BOOKINGS & workshops

 

Jacqueline and/or Troupe Pandorium are available for performances, parties and demonstrations. Prices vary according to style of show and number of dancers.

Includes 1 1/2 hours of instruction with choreography and costuming.

• Cabaret, Tribal Fusion, Turkish, Lebanese, and Egyptian Belly Dance

• Polynesian Dance

• Troupe Performances

• Private Parties

• Festival and Restaurant Performance

• Wellness Education and Demonstration

• Weddings

• Luaus

• Belly Dance Birthday Parties for your daughter and her closest friends.

WORKSHOP 1

INTRODUCTION TO POLYNESIAN DANCE 

Let your body sway to the natural rhythm of the islands as you discover the foundations of Polynesian Dance with Mistress Jacqueline. You will begin with the fluid beauty and narrative movement of Hawaiian Hula. Then you will learn the swift and percussive hip movements of Tahitian Ori as you listen to the drummers’ Pehe. Be sure to dress comfortably and bring a bottle of water. Handouts will be provided.

workshop 2

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SHIMMIES 

Are you ready to take your shimmies to the next level? In this workshop, Mistress Jacqueline will teach you layered, complex, and uncommon shimmies that are sure to enhance your dance. Learn the Hagallah, the Bedouin, the Overshimmy, the Teacup, the Zaki, the Tahitian, the Flamenco, the Gallop, and many more

workshop 3

DECIPHERING THE DRUM WITH MISTRESS JACQUELINE AND STEVEN 

As dancers, many of us find dancing to live music intimidating. We become comfortable with the predictable ease of canned music and prepared choreography. However, with the right inscruction, familiarity to Arabic Rhythms, and open communication with musicians, every dancer can learn to shimmy successfully to live music.

In the Deciphering the Drum workshop, Steven and Mistress Jacqueline will teach students proper dancer/musician communication, tips and tricks, such as the “Rule of Four”, and five popular Arabic Rhythms with corresponding dance combinations you may use to create your own drum solo. (Handouts will be provided and if time permits, a short drum solo utilizing the material will also be taught.)

workshop 4

SILK EXPRESSIONS – CONQUERING THE VEIL 

One of the most beautiful props in Oriental Dance is the veil. It is fluid, mysterious, and eye-catching, but often hard to handle (and detangle) for many dancers. In this workshop, Mistress Jacquline will instruct students on holds, spins, transfers, and flourishes, as well as proper posture and arm strengthening exercises, to help you take your veil dance to the next level. The class will also include a few veil combinations you can use in your next performance.

workshop 5

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE- LAYERING ISOLATIONS AND SHIMMIES 

You can shimmy, now what?!? This workshop focuses on embellishing your dance with complex shimmies and layering. You will learn how to add layers to your isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps. Mistress Jacqueline will teach her step-by-step approach of seamlessly adding multiple and simultaneous movements to your skill set. This class is perfect for those dancers that feel overwhelmed by layering concepts, or those that just want to increase their performance prowess.

workshop 6

ZIL THRILLS WITH MISTRESS JACQUELINE AND STEVEN 

Join Mistress Jacqueline and Drummer, Steven Rossi, for two hours of zil play! Students will learn 15 different zil patterns and the Arabic rhythms they accompany. These patterns will be paired with fun dance combinations to help enhance your practice. Fight through the frustration and begin to enjoy your cymbals! Handouts will be provided.

workshop 7

Floorwork Technique and Conditioning 

Floorwork is an impressive, hypnotizing, and sensual facet of belly dance. However, it can also be intimidating and difficult to learn. Mistress Jacquline will begin this class with a conditioning routine designed to increase strength in your quadriceps, arms, and core. Then students will learn various descents, ascents, isolations, and movements drawn from Turkish, American Cabaret, and Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance. This class will provide students with the tools to build a full floorwork routine. (Kneepads are recommended.)

 

workshop 8

LIQUID FUSION FUNDAMENTALS 

In this workshop experience a new style of fusion! Liquid Fusion incorporates the movements of modern hip hop and pop-and-lock with Tribal Fusion belly dance. You will learn concepts such as ticking, dimestopping, bopping, hit and release, whacking, and strobing. Increase your dance vocabulary with this innovative and unique style.

workshop 9

TURKISH FLAIR 

Turkish belly dance is one of the most energetic and passionate styles of dance! Turkish movements range from hair flips, tornado turns, and bouncy kicks, to lively shimmies and dynamic traveling steps. Learn this powerful and commanding technique through drills and combinations with Mistress Jacquline, and enjoy embracing your Turkish flair!