Monday 22 March 2010


Hooray for spring! This weekend, I'll be performing at the Southwark Playhouse for their ENCORE! night. This promises to be a lot of fun, and they've extended a lovely invitation to add my guests to the list for reduced price entry all night. So, email me to RSVP by Wednesday (the 24th) to be added to the list for £6 entry on the night. Alternately, you can book your £6 entry via the link below. (Normal entry on the door will be £8.)

In April, I'll be taking a short break in San Francisco to catch up with friends back home and swan around to some classes out there. This means that there'll be a little spring break of sorts for my classes here in London. The next round of classes resumes on April 21st, and registration is open online at

But before I go, I'll be running Tribal Fusion 101 again, so if you want to come and drill the essential moves then register for March 31st.

27 March - ENCORE! at Southwark Playhouse
31 March - Tribal Fusion 101 @ Urdang Academy
21 April - 26 May: Tribal Fusion Elemental Movement @ Urdang Academy
22 April - 27 May: Combinations & Drills @ Urdang Academy

Full details below...

10pm - 3am; Southwark Playhouse, Tooley Street, SE1 2TF; Nearest tube: London Bridge
Grab your harem pants and put your fez at a jaunty angle, for a Morrocan fusion evening in the dusty train tunnels of the Southwark Playhouse. Specially decorated for the night, the space will host belly dancers, snake charmers and fire acts galore PLUS Music so good that your hips won't lie with special guest djs LES APACHES and live bands.
Tickets (£6)are available in advance via the Southwark Playhouse website at:

31 March - Tribal Fusion 101
6:30pm - 8:00pm @ Studio 6, The Urdang Academy
£12; Advance booking required - To register, click HERE.

"What's the difference between the Wednesday and Thursday classes? Am I ready to move on to Combinations and Drills? Can I come to the Thursday night classes if I have limited experience with bellydance?" --These are some of the most common questions asked by students, and this one-night special class intends to answer them.

All students should attend at least one course of Elemental Movement before moving on to Combinations and Drills, and students are encouraged to take Elemental Movement as many times as they feel necessary to get comfortable with the roots of good technique. But how do you know where you stand with the elemental movements?

Tribal Fusion 101 is a great chance to try the essential moves we put into practice on Thursday nights without taking the leap of registering for the full Combinations and Drills course if you're unsure. In Tribal Fusion 101, class moves at a brisk pace, drilling all of the basic moves in the hips, core and chest with minimal explanation. The aim is to put these moves into motion, drilling them thoroughly and precisely to feel one's own confidence with the basic technique. At the end of Tribal Fusion 101, you can get feedback about which class would be the best fit for your skill level. Tribal Fusion 101 is the perfect time to drill the essentials and figure out which class is best for you.

21 April - 26 May: Tribal Fusion Elemental Movement @ Urdang Academy
Wednesday nights, 6:30pm-8:00pm; 6-Week Course £60, £12 Drop in (if space allows--this class consistently sells out, so drop-in attendance may not be possible) - To register, click HERE.

Aimed at the beginner or the more advanced dancer wishing to revisit and strengthen elementals, this course goes back to basics: over five weeks, we will become acquainted with the conditioning required to build the body for tribal fusion movement, and also be introduced to drills for building muscle memory of the fundamental movements.

By the end of the course, dancers will be acquainted with the basic components of the tribal fusion movement vocabulary, and will also have some practice integrating them into combinations. This class will involve yoga- and pilates-based conditioning, so come dressed to move and bring a bottle of water.

22 April - 27 May: Combinations & Drills @ Urdang Academy
Thursday nights, 6:30pm-8:00pm; 6-Week Course £60, Drop-in £12 - To register, click HERE.

Over six weeks, we will put technique into practice--honing moves through drills designed to get you improvising and building combinations for dance. Each class will deal with a handful of moves in detail, and through these we will explore concepts essential to constructing one's own choreography, such as musicality, transferring movement, and fluidity in improvisation.

Aimed at the dancer familiar with tribal fusion, this class is intended for students who have completed the Elemental Movement course and are seeking to expand their range of movement in the tribal fusion vocabulary and gain a sense of how movements work together. Classes may be taken as a course, or on a drop-in basis. This class will involve yoga- and pilates-based conditioning, so come dressed to move and bring a bottle of water.

That's everything for now! I hope all is well with you, and hope to see you in the near future, and if you need more information, let me know.


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