Belly Dance Night at Roxy and Dukes

belly dance, music and entertainment in New Jersey

Unless otherwise noted below, all workshops run from 4 pm - 5:30 pm at Roxy 'n Dukes, which is located at 745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey

Preregistration is usually not required, though it is sometimes offered for the next workshop in our series, and usually there is a discount associated with preregistration.

Please always arrive 15 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin with the fee for the workshop in cash. At the door fees are ONLY payable in cash.

All workshop attendees are granted early admission to the show and do not need to wait for the doors to open to the public at 6pm in order to get a seat for the show!

Sunday May 28, 2017 - Bonnie Reese

Intro to Tapestry Tribal Style Tribal Improv

 

Tapestry Tribal style is based on the group improvisational format created by Paulette Rees-Denis of the Gypsy Caravan Dance Company.

In this workshop, we will explore the essence of tribal belly dance. We will learn a basic tribal movement vocabulary, and we will learn to combine those movements to create in-the-moment dances together. We will practice effective leading and following.

 

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door

 

                      Advanced Purchase - May 28th Workshop

 Intro to Tapestry Tribal Style Tribal Improv

with Bonnie Reese

Advanced Purchase is now closed

 

 
Space is still available and can be purchased
on a first come first served basis
at the door the day of the workshop for: 

$40 (cash only) + $10 for the show

 

Sunday June 25, 2017 - Jo Wall

 

Beyond Boobs - Taking Your Costuming to New Levels!

 

 

You've practiced and practiced, you've learned all the steps to the choreography and can layer that megawatt smile on top of it to really wow the crowd.  With all that time and energy you’ve poured into making your dance the best- you want to also make sure your costuming reflects all the hard work you put into your dance AND safely stays in place so you never have to fear a dreaded costume malfunction.


This workshop will help teach you costuming basics such as strap placement, cup alignment, belt placement, and even some basic beading skills.  We'll cover how to handle minor alterations, shimmy proof materials and simple tricks that will give you the confidence in your costume so you can dance full out just like you practiced!


No sewing experience required. Please feel free to bring a costume/projects for questions.

 

 

Jo has been performing and costuming for over 10 years.   She regularly performs in the Tri-State area for festivals, restaurants and private parties.  As a child, Jo learned how to sew from her mother and has been sewing ever since. When she came to belly dance, making her own costumes was a natural evolution. She is largely self taught, and she’s made many mistakes so you don’t have to!!!  She has done custom collaborations, full costumes for herself and collaborations with Groove Merchant and the Drum and Dance Learning Center Student Ensemble.  
 

 

 

Workshop Cost:

$25.00 Prepay

$30.00 at the door

 

July 30th 2017

 

 

No Workshop or Show this month

 

Summer Vacation!

 

See you in August!

 

Sunday August 27, 2017 - Aasiyah Ali

Sassy Saidi Fun Times

 

Get in touch with your inner Saidi during this workshop.

This class will focus on integrating assaya technique into a feminine, modern raqs sharqi choreography. You will be learning a new and playful choreography to a pop style saidi song popular at Egyptian weddings.

If you want to become more confident with assaya handling and technique then you don’t want to miss this class.

 

No experience is necessary, but an assaya is required. Please no canes.

 Assaya can often be purchased from either Belly Dance America or Turquoise International.  A cane with the hook cut off will also work for learning purposes.


 

 

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door

 

Sunday September 24, 2017 - Tava Naiyin

 

A. C. T.

(Anatomy, Core and Technique) 

 

Go back to the fundamentals by learning which muscles propel the common movements of bellydance. Learn about the deep core muscles and postural stabilizers while you dust off your technique with increased body awareness and a postural tune-up. Students will breathe new life into their movements with a richer understanding about how the body works to create soft flowy movement chains as well as strong, percussive and precise movements.

 

Suitable for all skill levels

 

  

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door

 

Sunday October 29, 2017 - Belladonna

This is Halloween

A mind warping and spine tingling "fragment" of funky fusion choreography inspired by Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas!

This Boho ITS Fragment is great for group or solo improvisation as well useful as a start to designing your own choreography.

A seamless fusion of traditional belly dance, industrial, hip hop and jazz with a dash of the macabre.

Explore your spooky side and rattle them bones! Join Bella for a little dark & twisty fun!

 

All skill levels welcome

 

 

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door

Sunday November 26, 2017 - Samira Shuruk

 Up, Down & All Around!

 

Understand how to go from doing moves, to putting them together like a pro!

Refine your use of space, integrate interesting direction changes, and focus on timing changes, to make your dance raq, roll and scintillate.

This class will incorporate a note taking section, and practical dance application.

 All styles welcome!

 

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door


 

                                   Please Note

No Refunds, Transfers or Exchanges

on advanced purchases of workshops

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 28 at 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 28 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, Jun 25 at 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, Jun 25 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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