Time The Ballroom
1 - 2pm
2 – 3pm Hula Hoop Workshop
3 - 4pm Intro to Irish Dance
4 - 5pm Samba Dance Workshop
5 - 6pm Poi Fun
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 Workshop Schedule
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
Gillian harrington coordinator of STARlings drama group and member of TADS will be running a theatre workshop. The workshop will be based on an introduction to improvisation while combining team work and confidence building in the process. The workshop will also be a fun and bonding experience for all ages, so prepare to come together and connect with your inner drama queen!
Conducted by BETO
SPECIALITY DANCE WORKSHOPS:
Burlesque Fanveils (General Level)
Silk Fans for Burlesque: 90 Minute Workshop with Azaria Starfire
Introduction to Silk Fans for Burlesque, focusing on basic fan skills & fabric manipulation. Learn a two minute routine in the Classic Burlesque Style. Fans provided.
Burlesque Chairs (Intermediate Level)
Chair Dancing for Burlesque: 90 minute workshop with Azaria Starfire
An introduction to Chair Dancing skills and technique. Learn a fast paced, fun, 2 minute choreography in a Rockabilly/Burlesque style.
Tahiti Tamure is a Tribal and gracious dance from Pacific islands, Bora Bora, Hawai Hula… Learn a fun Polynesian dance routine with Hinatea, young and energetic French-Polynesian dance teacher!
Similar to Bellydance for its feminity and graciousness, and as energetic and fun as Zumba, try a new dance style!!! Great positive benefits.
Tribal Dance Workshop
Fast and Fun – American Tribal Style® Basics with Resham-Ka TribalGet ready to sweat!! This workshop is designed for the complete beginner ATS® dancer as well as the well seasoned professional who wants to brush up on technique or add to their dance repertoire. After our energetic warm up we will focus on the basic fast ATS® movements, we’ll have you shimmying in no time and you’ll be sure to discover muscles you never knew you had! We will also cover how to improv with simple group formations. The movements taught in this workshop will create a strong foundation for the beginner ATS® dancer as many of the intermediate/advanced ATS® movements are variations created from the basic steps that you will learn during this workshop.
You will learn:
- ATS® Posture
- Basic Arabic Step
- Basic Shimmy Step
- Egyptian Step with Half turn
- Pivot Bump with Arms 1 & 2
- Choo Choo
- Introduction to Formations
What you need to bring:
- Notebook & pen
- all workshops will take place in the Grand Ballroom (except the large drumming 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) is a minimum drop in donation of €5 to be paid up front before workshop begins.
- Fuinneamh Drum experience is a FREE INTERACTIVE EVENT 4 times throughout the day.