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The Essence of Belly Dance

Join us for this interactive workshop where oriental dance instructor, Sara Amira, will take you on a journey of the origins of belly dance and help you rediscover your roots and spirit through movement and dance.

Sunday March 4th / 11:00-13:00 / FEW Members ¥2,000 / Guests ¥3,000 (Students JHS & Above ¥1,000 / Children elementary school and below free) (Optional lunch approx. ¥1,500 - ¥2,000 )

For thousands of years, belly dance has been an integral part of the daily lives of women. It is not a dance to excite or entertain men, rather it is a dance enjoyed and experienced by women gathered together with other women. While performing daily housework in the home, female family members and neighbors would tell stories, sing songs, and dance. Young girls would learn about important traditions and life-passages from their mothers and grandmothers; tying scarves around each other’s hips, clapping, and dancing freely for celebration, for birth, first menstruation, pregnancy, marriage, death, and everything in between.

In this fun and interactive workshop, oriental dance instructor, choreographer and performer, Sara Amira, will take you on a journey of the different origins and meanings of belly dance as a women’s art and expression of feminine joy, creativity, wisdom, and strength. She will help you rediscover your roots and spirit, breathe life back into dormant areas of your body and gain greater body awareness through movement, shaking, dancing and celebrating the feminine form.


Workshop Flow (may be subject to change):
11:00          Registration
11:10           Welcome Remarks & Instructor Introduction
11.15           Part I -Origins and Meaning of Belly Dance (presentation, 30 mins)
11.45           Part 2 – Rediscovering Your Body and Spirit Through Movement  (physical activity, 45 mins)
12:30          Reflections, Networking & Light Refreshments
13.00          Workshop Ends

This workshop is open to all ages and levels, so bring your daughters, mother, female friends and colleagues!  Optional lunch at LAPAZ to follow.

NOTES

  • Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving around.
  • Changing rooms are available on site.
  • A limited number of hip scarves will be provided, however, attendees are asked to bring a simple pashmina, shawl or other fabric to tie around your waist (optional).

A special thank you to Ruhani Bellydance Arts for letting us use their wonderful studio for this workshop.


About Sara Amira

sara_amira_bellydance_2Sara Amira started her oriental dance studies in 2006, and soon after joined a local dance company, where she was able to perform in many theatres, festivals, and also on TV. In 2012, she started her career as an instructor assistant, and later in 2015 she graduated from the Oriental Dance Academy (ODA) London-Dubai.

In 2014, the year she moved to Dubai (UAE), she began her career as a performer in desert resorts, desert safari events and five star hotels in the United Arab Emirates. During the same period, she joined many international belly dance festivals in Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy. After moving to Tokyo in 2016, she launched her project “As Fâr Dance Academy”. Sara Amira is currently in Tokyo, performing and teaching the ancient art of belly dance.

 

Event Details

Name
The Essence of Belly Dance
Date
Sunday March 4th
Time
11:00-13:00
Cost
FEW Members ¥2,000 / Guests ¥3,000 (Students JHS & Above ¥1,000 / Children elementary school and below free) (Optional lunch approx. ¥1,500 - ¥2,000 )
Venue
Ruhani Dance Arts
Address
3F, 3-36-17 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0011
Website
http://bellydancearts.jp

Event Details

Name
The Essence of Belly Dance
Date
Sunday March 4th
Time
11:00-13:00
Cost
FEW Members ¥2,000 / Guests ¥3,000 (Students JHS & Above ¥1,000 / Children elementary school and below free) (Optional lunch approx. ¥1,500 - ¥2,000 )
Venue
Ruhani Dance Arts
Address
3F, 3-36-17 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0011
Website
http://bellydancearts.jp