Saturday March 4, 2017

 Workshops (see topics 1 & 2 below)

  9:30 am - 10:30 am Registration & Shopping

  10:30 am - 3:30 pm Workshops (1 hour lunch)


  Dancers' Showcase

  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

Sunday March 5, 2017

 Workshops (see topics 3 & 4 below)

  9:30 am - 10:30 am Registration & Shopping

  10:30 am - 3:30 pm Workshop (1 hour lunch)


Road Trip 2017 with Mahaila El Helwa

Location:  Charles Mack Citizen Center

215 N. Main Street

Mooresville, NC

​Mahaila El Helwa​

Mahaila El Helwa, teacher, dancer, and oriental dance choreographer, is the only Brazilian world champion from the Egyptian belly dance festival "Ahlan Wa Sahlan", organized annually by master Raqia Hassan. One of the greats of our time , Mahaila El Helwa has stood out for her work throughout Brazil and abroad, performing and teaching workshops. She is know for her teaching, impeccable technique, unique style, and emotional presentation. She has honed her skills with great masters and currently teaches classes and regular courses in several prestigious schools in São Paulo. Pyramid Road is excited to be presenting Mahaila El Helwa in her very first workshop in the USA.

Workshop Topics:

1- Cleansing movements from the correct body position: Bases for movement, definition of movements, ½ tip, posture, importance of abdominal contraction, weight transfers, muscle tone, isolation, foot positions, knee and hip.

2 - Sequence study of the Egyptian master Mahmoud Reda: Elaboration of several sequences with focus on the connection of the movements, aiming primarily at cleaning the steps and later in their musical application.

3 - Exploring the soil of Taksim: Sensitization, intuition and delivery to body reading. Study of the main instruments that make up the Taksim, applicable movements, their variations and combinations. Development of techniques applicable to a more dynamic musical reading. Poses in the pauses and silences

4 - Study of connections of steps: Elaboration of choreographic sequences focusing on the connection of movements in different structures (displacements, arms, hip) aiming a more continuous and fluid dance. Application in several different musical styles from the appropriateness of energy (classical, modern, slow and folk).