Lotus Belly Dance

Where the Spirit of Dance Blooms!

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 ​(www.michellesbelly.com)

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.

Date:  November 19, 2018

Location:  Studio Satarah - 6150 Old Pineville Road, Charlotte, NC 28277

Time:  11am - 3:15pm

Wanting to explore some new styles of dance? Iona and Sarah are proud to present this beautiful day of workshops and jam! Everyone is welcome to come hang out during the jam, but if you're coming to dance, please either take the workshops or have prior experience in either of these two styles.

Intro to American Tribal Style Belly Dance (R) with Sarah 
$20/ 11-12:30
Join Sarah Hahn of Satarah as you journey into the depths of ATS®
This beautiful style of dance is a group improvisational style of belly dance created by the amazing Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman. Come see why thousands of women love this dance!

Intro to Datura Style with Iona Wilson 
$20/ 12:45- 2:15
What is Datura Style? Datura Style is an umbrella term that encompasses both a technique method and a dance vocabulary that can be used for both choreography and improvisation.

The aesthetic presentation for Datura’s vocabulary is inspired by:
1. Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour’s belly dance technique in the video Suhaila Dances for the Sultan.
2. Masha Archer’s approach to “moving sculptural composition,”
3. Carolena Nericcio’s polished and organized placement of the body and presentation of improvisational vocabulary for groups,
4. Jill Parker’s posture and serpentine technique,
5. John Compton’s humor,
6. Mardi Love’s dedication to quality materials.

Datura Style has emerged from Rachel Brice’s work studying, analyzing, integrating, combining, and distilling these influences in pursuit of a unique expression and stylization in the dance world.


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Price is $20 for each workshop plus jam
Donations will be accepted for the jam, if you're just joining from 2:30-3:30
No instruction allowed during this time.

How to pay/reserve your spot: please send payment via PayPal to studiosatarah@gmail.com with your name and ATS in the note section. Thanks!!