Weekend Intensive with Boženka! July 13-14, 2019
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Boženka meaning, “touched by God”, is the auspicious birth name of this world-renowned performer and master teacher whose gift for the art of belly dancing transcends her Cuban-Spaniard-Czech heritage.

She has enthralled diverse audiences all over the globe while inspiring every performer that has had the good fortune to witness her style and grace live and in color. Her distinguishing elegance and her classic and earthy technique has elevated Boženka to superstar status

Boženka hosts The Mediterranean Dance Lab, a dance intensive and cultural retreat on the island of Crete, Greece where she currently resides. She has recorded several best selling instructional and performance DVDs and has toured extensively with the celebrated “Bellydance Superstars” as a featured soloist. Through a professional dance career of 16 years, Boženka has been invited to teach and perform in over 50 countries. Her professionalism, artistry and expertise make her a favorite amongst her peers. She is a leading exponent of the ever-evolving art of bellydance and as a generous instructor, molds the path of many of her students, helping them find their niche and expression.

In 1998, Boženka began her training at the Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange under the tutelage of legendary dancer/teacher Tamalyn Dallal. Her natural artistic abilities and her exquisite physical attributes helped her quickly become Dallal’s star pupil. Boženka went on to become creative director of the school and subsequently turn into owner when Dallal graciously handed her the academy upon moving from Miami. She continued with that legacy providing the most professional and well-rounded education of this ancient dance in South Florida at Boženka’s Belly Dance Academy. Her student base grew to global status and she is currently traveling worldwide to educate and inspire dancers everywhere.

Boženka is a leading exponent of Oriental Dance “Raqs Sharqi”. Her special teaching technique and her wonderful spirit make her workshops/performances a fulfilling and motivating experience for all who attend. An exemplary artist and role model, Boženka continues to set her standards higher with each performance and workshop.  www.bozenka.com

The Weekend!!!!!
All workshops will be held at:

Hipnotic World Dance
139 Tilden Avenue,
Chesapeake VA 23320

Saturday, July 13th:
Session 1 (10.00-12.00) 2hrs
Alignment & Aesthetics 
A thorough exploration of raqs sharqi movement, adding layers and building combinations culminating in a short choreography.  

Break (1 hour)

Session 2 (13.00-15.00) 2hrs
Baladi & Shimmies
Dance baladi style in the relaxed, earthy, sensual way it is meant to be expressed. Focus on shimmies and articulated hip movements.

Night Out with Boženka! Relax and unwind over food, drinks, and laughter after an exhilarating day of workshops. Time and Location TBA. (Not included in VIP package)

Sunday, July 14th:
Session 3 (10:00-12:00) 2hrs
Working with a silk (3 yard) veil should not look like work. Everything you need to know about how to flow seamingly effortless while dancing with a veil. Drills on fast veil entrances as well as slow, lyrical veil movements will be covered in this session. *silk veil needed

Break (1 hour)

Session 4 (13.00-15.00) 2hrs
Raks Sharqi Boženka Style
Dance like the music is playing through you. In this session, Boženka will share her style of Oriental dance and explain her musical interpretation process and how it guides her in movement.  

ONLY 25 spots available for this intimate weekend experience with Boženka!!!
Hotels: There are lots of hotels within 3-4 mile radius of the Hipnotic World Dance Studio. I recommend those in "Greenbriar/Chesapeake" area. Orbitz is my favorite to use for hotels. Plug in the studio address "139 Tilden Avenue,
Chesapeake VA 23320". And select your choice to fit your budget.

Best Airport: ORF Norfolk International Airport about 30 minutes
For more information email chudneyraks@yahoo.com.