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Oct
20
Sat
Level Up!! with Sera Sahara @ Our Movement Studio
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level Up!! with Sera Sahara @ Our Movement Studio | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Every belly dancer has had a moment in their dance journey when they feel “stuck” and unable to move forward. Sometimes, all we need is a little external push to get us moving forward again.

“Level Up!!” is a series of workshops designed to help you focus on what you’d like to achieve, identify the areas you feel “stuck” in, develop a plan to move forward, and receive personal feedback from a teacher who genuinely would like you to move forward.

October 20:  “Select Your Character”: From folkloric to fusion, every piece holds deeper meaning than an attractive dancer doing random movements on the stage. Learn how to create your story and infuse your dance with it through theatrical, miming, and clowning exercises.

Sera is a Type A individual with an extensive performing arts background both on the stage and off traversing the worlds of theater, ballet/modern dance, bellydance, burlesque, aerials, and sideshow (to include miming and clowning). She’s not a stranger to feeling “stuck” and developed tools for helping herself and others get out of that mire. Sera believes that when we all help each other improve, we create a better world.

Nov
10
Sat
ShowBiz: The Business of Show Retreat @ Empyrean Arts
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
ShowBiz: The Business of Show Retreat @ Empyrean Arts | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Calling all performing artists!! Do you want to level up your career? Learn how to take your performing art career to the next level with this informative, inspiring, and challenging weekend of 5 workshops.   Join Sera, Natalie Brown owner of Phantom Circus in Denver, CO, Magnolia the Social Media Maven, and Satya Jvala of Satarah to refresh, renew, and recharge your mind in charming Asheville, North Carolina on November 10th and 11th.

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS:

“How To Do all the Things and Stay Sane” with Sera Sahara

Sera is a Type A individual with an extensive performing arts background both on the stage and off traversing the worlds of theater, ballet/modern dance, bellydance, burlesque, aerials, and sideshow. She stage manages, event manages, and produces her own independent shows. She runs two troupes and organizes custom entertainment for Comic Cons around the Southeast. She also works a highly stressful full time job and still has time to cosplay. How does she do it?

In this workshop, Sera will teach you how to budget both your time and money as well as develop your own systems for organizing your work and home life. Wanna do all the things? Sera can show you how.

“Marketing To Muggles” with Natalie Brown

The alternative arts are often relegated to the hipster ghettos of arts scenes, cut out of the loop on funding, opportunities, and resources. It is time to break out of the box, get clout, get seen and get paid. Join Natalie Brown, director of The Phantom Circus, as she shares her experiences in engaging her local community and drawing larger and wider audiences to tribal bellydance and alternative art. She’s done it twice: once in a small Southern City, and now in the rocketing Denver Metro Area.
Topics covered include: marketing for next to nothing, networking, finding allies and resources, partnering up the chain, strategy in show planning and scheduling for maximum domination, ninja-ing your way into good press coverage, and discovering the pulse of your city and what makes it tick. Consider this a crash-course in muggle infiltration life-hacks.

The “F” Word–Funding” with Natalie Brown

Your art needs money. Your art deserves money. No really. It’s a thing and you can get it. Grants, investors, crowdfunding, sponsorships. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each, strategies for each one, and what you should be doing with your product, your networking, your details and your story in order to live and work without panic. Strongly suggest you take this in conjunction with Marketing to Muggles.

 

Stay tuned for more!

Nov
11
Sun
Our Movement Community Hafla @ Our Movement Studio
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Our Movement Community Hafla @ Our Movement Studio

Join dancers from Asheville and the surrounding area to socialize, dance, and show off some of those skills you’ve been working on. This is a safe place for students to debut solos and group pieces they’ve been working on. Donations to pay for the space are appreciated.

Nov
17
Sat
Level Up!! with Sera Sahara @ Our Movement Studio
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level Up!! with Sera Sahara @ Our Movement Studio | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Every belly dancer has had a moment in their dance journey when they feel “stuck” and unable to move forward. Sometimes, all we need is a little external push to get us moving forward again.

“Level Up!!” is a series of workshops designed to help you focus on what you’d like to achieve, identify the areas you feel “stuck” in, develop a plan to move forward, and receive personal feedback from a teacher who genuinely would like you to move forward.

Nov 17: “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone. Take This!”: Get out of your comfort zone and explore all the space around you. Find new pathways for movement and define those basics you know even better. Clean technique is the foundation of any dance style. After the technique is clean, you can begin to break the rules. We’ll clean things up and break them apart in this fun and unique workshop based on Sera’s Flowpoint system. This adds arms, weight shifts, and travelling movements into the system.

Sera is a Type A individual with an extensive performing arts background both on the stage and off traversing the worlds of theater, ballet/modern dance, bellydance, burlesque, aerials, and sideshow (to include miming and clowning). She’s not a stranger to feeling “stuck” and developed tools for helping herself and others get out of that mire. Sera believes that when we all help each other improve, we create a better world.

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