Alanya Bellydance

Every Body Has the Right to Dance

Alanya & Lisa Michaela present:

13 Moons

  • Annual Summer residential weekend 
  • Autumn, Winter & Spring online choreography workshops 
  • Informal online get-togethers

Can't get to the residential weekend? Join our online family!  

WE HOPE TO BE BACK AT ANYBODY'S BARN IN 2021!

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A unique residential dance experience to enhance your expression and performance 

with Alanya and Lisa Michaela

Our Event:

Alanya and Lisa Michaela are thrilled to invite you to join us for this unique Bellydance weekend experience.  13 Moons Midsummer Bellydance Retreat offers 11 residential places for a relaxed 2-night stay with Bellydance workshops and activities with qualified tutors in the Herefordshire countryside.

 

You can attend any of the workshops, enjoy dancing, parties and meals together, and spend time in the Resource Corner, explore the surroundings, relax or book a private lesson or JWAAD Technique Review/Personal Development Plan.


Further Day Passes (6 places) are available for the Saturday :

Short Day Pass (10.00am-6.30pm) includes all workshops and picnic lunch

Long Day Pass (10.00am-late) as above plus informal hafla and buffet supper


Our Venue:

Anybody’s Barn is a large converted barn in the rural countryside overlooking the Malvern Hills.  It is specially designed to accommodate affordable educational events and retreats for those who may not normally be able to enjoy such beautiful and secluded surroundings, and comprises:

 


Inside:                                                                                       Outside:


Large carpeted room (‘Salon’)                                              Garden with fire pit

Converted stable (‘Workroom’/ Resource Corner)          Orchard

Communal kitchen/diner                                                      Car park        

Bedrooms with bunk beds                                                     Access to Nature Reserve

3 WC/shower rooms


Residential booking includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in single bunk in shared room (2-4 sharing)
  • All meals
  • Dance workshops
  • Other workshops
  • Informal hafla
  • Welcome drink & nibbles


"What a wonderful weekend! Heartfelt thank you's to Abbie and Lisa for doing the do so brilliantly well in fab workshops, food and hosting. Thank you to everyone for making the whole experience magical. It was lovely to be with you all."


"Lots of learning, dancing, great conversation, fun, laughter, really good food . Met lots of lovely people. Place was so relaxing and peaceful.  Really enjoyed the classes.... came away with so much from this weekend! Thank you so much Abbie and Lisa .... you have been such perfect hosts and amazing teachers! Really looking forward to the next one!"


Your tutors:

Lisa Michaela


A trained instructor from the Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance ( JWAAD), Lisa Michaela has been a professional instructor, performer and choreographer since 1998, working in the UK, USA and currently based in Spain. An expressive, lyrical and vibrant dancer Lisa Michaela has performed in theatrical productions, numerous dance shows, film, public and corporate events, balls, parties & restaurants. She performs as a soloist and with her dance company 'The Moon of Delight' and is an inspirational instructor and choreographer.


Alanya


Trained in Ballet and Jazz Dance, Alanya discovered Bellydance on joining Lisa Michaela's class, subsequently taking the JWAAD Teaching Diploma and becoming a professional instructor herself. Now based in Herefordshire, Alanya teaches regular classes across the county, one-off workshops around the UK, and leads her student troupe ‘Odalisque’.  As well as performing as a soloist, she specializes in group choreography and encourages students to develop their performance skills.



Details of our 2019 event 'Viva La Diva!' :


Programme June 21st - 23rd 2019 

Date & Time
 Activity
 Lead
 Location
Friday 21stJune
 
 
 
 5.30-7.00pm
 Arrivals inc. welcome glass of wine/fruit juice & nibbles
.
 Kitchen Diner/Verandah
 7.00-8.00pm
 Discussion Workshop - 'How to be a Diva'
 Lisa Michaela & Alanya
Salon
 8.00-9.00pm
 Optional private lessons/PDPs
 Lisa Michaela & Alanya
 Worksroom/Salon
 9.00-10.00pm
 Light evening meal
 
 Kitchen Diner
10.00-10.30pm
 Longest day!  Salute the sunset
.
  Garden
 
 
 
 
 Saturday 22nd June
.
 
 
  8.30-9.00am
 ShimmyFit Warm Up
  Lisa Michaela
  Salon
 9.00-10.00am
 Breakfast/Day Pass Welcome
.
Garden/Kitchen Diner 
 10.00-11.30am
 Workshop 1a - Group dance for Hafla
 Lisa Michaela
 Workroom
.
 Workshop 1b - Poses for Stage and Screen
 Alanya
 Salon
 11.30-11.45am
 Break
 
.
 11.45am-1.15pm
 Workshop 2a - Choreography: 'Oriental Cha-Cha Fusion
 Lisa Michaela
 Salon
 
 Workshop 2b - Strike a Pose! Fun photo session
 Alanya
 Workroom
 1.15-2.45pm
  Picnic Lunch
 
Garden/Kitchen Diner 
 2.45-4.15pm
 Workshops 1a & 1b Rpt
 Lisa Michaela/Alanya
 Workroom/Salon
4.15-5.00pm
  Break
 
 
 5.00-6.30pm
 Workshops 2a & 2b Rpt
 Lisa Michaela/Alanya
 Salon/Workroom
 6.30pm
 Short Day Pass departures
 
 
 7.30pm onwards
Informal Hafla inc. buffet supper
Long Day Pass departures
 
 Salon
.
 
 
 
 Sunday 23rd June
 
 
 
 8.00-8.30am
 ShimmyFit Warm Up
 Lisa Michaela
 Salon
 8.30-9.00am
 Breakfast /Day Pass Welcome
 
 Kitchen Diner
 9.00-11.00am
 Workshop 1 - Modern Diva - Baladi Choreography
 Lisa Michaela
 Salon
 11.00-11.30am
 Break
 
 
 11.30am-1.30pm
 Workshop 2 - Duet Choreography: Oriental Tango Fusion 
 Lisa Michaela & Alanya
Salon 
 1.30-2.45pm
 Lunch
 
 Garden/Kitchen Diner
 3.00pm
 Departures
 
 

We look forward to welcoming you soon!