Belly Dancing with Swords

Tuesday 21 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Activity Space 1, Floor 1, Union Building Music, Drama & Dance Dance - Belly Dancing

Time for our second Summer Workshop: Swords About the workshop Whether you are new to dancing with sword or want to sharpen your sword skills further, this workshop is a great challenge to extend your dance repertoire. Sureya will demonstrate and break down important techniques for sword dancing including balancing, holding your prop, using your sword to improve your isolations and core moves, travelling steps as well as performing with confidence in your prop all the way through your dance. We unfortunately can not provide swords for everyone during the class (Sureya will have a few to pass round), but we will be providing canes to use in their place, in order for you to practice the techniques (it is quite common to start with canes when learning the sword as they are much lighter). We have a limited number of canes so it is advised to book online in advance to avoid disappointment on the day! We advise that you bring the following on the day: - Water - Hairband, particularly if you want to try out sword balancing on your head (or if you're bringing your own) - Socks - Notepad If you are interested in buying your own sword, Sureya recommends the following: About Sureya We've invited our Advanced Plus class teacher Sureya to give this workshop, after she gave an awesome double swords solo at HipNotize back in March Sureya is a professional belly dance performer, instructor and choreographer based in London, her passion for belly dance coming from her Turkish background. She has trained in a number of styles including Oriental Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian and Turkish); Classical Egyptian; Folkloric styles; Turkish Romany; Tribal Fusion as well as Ballet and Street dance. Sureya has been described as an energetic, vibrant and versatile performer who is keen to share her love of dance through teaching around the UK. For more information, please visit Tickets Tickets can be bought from our union shop - only £10 for members or £12 for non-members places are limited due to a limited number of canes, so book in advance to avoid disappointment! You can also buy a pass to attend all of the summer workshops for £33 (goes off sale 5pm Friday 10th May, members only) The other workshops in the series are: 10th May - Polynesian Fusion with Shaddy (£12 members) 4th June - Belly Hoop with Andrea & Rani (£5 members) 18th June - Tribal Fusion with Catherine Taylor (£10 members)