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Belly Dance & Drumming Workshops with Shahrzad & Marshall Bodiker
October 25-26 - Portland, Maine


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

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The 4-day intensive is sold out but the Fri-Sat evening workshops are now OPEN for registration!

October 24-27, 2019 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Intensive Workshops Intensive Workshops Intensive Workshops Intensive Workshops
6:00-7:00 PM Intro to Tabla Workshop with Marshall (Public)
7:15-9:15 PM Tabla Tricks & Riffs Workshop with Marshall (Public) Dance Workshop with Shahrzad (Public) Performance (Public)

REGISTRATION NOTE: Get the early bird rates!
The 4-day intensive is sold out but the Fri-Sat evening workshops are now OPEN for registration!



 
Workshop Rates & Installment Plans

Early bird rates available till August 3, 2019. Save $10-$20 on the rates below! Maximum 15 in each workshop.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Drumming Workshops with Marshall Bodiker
  • Intro to Tabla Workshop - 6:00-7:00 PM - $25 till August 3, $35 after
  • Tabla Tricks & Riffs Workshop - 7:15-9:15 PM - $50 till August 3, $60 after
  • Both workshops - $65 till August 3, $85 after
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Dance Workshop with Shahrzad
  • 7:15-9:15 PM - "Egyptianize Your Dance" - $65, till August 3, $75 after

Installment plans available! Workshop descriptions below. Maximum 15 people in each workshop!

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Location

Bright Star World Dance, 108 High St, 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.
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About the Workshops with Shahrzad and Marshall
About the Intro to Tabla Workshop with Marshall Bodiker - Friday 6:00-7:00 PM PM

Learn the basic technique for playing Egyptian style tabla (dumbek) including the base sounds and how they are combined into the most commonly played rhythms. This workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced drummers looking to brush up on basics.

About the Tabla Tricks & Riffs Workshop with Marshall Bodiker - Friday 7:15-9:15 PM

This workshop delves into more advanced tabla technique including several accents as well as more detailed variations of basic rhythms and more complicated rhythms.

About the Dance Workshop with Shahrzad - Saturday 7:15 PM

Each style of belly dance has its own distinct movements, technique, and music. In this workshop Shahrzad will break down the defining steps and technique of Egyptian dance and how the movements are combined and used to both classic and modern styles of music from Cairo.


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About Shahrzad

Shahrzad has been enchanting the stage since she discovered her passion for Arabic dance and music at the age of 11. Since then, she has immersed herself in a variety of dance disciplines–including Modern Egyptian belly dance and many regional and folkloric dance styles from North Africa and the Middle East. Her professional career started when she was 17, working full time as a performer at shows with live bands at top venues and events in the United States. Most of Shahrzad’s technique and choreography is influenced by her training in Egyptian dance.

Shahrzad has been mentored by some of the top Egyptian dance instructors in the world including Madame Raqia Hassan, Nourhan Sharif, Faten Salama, Habiba, and many more. She has traveled extensively to do in depth study about the music, dance, and cultural traditions surrounding both so that she can give students a deeper knowledge of the roots of belly dance as well as its modern uses.

Inspired by her interest in teaching, Shahrzad underwent a 2 year Pilates apprenticeship. Now as a fully certified Pilates instructor with extensive training in anatomy and movement she is able to bring a new level of education to her students by breaking down technique in detailed terms right down to what each muscle of the body is doing.

Shahrzad currently resides in Cairo and regularly travels internationally to teach and perform and continues to inspire students and audiences all over the world with her deep passion for dance.


About Marshall

Marshall got his professional start in his home town of Washington, DC by teaching and performing in conjunction with Sahara Dance Studio. He began playing music at an early age and soon found a passion in percussion. This would lead him through a deep pursuit of Middle Eastern, North African, and Turkish musical traditions as well as folklore. Since then, he has dedicated more than a decade to his craft with various American-based and Egyptian drummers, and enjoys sharing these musical traditions with his audience.

Often accompanying, the star-studded Shahrzad on stage, Marshall is booked for a variety of events and festivals in both in the United States and internationally. He composes, performs, and records drum solos and teaches rhythms and techniques by way of a variety of methods of counting and musicianship. Other avenues teaching include online classes and instructional DVDs.


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REGISTRATION NOTE: Get the early bird rates!
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