International Dance Day featuring Michelle Joyce, April 21-22, 2017

International Dance Day featuring Michelle Joyce, April 21-22, 2017

This year’s MEDGE International Dance Day Celebration will be a real treat as we are honored to host the dazzling Michelle Joyce as our featured performer and workshop instructor!  Join us 8:30pm at Whirled Pies on Friday, April 21 for our Spring Gala Show (admission $7, always family-friendly) and make sure to sign up for Michelle’s incredible workshops offered April 22 (see workshop details below)!

About Michelle Joyce

Michelle Joyce started her professional bellydance career while living in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied under Sema Yildiz, the Turkish dance legend, and became the headlining act at The Orient Nightclub in Istanbul in 1998.

In 1999, she moved to Australia, where she performed with the Harem Groove Bellydance Troupe in Brisbane.

While in Australia, she was recruited to bellydance at an upscale Japanese nightclub. She spent four months living in Nagoya, Japan, performing on a nightly basis.

Michelle has won several belly dance competitions including People’s Choice Bellydance Awards (2004), Star Cabaret Performer (2006), Live Music Soloist (North Valley Competition 2006), and East Coast Classic Champion (2006).

In 2007, she edited and produced her first belly dance performance DVD, By Dancers For Dancers, a collaborative project by local dancers who had decided to stop waiting for someone else to “discover them” and took matters into their own hands. The success of this DVD launched Cheeky Girls Productions, a company that produces and distributes belly dance instructional and performance DVDs internationally.

In 2010, she produced the world’s first belly dance reality show, Project Belly Dance. It was distributed online and immediately went viral.

Michelle frequently travels around the world to perform and to teach workshops.

Her critically acclaimed line of belly dance instructional DVDs continue to be top sellers worldwide.

Learn more about Michelle Joyce at http://arabicdance.net/

Workshop Information & Registration

Two workshops will be held during the weekend following our Spring Gala Show, with two 2-hour workshops on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Space is limited to 20 per workshop, so register soon!  All workshops will be held at Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga Studio, Eugene, OR.


  • 10am-12pm • Middle Eastern Fusion Choreography with a Techno Beat

    Perfect for night clubs and western audiences, this choreography takes the techno back beat of Said Mrad’s “Move”, this intermediate level choreography mixes some fast level and direction changes, with some classic belly dance technique.  The result is an unexpected mix of sultry smoothness and raw, sexy energy, guaranteed to wake up an audience!   (Music: Move by Said Mrad from the album Another Thousand and One)

    Order Middle Eastern Fusion Choreography with a Techno Beat

  • 1pm-3pm • Stage Presence and Improvisation

    This workshop is all about re-vamping your performance skills!  Good technique is vital but it is only half the story.  Michelle discusses connecting with the audience and stage presence – tricks that will set you and/or your troupe apart and make you shine.  Learn the dynamics of a stage show and explore methods of adding polish and professionalism to your dance.   We will also address issues of nervousness, stage fright, improvisation and accident recovery.  This workshop has an emphasis on learning techniques for attaining relaxation and calmness before and while we dance – vital skills for you and your students!  Please bring a veil.

    Order Stage Presence and Improvisation
  • Take both workshops at a discounted rate!
    Order Michelle Joyce Workshop Combo

*Or join the guild! Membership is only $20/year.

All registrations received after April 15, 2017 (pending space availability) will have an additional fee of $5 each.  Space is limited to 20 per workshop, so don’t delay!

Register by Mail

If you don’t wish to register online, you may download the MEDGE_Spring_2017_Workshop_Registration_Form to print and mail with your payment by check to the address provided on the form.

 

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