Saturday March 29th at the Williamstown Youth Center
A. Bollywood Workshop with Nicole Rizzo
Youth Session 10-12PM Ages 8 to12
B. Belly Dancing Workshop with Joslyn Robinson
Teen/Adult Session 1-3PM Ages 12 to Adult
Tuition: $20 (includes coin belts)
Bollywood Workshop – This workshop is a fusion of Bollywood, Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Contemporary and Bhangra choreographed to some of the latest and greatest Bollywood sounds. The class focuses on posture, dance technique, coordination, isolations, across the floor work, and quality of movement through choreography.
Belly Dancing Workshop – Modern tribal belly dance pulls from ancient traditions and from a vast range of cultures. This workshop is an accessible, energizing, fun, and freeing improvisational class. It is designed for all shapes, ages and dance experiences. Belly dance improves spinal health, posture, ease of movement, body image, self-confidence and much more! Class includes warm ups, some instruction, improvisational dance, and cool down.
Nicole Rizzo has been studying dance and theatre since childhood, dancing with Berkshire Dance Theatre and then went on to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC with a concentration in theatre and dance. In New York, Nicole danced in various theatre and dance shows which included the New York Fringe Festival where she was featured in the New York Times. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career and was asked to choreograph The Pointer Sister at the Henry Fonda Theatre for the City of Hope Foundation. Nicole currently choreographs, directs and performs in her own cabaret troupe in addition to teaching. She has taught dance and movement workshops for the renowned Wanderlust Festival, Bang on a Can at MASS MoCA, and teaches musical theatre, dance and acting programs at Minerva Arts Center and Berkshire Dance Theatre. Nicole is also a certified yoga teacher.
Joslyn Robinson has been teaching and performing Tribal Style Bellydance in the Bennington area since 1999. She is the creator and founder of Sisters of the Shawl and co-creator of Bennington Beledi. She has also been casually referred to by professional Bellydance troupes in the Burlington area as “the woman who brought American Tribal Style Bellydance to Vermont”. She is a massage therapist at Green Mountain Oasis where she specializes in Ayurvedic Massage and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation. Joslyn is currently completing an MFAW in Creative Writing at Goddard College.