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Spring Workshops and Hafla with The Phoenix Teachers

Join us for our Spring Belly Dance Workshops featuring our 6 Phoenix Belly Dance Teachers!

  • Date: 28 September 2019
  • Time: 10am - 9pm (Workshops and Hafla)
  • Location: Epsom Girls Grammar, Joyce Fisher Auditorium, Silver Rd, EPSOM (Free street parking)
  • Early Bird Price ends 30 Aug
  • Facebook event link

You can see our Teachers perform at the Hafla (party) and enjoy some social dancing too! 

Oriental Routine/Mejance Theme
The theme for the Spring Workshops are Oriental Routine or Mejance - an essential element in any belly dancer's repertoire! What is a Mejance you ask? A Majence is a genre of music used by belly dancers to open a show. It typically starts with an intro or overture which can be a few seconds and up to 2 minutes, which the dancer does not perform to. Then the dancer enters in the next section often with veil, to a fast rhythm such as Malfuf.  The dancer travels around the stage greeting the audience. After that the music will change mood, tempo and rhythm several times - but how it changes will depend on the specific song.  Som popular sections include folkloric (such as saidi, khaleegy, zar), taqsim, drum etc. Many professional dancers working in Egypt or with their own bands will have a majence made specially for them. The finale will usually be a variation of the Entrance section of the opening melody. These songs can range from 5-10 minutes and are designed to show off a dancer's best points.

The Spring Workshops will use the song Helm El Raqs by Outi, and has been divided based on the sections in the music and taught over one hour each so that students can choose to learn a particular part or attend the whole series and have a full mejance choreography at the end of the 6 hours. Each section will be taught by one of our teachers as follows:

  • Entrance - Lynette
  • Maqsoum rhythm - Setsuna
  • Samai rhythm - Candice
  • Nay and Accordion Taqsim - Danielle
  • Fellahi rhythm - Vanessa
  • Finale - Elea

Check out our Teacher Profiles here

You can see our Teachers perform at the Hafla (party) and enjoy some social dancing too! We have a few slots for attendees to perform if they are attending at least 3 workshops and will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.. Tickets to the hafla are $20, Door sales will be $25. 

If you would like to register, please fill out the registration form below.

Payment Options

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

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 Entrance Section with Lynette

 Maqsoum rhythm section with Setsuna

 Lunch Break (restaurants nearby or Uber Eats)

Samai rhythm section with Candice

Nay and Accordion Taqsim with Danielle

Short Break

Fellahi rhythm section with Vanessa

Finale section with Elea

Dinner Break (you are welcome to stay at the studio or have dinner at a nearby restaurant)
Hafla (including nibbles)

 Prices before 27 Sep
Door Sales - from 27 Sep
1 Workshop
3 Workshops
$110 ($10 saved)
Full Day (including hafla ticket)
$210 ($50 saved)
Hafla Ticket only (includes nibbles)

Workshop Registration Form

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Terms & Conditions
Please read and accept the following terms and conditions when submitting the registration form.

I have read the detailed information about the Spring Workshops in Auckland. I understand that I will receive additional information before the event regarding logistics and other details.
REFUND POLICY: I understand that my payment is non-refundable if I cancel my participation. All other money paid is refundable if the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 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. 
IMPORTANT for discounts: As an Early Bird participant I acknowledge that I am saving money and that in the event that there is an unpaid balance after Early Bird closing dates the total cost will revert to the next available rate. If I am paying the normal price I acknowledge that this amount is to be paid by no later than 30 August 2019.
LIABILITY: I assume all risks and hazards incidental to my participation in these workshops, and do hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify and hold harmless Candice Frankland / Phoenix Belly Dance / Studio Location for any claim arising out of injury to myself or others, personal loss, or death.  I understand that Candice Frankland /Phoenix Belly Dance does not provide insurance for loss of personal property and that I am responsible for this. I further understand that any damages that I am responsible for to the Studio Location and Hafla grounds and equipment and all related costs are my responsibility to pay for. 
I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the statements in this form.