Fall Festival!

MEDGE is proud to present our 14th Annual Fall Festival, featuring workshops and performances by Colette and Scarlet Thistle!  Join us at WhirledPies Downtown on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for all-day dance performances, live music, Gala Evening Show featuring Colette and Scarlet Thistle, as well as other local MEDGE dancers, vendors and workshops. See full workshop details and register below!

Featuring Colette and Scarlet Thistle

Colette has been belly dancing for 20 years, starting with her first class with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco in 1997.  She was immediately intrigued by the group improvisational aspect of the dance and was invited to join the professional troupe at the start of 2001.

In 2008, Colette established Scarlet Thistle Studio in Hood River, OR as her home base for teaching.  The following year she founded Scarlet Thistle Belly Dance, a performance troupe that performs at festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.  In 2011, Colette became the resident ATS® instructor at Datura, Rachel Brice’s studio in Portland, bringing over 15 years of belly dance teaching experience to studios and workshops throughout the area.  In 2015 she completed the third phase of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ approach and is a Certified Practitioner of the 8 Elements of Belly Dance.

Scarlet Thistle includes Colette, Debi, Kizzy, Tabra, and Traci.  For more information regarding Scarlet Thistle, please see their website at http://scarletthistlestudio.com/


Fall Festival Workshops

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, MEDGE will present two workshops with our featured instructors, Colette and Scarlet Thistle! All workshops will be held at Celebration Belly Dance and Yoga Studio, 1840 Willamette St, Suite 206,  in Eugene, Oregon.

Sunday Workshops with Scarlet Thistle • October 15, 2017

  • 10am-12pm • A Dancers’ Orbit

    A group of “flying skirts” amaze the audience as they fill the performance space with swirls of color and motion. ATS® has always embraced spins and movements that are amplified by costuming in action. This workshop details the visual power of spins while breaking down different types of turning moves. Starting small, we work on Read More

    Order A Dancers' Orbit
  • 1pm-3pm • Make it Big: Formations for Groups and Ways to Play

    This workshop takes you beyond standard duets and trios, exploring formations for five of more dancers. Using Classic and Modern ATS® vocabulary, we’ll play with lateral fades, finding and keeping sightlines, and drill dancing in odd-shaped performance spaces.

    Order Make it Big: Formations for Groups and Ways to Play
  • Take both workshops at a discounted rate!
    Order Scarlet Thistle Workshop Combo

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


Festival Information

Admission

Cost of all-day admission for adults $10, includes admission to the Gala Evening Show (children 12 & under free, family-friendly event).

Festival Schedule

  • 12:00 noon, Doors open
  • All-day Vendors including Photo Booth with Phoebus Foto
  • 1pm-6pm, Festival Dancing on the Cozmic stage
  • 6:30pm-8pm, Festival Dancing with Live Music!
  • 8:30pm, Gala Evening Show with featured troupe Scarlet Thistle and more!

Please check back for updates on vending, live music, and more!


Performer and Volunteer Signup

Fall Festival is made great by dancers and volunteers! Please use the links below If you’re interested in signing up for a daytime Festival Dancing spot or volunteering to help us run the festival.