Bellydance Workshops and Hafla this Saturday in Bend, OR

Still spots left for workshops….then Saturday night come enjoy the show! see below for details

This Saturday March 29th come on down to Sons of Norway
Hall, 549 NW Harmon, for a Hafla, with performances by local dancers and featuring Sabine,
and her troupe, Tribalation!  Hafla begins 7:00 pm, doors open 6:30.  $3-5 suggested donation. This show is family friendly and a great chance to see and support the talent in your community.

Contact Quinn to register for workshops, reserve a
sword, and to sign up for a performance slot in the
Hafla (limited slots available, and preference given
to workshop participants).  (541)420-5416 or

 Gypsy Fire Bellydance is honored to be hosting Sabine,
a “Mistress of the Blade” , and her troupe
Tribalation! in workshops and performance, Saturday,
March 29, 2008!
Does the “danger” and drama of sword dance intrigue
Learn from a master the essentials, or hone your
skills in 2 workshops:
“Liquid Isolations and the Essence of Sword Dance”
For beginners to advanced dancers.  Distilled sword
dance technique:  instruction in extending hip, arm,
and belly isolations and making them look
ever-so-smooth-and-gooey while balancing a sword on
the head.  We’ll practice sword hold techniques,
dramatic presentation, and block a slow, sensual sword
dance.  Bring a head wrap (preferably cotton) and a
sword.  2 hours. 

“Dangerous Sword Dancing”  1 pm-3pm
Intermediate and advanced sword work and presentation.
Learn moves that take your sword dance from so-so to
stunning:  sword manipulation, strong isolations,
uncanny reverse energy moves, working multiple balance
points, traveling moves, powerful floorwork, and
original moves and combos like The Slice, and Sabine’s
Guillotine!  Bring kneepads, cotton headwrap, towel or
yoga mat,  and sword.  2 hours.

These workshops will be progressive, so you can take
both for a true sword “intensive”! 
There are some swords available to loan, please
contact Quinn at to
reserve yours!  (Limited number available, act

Saturday, March 29:  “Liquid Isolations”  10am-12pm,
and “Dangerous” 1pm-3pm.

Workshop costs: $30/each or $55/both,  at the door.
Location:  Terpsichorean Dance Studio  1601 NW Newport

About Sabine:
Sabine is a dance artist who has studied Middle
Eastern Dance since 1988, and has been performing
tribal style belly dance since 1999. She honors the
roots of Tribal Belly dance in her classes, with
troupe Tribalation! and with student troupe Sister
Sabine is a master of “Raks al Sayf,” the sword dance,
where the grace and flow of the dance movements are
contrasted by the dangerous sharpness of the huge
Turkish Scimitars that she balances. Sabine has taught
her own special brand of “Dangerous Sword Dancing” in
workshops and festivals all over the Northwest. Sabine
brings a strong and unique presence to the stage. Her
dancing has been called “powerful”, “mesmerizing”, and
For more info about Sabine and Tribalation!


~ by gypsyfirechicklet on March 28, 2008.

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