Spiral Skies Bellydance

Bringing the Middle East to the Big Sky!




Take  all 5 of the workshops for $140!  

Location: Montana Dance Center in Billings, MT, 701 Daniel Street

Schedule of Workshops:

FRIDAY, August 18th

**Stage Make-up! w/ Moria Chappell: 4:30-5:30

Trained as a high fashion and bridal make-up artist, Moria Chappell combines facial composition and structuring, undertones and color-combination, contour and color-correction with her passion for theatrical character make-up. In STAGE MAKE-UP you will learn the secrets of flawless stage make-up including water proofing, smoky eyes, false-eyelash techniques, and amped-up lip and cheekbone enhancement. Moria will review her favorite products, colors, and application techniques. She will also demonstrate the best use and applicability of a myriad of make-up brushes, glitter types, and bindi glue. Dancers are welcome to bring their own make-up. Moria welcomes questions about what make-up you have collected or tried, as well as questions about how to enhance your personal features. Learn master techniques that will make your face pop and give your stage performance or photoshoot that finishing touch.


**The Cutting Edge: Sword technique and moves that leave a lasting impression! w/ Silvia Salamanca  6:00-8:00pm

Are you familiar with balancing a sword but itching to get some jaw-dropping moves from the world-renowned Silvia Salamanca? This is the workshop for you!!! Get ready to learn that with the right technique and know-how-to even the most difficult of moves can be mastered! Turns, spins, floorwork, drops and all sorts of mind-blowing steps! We promise she will make you leave your fear at the door and make you feel empowered by the end of the workshop!  Please bring your sword.

SATURDAY, August 19th 

9:00am-11:00am - Moria Chappel

Fine Tuning  is a workshop where techniques and combinations are drilled to improve fluid movements while keeping the hands intentionally placed and expressive, the head and shoulders aligned, and the arms fluid and strong—all the while maintaining strength and control in the hips and abdomen.  As the last step in refining your dance, and thus your segue to professionalism, this class focuses on the polished moves that make a dancer exquisite to watch.

1:00-3:00pm - Silvia Salamanca

"Hands, Hips and Spins: Elements of the fire of the Spanish gypsies! "  In this workshop we will learn the art of the beautiful hands and arms from flamenco and how to combine it with your oriental dance to add spark to it. Plus, we will get you spinning like a passionate gitana too! Can we ask for more? Yes! A modern time routine based on this ancient time! Ole! (all levels)

SUNDAY, August 20th 10:00am-12:00pm 

Moria Chappell

ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE offers the dancer a methodology for bringing this rapidly growing art form into her belly dance repertoire.

As harbinger of this specific style of fusion, Moria was the first to bring these two aspects of movement together and teaches the way in which she learned, created, and now performs this unique combination of esthetics.

Passed from Guru to student for thousands of years, Odissi Indian Temple dance is one of the oldest classical dance forms on Earth.

Moria spends time annually in Orissa (the homeland of Odissi) intensively studying and performing this exquisite dance as well as researching and learning weekly from her Indian-born guru in America, Ratna Roy, who was a pupil of the last living Mahari (sacred temple dancer).

This Odissi Temple Dance Fusion workshop is designed for you to learn Odissi’s most fundamental combinations and exercises and how they can be applied to your Tribal Belly Dance Fusion performance and practice.

Learn the body isolations, temple stance, Odissi posture, sacred geometry, and mudras of this ancient devotional dance and how it can be applied to modern music and movement.

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