Russian Gypsy dance is a unique phenomenon. Despite the fact that the Gypsy dance is an exotic dance of a small nation, its popularity on stage remains high. If you compare most of the Gypsy dances performed on the stage, it becomes obvious that these dances are constructed with the same movements, a kind of dance stylization, a simplified version, and not the real Russian Gypsy performance.
Russian Gypsy dance master classes by Saeeda is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the authentic dance of Russian Gypsies.
In these workshops Saeeda teaches the foundation of the Russian Gypsy dance in choreography. After all, Gypsies hear music differently, and Gypsy accents in this dance style have an important role. There are certain characteristics that distinguish an authentic dance; often very few people know about this, but Saeeda will reveal to you all the cards and secrets, and tell you about the main nuances of the authentic dance of Russian Gypsies. She will present the Gypsy hand moves, how to set the necessary accents, and what role the feet play in the dance of the Russian Gypsies. We will learn a choreography, taking into account all the main points that will help further study of the Russian Gypsy dance.
The material obtained at these master classes will significantly expand the boundaries of your ability in this style and enrich your dance experience.
1st Workshop “Russian Gypsy Polka” intensive, 6 September, 6 00 pm- 8:30 pm, 45 Euro or both workshops for 70 Euro
This workshop is designed for people who already have experience with Russian Gypsy dance.
- The basis and concept of Gypsy polka
- The nuances of stage polka
- Travelling steps, accents
- Gypsy feet – tapping, chechotkas
- Authentic “Gypsy” movements and hands
- Working with a skirt in combination with footwork.
2nd Workshop, The `essence` of Gypsy dance, 7 September 11 am – 1 pm, 35 Euro or both workshops for 70 Euro
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who want to improve the footwork foundation.
- The “Essence” of Gypsy dance
- Travelling steps
- Accents and rhythms
Book both workshops for 70 Euros