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    Default gothic belly dance with Ariellah vancouver island

    Samantha Hasthorpe is hosting Ariellah, Gothic Belly Dancer and founding member of The Indigo, on Vancouver Island for 2 days of workshops in Duncan and two shows at the Duncan Garage Showroom!

    Ariellah studied classical ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance of London for twelve years, beginning at age three. After a four-year break from dance that included two years in the Peace Corps on Africa's Ivory Coast, she returned to the United States eager to learn the dance of her Moroccan ancestry.

    Ariellah performs tribal fusion and Gothic belly dance all over the world. She has studied and performed belly dance for the past six years, both with Janine Ryle of Danse Mahgreb and as a founding member of The Indigo with Rachel Brice. Her style infuses; Middle Eastern, American Tribal Style, Cabaret, Tribal Fusion and Gothic belly dance, with Indian and Flamenco overtones, all with a modern, very dark flavour, that is uniquely her own. She was most recently featured on the first of its kind "Gothic Belly Dance" DVD and currently has other DVD projects in the works. Ariellah Aflalo
    Saturday February 24th 2007 10am - 1pm
    The Darker Side of Drilling
    Learn to fine tune your belly dance technique, while learning how to incorporate a dramatic, darker side in your dance. In Ariellah's workshop, you will fine tune, drill, and discuss chest isolations, pops, locks and snake-like Gothic belly dance arm movements. Students will learn a short choreography, which will incorporate these techniques. Students will also be encouraged to stylize their movements. Reinforcing fundamentals will bring strength and fluidity to the student's movements and elevate their dance.

    Sunday February 25th 2007 10am - 1pm
    Strengthening Your Core
    Ariellah's workshop will focus on strengthening the core of the dancer's body. Building strength in the legs, abs, chest and arms will enhance the dancer's fluidity. Strength also allows the dancer to execute difficult movements in a healthy way; a way that is not harmful or damaging to the body. The workshop will include stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as execution of certain strenuous movements such as back bends, and then a short choreography or combination that incorporates these movements.

    Bring a yoga mat and water.
    Cost; Early bird $50 CAD per day or $90 CAD for both before Jan 31st 2007
    $60 CAD per day after Jan 31st 2007
    Full payment received through PayPal to

    Also available for workshops participants before Jan 31st;
    Advance reservation for the Danse Du Ventre Menagerie Shows on Saturday and Sunday evenings at The Duncan Garage Showroom more of the wild weird and wonderful,
    Starring Ariellah, Samantha, Tribalwave's Angelina, Martina, Lava, Taylamara,Ramona and many more TBA check Samantha Hasthorpe Tribal Bellydance for details of both the workshops and the shows Tickets $20

    Contact to reserve your seats for the show.
    Seats limited.. Don't risk disappointment!

    Samantha Hasthorpe Tribal Bellydance

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    Thanks for posting that

    Ariellah is a fabulous dancer and teacher


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