Oreet in Portland, ME - Belly Dance & Yemeni Dance Workshops!
May 2-3, 2020 - Portland, Maine

Bright Star World Dance - 108 High Street, Portland ME - Corner of High & Spring

Registration is OPEN. Get the early bird discount - Only till February 29, 2020!

May 2-3, 2020 Saturday Sunday
11:00 AM-1:00 PM WORKSHOP:
Kick it Up
Hit the Brake--Accelerate!
2:00-4:00 PM WORKSHOP:
Traditional to Modern Yemeni
Expressive Expansion
7:00 PM Show featuring Oreet



Early Bird 2-Weekend Deal: ONLY available February 1-29, 2020

  • For: Oreet (May 2-3, 2020) - AND - Soumaya (October 3-4, 2020)
  • By February 29, 2020: Pay in full $560 - OR - start 7 monthly installments of $81
  • Includes 4 workshops with Oreet + 4 workshops with Soumaya + Sunday evening lecture/Q&A with Soumaya. Show tickets are additional.
  • Get TWO weekends of workshops with master teachers.
  • Save $202!

Early Bird Single-Weekend Deal:

  • For: Oreet only (May 2-3, 2020)
  • By February 29, 2020: Pay in full $275 - OR - start 3 monthly installments of $93
  • Get FOUR workshops (8 hours/2 days) with this master teacher.
  • Save up to $93!

Early Bird One-Day Deal:

  • For: Oreet only (May 2 -OR- May 3, 2020)
  • By February 28, 2020: Pay in full $140 - OR - start 3 monthly installments of $48
  • Get TWO workshops (4 hours/1 day) with this master teacher.
  • Save up to $44!
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Regular rates in effect starting March 1, 2020.

  • For: Oreet only (May 2-3, 2020)
  • Starting March 1, 2020: Pay in full $305 - OR - start 2 monthly installments of $154
  • Get FOUR workshops (8 hours/2 days) with this master teacher!

Single days ($154) and single workshops ($92) will open for registration on March 1, 2020.

Looking for Soumaya's workshops only? Click here!


Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, Floor 3, Portland ME

Our bright and sunny studio is located in the Arts District at the corner of High and Spring.

Look for the dark green door set back from the street next to the Little Tap House Restaurant.

Get directions here.

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Workshop Descriptions
Kick it Up
Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Train for strength and stamina without sacrificing artistry! This workshop will be a balance of cardio and muscle building drills across the floor. You will experience a multi-dimensional, high intensity class incorporating strength, power and balance while weaving in functional bellydance movement. The movement sequences may be modified or “kicked up” with a focus on foot patterns, hip and torso work, as well as arms. All this while in an insightful and supportive atmosphere. Take your training to the next level with this workshop. All levels welcome.

Traditional to Modern Yemeni
Saturday, May 2, 2:00-4:00 PM

In the first 45 minutes if the workshop you will learn the traditional moves the Jewish Yemeni Dance. You’ll learn about the creative tin drum, why small footwork is used as well as the meaning of the head and hand gestures. A short traditional routine is included.

The next 75 minutes we will evolve into learning what the young people in the Tel-Aviv clubs are doing today and how they incorporate traditional Yemeni moves with hip-hop. The new sound and dance combines traditional music with electronic beats, hip-hop and reggae tone. Hip hop, bellydance and street attire welcome. For beginner to pro.

Hit the Brake--Accelerate!
Sunday, May 3, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

The complexity of stationary, strong, fast and fluid, often creates the "it factor" in a drum solo. Learn to ground your stationary isolations, then accelerate to create dynamic peaks of energy. Take your audience on a ride with this drum solo.

Expressive Expansion
Sunday, May 3, 2:00-4:00 PM

Want to know how Oreet can look 6 feet tall on stage while only being 4’11 tall? (shhh…don’t tell) Dig deeper into your connection and dance with the whole body while working on two concepts – Expression and Expansion. You will learn 2 stage ready combos that utilize length, weight shifts, strength and balance. These combos can be easily incorporated into your own movement vocabulary. For all dancers.

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About Oreet

Oreet is a native New Yorker and has over 20 years of experience in fitness and dance, and grew up with Yemeni folk and Oriental dance. She is an award-winning performer and holds the titles Bellydancer of the Year, and Middle Eastern Dance Champion of North America, to name a few. Her dance specialty is Modern Egyptian that is a contemporary and innovative twist on the traditional Egyptian style. It fuses modern dance, ballet and her Yemenite/Israeli roots to create her high-energy bellydance style.

Oreet is also the creator of SharQui – The bellydance workout. SharQui has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN, among other outlets. She’s led packed classes worldwide and have worked with thousands of men and women to realize their fitness potential as well as metor instructors on becoming certified in the SharQui format. You can find out more about Oreet and SharQui at, the Online SharQui Instructor Training at, and get her workout and dance videos on demand at

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Get the early bird discount only till February 28, 2020. You'll save up to $202!

Want a payment plan? Click here! If you choose the payment plan, you'll be automatically charged on the same day each month for the number of installments you sign up for, then it will automatically stop.

PAYMENT POLICY: Refunds are not available, but you can transfer your spot to another dancer with written notice via email from the original registrant.