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Workshops


Sandy is an expert bellydancer and costume designer with inside information gained after 15 years designing and making bellydance costumes.

She can advise on suitable decorations to suit your style and shape to make the most flattering costume just for you. She can advise on different styles of costuming, such as tribal or fusion styles and how they differ from cabaret.

Sandy has created bellydance fusion inspired choreography workshops to go along with her costuming workshops. Give your dance troupe a Raqs Shiraz experience and combine costume workshop with matching choreography workshop in a full day master-class event!

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Burlesque Belly Dance Choreography Workshop Content:

Sandy’s own creative blend of belly dance and cheeky burlesque inspired moves fuse together in a unique style.  We'll be playing with veils in this introduction to Burlesque dancing class. Get ready to get sultry, sassy and sexy by embracing and harnessing our feminine power!

This workshop will give you a fun, empowering workout with warm-ups, stretching, teasing and playful bump n' grind dance exercises. We will cover the entire process of creating an act: telling your story/picking a theme or concept, choosing music, costume building, choreography, tricks/dance moves/ performance skills and more. Bring your canes....

Gypsy Tribaret Choreography Workshop Content:

Inspired by her international dance travels, Sandy blends flamenco and belly dance to create fusion combinations with Latin accents and fiery partner dancing, the joyful side of Zambra Mora. Do the gitanas (Spanish gypsy women) dance together? They do! And they have fun!

Learn a brand new routine designed to dance with your friends that will make you shout ole! at the end of it. Its a Gypsy Spanish twist to tribal movements and combinations. Combine the precision and sharpness of tribal with the fire of flamenco-expression and you get a series of exciting steps, combinations and short routine to leave everybody speechless. Ole!

Bollywood Costume Workshop Content:

Get your bellywood girls together for a sewing workshop. Design and build your very own bollywood tunic skirt and pants from scratch.

By the end of the day you will have converted a single sari into a flattering bollywood style costume that suits many shapes.

Costuming materials supplied in the workshop:

  • Hip Belt base materials.
  • Bollywood tunic pants and skirt design patterns.

Cabaret Costume Workshop Content:

Get your bellydance community together. Design and build your very own bellydance cabaret bra and hip belt from scratch. Design and build your matching headdress. By the end of the day you will have covered a bra, and made a matching hip belt that suits your shape that you will then be able to decorate. You will also have a matching headband to decorate.

Costuming materials supplied in the workshop:

  • Hip Belt base materials.
  • Hip Belt design patterns.
  • Pins for the bra cover.
  • Headband base materials.

Burlesque Costume Workshop Content:

Get your dance friends together for a sewing workshop. Design and build your very own bellydance / burlesque bustle from scratch.

Design and build your matching headdress. This bustle is designed to match your existing bra and belt set made in the previous workshop, but Sandy can advise on suitable matching corsets to suit your style and shape to make the most flattering costume just for you.

Costuming materials supplied in the workshop:

  • Bustle base materials.
  • Bustle design patterns.
  • Headband base materials.

Fusion Costume Workshop Content:

Get your bellydance friends together. Design and build your very own fusion style halter top and belt from scratch. Design and build your matching fusion style headdress.  

By the end of the day you will have covered a halter top and belt that suits your shape that you will then be able to decorate. You will also have a matching headband to decorate.  You will also have handout instructions for simple pantaloons and a t skirt to complete your fusion costume.

Costuming materials supplied in the workshop:

  • Hip Belt base materials.
  • Hip Belt design patterns.
  • Halter top cover base materials.
  • Headband base materials.
  • Instructions handout for a fusion T skirt.
  • Instructions handout for simple pantaloons.

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