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Workshops With Candice - Phoenix Belly Dance


Sat 9 Jul 2016, 9:00am–1:30pm

Where: Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $45.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: anoushka2

9:00am - Shaabi Technique (Intermediate)

“Shaabi is the voice of the street, an urban expression full of feeling, double entendres, and social commentary. As a dance, Shaabi reflects a true and authentic expression of the Egyptian people and their humor and playfulness”. The word Shaabi or Sha’abi commonly means ‘folk’ or ‘popular (of the people)’ and refers mainly to the music and only more recently to the dance that has evolved from the music and it’s baladi origins. Shaabi music and dance style is reflective of the working class people in Egypt.

This technique workshop will cover:
- Shaabi posture and styling when doing our regular or foundation belly dance movements
- Gestures and meanings
- Costuming
- Shaabi Music and how it has sparked and shaped not only the dance style but the social climate in Egypt
- Combos

11:30pm - Shaabi Choreography (Advanced)
This choreography has lots of sass and fun masculine moments as we tell stories of boy meets girl in a nightclub in Cairo, compare apples and melons, and complain about our love life! We will learn some Egyptian gestures and incorporate them into the choreography.

To register please contact: Anoushka -

About Candice – Phoenix Belly Dance
Candice Frankland is the founder and director of Phoenix Belly Dance, a multi-award winning dance company and home to one of New Zealand's largest schools and most sought after performers and teachers.

Her troupe are the proud winners of the Jambalaya Dance Competition, NZ Corporate Event’s Best Entertainment Company, and the Viva Eclectika 2013 Asia Vision Cup. Candice received the Tarazade Festival’s Trained by the Stars Award in Turkey in 2012, was winner of the Bellydance Evolution International Casting Competition in 2014 (Sydney) and has was invited back to teach and perform at the Tarazade festival in Istanbul in 2015. Candice has been working hard at growing the community of belly dance in New Zealand with beautiful performances, theatre shows, project collaborations, and hosting her annual Weekend Belly Dance Retreat, which features international key note teachers and amazing local instructors.

She has also had the privilege of performing and teaching overseas, with high profile performances in Turkey, Fiji, and special guests at the Sydney Latin Dance Festival. Locally, she and her troupe have performed in the 2011 Rugby World Cup and at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2012, 2013 and 2014, and 2015 to audiences of about 350,000 people.

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