Classes & Workshops

Summer 2017

Island Dance Retreat!
Middle Eastern Dance with
Bronwyn * Gillian * Lynette
July 7 – July 9, 2017
Denman Island, BC

Celebrate the beauty of Middle Eastern dance on beautiful Denman island! Join Bronwyn, Gillian, and Lynette for fabulous dance workshops, sisterhood, delicious food, a hafla, and summer island beauty.

A decade ago, dancers converged at the Denman Island Dance Retreat for inspiration and rejuvenation. This will be a joyful reunion and an opportunity for new discoveries. Unique workshops will explore the inner journey of the dance, and deepen your understanding of dance creation in traditional and fusion styles. Immerse yourself in music and movement, work and play, creativity and discipline, learning balanced with pleasure. This “long weekend” is open to all dancers, both previous participants and new.

About the Instructors

Bronwyn
is a passionate believer in the power of dance to bring joy, transformation, creativity & healing to our lives. She first fell in love with bellydance in California, where she studied both Egyptian Classical and American Tribal Style in the SF Bay Area, and performed both as a soloist and as a member of the Pallas Athena Dance Company in Santa Cruz. Her dance adventures in British Columbia, where she now lives, have included founding & directing the Melissae Dance Company from 1996 – 2003, producing popular dance-theatre shows based on women’s history & goddess mythologies, and bringing the joy of bellydance to hundreds of women through classes, workshops, and retreats.

Gillian
believes in the healing power of movement linked with breath to awaken joy and inner peace in each of us. She offers a mindful approach to movement with emphasis on ease, self-compassion and listening to our inner teacher. She has taught these sacred forms of expression throughout Vancouver Island since 2000. Her approach integrates elements of yoga and belly dance into a flowing combination of breath and movement.. Move the body, still the mind.

Lynette
is a versatile and passionate dance artist living on Vancouver Island. Her dance is shaped by her Lebanese ancestry, scholarship and her travels in the Middle East. Lynette’s dance training began in Vancouver BC with contemporary western dance forms, and has continued with master teachers and performers from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Europe, and North America. She has developed a unique and effective teaching style in 3 decades of teaching and performing Middle Eastern dance. Her lively, joyful teaching goes beyond technique to share a deep understanding of music, movement, and culture with students and dancers.

Registration
$390 fee includes over 10 hours of dance instruction, evening educational and social activities, two lunches and two evening meals.

$100 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Remaining fee is due June 1.

To Register:
Pay $100 deposit to hold your place. Follow this link to make your deposit via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account, just a credit card.