Draconis in Oklahoma City
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Draconis in Oklahoma City

Draconis is a multi-award winning fusion belly dancer from North Texas. His unique somatic approach to teaching belly dance and high-impact performances make him a sought-after instructor, performer, and choreographer. ...and he's coming to Oklahoma City!

Saturday, August 10, 10:00-12:00 MOVEMENT GENERATION: ECLECTIC DANCE LABORATORY
This movement lab is a deep dive into experimental movement, utilizing many different techniques for generating interesting movement. These are tried-and-true methods for stimulating creativity, breaking out of movement ruts, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. There will be partner work, cued improvisation, and much more! If you feel like you’ve been copy and pasting the same combinations over and over again for each choreography, this is your dance detox. Intermediate to Advanced.

Saturday, August 10, 1:30-3:30 POWERFUL LAYERS
Draconis teaches this class on how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations. We break down the formula for demystifying combinations, muscle activation, musicality, all the way down to accents and nuances. At the end of class we play a rousing game of “Sabotage Your Friends” with Draconis’s infamous COMBO BLOCKS!! Layered movements add complexity, nuance, and emotional depth to a dancer’s performance, as well as a stimulating exercise for the mind! Intermediate to Advanced.

Sunday, August 11, 10:00-12:00 UNWRAPPING YOUR PRESENCE: STAGE PRESENCE CULTIVATION
Part lecture, part movement. In this workshop we will explore fundamentals, common misconceptions, and create a toolkit for developing and growing your presence on stage. Presence is not “you have it or you don’t”! We will explore three parts to presence: pre-stage, on-stage, and aftercare (or, the performance vulnerability hangover!). Note-taking is encouraged. All levels.

Sunday, August 11, 1:30-3:30 TWERKSHOP: TWERK FUSION
It’s all about the booty! With his vast experience working in burlesque, pole, and variety shows, Draconis made this workshop to share the secrets of isolating your derriere. Included are stretches to loosen up those glutes, safety procedures, drills for your buns, and a short Twerk Fusion choreography! KNEE PADS HIGH ENCOURAGED. Sense of humor required!! All levels.

1 class $45
2 classes $80
3 classes $115
4 classes $145

Space is VERY limited! Only 25 spots per class.

If you register through EventBrite, be sure to let Ayperi Al Jawahir know which classes you are taking.

NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES.

Show info TBA.

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Starfest with April Rose & Kimberly Larkspur
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Starfest with April Rose & Kimberly Larkspur

Join Aalim Dance Academy in Oklahoma City for Starfest 2019 featuring April Rose and Kimberly Larkspur

Early bird pricing is $65/class, $120 for two classes, $175 for three classes, $225 for all four classes. Early bird ends September 6, 2019. After September 6, 2019, prices will go up to $75/class, $140 for two classes, $205 for three classes, $265 for all four classes.

Saturday, September 28, 10:00-12:00 KIMBERLY Lines in the Sand

Saturday, September 28, 1:30-3:30 APRIL Serpentine Salome

Sunday,September 29, 10:00-12:00 APRIL Twinkle Torso

Sunday, September 29, 1:30-3:30 KIMBERLY Going to Great Lengths


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Lunch & Learn: Dance in the Ancient World
Jun
19
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn: Dance in the Ancient World

How do we know about dances in the ancient world? What do they have to teach us? Join Najma Amar (aka Professor Kathleen Redwine of the OU School of Dance) on a fascinating adventure to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome as we explore these questions and their answers.

Lunch will be provided. Please advise of any food allergies, sensitivities, or other dietary restrictions.

Registration ends Friday, June 21, 2019. You can register at the Aalim front desk or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aalim-lunch-learn-dance-in-the-ancient-world-tickets-62125990510.

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