EVENTS & WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Superstars of Sword



Saturday, August 7, 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm


A sword show like no other!

You’ve never seen a show like this!

The first all-pro sword show!!

Belladonna & Bohemian Belly Dance are very excited to present the Superstars of Sword! This cutting edge show features the top sword belly dancers and performers in the world!

Featuring:

Silvia Salamanca

Sabine

Morgana (of Spain)

Naimah

Brenda Nogales

Phoenix

Samira Shuruk

Wildcard Bellydance

Special guest, fire sword extraordinaire Ken Hill

and your host, the Baroness of Blades and a queen of swords, Belladonna Boheme.

One night only!!

Celebrate the scimitar and join us for a show that promises to slay!

The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the performers.

10% of each ticket sale will go to benefit SisterSong. SisterSong is a Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and national activist organization dedicated to reproductive justice for women of color. The non-profit defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.
Zoom Show (on-line)


BATS (Bohemian Belly Dance Vocabulary)



Thursday June 23-August 20, 2020 - Part 2

5 - 6 pm


BATS
Belladonna's Level 2 Technique (Boho Tribal Technique)

This 10 week series introduces and reviews all of the fusion specific vocabulary, layering footwork, hips and arms. Belladonna's amalgamation and take on tribal belly dance vocabulary and technique. This technique class will help all dancers interested in pursuing the Boho Blade program and the Boho Belts of Achievement program, as well as help you tighten up your technique! Great for group improv and solo dancing!!

$25 Drop-In
Zoom Class (on-line)

Fusion Fragments Level 1 with Belladonna



Thursday, July 2nd - Aug. 6th 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


6 Weeks - Beginning Thursday, July 2nd
Fusion Fragments Belly Dance combo vocabulary.

This 6 week series will introduce dancers to the concepts and technique of the Bohemian Belly Dance improvisational vocabulary. Each fragment has technical challenges, layers, traveling steps and turns. Dancers will also gain experience in developing memorization, musicality and stylization. Join Belladonna for the introductory level of her signature Fusion Fragments.
Zoom Class (on-line)

Support for Specificity dynamic chair yoga with Belladonna



Saturday, July 11th & 18th, 2020 10:30am-11:30am


A dynamic yoga class incorporating a chair.

Join Belladonna for a relaxing and fun class incorporating a chair.
Using this simple prop can help you unlock new potential and help connect your body and mind in new ways.
Please have a yoga mat, blocks, a blanket, a strap, and an open back chair / like a folding chair(no wheels).
drop in $25
2 class pack $40
plus processing fees
Zoom Class (on-line)

Level 2 Technician Primer weekend!



Saturday, July 11th, 2020 12:30pm-2:30pm


Sunday, July 12th, 2020 12:30pm-2:30pm


Level 2 Technician Primer!

This 4-hour primer will help prepare you for the next level in your Bohemian Blade journey.

Level 2 takes things too literally a new level. The focus in level 2 is on building strength and stamina to execute a variety of floor work moves, non-dominent held moves, and introduces you to Belladonna's signature body balances.

This primer will focus on conditioning to prepare you for a safe and enjoyable level 2 experience as well as introduce you to some of the exciting new techniques.

Great as an introduction to the Technician training and also as a brush-up for certified Technicians.

Belladonna's unique sword belly dance program has been systematically designed to help you improve your technique, confidence, and stage presence and to bring purpose and power to your practice and performances.

Saturday July 11, 12:30-2:20pm

Sunday July 12, 12:30-2:20pm

Zoom Class (on-line)

Level 3 Warrior Primer weekend!



Saturday, July 11th, 2020 3:30pm-5:30pm


Sunday, July 12th, 2020 3:30pm-5:30pm


Level 3 Warrior Primer!

This 4 hour primer will introduce you to some of the concepts, technique and combinations for the Level 3 Warrior training.

Open to all certified Apprentices.

Move beyond the basics and up the ladder of progress, difficulty and badasserie. The Warrior level is the toughest level of training yet. Belladonna will push your body and your mind in this exciting and technically challenging weekend. Break though what is holding you back and begin your work with the Boho tribe on an entirely new playing field. Level III gets you in the action and initiates you into the world of combinations, improvisation, group improvisation and more!

Saturday, July 11, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 12, 3:3 0- 5:30 pm

Zoom Class (on-line)

Gothla UK



Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10:30am-11:30am


Support for Specificity-dynamic chair yoga week 2

Saturday, July 18th, 2020 12pm-1pm


Queen of Swords Workshop

Saturday, July 18th, 2020 2:30pm


Gothla UK Showcase

On-line Classes and Show

Intro to Poi



Sunday, July 19th, 2020 1:30pm-3pm


An introduction to the art of spinning poi.

