Bellydance Workshops

Bellydance Workshops With Jennifer

OCD With Humor Sprinkled In

Craving in-depth bellydance workshop instruction? Jennifer is known for her detailed explanations, creative flair and humorous yet stringent teaching style that is aimed at leaving every student with more cultural awareness, knowledge, and motivation.

Over the years, she has been invited to teach bellydance workshops across the United States and internationally for a plethora of well-known events and conventions such as the Miami Bellydance Convention, Bellydance Masters, and Yaa Halla Ya’ll just to name a few.

Sharing her passion and knowledge with eager students is what fulfills her in her belly dance journey. Expect workshops that offer clear breakdowns and share her unique approach to belly dance which drives from her core heavy and emotional style. The material is also created with safety and modification in mind for those suffering from knee or back issues.

It is the seamless integration of various genres, the ability to help students express the music more accurately, and her comedic teaching style that make Jennifer a must-have instructor.

Bellydance Workshop Topics

Full descriptions available upon request

Technique Workshops

Earthy & Free

Often when I am judging at competitions, I notice that the need for more stylistic differentiation when the rhythm/music changes, is something to be addressed.

Not sure how to get more grounded when a Saidi rhythm comes in? How to get more trans-like when a Zaar rhythm is played? How to get more gooey and free when a Masmoudi Kibir is heard? Let’s dig in!

HD Flutters

Have a flutter but the world just doesn’t see it yet? Let’s break down every possible scenario to unleash and strengthen your flutter.

Then we will add 1, 2, and up to 3 layers!

Core Instincts

Advanced abdominal technique and mind-bending drills to impress your audience. Jennifer is a master of abdominal isolation and will share her methods for creating larger, more precise belly work.

Make It Snappy

5 techniques that will make your piece fierce and fabulous! Ever watch a performance and feel that it remained on the same energy level throughout?

Contrast adds more depth and where many a dancer needs help in Oriental, in particular, is with adding more of this into their piece.

Let’s go over some practical methods to help you achieve this.

Shimmies on The Downs?

Can’t seem to get your shimmies to loosen up and show? There is an inner muscle group that is the culprit!

I have the “cure” for you. Let’s get down!

Modified Hair Flair

Enjoy the glorious effects of hair work with fully modified technique breakdowns that make it safe for all to try.

Once students have the new modifications down, we will integrate it into a raqs iraqi choreography!

Musician’s Point of View

Learn about ear training, creating musicality skeletons and gain a high level of understanding from a top musician in her day.

Students often share that they have a hard time choreographing and after over a decade of working with dancers, what I have discovered is that they often here 50% of the music.

Learn how to train your ears in this interactive workshop where you will be working in groups and hearing music the way the composer intended it to be.

 

Floor SCORE

Floorwork is one of those “wow” moments that has been a staple in the American Oriental set for decades.

When proper form, strength and technique is utilized, this can be a highly expressive and impressive section of your set.

Learn Jennifer’s take on floorwork and how she modifies everything to accommodate bad knees and spines.

#LongArmProblems

Learn to exploit those long arms with some new concepts and combinations you haven’t tried before.

This will push you to think about your arms in this genre in a new and fresh way and improve transitions and flow as well.

Just Wing It!

Advanced fusion Isis wings vocabulary for the brave of heart. Be ready for immense amounts of creativity and storytelling by learning jennifer’s unique technique and choreographic process.

American Oriental & It's History

A mixture of Greek, Lebanese, Egyptian styling and more, learn how this eclectic style formulated, the show set up and what makes it so wonderful!

Lecture Workshops

Competitions Uncensored

A blunt look into the competition circuit, what it takes and a “nothing is off limits” Q & A with this world champion & judge.

Sewing Secrets Revealed

Watch as Jennifer creates high end and couture costuming items in front of your eyes.

Ask any questions you desire and learn high-end construction techniques that many of the top bellydance costume designers use.

Emotionality During Dance

Gain a muscular approach to reaching a desired facial expression. Inspired by Jennifer’s favorite…Jim Carey!

Marketing Maven

You can find basic marketing advice everywhere, but what about the juicy, advanced stuff that CEO’s in medium-large firms know.

What if you could take that knowledge and apply it to your bellydance business? If you are ready for in-depth advice, this is the time.

Pyro Nerd

Fire belly dance is a responsibility and in this workshop, we cover everything from A-Z to make you a more knowledgeable and safer fire artist.

Choreography Workshops

Oh Melaya!

Perfect for beginners to intermediate level students. Learn a sweet yet sassy Eskanderani number using Melaya Leff.

We will begin with an overview of the costuming, creation of this genre and context.

Geisha Isis Wings Routine

Tell the story of love, loss and hope in this advanced wings choreography.

Colombian Fire!

A spicy and fierce drum from the brave of heart. You KNOW Jennifer brings it with her drum solo choreographies!

Mejance | jennifer Style!

Make an entrance, no make an impact, with this strong and deliciously varied number using Jennifer’s dramatic styling

Feather Fan Classic

Use this non-traditional prop to dance along with one of the most classic Egyptian numbers…Enta Omri. Give an unexpected twist for your audience.

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