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Early EARLY Bird Registration (7 spots only until July 15!)

Registration for all workshops and 1 show ticket - $110

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Early Bird Registration (10 spots only until July 15!)

Registration for all workshops and 1 show ticket -$120

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Workshop and Ticket Bundle (available after July 15)

Registration for all workshops and 1 show ticket - $130

Individual Workshops and Show (available after August 1) 

Registration for each workshop - $65

Show ticket - $20

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Lotus Belly Dance and Raks Sultana are honored to host the amazing Michelle Sorensen in a day workshop as part of our annual Uncommon Hips Show!  Check back for updates!

About Michelle ​(

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly Dancer with over a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies under the direction of Kismet School of Dance (American), Kashmir Dance Company (ATS & Tribal Fusion), Trisha Mcbride (Tribal Fusion and Experimental) and more recently Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. Along with bellydance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, Exotic Dance, Contemporary Dance and Dancehall/Twerk. “Cross-training” in these genres of dance has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility and finding her own artistic voice. Her life is also occupied with being a mother of 2 sweet little girls who are a constant inspiration to push boundaries and a reminder to explore! She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.

Lotus Belly Dance

Where the Spirit of Dance Blooms!

Performance opportunities coming soon!


​Workshops and show will be held on the CPCC Uptown Campus,

Charlotte, NC

1206 Elizabeth Ave (Kings Drive)
Charlotte, NC 28204

Workshops will be at the Overcash 300 rehearsal space.

Uncommon Hips Show will be held at Tate Hall.


9:30am - 10:00am Registration

10am - 12pm Creature Calistenics

12pm - 1pm Lunch

1pm - 3pm Kotch It If You Can

Uncommon Hips Performance Show

6:30pm: Doors open

7:00pm:  Show begins 

Workshop Descriptions

“Creature Calisthenics”
Learn creative combos inspired by mythical and fairy tale creatures (think mermaids,monsters etc) complete with appropriate music for each! Use all or part of each combo to create a dance that is truly unique! We will also discuss how to tastefully convey “characters” without being melodramatic or overly literal.  All levels invited!

“Kotch It If You Can”
Come twerk it with me! In this workshop you will learn a fast-paced Jamaican Dancehall inspired fusion choreography. We’ll be moving and sweating a LOT, so dress comfortably!  All levels invited!