Summer School

Bellydance Summerschool

No More Lazy Summers

This summer it's time for the 4th edition of Bellydance Summerschool! Want to keep dancing in the summer months? Then this is for you! 7 Wednesday evenings in July and August, 7 different bellydance styles, 7 (inter)national top teachers, and loads of fun! During summerschool we offer workshops for 2 levels: absolute beginners and intermediate/advanced bellydancers.
You can join all classes, or pick your favorites.

WORKSHOPS

3 July: High Heel Bellydance

Chantal |  High Heel Bellydance

Wednesday July 3rd 

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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Heels are taking the dance world by storm! What better way to add some extra glamour and sass to your life? These workshops will teach you the alignment and strength you need to work your favourite moves in heels, and how to combine it with bellydance.

!!Make sure the heels you bring to class are comfortable, stable (no backless shoes!), and flexible. 5cm heels is a good place to start!!!

Beginner

The beginner workshop will focus on the basics of moving, posing, and balancing in heels for dance. Dance movement exercises will help you get out of your comfort zone and move with confidence and sensuality, the two most important elements of any heels routine! We will also have a look at some tribal fusion bellydance basics. Finally, heels and tribal fusion bellydance will come together in a short and fabulous routine.

Intermediate/ advanced

The intermediate/ advanced workshop will add focus on floorwork, and the strengthening and flexibility exercises to get you there. Learn to move, pose, and get even more comfortable in your heels so you don't even realize that you're wearing them anymore, and you can effortlessly add them to your tribal fusion bellydance.

10 July: Belly Flamenco

Carol | Belly Flamenco

Wednesday July 10th

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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Fun, feisty and, above all, passionate! Flamenco is known for its graceful arm gestures, percussive footwork, intricate body movement, and intense emotion. What happens when we mix this highly-expressive dance form with bellydance? In this workshop we will combine the strength and fire of flamenco with the grace and power of belly dance.

Beginner

During the beginner workshop, we will first have a closer look at the eyecatching Flamenco arm and hand movements. After that we will work on expression and dynamics: how can we translate our emotions into dance movement, and how does emotion work in bellydance and in flamenco. We will end with a feisty combo at the end of the workshop combining everything we learned.

Intermediate/ advanced

We will first delve deep into flamenco movement vocabulary. You will pick up some of the essential foot work, hand movements, posture, strength and body control required in Flamenco. Then it's time to play around as we will layer this flamenco vocabulary on top of our beloved bellydance movements. This workshop ends with an expressive belly flamenco choreography.

17 July: Urban Bellydance

Anika| Urban Bellydance

Wednesday July 17th

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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A fun, and edgy fusion where bellydance meets the explosive energy of urban dance. Anika willl introduce you to the upbeat world of urban bellydance through edgy isolations, locks, waves and other urban-inspired movement. You will also be handed some matching urban attitude and flavors to add to your dance.

Beginner

In the beginner workshop we will explore belly dance techniques and mix it with elements from the world of urban dance. We will work on drills using each part of the body, and combine them in different combos using attitude tools and differents types of energies to “urbanise” them!

Intermediate/ advanced

Let's give a sassy spin to to our bellydance by adding some urban techniques and aesthetics to it. We will work on traveling, movement vocabulary, energies and attitude, all with an urban touch. At the end of the workshop we will incorporate all that we have learned into a short fun choreography

31 July: Belly Burlesque

Angela| Belly Burlesque

Wednesday July 31st

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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The serpentine moves of bellydance and the playful attitude of burlesque are a match made in dance heaven! Let's add some burlesque to our bellydance, and play, flirt and tease around! Bring out your inner vamp and show your dangerous side. In this workshop we will be getting acquainted with some basic archetypes, moves, postures and expressions from the art of burlesque, and fusing them with tribal fusion bellydance moves and techniques to create a sensual combo that is hopefully just a tiny bit outside your comfort zone. The sky is the limit!

Beginner

After a playful warm up we will be getting into some basic postures and walks from burlesque, and how their 'magic' works on a technical level. Then we will learn a lovely bellydance combo that integrates these postures to form a sensual whole.

Intermediate/ advanced

We will dive into some burlesque poses, walks and floorwork. After that we will be doing some short technical tribal fusion bellydance drills, and lastly we will be fusing it all into a sexy and slightly naughty combo.

7 August: Belly House

Laura | Belly House

Wednesday August 7th

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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House Dance is a social dance that is all about freedom and feeling the music. It is inspired by different dance styles like Tap, African Dance and Hip Hop. What happens when we mix this high energy dance style with bellydance? Find out in this unique infectious workshop in which we fuse some essential house steps with bellydance. Get your sweat on 😀

! Please bring clean, indoor running shoes !

