We are belly dancers of color who want to facilitate and fund festivals that celebrate belly dancers from the diaspora. Our mission is to inspire dancers to embrace their inner and outer beauty and celebrate themselves through performance and self-expression. We do not host competitions but rather stage shows, teaching opportunities and panel discussions.
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The Asmara Bellydance Initiative presents The Asmara Experience: Vol. 2.

On Saturday, February 27, we will present you with a day of workshops with four incredible instructors; Ciana Ariel, Thelma Rose, and Hasna. Below are the workshop descriptions and prices. Classes will be conducted on Zoom. Details for accessing the class will be provided within 24 hours before. Enjoy!

****Early Bird - Full Package*****
$75 for all 3 workshops
(Prices increase after February 14, 2021)

****Early Bird - À la carte****
$27.50 for each workshop when purchased separately
(Prices increase after February 14, 2021)

*Discount pricing available for BIPOC*
Asmara Bellydance Initiative offers BIPOC pricing. Please contact us via email, or send a message to Asmara Bellydance Initiative on IG or FB to receive the discount code.

**If you are experiencing extenuating barriers or hardships, please contact us.**

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Asmara Experience: Vol. 2 Workshops

In this workshop we will work on connection to music, contrast in our movements, and threading movements together so that we have the ability to look fluid and effortless in our dance. Explore and begin to strengthen concepts of musicality, expression and overall movement quality so that whether you are doing choreography or improvisation you look strong and confident with the ability to let your personality shine in every performance! We will be stacking, layering and drilling movements and combinations to build and reinforce a dynamic, rich dance vocabulary.

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Drum solo made exclusively for you by Thelma Rose.

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Join Hasna for a light and fun workshop of simple moves and combinations to lift your spirits and senses. In this workshop you will learn the basics while dancing to a fun, upbeat Egyptian pop song. This workshop will be taught at a beginner dance level.

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