Zaina Hart's Workshop Options
"Dancing Outside the Box"
So, You Think You Want to Compete! If you are considering entering the world of "Belly Dance Competitions" you won't want to miss this class. Zaina gained much of her notoriety while on the competition circuit - - pushing the envelope. With a string of awards and titles (and just as many more unplaced events), Zaina brings the good, frustrating and crazy moments. In this session, Z will walk you through those "lessons" learned, the positive, confident (not arrogant) focus needed, and the win-win that is always there. From the score sheet and category descriptions, the judges, the rules and regulations to the moment you step on and off the stage - - learn the mind set as well as wonderful rewards of competition. Do you know why you want to enter competition/s – what is the draw? What are you hoping to gain - title, prizes, something else? Who are you challenging (you or the other dancers)? Zaina will help you find your answers and your way.
Zaina's Hot Combinations - Smooth transitions between "specific steps" is the key to fabulous combinations. Zaina is an expert in the graceful, transitional movement that makes a combination series "flow, step to step". Her exciting "out of the box" approach lends a unique styling to her movement. Zaina will teach various combination series - - that can blend into a solid choreography, then pieced together to work for the soloist and/or troupe. 2 hours
Va-va-voom Veil Technique and Elegance - Zaina, is well known for her graceful, elegant movement - which are essential elements of veil work. Her "carefree - not-to-worry" attitude will keep you working "with" your veil, rather than "against" it. She will teach trademark veil moves and unique handling techniques that can have anyone working masterfully with a veil in no time. 4 and 5 yard veils, capes and a brief overview of Isis Wings will all be covered. Bring your particularly difficult veil for a crash course on how to make it behave. Zaina will even offer suggestions for "troupe" veil work. 2 hours
"Z-H.Art of Graceful Movement" and stylization; angles, dimension, depth of movement and texture and the all important "Transitions" which are the glue that binds and finishes your performance. Learn beautiful leg placement not only for balance but style and Zaina’s all important “NO” position. Zaina is an expert at balancing your body while appearing elegant and powerful. Attendees are encouraged to offer two of their favorite steps, for which Zaina will present with a transition and styling. 2 hours
Hip Articulation (Hippy Hippy Talk Talk), Let Your Hips do the Talking; articulated movement - put your hips exactly where you want them - drills and locks covered along with Z's famous Tic Toc - Tic Loc and Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. 2 hours
"Z-Drill Instructor" - - the drills that will have your body executing movement without counting and eye rolling. This is one of those classes that will make “Sarge” run home to mama. 2 hours
The Triple “T” Effect - Terrific, Tantalizing Taksim. The taksim can be one of the most powerful pieces of a show stopping performance. Learn how to caress the music with body styling and movement - - keeping your audience’s eyes glued to YOU and their bottom’s glued to their seats. 2 hours
Z Overlayed What? Everything! (Working with shimmy and vibration overlays – at the right moment). Egyptian music is masterfully layered and full bodied, so should be the movement that compliments this music. Learn how to take basic movement and add that shimmy or vibration right over the top and then move out of your box with it dimensionally. 2 hours
Z-amba - Egyptian Steps and Combinations - Samba Twisted - Very fast, upbeat, and a calf killer - - ballroom shoes are suggested, jazz shoes or secure shoes with heals will work. 1.5 hour
Z-Dramatic Stage Make Up 101 (AND HAIR) - personalized help on what works for YOU! 2 hours Learn everything from from foundation to falsies and blush to bindies. Makeup is a critical piece of complete costuming. There are different techniques for the "big stage" as opposed to the "local community stage" and the "nightclub". Zaina Hart is known for her Makeup Magic and will share some of the fun and easy tricks to make a dramatic face and to “keep it in place” during your performance, whether in the air conditioned theatre or outside in the heat. From the use of foundation to glitter, false eyelashes and bindies, and everything in between, her 35 plus years on the stage will help you get "that stage look" you have always wanted. Zaina started in the makeup room at 16 at a Phoenix Modeling and Talent Agency and as well spent nearly two years in the Miss America "pipeline" and is currently a pageant coach, so she has learned many tricks for quick “fixes on he shimmy” (go).
Also hear Zaina's personalized advice on hair flare for the stage - all those pesky hair and make-up problems you've had? Bring them to Zaina and she'll help you solve them (a suggested supply list will be e-mailed to you once your registration fee is received.)
Zaina will tailor combinations of workshops and create specialty workshops "just for you and your group". Choreography work is also availble for soloists and/or troupes.
Fees and Requirements:
$175.00 per hour, minimum of four hours. At the six hour mark fee drops to $150.00 per hour. $250 first performance, $150.00 for second. All travel expenses and lodging provided by promotor/organizer, and meals on days of performance and instruction. Dressing room at performance venue (please no changing in the ladies room), dressing room need not be private - but should be separate from public.
Fundraisers: Contact Zaina directly for your fundraiser, special needs, and fees.
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