Belladonna will discuss the concepts of planes, rhythm and shapes to help you develop clean and precise spins in a variety of directions and combinations. Join Belladonna for an introduction to the awesome art of spinner poi.
$35, plus processing fees

On-line Classes and Show

Bohemain Blade Kata Workshop



Sunday, July 19th, 2020 3:30pm-5:30pm


A moving meditation

Kata is a Japanese word (型 or 形) meaning literally "form" referring to a detailed choreographed pattern of martial arts movements made to be practiced alone, and also within groups and in unison when training. In this workshop Belladonna, the Queen of Swords, will lead you though her signature Bohemian Blade moving meditation. Each gesture has symbolic significance and was synchronized to help sword dancers infuse thier sword work with strength, balance and purpose.
The Boho Kata is also a part of Belladonna's Level 4, Specialist Sword Certification program.
Dancers must have a scimitar appropriate for belly dance.
$60, plus processing fees

On-line Classes and Show

Level 1 Apprentice Intensive



Friday, July 24th, 2020 7pm-9pm


Saturday, July 25th, 2020 10:30am-3pm


BOHO HAFLA: Saturday, July 25th, 2020 7:30am-10pm


Sunday, July 26th, 2020 11am-2:30pm


TEST: (Optional certification test ) Sunday, July 26th, 2020 2:30pm-6pm


Online Sword Certification! Enter the world of Belladonna’s Bohemian Blade training. A pioneer of modern sword dancing, Belladonna has been

A pioneer of modern sword dancing, Belladonna has been influencing the world of sword dancing with her unique and precise approach for nearly 20 years.

The Bohemian Blade training is the first of it’s kind. Infuse your practice and performance with power, purpose and precision. Move beyond dancing with a sword as a prop as Belladonna shares her approach, philosophy, technique and movement vocabulary to help you build proficiency with your weapon.
Swords are badass dance partners and Belladonna will help you build and foster your skills in order to help you put your best self forward.
A fun and comprehensive program designed to help each dancer nourish their warrior within.
The level 1 weekend includes the history of swords and sword dancing, warm-up and conditioning for strength and flexibility, the philosophy behind Belladonna’s approach, exercises to help sharpen your skills, signature Boho Blade movement vocabulary, supporting details of how to put together a strong sword performance. What to do when things go wrong, tips, tricks, care, and cleaning.
Dancers will leave feeling stronger, braver, grounded, centered, and inspired. What better way to spend a weekend but to play with swords!
Friday 7 pm - 9 pm Swords in Belly Dance Lecture
Saturday 10:30am - 3:00pm
Boho online hafla 7:30-10pm
Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Optional certification test 2:30pm- 6pm
Zoom Class (on-line)

Poi Combinations



Saturday, August 1, 8 , 15 & 22, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm


An introduction or review of poi spinning combinations.

Join Belladonna in a fun and challenging 4 week sereis of poi spinning combinations.
The focus will be on developing clean technique and then stacking movements and adding variations. Participants will learn popular combinations such as Butterfly, Thread the Needle, Low Wave, High Wave, and play Anti Spins, flowers, and more! Belladonna will also spend time breaking down the famous 3 beat weave (over and under variations) and discuss movement so you can string moves together and not only be stuck in one place.
Participants must have their own poi.
All styles of poi are accaptable.
You can purchase Bella's signature Silk Flag poi at her website www.BohemianBellyDance.com
$80
Zoom Class (on-line)


Skella sword choreography series



Saturday, August 1, 8 , 15 & 22, 2020
2pm - 3pm


Sword choreography series.

Skella is back!
Belladonna and Superkate are excited to bring you a team taught sword choreography. Perfect for a soloist or a duet! Join us for a sassy and sexy sword dance to an iconic song.
Four-week series.
You can purchase a sword appropriate for belly dance from Belladonna www.BohemianBellyDance.com
$140
Zoom Class (on-line)


Hold On, Double Sword Choreography



Saturday, August 1, 8 , 15 & 22, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm


Double sword belly dance choreography with Belladonna.

Join Belladonna for an all new double sword choreography series!
The series will begin with 4, 2-hour classes in which Belladonna will introduce you to or help you review, her signature double sword technique, grips, transitions, and combinations.
This dance is inspired by building strength through struggle. It is a dance created to empower during uncertain times.
Dancers must have 2 swords appropriate for belly dance.
They do not have to match but it is encouraged if possible.
Belladonna has swords for sale at www.BohemianBellyDance.com
$200
Zoom Class (on-line)


Bohemian Blade Level 2



October 2-4, 2020


Washington, DC
Level 2: The Technician


Take the next step in your Bohemian Blade Dancing by getting technical.

In this Level II weekend Intensive we explore new transitions, level changes, floor work, non-dominant exercises and more! Belladonna keeps your skill building on track with over nine and half more hours of training!! This unique sword belly dance program has been systematically designed to help you improve your technique, confidence, and stage presence and to bring purpose and power to your practice and performances.

In this Level II weekend Intensive we explore new transitions, level changes, floor work, non-dominant exercises and more! Belladonna keeps your skill building on track with over nine and half more hours of training!! This unique sword belly dance program has been systematically designed to help you improve your technique, confidence, and stage presence and to bring purpose and power to your practice and performances.

