Introducing Karavan Studio's
Fall Semester 2019
Enrollment is now open with this semester's selection of khoreographies in preparation for GBDAC2020.
Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up today!
A Word About Fall 2019 Choreographies
We have an exciting line-up for this semester's choreographies!
As we go into the new semester, you can also lock into 2018-2019 pricing if you sign up before August 10th 2019 (see below).
Here are the details:
Automatically lock into 2018-2019 pricing by paying for your choreographies in full by August 10th 2019 and receive your $25 discount at checkout.
Sympathy for the Devil
Mondays at 7:15pm with Karen
Yes, the song by the Rolling Stones that was released in 1969 – 50 years ago!!
Everyone knows the song for its samba beat, bongo drums and the “woo, woos”.
But the song provides innumerable layering opportunities and/or “heararchy” swaps with its clean instrument and vocal add-on.
A choreography with multiple ‘parts’/roles to be danced based on instruments receiving the focus. (Int/Adv)
Wednesdays at 6:00pm with Cindy
This will be a folkloric Raqs Assaya (cane) dance in the Saidi style to a song called Ya Helou Ya Zein (Oh Beautiful Sweetheart) by Tony Mouzayek.
The choreography will incorporate typical Saidi movements such as soft/informal arms, large chest and shoulder movements that would be visible in the traditional loose-fitting costume, and strong hipwork including hip drops, hip circles, big sideways accents with weight shifts, loose shimmies, and big hip circles that are commonly used in belly dancing.
Footwork tends to have lots of hops (I’ll try to keep to a minimum!!) reminiscent of a prancing horse (harkening back to the Saidi roots), ball changes, and other simple footwork. This choreography will include use of a cane or tahtib that will be twirled, used to frame/accent the body and/or movement, etc.
Folkloric Saidi is typically identified by use of music with a Saidi beat (dum tek dum dum tek) and earthy instruments that almost always includes the mizmar (a reed instrument). This music is moderate tempo, so the choreography won’t be an aerobic exercise. If you are looking for something a little different, try out this folkloric choreography! (Int/Adv)
Intro to Bellydance Lacey Style
Wednesdays at 7:15pm with Lacey
Lacey is well known for her elegant fluid oriental style and in this class we will cover technique to achieve her style of gentle fluid moves with energy and intent. We will focus on various rhythms and touch on several folkloric stylizations as well as adding flair with hair tosses and accents. (Beg)
Lacey is an accomplished award winning performer and instructor. She is known for her elegant and entertaining performances. Accomplishments and awards include: 2011 1st runner up La Danse Orientale, 2013 1st runner up Queen of Raks Sharqi, 2013 winner of Houston Oriental Dance Superstar, contestant of Season 2 Project Bellydance, Soloist/Performer Confessions of a Bellydancer - New York’s Off Broadway production and the Chicago’s Coming home production.
Piga se Maggices-Doukissa
Thursdays at 7:15pm with Sara
Piga se Maggices is a well known Greek song meaning “I Went to Witches”. This choreography will use some slower Greek style dance moves combined with a fast paced footwork that will challenge you! (Beg/Int)
Karavan Studio is Moving
August 11, 2019
to the Maestro Entrepreneur Center, Room 107, 1811 S Laredo St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Larger studio room
Enhanced cameras and speakers
New TV screen for Skype classes
Chalk board for workshops
Screen for watching videos
As well as gated parking and easy to get to location right off I-35 at the Laredo exit.
Please be patient with us as we move the studio from July 29th through August 10th.