Workshops Taught by Dalia Carella
Belly Dance (Near/Middle Eastern Dance) – the Dalia Carella Dance Technique– Dalia has created her own unique style in the field of Middle Eastern Dance, which students worldwide seek to be instructed in this format. This class focuses on taking traditional dance steps of the Near and Middle East while adding a contemporary twist within a Belly Dance format creating interesting combos, choreography and sizzling steps. Hip Work, interesting hands, body isolations and creative floor designs are taught in this class. The student really gets a class in technique and how to bring out more of their “sassiness and sensuality” while becoming one with the music!
Danse Orientale (Belly Dance) with Veil: The Luminous Veil Using Music from the Middle East, experience Dalia’s unique approach to veil work through her invaluable dance experience throughout the years. Looking for different ways of expressing yourself? This is geared for dancers to transform audiences while creating movement and shapes with fabric. Become one with the veil, feel its intensity, feel its beauty. Become it, flow with it. Expressive combinations and air design movement will be explored while using a veil. and give you new movements that can be used in night club and theater performances. A 3.5 to 4yd veil is recommended.
Arabica Latina – a hot and sassy fusion of Arabic Dance (Belly Dance) and Latin Dance (Salsa, Son and Latin Caribbean). In this workshop, we will have fiery combinations of a hip fest of movement and foot work taken mostly from Belly dance movement and Latin Dance. The music will be a blend of Arabic and Latin rhythms. These moments can give you a wider vocabulary to use when performing to Belly Dance infused with Latin rhythms and song No skirts are required.
El Mundo - a fusion of Arabic Dance, Flamenco and Latin Caribbean – This is a hot and fiery dance blending Arabic hip movements with Flamenco and Latin Caribbean skirt technique and arm work. The Latin Caribbean skirt work movements come from Puerto Rico Folk Dance called Bomba and Plena. We will be using a mixture of Arabic and Flamenco music and work on numerous combinations that will teach the dancer how to incorporate wisely the fusion of Spanish, Arabic and Latin Caribbean Dance. Learn dramatic and theatrical moves with your skirt and unique hand and arm technique that will enhance your own show stopping performance. Bring a full skirt to class.
El Mundo – Spanish fan and skirt work - Dalia has been dancing with the fan since 1980. She has developed a teaching style that makes a dancer leave the workshop feeling like they can dance with the fan with ease (also tips for practicing). In the workshop we’ll go over basic fan technique, and following that, work with intermediate fan technique and beyond. The movement will be a combination of Arabic dance and fiery and flirtatious Spanish fan and Latin Caribbean skirt movement. A big emphasis of Dalia’s fan work in this class will be on how to maximize performance techniques used when dancing with a fan. We will focus on drawing the audience into not only the fan, through imagery, but also working with the persona of a person dancing with the fan and the use of creative theatrical floor and air design. If you need to purchase a large Spanish fan go to: http://flamencoclosetcreations.web.officelive.com/fans.aspx Dalia will have some small to med to purchase but it is highly suggested to get the larger fans.
Dunyavi Roma (Gypsy) Dance – Dunyavi means “World” . This is one of Dalia’s signature art forms that she created in 1979, the name and the movement!. This style blends Turkish, Spanish and Indian Dance into one form. Turkish Roman hand gesturing and foot work are combined with Flamenco arms , skirt work and posturing and Indian hand gesturing and turns. She is the originator of this form and teaches how to fuse these traditional dances into a fiery and intense art form. Dalia will be using 9/8 Karsilama Rhythm in this workshop. She also will educate the student/dancer how to count in this rhythm and feel comfortable in dancing to it. Skirts required.
This class could also be taught with a tambourine as well.
Turkish Roman (Gypsy) Dance – In this class we will be focusing strongly on how to dance to Turkish 9/8 Roman (Gypsy ) Karsilama Traditional Rhythms. This rhythm is all about the organic feeling that is sometimes challenging for dancers around the world. Dalia’s technique simplifies this dance and you will be able to assimilate the hand gesturing, foot work and feel much easier. The focus in this class is learning how to dance with the pelvic mostly and some hip work enjoying working with all the roman hand gesturing.
Dance Roma Dance! - Dalia will be teaching this workshop using Turkish and Balkan Brass Band Music while dancing with skirts. Balkan Brass Band or Chochek Music (Serbian: trumpet) is a distinctive style of music originating in 19th century Serbia when trumpeters in the military transposed folk music during harsh times. It is popular throughout the Balkans, especially Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria. In this workshop we will learn to dance with skirts to both Turkish Roman Music and Chochek music. Skirt and Footwork will be taught to accentuate this music. This is a high energy and a positively "feel good, exciting, fiery" dance experience. This class can be taught with or without skirts.
Becoming One with the Fan – The language of the fan/body connection - Dalia has been dancing with the fan since 1980. She has developed a teaching style that makes a dancer “become one with the fan.” In the workshop we’ll go over basic fan technique, and following that, some intermediate fan technique will be taught. The movement will be a combination of Arabic dance with contemporary movement. Dalia will emphasize fan and body language creating large and small line designs both with the fan and lyrical body movement mixing arm techniques from Delsarte methods to Flamenco fan work blending into contemporary stylization. A big emphasis of Dalia’s fan work in this class will be on how to maximize performance techniques used when dancing with a fan. We will focus on drawing the audience into not only the fan, through imagery, but also working with the persona of a person dancing with the fan and the use of creative theatrical floor and air design. BRING: Please bring a medium to large flamenco fan that—important—opens and closes easily. (A large flamenco fan is best.) go to: http://dressforflamenco.com/abanicos-fans/ to order fans. (NOTE: Please do not bring a fan veil for this class—it won’t be the same technique.)
Beyond Trance –Part 1 - Dalia focuses on movements from the Guedra (Trance Dance from North Africa) which include unique hand gesturing and upper body movement while the dancers are on the floor creating a trance ritual using a veil as a sacred covering. Part 2 – Dalia teaches a North African Fusion class of pelvic and hip work as an introduction to movements from the Maghreb (Tunisian, Morocco and Algeria)
Theatrical Performance Class – part lecture and movement, Dalia has been creating theatrical dances made for theater and nightclubs for over the past 30 years. This class focuses on how a dancer can be more exciting in his/her performance. Techniques will be taught in how to move on the floor to make your dance more dynamic, how to utilize your arms and create strong body lines to become more dramatic either performing on a stage and/or night club. Learn Dalia’s numerous tricks of the trade and become an ecstatic dancer.
A Simplistic Music and Dance Theory Class: HOW TO Notate and Map out YOUR OWN CHOREOGRAPHY - Do you struggle with creating a new dance for yourself. Stress no more. This class is in two sections: first we sit down with pen and paper and learn how to map out a musical score in a very simplified format. Second, after discussing a musical score, (music that you choose to dance with), we map out movement possibilities on paper that complete the score. Please bring pen and paper, and samples of music that you are planning to use in a performance or planning to dance to in the future. We will work with some of the workshop participant’s music as samples, mapping it out, and a group discussion will follow. Please bring in any style of music you want.