**Participants must be level 1 certified.


** Please bring your sword, a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, a yoga strap and your note book

Please bring knee pads (soft volley ball knee pads recommended), athletic pre wrap/ foam wrap and toe-less/ heel-less socks suggested.


Location
Bohemian Belly Dance Studios
Washington, DC

Price for the weekend $345

or (Deposit to hold spot) $100


Belladonna Weekend



June 2021


Columbus, Ohio
Join us at Sacred Shimmy Studio in June 2021 for two days of sword and tribal fusion belly dance workshops with the incomparable Belladonna Boheme of Washington, D.C.

Schedule for Saturday, June, 2021

10:00a – 12:00p – Scintillating Scimitar

12:00p – 1:30p – break for lunch

1:30p – 3:30p – Boho Blade Cues & Combos

3:30p – 7:00p – break for dinner

7:00p – Bellydance at Bossy Grrl’s

Schedule for Sunday, June, 2021

10:00a – 12:00p – Rattle Your Bones

12:00p – 1:00p – break for lunch

1:00p – 3:00p – Dancing With Ghosts


Belladonna’s Workshop Descriptions

Scintillating Scimitar: Join Belladonna in this specialty workshop featuring her signature Bohemian Bellydance balanced moves and more! Belladonna will introduce you to her unique style of body balancing and carving space before leading you through technique exercises and a few sword combinations. Guaranteed to spruce up your sword dance and bring your fierce forward! Previous sword dancing experience required.

Boho Blade Cues & Combos: A sword can be a powerful dance partner. And group improvisational dance can be a fun and exciting adventure. In this workshop we will do both! Belladonna will introduce you to some of her signature Boho Blade combinations. Dancers will learn purposeful and powerful combos that incorporate a variety of grips, head and body balances, cues and transitions. No longer are you limited to a single head balance or only one way of holding your sword. A pioneer of modern sword technique, Belladonna will share tips and tricks to help you build dexterity, balance, focus and improv for your sword work and spatial awareness, all while having fun with in a community of other sword dancers. Please bring a sword appropriate for belly dance.


Rattle Your Bones: Every shimmy, shiver, and shake in the book! A workshop of shaking, quaking, shivering, and vibrating. Belladonna will lead you though over 20 shimmies with variations and layering combinations. Known for her ability to break down movements, Belladonna will deconstruct and reconstruct each shimmy in a way only she can, helping you gain confidence, endurance, and correct execution of movement. We will work on speed, accuracy, and timing, as well as layering shimmies over movements such as body waves, interior hip circles, vertical figure 8’s, and traveling foot patterns. Open to all levels, some dance experience recommended.

Dancing with Ghosts: Exploring your inner demons, your past life experiences, and your connection to your ancestors through belly dance. Ghosts can come as memories, as energies, or as echoes of the accumulation of people it took to bring you here today. All of these can affect your sense of self. When we take the time to look into the ones that haunt us the most, we often can find out more about our true selves and our true natures. We can use these findings to apply to our dance, in order to help us embrace both our true selves as well as the healing aspects that help with confidence, motivation, and goal-setting.

Location All workshops will be held at Sacred Shimmy Studio,
4875 Hendron Rd #1,
Groveport, OH 43125.

The Saturday night event will be held at Bossy Grrls’ Pin-Up Joint,
2598 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Pricing
Procrastinators Special, or a la carte: Full weekend pass, $245, or $65 per workshop. Available April & May 2020.

Admission to Bellydance at Bossy Grrl’s is free.


Boho Blade
Level 2 & 3



July 10-12, 2021


Pittsburgh, PA


Take the next step in your Bohemian Blade Dancing by getting technical.

Level 2: The Technician

In this Level II weekend Intensive we explore new transitions, level changes, floor work, non-dominant exercises and more! Belladonna keeps your skill-building on track with over nine and half more hours of training!! This unique sword belly dance program has been systematically designed to help you improve your technique, confidence, and stage presence and to bring purpose and power to your practice and performances.


Level 3: The Warrior

Move beyond the basics and up the ladder of progress, difficulty and badasserie. The Warrior level is the toughest level of training yet. Belladonna will push your body and your mind in this exciting and technically challenging weekend. Break though what is holding you back and begin your work with the Boho tribe on an entirely new playing field. Level III gets you in the action and initiates you into the world of combinations, improvisation, group improvisation and more!

**Participants must be Level 1 certified

**Participants must pass level 2 test in order to test for level 3

** Please bring your sword, a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, a yoga strap, and your notebook

** Please bring knee pads (soft volleyball knee pads recommended), athletic pre-wrap/ foam wrap and toe-less/ heel-less socks suggested

Location
Bodiography Center for Movement
5824 Forbes Ave. Ste 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Price for the weekend $645

or (Deposit + 3 Payments) $142.50



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