Beginner

This workshop will first break down some basic house steps to build a solid foundation that will allow you to move and groove around. After that we will have a look at some basic tribal fusion bellydance techniques. We will end with a piece of choreo mixing up the 2 styles!

Intermediate/ advanced

In this workshop we will have a look at some basic house moves and glue it to our tribal fusion technique. Expect crazy layering, intricate footwork, jacking, lofting and loads of fun. At the end of the workshop we will put all the stuff we learned into a crazy bellyhouse routine.

14 August: Dark Snake Fusion

Lotte| Dark Snake Fusion

Wednesday August 14th

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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Let's explore our dark side. All about snake charming bodymoves, this workshop is inspired by Gothic Tribal fusion. Embrace the creepy, beautiful, sensual, hypnotic and powerful art of dark belly dancing. Put devotion in your dance, and express yourself with your body, eyes and hands!

Beginner

For this beginner workshop, we will look at the basics of slow movement within Tribal Fusion Bellydance: taxeem, maya, omi, sidewinders and a lot of belly rolling! Your hands and arms will get some extra attention! This workshop is all about how to control your body and how we can put some extra spicyness in simple movement!

Intermediate/ advanced

Starting up this class with serious drills and layering, we will awaken the body for another level in dance: how to express emotion and devotion with simple gestures! The key elements are hidden in your own body: eye contact, fingers, or stillness in chaos. Transform your inner darkness into a more devoted and sensual dance! We will also learn an advanced dark fusion combo.

21 August: Belly Ballet

Sissi | Belly Ballet

Wednesday August 21st

18.30 - 20.00 | €19 | Beginner Level

20.00 - 22.00| €29 | Intermediate / Advanced Level

Location: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Gent

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Belly dance and ballet are two dance styles that at first sight hardly have anything in common. However practising ballet can be very useful for bellydancers: Technique, posture, fluidity, grace and flow can add a magical quality to your dance. In this workshop we will fuse the 2 styles together and add some of ballets ethereal quality to our bellydance.

Beginner

In this workshop you will discover some basic steps of classical ballet: "pas de bourré" with shimmy, the arabesques, "waltz", the "plié", small jumps and some turning techniques. The workshop will consist of a warm-up for flexibility and grace, several diagonal exercises and a mini combo merging oriental dance with ballet technique.We will finish with a small choreography.

Intermediate/ advanced

In the intermediate/ advanced workshop you will discover some more complicated and faster ballet steps: jeté, basque, and glissade. We will start with a warm-up for flexibility and grace, several diagonal exercises and a combo merging oriental dance with ballet technique.We will finish with an advanced bellyballet choreography.

TEACHER TEAM 2019

Chantal (BE)

Chantal fell in love with Tribal style belly dance over ten years ago for its feminine strength and grace. Her style is influenced by a childhood in traditional Chinese dance and ballet, and later forays into traditional belly dance, contemporary and ballroom. She has been teaching and leading Mascarié Tribal Fusion in 2013, first in Canada, and now in Belgium since 2016. She is a student of the Salimpour School of Belly dance, and is certified Level 2 in both Jamila and Suhaila format. For Chantal, every dance is an opportunity to bring a unique form of storytelling to life. In addition to a focus on technique, her goal is to teach her students to express themselves and move in the way that is most intuitive and unique to them.

Carol (BE)

Of Spanish origin, it is quite naturally by Flamenco that Carol begins her dancer's career. It is through Flamenco and her teacher Paulina Perez that Carol discovers oriental dance and since then she has been constantly investing in this art. Currently, Carol continues to train with Maëlle in technical Suahila Salimpour and is certified Level 2 Suahila Salimpour and Jamila Salimpour. She also followed several trainings in flamenco with teachers like Emilio Salazar, Antonio Martinez and Marisol Valderama. In love with those two dances she decides to embark on the fusion in order to combine her two passions.

Anika (BE)

From 6 years old, Anika has been dancing. She attended the OVA academy where she was trained in classical dance for ten years. After that, she tried various types of dance until the discovery of bellydance and tribal fusion. She opened her own school "Tribal Voodoo", and is a member of succesful dance troupe Dãnapati. Since 2015, she has been working on her degree to become a personal trainer. Her work is focusing on A.P.O.R. de Gasquet, Pilates, functional training, stress management and nutrition. Dance has been a path to vibration since Anika was born. It’s allowing her to evolve in her body, her tool. Dancing is one way to reconnect body, mind and soul…It’s a passion she wishes to share with you!

