I teach a regular weekly class every Wednesday
7:30-8:30pm for Beginners and Improvers - those interested in building a solid foundation of technique
8:30-9:30pm for Intermediates and Advanced - those interested in building on their performance skills, learning and creating choreographies and releasing the dancer within!
Classes are held at:
Ridgewood Community Association, 244 Station Road, Yate, BS37 4AH
15th-16th July 2017
Inspiration for the Feminine Soul: The Wild Woman and the Warrior
Footwork Studio, Stackpool Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1NG, UK
The Wild Woman and Warrior
Exploring Classical Archetypes of Feminie
Power through Myth, Art and Ritual Embodiment
with Paola Blanton, Teacher, Creatrix, Ritual Dancer
What & When:
Workshop: 15th July, 10am-5pm
Goddess Photography: 16th July - venue and times tbc - if you are interested in this, please message Sacha
Level: All dance levels welcome.
Workshops: £60 – an absolute bargain for a full day (6 hours) of tuition with the truly inspiring Paola Blanton from Brazil, Rep. of Macedonia and U.S.A..
You can pay
inInstalments of £20 in May, June and July - final payment due before the 15th July
Goddess Photography on 16th July: £100 per person - to secure your place on this, I will need a 25% deposit payable by 15th June and the balance due by the 10th July.
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About the workshop:
This is a
creative movement immersive workshop to help you break through to your inner goddess and explore the mysteries of these goddess archetypes through art, music and myth.
Last Summer we explored the Lover and the Queen, Aphrodite and Hera through various Ritual Embodiment keys such as moving meditation, walk, posture and powerful archetypal gesture work.
This year, we will be exploring the Wild Woman and the Warrior: Artemis and Athena.
Within every woman move primal forces represented by the Goddess in Her many aspects.
How do they
stand? How do they move? How do they affect the world around them and each other?
Let's gather round and behold their images, read their stories and move through their mysteries.
Let's mirror back to the Goddess Her gift of Inspiration as we dance.
About the Photography
You will be personally styled and photographed as Artemis/Athena in a wonderful location by the fabulously talented Paola,. You will receive digital copies of your photoshoot. Having experienced this myself last year, I can say, she manages to find the Goddess within you and capture the perfect shot of you embodying the true woman you are.
Visit out Facebook Event page for more insight and information into this enlightening workshop.
2-4th June 2017
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Festival
Camerton, Nr Bath
I will be teaching and performing Turkish Roman dance at the festival
The festival aims to bring together some of the UK’s best teachers and performers in Middle Eastern, Near Eastern, North African, Turkish and Persian; Music, Song and Dance to share their knowledge and entertain. In many of the workshops the components of music, song, rhythm and dance are studied separately at various levels to then be brought together later on.
There are also stand-alone workshops and seminars and possibilities for advanced level personal tuition. The live music component is important to the ethos of this event and will feature in as many dance classes as possible.
Every evening we are treated to performances from our teachers as well as guest performers for dancing or listening pleasure. We welcome all levels of dancers and musicians, from beginner to professional.
The Festival takes place at a spacious Community Centre near Bath, England with Workshop Marquees situated in the adjacent fields where participants can camp for the duration of the the 3 day event
15th-17th September 2017
Jan's Torquay Bellyspa Weekend
Victoria Hotel, Torquay, Devon
I will be teaching and performing at this fun and relaxed bellydance weekend festival
Saturday 28th January 2017
Moon and Stars Dance Showcase
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
57-59 Broad Street
Featuring International Superstar ELIS
We had a second night of epic music and dance to celebrate those we have loved and lost and those who are living with cancer today. We were lucky to have international bellydancer, Elis Pinheiro, all the way from Brazil, as the star of our show, who also taught brilliant workshops the following day, jointly hosted with my dance partner, Stephi Briggs.
We raised over £1,400 for Macmillan and Cancer Research UK, on top of the £2k we raised in 2016. Watch this space for 2018's 3rd Moon and Stars Showcase.
We were also entertained by the supremely talented Hazir band and so many other beautiful dancers and friends, all coming together for this great cause. It was a beautiful evening.
Club Cairo Tour
"Julnah of the Sea"
live music. dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond
Club Cairo presented its first event in 2010. Five
years on after eight sell out shows it’s going stronger than ever and is travelling nationally.
Each incarnation wishes to share new aspects within the genre, creating a fresh and exciting new experience every time. The aim is to inspire, educate and bring fun and fantasy to the audience.
Carmen Jones is the core producer. She has been working with musicians regularly teaching and performing for many years in UK and abroad…. Ibiza, Turkey and Egypt .
Sacha performed in the 2016 Club Cairo UK Tour in some of the group dances and also as a soloist.
Since then, Club Cairo have performed pieces from the show and solos with the band at various events, including most recently at the new arts centre in Tetbury.
Sunday, 29th January 2017
12:00 PM – 4:40 PM
Elis Pinheiro Workshops
4th Floor, Hamilton House Bristol
80 Stokes Croft
Sacha and Stephi present the fabulous ELIS PINHEIRO from Brazil for a day of dance workshops
GOLDEN ERA STYLE - 12pm-2pm
MIXED LEVEL (Intermediate to Advanced)
~ Get inspired in the technique and charm of the Golden Era divas of Egyptian cinema and Belly Dance:
Specific hips techniques, diva’s signature movements, arms and frames, expression, stage appearance and more
TRAVELLING STEPS & ELEGANCE - 2:40pm-4:40pm
ADVANCED LEVEL (Advanced to Professional)
~ How to use the space while you dance, in order to bring more impact and stage awareness. Nice travelling steps suggestions and combinations to bring more dynamism, fluidity and assertiveness on stage. Technique + Sequences
£60 BOTH Workshops ~ *£50 early bird (until 30th November)*
£30 per Individual Workshop ~*£26 early bird (until 30th November)*
Contact and booking info:
Sacha ~ firstname.lastname@example.org (fbook: Sacha Tremain)
Stephi ~ email@example.com (fbook: Stephi Briggs)
To book your place, click here: Elis Pinheiro Bristol Workshops
Saturday, 11th Feburary 2017
11:00 AM – 18:00 PM
4th Floor, Hamilton House Bristol
80 Stokes Croft
Come and go as you please! Tickets only
This is an informal fun day including the following:
Information about local dance classes, JWAAD courses and accredited training
15 minute Taster Sessions, taught by several different teachers
Performances from local groups and soloists in many different styles
The chance to shop at the fabulous Farida Dance souk
Time to catch up with your dance chums, socialise and network
or more information, visit the events Facebook page: Shimmy Shop
Yate, South Gloucestershire
If you have any queries about classes or wish to make a booking for your special event please contact us:
+44 7971 578151 +44 7971 578151
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