Cassandra Rose offers a variety of belly dance workshops with a wide range of styles and movements. Contact Cassandra if you would like her to come teach in your hometown.
Killin it with Zills and Drills
Looking to kill it with your next performance? Are you wanting to show off perfect technique and learn to master musicality? Killin' it with Zills and Drills is your path to killin' it on the stage! In this workshop, Cassandra will share with you her personal drilling and zilling practice and how to translate these techniques onto stage. With clever combos, challenging isolations, unique foot patterns, energetic spins and traveling moves, all while playing finger cymbals, you will be well on your way to owning the stage.
The Flow of the Blade
Dancing with a sword can be sensual, skillful and from the audience's perspective, it's dangerous! It takes concentration, confidence and grace to make the blade flow through space. During this workshop, we will work on flowing sword sequences involving steps, isolations, spins and balancing the sword on various parts of the body. We will put the sequences together to create a short, seemingly effortless choreography that anyone can adapt to their personal style.
Funky Fusion Choreography
Get ready for some hard core tribal fusion. Inspired by Belly Funk’s unique style, this choreography has been developed to challenge your strengths with both slow and quick movements. From slithering like a snake to hitting those accents like a tiger, this choreography has it all. Plus quick tricks, level changes, belly work and ooey-gooey transitions. Come get funky with some fusion, and get ready for some belly!
Modernize Your Am-Cab!
“A new voice of the oldest dance.” The golden era of American Cabaret Belly Dance was a time of freedom, development and empowerment. Dancers performed everything: floorwork, veil, zills, taqsim, drum solos and more! In this workshop, we will modernize some concepts of the American Cabaret style. From playing finger cymbals, with big hip movements, spins and backbends, to simple veil with a modern flare, but not before we have a brief discussion about American Cabaret past and present. Come learn the oldest dance from a new voice, and recreate the past with honor and passion.
"Empowered" A Turkish Inspired Choreography
Enter the stage with power and presence. Wow the audience with exciting finger cymbals, high energy moves, tricky isolations, and spins every which way you can! This Turkish inspired choreography has been developed to challenge the brain and body, and requires you to dig in deep and own the stage. This entrance piece will be a twist on what we think of as Turkish stylization, implementing some of the old in with the new! Get ready to spin, travel, and play finger cymbals. We will be adding in kicks, hair flips, and other surprises! Take this choreography home and make it your own. Become “Empowered.”
Eloquent Egyptian Entrances
Walk like an Egyptian! Learn eloquent entrances based on Cairo Oriental style dancing. Enter the stage with grace, whirl around with effortless steps, take the audiences breath away. In this workshop we will discuss the different ways to enter the stage with fluidity, play with our veils, and use the hips to hit the rhythm. We will learn how to break apart Modern Egyptian entrance pieces in an elegant, yet exciting way. From the moment you enter the stage, into your taqsim, leading to the Saidi section, all the way to the rise and fall of the ending, we will cover it all!
Bellywood Dance Studio 495 State street, Basement suite Salem OR 97301
*All photos provided courtesy of Scott Degenhardt*