Angela (NL)

Angela took her first bellydance class in 2008, and it was love at first sight! Within 2 years she was taking 4 classes a week, fallin madly in love with tribal fusion, and performing regularly. In 2013 she started the fusion troupe Annè Nammu with four good friends, and they performed in their own fantasy style in several venues, with as high point an entire show at Emporium Vernesque. Angela did a large portion of the planning, choreographing and costuming for the group. Later El Yasmine, a duet with Raimunda, sprung from this group. Angela started teaching Bellydance in 2014, and soon added tribal fusion to the repetoire in the form of weekly classes and workshops. Since 2015 she and Raimunda have theur own company, El Yasmine, in which Angela is responsible for dance classes, workshops and performances. Burlesque has always been something she loved a lot, but more as an audience member. In 2017 she decided to take the plunge and get into learning it herself. At first she only used it for fusion project, but since 2018 she regularly performs in this style, and teaches workshops and weekly classes.

Laura (BE)

After years of jazz and hip hop, Laura discovered bellydance and Tribal Fusion on the late. And, of course, fell in love with it. She followed every lesson possible in her town, luckily, full of good teachers like Coralie (Adivassi), Déborah (Aum Tribal Aum), Feyrouz and Saël (Express Orient) and Anika (Tribal Voodoo), creator of the troup Dãnapati. She also travels a lot to attend workshops and intensives with a lot of other well-known dancers of the worldwide Tribal Fusion community . She likes to learn and train other dance styles too, so that she can mix the styles. She opened her own Tribal Fusion classes since a few years now (Mezza Luna).

Lotte (BE)

Influenced by different teachers and many diverse dance styles, Lotte is finding a way to embody a style of her own. Rock climbing addict and devoted yogi, and you can say a foodie in the vegetarian kitchen: elements that refer to a concient life style. The capacity of the body has always been in great interest to Lotte. Exploring her own boundaries within the dance style tribal Fusion are a perfect gateway for her curiosity! Dance, control, and let go”. Passionate photographer and founder of the Tribal Fusion Festival TribaLeuven.  Teaching classes and workshops since September 2014.

Sissi Gauthy (BE)

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and stylist from Namur, who is known for her theatricality and her creative choreographies. During her international shows, Sissi was noticed for her theatrical talent. More than pure technique, Sissi gives great importance to story telling in her dance, music, costumes and accessories. Her goal is to discover an allegorical fantasy world, through time and space. Sissi is also the creator and designer of clothing brand "Créatribal by Sissi gauthy", founder of dance company Tribality, and the organizer of the "Fest-Tribal Namur". Sissi has been practicing classical dance and belly dancing for many years, it was obvious that one day she would merge the two styles.

Registration workshops

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Dates

Wednesday evenings in July & August:
July 3, 10, 17, 31
August 7, 14, 21

Time

Time Schedule for all Summerschool evenings:
18.30 – 20.00 Beginner Workshop
20.00 – 22.00 Intermediate/ Advanced Workshop

Location

Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Ghent (BE)

Walking distance from train station Ghent Dampoort

PARKING

Paid parking at Land van Waaslaan from 09.00 until 19.00 (except Sunday). Big paid parking at Oktrooiplein (7 minute walking distance)

For more parking info and prices, click here

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From the city center (Stadhuis, Korenmarkt, Sint-Jacobs ...) take bus 3, 17, 18, 38 to Dampoort.

From Gent Zuid (Woodrow Wilsonplein) take bus 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77 en 78 to Dampoort.

Levels

The beginner workshops are meant for dancers with no or little bellydance experience.

The intermediate/ advanced workshops are meant for dancers with bellydance experience who know the basic bellydance moves.

Price

- Beginner Workshops (1,5 hour): €19
- Intermediate/ Advanced Workshops (2 hour): €29

Follow all workshops for:
- All 7 beginner workshops for €115
- All 7 intermediate/ advanced workshops for €175

Last Minute Registration

For last minute deciders
As long as a summerschool workshop is not marked as sold out, you can still join. Just come to Planeet Mars 10 minutes before the start of the workshop and register on the spot. Payment in cash or through your smartphone (bancontact app)

You can also subscribe online:

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Contact

dance@teuta.be

Terms and Conditions
Please note that when you subscribe for a workshop:
-There is no refunding of online ticket sales. The tickets purchased online cannot be exchanged or refunded.