Rosa is available to teach workshops in your city! Her specialties are listed below and she can work with you to customize a workshop. Email Rosa for more details.
The often overlooked element of stillness in dance adds texture, surprise and emotion to a performance. As in all visual arts, negative space must be consciously utilized.
When melded with your music, those pauses--sudden & brief or gooey as molasses--keep your audience on the edge of their seats. Plus, your photographer will love you!
Rosa will teach you concepts and methodology, reinforced by combos and exercises towards the application of your newly unlocked skills in an exploration of negative space in movement.
"This subject is so important and this is the first time I have heard this concept explained so expertly and easily comprehended." — Student, Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive
Your line is your physical signature, from the tips of your toes to your fingertips, from the curve of your ankle to the line of your neck. Refine your technique and embed good habits in your practice using such techniques as epaulement, the coordination of head, shoulders and arms.
Drawn from Rosa's classical ballet training, this methodology will teach you specialized techniques, concepts and drills to help you project from stage to the farthest reaches of the audience. Rosa will teach you to to create aesthetically and physically pleasing lines in dance that are right for *your* body.
The most memorable moments in a performance are often the simplest. Learn to harness your energy and stand out from the crowd. We will explore Rosa's signature methods of turning simple movements into arresting moments by exploring the intersection of your focus, tempo, technique and relationship to the music.
Arms are an extension of your body and an integral part of your dance--not just appendages. This workshop will train you to incorporate your hands and arms into your dance. You will also learn the key to minimizing pointy elbows and floppy wrists.
We will explore framing arms, expressive arms, fluid arms, and the balletic concept of "epaulement". This finishing touch makes all the difference in polished belly dance technique!
Unlock your improvisational drum solo skills! Banish your fears and learn to enjoy this dynamic part of middle eastern music--in the moment!
In this workshop, you will learn about common rhythms, musical patterns and progressions--demystifying the drum solo. Discover diffrent categories of movement to mix and match. Find the accents, where and when to embellish, and how to create a conversation between you and the drum.
Learn to dance a drum solo with confidence and kah-pow!
Learn about the history AND the techniques of cane dance. The "why" and the "how-we-got-here" are as important as the "how"!
Rosa will teach numerous methods of manipulating the cane, incorporating footwork, dance movements, and how get the Saidi feeling. The techniques will be woven together into a full choreography.