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Sadie Workshops and Retreat Teacher Show in Auckland

Unfortunately Sadie's Tour of New Zealand has to be postponed this year due to Covid-19

Due to the selling out of our Retreat event with Sadie, we are offering a few 'workshop and show only' spots for the dancers that are missing out on the full Retreat experience but still want the chance to learn from Sadie. 

Sadie Workshop Details:

  • Date: 6-7 November 2021
  • Times TBA (Workshops will fall between 9am and 4pm)
  • Location: Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Road, Oratia
  • Facebook event link

We will have a limited amount of tickets to the intimate Retreat Teacher Show so that you can watch our National and International Teachers perform.

Retreat Teacher Show Details:

  • Date: TBC (5 or 6 November 2021)
  • Time: 8pm 
  • Location: Bella Rakha Retreat Centre, 581 West Coast Rd, Oratia

Workshop Topics:
  • Mind Blowing Isolations (2hr on Sat 6/11/21)
    • A technique intensive designed to tap into the mind/body connections necessary to master precision, timing and separation, key concepts in creating truly mind blowing isolations. Sadie's drills and exercises will unleash your fullest potential and prepare you for her other workshops!
  • Tahiti Fusion (2hr on Sat 6/11/21)
    • Sadie will take you around the world and back in this pulsating workshop. Arabic rhythms combine together with island beats of Tahiti. Chock full of Sadie hottest drum solo techniques and combos and movements inspired by the Polynesians create one exhilarating workshop! 
  • Inside Out (2hr on Sun 7/11/21)
    • Somewhere along our journey as dancers we wish to connect deeply to our humanity and use the tools of dance to share our experience with others. Affecting your audience with your performance and presence can be one of the most rewarding experiences of dancing. In Arabic there is a word to hint to this feeling, it is Tarab. While is assigned to the ecstatic state that can be induced by music, especially live music, we can absolutely tap into the power of Tarab as dancers and even bring our audience member on the Tarab wave with us. 
      Ironically, many dancers are not natural born entertainers. If you have struggled with confidence, stage presence or effective emotional communication or if you would like to become more competent in these areas then this workshop is for you. We will explore many dance concepts and motifs to help us tap into our body communication. We will then put it all into action with some short phrases and choreography.
  • Tarab & Taksim (2hr on Sun 7/11/21)
    • The Taksim ~ the emotional and poetic improvised solo in Middle Eastern Music. Many dancers shy away from incorporating this powerful dance into their repertoire but not for long. Sadie will break down the basic elements of a Tarab and Taksim helping the dancer open up and express herself through this beautiful dance!

Check out our Retreat Info and Sadie's Bio here.

If you would like to book for the workshops and show only, please fill out the registration form below.

Payment Options

  • Internet banking to Phoenix Belly Dance; Account Number: 060115 0290263 000; Reference SADIE and YourName
  • Post cheques to 40/8 Flynn Street, Birkdale, 0626, Auckland.

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Early Bird - valid until 
30 April
Normal Price - valid after 30 April
Door Sales
1 Workshop with Sadie
4 Workshops with Sadie including Show Ticket
Retreat Teacher Show Ticket only

Workshop Registration Form

Thank you for registering! We will reply to you via email to confirm your registration as soon as possible and will send you updates as they are finalised. Please pay your deposit and final amount to Phoenix Belly Dance; Account Number: 060115 0290263 000
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Terms & Conditions

To attend, please read and accept the following terms and conditions when filling out the registration form.

I have read the detailed information about the Phoenix Belly Dance Retreat. I understand that I am responsible for my own travel arrangements to and from the retreat. I understand that I will receive additional information from Candice before the Retreat regarding logistical and other details.

REFUND POLICY: If the Retreat is either postponed or cancelled due to Covid, all participants will be eligible for a refund minus a $30 admin fee. In all other situations, I understand that the $200 deposit and any final payments made after 1 Sep 2021 are non-refundable if I cancel my participation at the event. All money paid is refundable if the Retreat is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances by the organiser. If I have to cancel my own attendance I have the option to find a replacement for my spot and be reimbursed, or forfeit any payment I have made for the weekend. 

IMPORTANT for discounts: As a Very Early Bird and Early Bird participant I acknowledge that I am saving money. In the event that there is an unpaid balance after discount closing dates the total cost will revert to the next discounted rate or the normal price. If I am billed the normal price I acknowledge that this amount is to be paid by no later than 1 September 2021. The total balance and due dates depends on my accommodation and other choices.

Hold Harmless Clause: I assume all risks and hazards incidental to my participation in this retreat, and do hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify and hold harmless Candice Frankland / Phoenix Belly Dance / Bella Rakha Retreat Centre for any claim arising out of injury to myself or others, personal loss, or death. I have read and agree to the conditions of the statements in this form.

I understand and acknowledge that at the Phoenix Belly Dance Retreat I will be treated like a responsible adult. As such, I will be expected to be aware of the nature of our activities, to be aware of my own physical conditions and limitations, and to take full responsibility for my own actions and participation in all activities. I will be mindful of my own safety and the safety of others in the group. I understand that Candice Frankland /Phoenix Belly Dance does not provide medical or accident insurance coverage or insurance for loss of personal property and that I am responsible for this.