Rajasthani (Sapera) Dance Fundamentals Part 1
$45 pre-reg, $50 at the door
Or register for the mini-intensive of parts 1 &2 together (see below)
Twirling skirts, rhythmic hips, intricate hands. Developed by my dance guru, Gulabi Sapera (“Gulabo”), Sapera dance is percussive yet languid. This is the dance of the snake charmers, known for its high energy spins, and serpentine movements. Full Skirt recommended.
Rajashtnai (Sapera) Dance Fundamentals Part 2 (mini intensive only)
$85 pre-reg, $95 at the door Part 1 & 2 pricing together. Do not register for part 1 if you are registering for the mini-intensive. You will automatically be placed into it.
Using elements learned in Fundamentals Part 1, we will get into more complicated footwork, and combinations. Full Skirt recommended. Only available as a mini intensive in combination with Part 1.
Finding the One
$65 pre-reg, $70 at the door
As dancers, music is our guide. Without listening to the music, we are missing our most essential tool in dance. This class will examine musical timings (even and odd) and how to move more naturally with them.
Christine Andrews began her study of ethnic dance in 1988 with Turkish style bellydance. She was a founding member in both Zafira Dance Company and Ghawazee Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble. In 1999 she traveled to India to study Kalbelia (Sapera), the dance of the snake charmers. This folkloric dance from Rajasthan, known for its high energy spins and intricate hands, has become an integral part of her dancing. She's had the great pleasure of performing in India alongside her dance guru, Gulabi Sapera, widely known and respected as the primary innovator/“mother” of this dance form.