Registration Info

No refunds for any tickets or workshops.

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

Early Bird Registration has ended.  All outdated buttons will be refunded.

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

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.

Date & Location
November 18, 2018

6150 Old Pineville Road, Charlotte, NC

Intro to American Tribal Style Belly Dance (R) with Sarah -
$20/ 11am-12:30pm
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/ 12:45pm - 2:15pm
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.


2:30 - 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

Please send payment via PayPal to with your name and ATS or DS in the note section. Thanks!!

Class Options
Show Ticket Only

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.

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!

Lotus Belly Dance

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