Rockin’ Romani 9/8 Time Signatures with Amina West – Spring Spectacular 2024 Workshop

Learn more about this Spring Spectacular 2024 Workshop!
Saturday, April 20

Did you know the Turkish Romani have three distinct rhythms to their 9/8 time signature dances? Did you know you can incorporate these rich rhythms into your dances? Learn these three rhythms, appropriate footwork and gestures to accompany them, and how to incorporate these rhythms into your existing dance repertoire.

Watch an example of different Turkish Romani moves brought to the stage HERE.

Intermediate/Advanced workshop in Middle Eastern dance.

In this workshop, you will learn the three distinct Turkish Romani Rhythms, the 'feel' of the rhythm in addition to some standard combinations, how to incorporate these into their existing dance repertoire, and a bit of history of the Turkish Romani gleaned from Amina's personal training with Turkish Romani dance experts.

Instructor Experience:
I have taught Turkish Romani styles since 2013 upon learning them in private coaching lessons from premier Turkish Romani dancer Reyhan Tuzsuz. I have supplemented these core Romani moves with Turkish Romani Oryantal experience through 15 years of study with American Turkish-Style Dancers Artemis Mourat, Eva Cernik, and June Seaney.

More information at:

Registration is open! Six SPECTACULAR! workshops

  • Amina West – Saturday, April 20, 10:30 – 11:45 am, Rockin' Romani 9/8 Time Signatures 
  • Renee Szudy - Saturday, April 20, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Big Veil Energy
  • Miss Thea - Saturday, April 20, 2:15 – 3:30 pm, Improv Made Easy
  • Emalee - Saturday, April 20, 3:45 – 5:00 pm, Arm Patterns
  • Cassandra – Sunday, April 21, 10:30 - 11:45 am, Fabulous Finger Cymbals
  • Louise Indritz - Sunday, April 21, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Hand Sewing

Register on the Shop page. You need to be an active Guild member to register.
Class size is limited to ensure participants have a fantastic experience.

Three ways to save!!
Register by March 20 and pay $30/ workshop. After March 20: $35/workshop.
Choose all four Saturday workshops and save $20 total. (Coupon Code: Saturday4)
Choose all six workshops and save $30 total. (Coupon Code: FullSpringFun)

You must be a Guild member to register. Annual dues are $28.

What to bring: water bottle, notebook and pen
What to wear: Dancewear. The studio has a lovely wooden floor; so plan to leave any outdoor footwear at the door.
When to arrive: 15 minutes before class begins. If there is bad weather: Check the Guild Facebook page for updates if the weather is a factor. When you arrive, we will ask you to complete a photo and liability release.

Saturday workshop location: Arena Fitness Health Club, 2327 Wycliff Street, Suite 320, St. Paul, MN, third floor studio. Park in the parking lot or on the street. Watch for Guild volunteers and signs to help find your way to the third floor.

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