June Workshops at the Twisted Gypsy Studio!

Join us for a day of fabulous workshops and an evening of music, dance, food, and fun!

Saturday Afternoon Workshops:

Noon – 2:00pm
Introduction to Laybacks and Deep Backbends – $45 ($47 if using PayPal)

Laybacks, or very deep backbends, can be both elegant and quite dramatic when done correctly. In this workshop Shanti will be explaining the how-to of a relaxed, fully extended layback through the use of gentle yoga and dance conditioning.
We will then practice our layback technique within a short combo which can be integrated into your own choreography or improvisation.
Discussion of increasing flexibility with stability and how to care for you spine post backbend will also be included.
Difficulty/What to bring: All levels welcome, some experience with bellydance, yoga or both recommended. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga blanket or towel.

3:00 – 5:00pm
Soloing as an ATS Dancer – $45 ($47 if using PayPal)

Branching out as soloists can be an overwhelming experience and this workshop is all about how to make that transition easy and fun! Plus, working on your solo technique can lead to becoming a stronger team member in group performances!
The main focus of this workshop will be on using ATS vocabulary as a base for creating your own combos to use in choreographies, home practice and solo improvisation. We will also be working on how to craft a dynamic performance that features your strengths, keeps an audience engaged and allows for “breathing time” so that you can enjoy your own performance!
Difficulty/what to bring: Some experience with bellydance recommended. Please bring a pen and paper.

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
Purchase both workshops in advance for $80! ($83 if using PayPal)

Cash and checks are accepted.
Please use Contact page to sign-up!

WANT TO PERFORM? We are offering limited performance spots to workshop attendees for the evening Hafla.

Hafla begins at 7:00pm, workshops and hafla at Twisted Gypsy Studio in Chatsworth!

September Performances and Events!

~UPCOMING PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND~

BFLA (Belly Fusion Los Angeles) Hafla

Friday September 26th, 8:00pm

Studio Iqaat
3515 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, 90065
$10 at the door

This month’s hafla theme is literary and I will be performing with two awesome ladies, Alia Saeed and Jenn Aguilar, to a song by our crazy pirate friends, The Dread Crew of Oddwood. It’s a night of experimental, fusion bellydance and I hope you can make it!
Find out more info at the BFLA Hafla Event Page


ATS Classics (for fusion dancers) Workshop
Saturday September 27th, 12:00-2:00pm
Bodysattva

1414 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite 211, Thousand Oaks, 91362
$30 prepay, $35 at the door

This workshop is part of a series of workshops being presented by Into It Bellydance and is one of three happening this weekend!

In this workshop we will be going over a few of the “classic” movements and combos of American Tribal Style and what differentiates these movements from other improvisational group vocabularies….read the full workshop description at the Workshop Event Page

Ventura County Tribal Intensive Event Page for info on the other workshops happening this weekend!

*Participants will have the option of performing along with me in the Bohemian Roadhouse show the same evening of this workshop – Sept. 27th at The Lab Brewing Company

Bohemian Roadhouse Sisterhood Reunion Showcase
Saturday September 27th, 8:00pm
The Lab Brewing Company
30105 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, California 91301

This is going to be a big time celebration show featuring many many members of the Tribal Bellydance community in Ventura County and beyond. I’m excited to be part of this massive line-up and will be performing in multiple pieces! There will also be a raffle, drinks, food and birthday celebrations!
Reservations for tables are available if you plan to eat and drink!

September Into It Belly Dance Workshop in Thousand Oaks!

Into It Belly Dance Workshop: ATS Classics (for fusion dancers) with Shanti Bardot
Saturday September 27th 12:00-2:00pm
Bodysattva in Thousand Oaks
$30 Pre-pay, $35 At The Door
See the facebook event page for address and registration details!

In this workshop we will be going over a few of the “classic” movements and combos of American Tribal Style and what differentiates these movements from other improvisational group vocabularies. How to lead and follow in a group formation will also be fully explained with tips and tricks for leading with musical phrasing in mind.
Level: some ITS experience recommended but not required. All dancers interested in getting a taste of ATS are welcome.
Please bring finger cymbals if you have them.

*Participants will have the option of performing with Shanti in the Bohemian Roadhouse show the same evening of this workshop – Sept. 27th at The Lab Brewing Company

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Shanti Bardot originally studied American Tribal Style with Laurie of LA Tribal and became General Skills certified with Carolena Nericcio in 2008.
Shanti’s interest in ATS evolved into a love for group tribal improvisation when she met Ayse Cerami and joined Wild Routes.
Although ATS is no longer her main focus, Shanti continues to use the movements and structure as inspiration for both improv and choreography.

Shanti is 8 Elements Level II certified and dances with Wild Routes, Qabila Folkdance Co., and is co-director of Mas’uuda. She also performs as a soloist and in dance projects throughout the West coast.