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Spring Spectacular 2024 – Saturday Workshops

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Six Spectacular! Workshops

We have six workshop opportunities to expand your dance skills. Workshop topics will be presented by Guild teachers at two locations.

These four Saturday workshops are at Arena Fitness Health Club, St. Paul

Rockin' Romani 9/8 Time Signatures with Amina West – Saturday, April 20, 10:30 – 11:45 am
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.
*Level: Intermediate to Advanced
More info here.

Big Veil Energy with Renee Szudy - Saturday, April 20, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Discover how to get your veil in the flow, through movement, body posture, arm positioning and veil management. We will work on specific veil moves and then string them together into a sequence.
*Levels: All
More info here.

Impov Made Easy with Miss Thea - Saturday, April 20, 2:15 – 3:30 pm
Learn some tips and tricks to fast track your way to performing as an improv dancer. All participants will have several new tricks for their improv toolbox by the end of the workshop.
*Levels: All
More info here.

Arm Patterns with Emalee - Saturday, April 20, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Rather than the standard "frame" position or "arms out" that we see so often, learn some variations for ways to dance with your arms and use these patterns to accentuate your movements to create a more interesting dance.
*Levels: All
More info here.

Facebook events for:
- Sunday workshops: https://fb.me/e/4UOLI0og5
- Sunday show: https://fb.me/e/bMtBTWtcI
- Show tickets: https://theguildofmiddleeasterndance.org/shop/

LEARN more about each workshop here: https://theguildofmiddleeasterndance.org/blog/

Register for the workshops on the Shop page.
All workshops are $35
All Saturday – Register for all Saturday workshops to receive a $20 discount.
All Weekend – Register for all 6 weekend workshops to receive a $30 discount.

You must be a Guild member to register but becoming a member is easy!
- Become a member here: Membership – Membership needs to be renewed annually (no auto-renewal) and there are tons of benefits such as performance opportunities, Guild discounts, community events and more! Membership is $28 per year and helps fund fun events and Guild activities. The Guild of Middle Eastern Dance is a 501c7 Non-profit entity.

-Current members make sure your membership is up to date by logging in and going to “Membership Renewal” under the “Members Only” section.

Water bottle
Notebook and pen,
Items for the workshop, such as veil or finger cymbals (if needed, some will be avaiable)

What to do:
The studio has a lovely wooden floor; so plan to leave any outdoor footwear at the door.
Arrive 15 minutes before class begins.
Check Guild Facebook for weather related updates.
We'll ask you to complete a photo and liability release.

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.


April 20
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Bonnie Berquam


Arena Fitness Health Club
2327 Wyclif Street Suite 320
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States
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