We run special workshops from our dance home at the Soul Dance studio in Old Petrie Town to focus on particular skills and provide some nurturing time out and fun. Old Petrie Town is located 30 minutes north of the city in Brisbane. Offering old world charm this historic village is set amongst the natural environment and offers charming cafes, galleries and market stalls. Read more about the studio and location here.
Musical zil song with Rita
Earthy, Feminine Bellydance and Yoga with Julie
Sunday 7 February 2016
Are you a dancer or drummer wanting to become more confident with the zils (finger cymbals or sagaat)?
In this workshop, Rita will teach a new zil composition combining a range of musical rhythms and concepts. For those who come to the Abbey, the song will be perfect for playing around the Encampment. Everyone is welcome to join in this workshop!
Rita brings her lifelong love of Middle Eastern music into this new composition designed to develop a sense of love, fun, dexterity, versatility and sensitivity to this age old instrument.
Notes on the rhythms will be provided.
10-12pm Soul Dance studio
Saturday 20 February 2016
Unwind your body and mind with this workshop experience that will bring you in touch with your earthy and feminine senses. You will explore a blend of yoga and serpentine slow bellydance moves from the ATS(r) repertoire. Learn to isolate parts of the torso, hips and arms and keep the energy flowing in between, while maintaining a beautiful, proud posture. This workshop can be enjoyed by all bellydancers, budding and experienced.
Julie Moriarty is a professional dancer and teacher with Soul Dance and Silk Road Rebellion. She has extensively practised yoga and studied with Rachel Brice to learn yoga exercises that are aligned to improving dance technique.
Cost: $25/20 concession.
What to wear: Whatever you feel comfy in. Bring a Yoga mat (if you have one) and water bottle.