Workshop: Veil Dancing From the Heart with Ireta – 1:30-3:00 p.m.

ireta“Veil dancing from the heart” – Explore the lyrical and emotional aspects of dancing with your veil, including pacing, musicality, timing, emotional expression, and interpretation. Bring your favorite veil.

Ireta has been dancing for 35 years and is still as enamored with the dance as when she began. Her first instructor was the fabulous “Badawia” from Jordan. Ireta danced in Badawia’s troupe for many years, mostly as a soloist and sword dancer. Ireta performed at Athens West in Portland for many years. She has been a student of many teachers and has traveled to Egypt for training as well. Ireta served as the MEDECA President in Portland. She was one of the ‘mothers’ of the Best of the MEDECA show and The Belly Dance Contest for MEDECA. She now lives in Lincoln City.

1:30-3:00 p.m.:  Workshop held at Studio B, 189 W. 8th Ave., Eugene, OR.