2019 Guild Annual Show Workshops

Thank you for participating in our Annual Show Workshops! We look forward to hosting workshops again in the future!

We will be offering workshops Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th 2019. See below for registration details.

For show details please visit the Annual Guild Show page.  

Workshops will be held at Ballare Teatro Studio
4259 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis MN 55406

Saturday April 6th 2019

Saturday 11:00 am The Drum Solo with Aliyah Sahar

Difficulty: Intermediate

Drum solos are my favorite and I have been teaching them for many years, but I have been searching for another amazing drum solo piece for several years now and I finally found another one!! In this workshop students will be learning an AMAZING drum solo choreography to a RAK'in drum solo that has numerous rhythm changes and exciting dynamics. While learning the choreography we will be discussing drum solo patterns and rhythm transitions and how the choreography works to incorporate these. Come ready to have fun and take home a crowd pleasing drum solo that you can perform in it's original format or change up with ideas of your own. (The instructor will provide music, choreography notes and will let students film the choreography for their own person use.)

Saturday 1:30 pm Sassy Shaabi Stylings with Katie Sahar

Katie began dancing in 2009 after living in China for 5 years. Wanting something fun to do, she quickly fell in love with the music and movement of Middle Eastern dance. Studying primarily with Cassandra Shore and Aliyah Sahar, she is now mentored by Turkish master dancer Azad Kaan, teaches and performs locally, and travels extensively to continue her education. She is an apprentice in Jawaahir Dance Company and also dances with the Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers. She will be hosting Azad Kaan in Minneapolis in November 2019. www.katiesahar.com

Difficulty: All levels

Shaabi (Arabic for 'of the people') is a social dance from Egypt's urban areas that has a loose, earthy, and playful feel. Starting with a quick 10 minute chat while we warm up about what shaabi is (and what it isn't) then heading straight into an action packed class where we explore various aspects of this genre that have been brought from the streets of Cairo to the belly dance stage. We will learn fun, upbeat moves and combinations, including a few drills to get those shimmies loose and juicy. We will be very bouncy, dance sneakers can be worn but not necessary.

Sunday April 7th, 2019

Sunday 10:00 am Lebanese Stylings with Margo Abdo O’Dell

Margo Abdo O’Dell is an internationally known instructor/performer/
choreographer who has studied, performed and taught Middle Eastern dance for 30 years. She has presented her original work on numerous stages across the country and many local venues including The Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, Varsity Theater, Red Eye Theater and Intermedia Arts. Various grants and awards have recognized her work. Margo enjoys sharing her Lebanese heritage through this art form with women everywhere!

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Exploration of technique, combinations and feeling with a Lebanese flair for performance and social dancing. Please bring dance shoes.

Sunday 12:30 pm Ooey Gooey Belly Work with Julianna Rohn

Julianna has been teaching and performing belly dance since 2002 . She is a has won "Peoples Choice Award"and "first runner up" at the Bellydancer of the Universe competition in California in 2006 .Julianna established her dance company  "Julianna and the Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers" in 2004 performing  professionally at festivals and events as well as their own theatrical productions. " The Quest for the Jewel of Sahara " is their upcoming fantasy theatrical show, March 31st ,at the Minnsky Theater . Tickets at Minnsky.com . You can see Julianna perform weekly at the Mediterranean Cruise cafe in Burnsville , where she manages and schedules the bellydancers.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Bring the belly back to belly dance ! This workshop will focus on strengthening and engaging the abs for beautiful belly work. Includes a short enchanting choreography to mesmerize audiences or simply as a workout to practice your ab work . Music included.


Guild Member
$24.00 for each workshop
$80.00 for all four workshops

$30.00 for each workshop
$100.00 for all four workshops

There are two payment options.

1.) In person with a Guild Board member at an event or class via cash or card.

2.) Online through the website, there is a $1.00 surcharge for processing payment online.


If you prefer to pay in person, please sign-up for the workshops of your choosing by filling out the form here, then you must reach out to Guild Board member Renee Szudy or Autumn Pennington to process payment and complete your registration. We accept cash or card.
Not sure who these Board Members are? Check out our About Us page!


To register and process payment online, please visit our website shop here. Add the workshops you would like to attend to your cart and check out to process payment, selecting "local pick-up" as the shipping option.
To sign-up for all four workshops at once and receive the discount, please select the "All four workshops" item, and check-out. Once payment goes through you will be registered for the selected workshops!

***Guild members receive a discount, you must be logged in to view your discounted rate, so please login before you check-out.

Please note, All payments are final, no refunds will be issued unless a workshop must be cancelled.

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