Ozgen in LEEDS – Workshops & Show Night

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Type of event: Theatre show, Workshops


Inernational star Ozgen is returning to Leeds!

— Ozgen in LEEDS – Workshops & Show Night —

We have a day of drama and sparkle set up for you all!
Workshops – Advanced and professionals, take note! For the first time ever, Ozgen will be teaching BOTH workshops dedicated to adv/ pro level dancers! Beginners/ improvers *are* welcome – and it is recommended you attend, you will get a lot out of this! – but come knowing the pace and ability level will be higher.
Show time – ALL groups welcome to perform in the show, which will take place in a small theatre. Priority given to workshop attendees.
NOTE: Workshops and show at *different* venues (see below).

WORKSHOP 1 – 10:00am-12:00pm
– 9/8 Turkish Romany Dance –
Level: Adv/ Pro (Beginners welcome)
Go beyond the basic step and build on your technique. Just as an Egyptian audience would expect Saidi in a performance set, a Turkish set requires a 9/8 rhythm Turkish Romany dance! This infectious style will delight your Turkish audience and others alike! Learn the moves and steps of ‘Roman Havası’ (“Romany air/ feel”), followed by a mini choreography. Open to newcomers to the rhythm. Come and learn from the master!

WORKSHOP 2 – 12:30-2:30pm
– Turkish Style Drum Solo –
Level: Adv/ Pro (Beginners welcome)
All drum solos weren’t made equal…! – What makes a drum solo Turkish style? What flavour and combinations can you add to your drum solo to give it a different feel? Just for fun or to perform specifically for your niche audiences, come learn a drum solo choreography that is quintessentially Turkish bellydance in style to add to your repertoire!

The studio has a lovely small lounge area with free tea and coffee (donation box), so you can enjoy a break and chat in the middle without having to leave the venue. Aaah, *stretch*!
@ The Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills, LS9 7SW
FREE parking in the mills complex.

SHOW NIGHT – 7-10:30pm
A glittering, intimate evening of performances by local groups and the star himself, Ozgen! Priority will be given to groups, especially those who are attending workshops too. All performers must buy a show ticket. With backstage being small in comparison to the big number of dancers we will have, (where possible) we recommend coming ready made up and in costume.
@ Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
FREE on street parking, but it does fill up quickly.

*GOODIE BAGS!* – *First 5 people* to make a workshop or package booking receive a cute goodie bag worth approx. £20! – Don’t say we don’t spoil you!

EARLY BIRD – Buy on or before 30th November 2017:
Half package – 1 x w/s plus show ticket = £30
Full package – 2 x w/s plus show ticket = £45
(Potential savings of £25!)

IN ADVANCE – Buy on or before 16th March 2018:
1 x workshop = £25
2 x workshops = £40
Show ticket = £12 guest, £10 performer, £8 conc./ LUU BDS
All payments in advance via bank transfer only (no PayPal). Please contact Meilyn for details.

1 x workshop = £30
2 x workshops = £45
Show ticket = £15 (everyone, even if performing)
Only cash accepted on the day.

Contact Meilyn to book your place (and buy your family and friends show tickets); private message or email enquiries@meilynbellydancer.com. Places only reserved once payment has been made via bank transfer.

Cancellation policy –
As with any class, workshop or course, on payment, no refunds are available. Refunds are only available if the session is cancelled by the organiser. If you have pre-paid for a session and can no longer attend, you may sell your place on to someone else, ensuring you inform the organiser of this; if the new person’s name is not on the workshop register, they will be charged the full otd fee. Full terms and conditions on request.

Please see pinned post for more information.

Ozgen has performed, taught, choreographed & directed for the last 19 years. His reputation as a male belly dancer & teacher has taken him across the world. In Istanbul, he joined the cast of Night of the Sultans combining contemporary dance, ballet and oriental dance. Ozgen taught for several years at the Tolgahan Dance School in Istanbul, and is now based in London, teaching and performing Turkish Oriental & Romani (Gypsy) dance internationally.

– See you all soon, I can’t wait! –

The Dance Studio Leeds
Mabgate Mills, Macaulay Street, Mill 6, First Floor
Leeds, Europe – United Kingdom