Time The Ballroom
1 - 2pm Hip-Hop Workshop
2 – 3pm Hula Hoop Workshop
3 - 4pm Intro to Irish Dance
4 - 5pm Samba Dance Workshop
5 - 6pm Poi Fun
2-3pm Tibetan Singing Bowls Workshops €15
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 Workshop Schedule
2-3pm Knight Classes
Cayisha Graham – Hip Hop Workshop
I plan to conduct a 10 minute Hip Hop performance to showcase my workshop and to give the Shakefest audience a flavour of how the beat of the music can affect you through Hip Hop. The performances will consist of the above combinations, especially Body Rock and Floor Work in order to show the audience what they can aspire to learn or view in my upcoming workshop.
1pm – 1hr session
Hula Hoop workshop with Hoopety Hoop Collins
In this workshop I would like to lead participants to start exploring the inside and outside space of the hoop. I want to teach beautiful transitional moves and tricks that will take the students from inside to outside the hoop and back allowing them to explore a full range of movements leading to the fullest range of dance expression.
I will also explore rhythm, tempo, stalls, breaks and other aspects of music and their impact on the hoop and how they are applicable to making a unique range of movements in order for them to fully express themselves through hoop dance. It will ultimately lead to the students using their hoop as a dance partner rather than a dance prop. I will teach them to use inertia, momentum and force to lead their hoop into propelling the dance and so allowing them to react to the hoop rather than woodenly controlling it, which allows hoopers to dance fully and freely.
2pm – 1hr long workshop
Introduction to Irish Dance with Celtic Blondes
If you are an aspiring Irish Dancer, or simply a lover of Irish Culture and Arts, then the Celtic Blondes Irish Dance MasterClass is ideal for you! Our workshop will include an introduction to basic, traditional Irish Dance, as well as advice on successful warm-up and cool-down methods, information on style, posture and movement techniques, and a significant amount of fun and freedom also! Everybody is encouraged to attend this workshop, as Irish Dance is a fantastic opportunity for you to express yourself in a non-verbal manner, and it will undoubtedly be an enjoyable and productive experience. The workshop is ideal for Beginners, and experience in Irish Dance (or any form of dance) is not required.
The Celtic Blondes have won awards at Dublin, Leinster, All-Ireland and International Level, and their performances include TV3′s “Ireland AM” and “The Apprentice,” “Festival of the Fires,” The Solheim International Ladies Cup Golf Spectacular, The Irish Entertainment Awards, and recently, Sky TV’s hit dance show “Got To Dance.”
3pm – 1hr session
Poi Fun with Anne Corrigan
We will have a pair of long socks with tennis balls in them for you to practice with!
Come and see what all of the fun is about with our introduction to Poi Basics for all ages.
During the workshop, we will cover stretching exercises, basic poi movements and you will come away learning a few nifty moves. At the end of the class you will have a basic understanding of the dance form – You do not need any dancing history, it is open to all!
5pm – 1hr long workshop
Fuinneamh Interactive Drum Experience
Our gigantic drum experience is more a freestyle drum circle with some beats shown when needed to keep the tempo moving and flowing.We will start playing and invite people to join in with a basic rhythm usually changing the beat and a little stop every 15 mins so people can give sticks back or pass them on.
This way, those who wish to keep playing can. This will last an hour then a break of 15 minutes and we start again for another hr. for 4 – 1hr sessions spread over the day. This setup is ideal for people to drop in and try the drum and learn from the communal experience of performing
beats together – it is especially ideal for participants of all ages and families to experience it together.
4 FREE 1hr long sessions throughout the afternoon
Tibetan Singing Bowls Workshops
INNER PEACE & RELAX THROUGH MAGICAL SACRED SOUNDS
Connecting with magical sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tingshaws, Mantras, Chanting, Gongs.
We live in a sea of sound. Even in silence, we can hear the beat of our own hearts. How often have you used sound to uplift your spirits when you are feeling sad or bad? Do you sing a song, play a CD, call a friend and talk? How often have you brought yourself and others down by words used in anger and frustration? Can the sounds we utter and surround ourselves with heal ourselves and others? The sounds we hear around us affect our health and vitality.
In ancient times sacred sound, singing bowls and Gong were used as a powerful tools for healing, meditation and self-transformation. The Universe is made up of vibration and sound is not only a most potent tool in maintaining and creating our sense of well-being, but also can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
This session you will learn about and most importantly EXPERIENCE the Healing, Relaxing and Reviving Nature of SACRED SOUND and its most magical power. Sacred Sounds have been proved to have a powerful affect on improving your vibration, reduce stress, rejuvenate the mind and body while creating a deep sense of peace and why not try it for yourself. Using the sounds to bring us back into harmony with ourselves – expect to go home feeling lighter, brighter and happier!
Patricia Lohan is certified in Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing and Sacred Sound. Based in Dublin, she maintains a private practice offering an integrated system for healing which includes Sacred Sound and Reiki, Yoga & Visualization. Patricia conducts educational presentations, keynotes and concerts nationwide on healing using the Himalayan bowls, Gong, Tingshaws & Voice.
3 - 1hr long sessions throughout the afternoon –
2-3pm, 3:30-4:30pm and 5-6pm – €15 per person to be paid to instructor before workshop commences.
To get in touch with Patricia:
KHI Stage Combat Re-enactments:
Knight Classes – Sunday Afternoon May 26th
Learn to portray the combat techniques of Medieval battles that Templars, Hospitallers and other knights used during the crusades. This is an introduction to the challenging art of staged combat. It will cover important safety aspects as well as footwork and techniques used in stage and screen combat. This is a practical workshop, where participants will observe and then learn and put into practice basic stage combat skills, while being closely watched by our experienced instructors.
Workshop by Zaghareet (Chandani of Zaghareet)
Stage! Lights! Music! No Idea!!!
Choreography is really a nice thing but… What do you do if all the moves plop out of your head? Nothing better than improvisation – it’s all you need. This workshop is for those who want to build up a better stage presence and engaging with the audience. We´ll work out how to get that in style and shape to feel comfortable with some improvisation. You´ll find yourself in the position to make the best out of your performance, open-minded, relaxed and creative in your own tribal style.
3-4pm in the Morning Room
- all workshops will take place in the Grand Ballroom (except the large drumming and the Tibetan Singing Bowls Workshop) which will be outside) and can be outside weather permitting and appropriate.
- all scheduled times above are subject to change at any time.
- all workshops (except big drum and Tibetan Singing Bowls) is a minimum drop in donation of €5 to be paid up front before workshop begins. Tibetan Bowls Workshop is €15 per person for the hour.
- Fuinneamh Drum experience is a FREE INTERACTIVE EVENT 4 times throughout the day.