is trained and dedicated to proper form and safety when mastering these tricky tricks. Participants will learn proper warm ups, balancing technique and how to build strength to ensure these moves go off without a hitch on stage while learning a lot of dramatic combos and a mini choreography to put it all together.

OCT 9

11:00am- 1:00pm

INTRO TO ODISSI DANCE WORKSHOP WITH RUTH RHIANNON

This workshop will serve as an introduction to beautiful and ancient art of Classical Indian Odissi Temple Dance,
Odissi is the ultimate meeting of grace and power, Shiva and Shakti; an empowering and beautiful way to cultivate discipline and devotion while balancing the body, mind and spirit.

The workshop will begin with a brief history of Odissi Dance followed by a devotional practice at the Dance temple altar. We will then strengthen and tone our bodies to carry this divine dance with Odissi warm-ups, a combination of Yoga, Martial Arts and Strength Training. From there we will move into the sacred form of the dance exploring the Chouka and Tribhnagi dance postures as well as the first 4 -5 Stepping exercises of each.
We will end our practice by drilling the single and double hand positions (mudras) and reciting and practicing the padas (foot positions). Bhoomi Pranam (reverential salutation to Mother Earth) and a brief Question and Answer period will follow.

Learn more about Ruth Rhiannon

$25 ~ Only 10 Spaces Available
To register e-mail sedonasoulfire@gmail.com

NOV 29

1:00pm- 4:00pm

INFINITE QUALITIES: WINTER BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP WITH DANIELLE

There are MANY belly dance moves that center around the infinity or figure-eight shape. This workshop will focus on all of them and then some! We’ll break down the isolations with focus on structure and musculature, add some traveling moves and layers, and wrap it up into a nice combination. Get ready for a strong, powerful, slow burn style class. We’ll be working deep muscles and so will start and finish a supportive yoga based practice.

Please register in advance by sending PAYPAL payment (with class choices in the subject) to:
danielle.elizabeth.bellydance@gmail.com

DEC 10

7:00pm- 9:00pm

ODISSI WORKSHOP WITH SEDONA

Odissi Workshop with Sedona.  Contact Sedona directly for info and pricing.