EVENTS & WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Vixen Variety D&D Show



Friday, May 29, 2020
7:30 pm


An evening of adventure!
Vixen Variety embarks on an epic Arthurian quest!


Belladonna will be your host and the game master for a fantastic evening of entertainment! A unique event blending tabletop and live-action role playing games with sultry and character-driven belly dance performances. The players will perform for you and the battles will ensue! All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Raven's Night 2021! Tipping options will be available on a per performer basis!

The perfect online event for fans of D&D, RPG, fantasy, LARPing, and theatrical belly dance!

Join us for a one of a kind belly dance event!

via zoom

Starring:
Shahrazad
Sherri Wheatley
Brenna Crowley
Maria Hamer
Dana Beaufait Stevens
Abigail Keyes
Ken Vegas
SuperKate
Teresa Tomb
Kalistra
Belladonna
and more!

Suggested donation $7/ attendee, or pay what you can.
On-Line Show

Rejuvenate to Articulate with Belladonna



Saturday, May 30, June 6, 13, & 20, 2020
11AM-12PM pm


4 Class Series
Restorative movements for moving though life with peace and grace

So often we try to just keep pushing to make it though. This class is geared toward restoring your inner peace, your body mind connection and to help relase inner tension. It's by products help us achieve a greater range of motion and move though life, dance, martial arts, working out etc with grace and focus. Low impact maintance to help with circulation, reduce swelling, feel more life force energy and asisit in easing chronic pain.

$80 - 4 Class Pack
$25 Drop-in Single Class
Zoom Class (on-line)

A Little More Wicked Sword Choreo



Saturday, May 30, June 6, & June 13th, 2020
3:30 - 5:30 pm


$120
Zoom Class (on-line)

Basics & Fundamentals



Thursday June 4 & 11, 2020
5 - 6 pm


Basics Part 3
Be it an introduction or a refresher to belly dance, this class will be challenging and fun!

Emphasis will be on learning the foundations of movements that all belly dance technique comes from. We will focus on body awareness, developing muscle control, breaking movements down to their simplest parts and then putting them back together on purpose. Each class will include a warm up, conditioning, dance technique and a fun combination.

$40
Zoom Class (on-line)

Fusion Fragment Drills & Maintenance



Thursday June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020
6:30 - 8 pm


This 4 week series will help solidify the 8 Fusion Fragments we have been working on since May.
Fusion Fuel, Spitfire, Collission and Airship Pirates as well as Alternate Reality, Too Close for Comfort, Slow and Slinky &T3p0. Emphasis will be on polishing up what we know and dancing it to music. We will play with implementing the connective moves, transitions and fragments.
Dancers will be assigned homework and expected to lead certain fragments on certain days.

$120 - 4 Week Session
Zoom Class (on-line)

Bohemain Blade Ball



Saturday June 13, 2020
A PRIVATE GALA FOR BOHEMIAN CERTIFIED DANCERS

11am - 10pm


Saturday, June 13th!


11am-12:30 Breath and Balance for Blade work workshop

12:30-2:20 Atlantean kata- Conan the Barbarian's moving meditation workshop.

7:30 BOHO BLADE BALL!!

Performance categories for prizes!
*The 3 P's - Powerful, Purposeful, Presentation

*Creativity & Execution

*Originality

*Most Boho combos

*Fierceness / Slay


Zoom Workshops & Show (on-line)

BATS (Bohemian Belly Dance Vocabulary)



Thursday June 18-July 16, 2020 - Part 1
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!!

$100 for 5 Weeks
$180 for 10 Weeks
Zoom Class (on-line)

Be Tribal



Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21st, 2020


This year we present you the online version so that the Be Tribal Bellydance festival lives this 2020, and inspires us to wait with love and energy, the edition of 2021. All the teachers are providing us with special themes and costs for this edition, Be Tribal Bellydance Online, which happened on June 20 and 21, 2020.
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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