Annual Emerald Sanctuary
Belly Dance Retreat and Wetlands Benefit
August 26-29 2010
Grand Coulee, Wa
We Have Such a Blast Let's Rak on Year #7!
*Emerald Sanctuary Filled up last year, I advise Early Registration to reserve yourself a spot and to be in the cabin of your choice! You can also stay in a tent if you wish... *
note I have created a Tribe as a place where we can all ask / answer questions
and post Pictures concerning the Retreat. Please visit at
We also have a Facebook page
join us for a weekend of belly dance, middle eastern music & Magick near a pristine
chain of lakes, freshwater marshes, and magnificent basalt rock formations.
The 7th Annual Emerald Sanctuary Retreat will be held at Camp Delany in
Sun Lakes State Park near Coulee City. The weekend includes workshops
which are tailored for ALL dancer levels, an evening hafla, shopping,
relaxation, and celebration of the dance. The retreat is a benefit, and
a generous portion of the registration will be donated to the wetlands.
Carrie Konyha www.sedonabellydance.com
will be held outside in the grassy field or inside the main building at
the preference of the instructor. If the weather does not permit they
will be held indoors (but we don't see that happening!). Workshops are
designed for ALL levels of dancers.
Workshop Schedule: WkshpDescriptions are Below
6pm Mother Earth Gypsy w/Indigo
10am-12pm Taqsim w/ Carrie Konyha
12-1pm Flamenco Oriental w/ Maria Morca
1-4pm Lunch / Play / Shopping / Swimming
3:30-5:30 Drills Gone Wild w/ Aubre
5:30-6:30 9/8Adventures w/ Hasani
10am-1pm Saidii & Ghawazee w/ Aubre
1-4 LUNCH/ Play/Shopping/ Swimming
4-6pm Beautiful Arms & Hands w/ Carrie Konyha
10am-12pm Drums & Zills w/ Yasmin!
12-3:15 Pack up and GoodByes!
/ COST INFO: Pre-Registration is Due by Aug 9
taking workshops: $175(paid before Aug 8)/ $190 (if paid after Aug 9)
Camper not attending workshops $80 / $90
may attend drum workshop
(not attending workshops) $45 / $55
are 5-14 children under 5 are FREE
attending Workshops $120 / $140
Table Free please let me know if you are planning on vending and
I ask that you donation from proceeds to benefit the Still - Snohomish
available for groups of 6 or more However All 6 registrations Must be sent in together Please Contact me for Group Discount Info
**Worker Scholarships are available for 6 Helpers, you will receive a 50% discount for Helping... Please email me if you are interested!**
Registrations can be sent by mail. Please email me if you need a flier.
send registrations payable to Indigo
*Please note there are no Weapons Allowed at Camp Delaney & Minors are prohibited from drinking in accordance with State Law No Dogs are allowed at Camp Delaney (their policy not mine)*
Drills Gone Wild: w/ Aubre
Drills to boogle your mind and body. Take your dancing to the next level, regardless of style, by learning strong hipwork and upper body technique. Layering options will be provided. Yoga mat suggested for floor stretches.
Saidi & Ghawazee w/ Aubre
Learn the essential moves to these Upper Egyptian folk dances, how they culturally relate to each other, including cane/assaya and sagat. Bring a cane with/without a hook and finger cymbals.
Beautiful Hands and Arms w/ Carrie Konyha
Lets take the guesswork out of arms and learn dance combinations that incorporate elegant hands, flowing arm patterns and nice ‘framing’ arm poses. Learn to guide the gaze of your audience with your hands and arms and how to integrate arm movements into your dancing to bring more of a sense of completeness to your dance.
Taqsim: The Art of Sensuous bellydance movement w/ Carrie Konyha
When the music slows down, do you know how to perform mesmerizing dances that will keep your audience entranced? The purpose of the Taqsim is to set an introspective, meditative mood & mystical atmosphere. This workshop Instructs dancers in sensuous, snaky torso & hip movements combined with dynamic pop & lock accents with instruction on interpreting & performing to various instrumental taqsims (oud, qanoun, accordian, violin). Includes techniques for sensuous, classy floor work.
Adventures in 9/8 w/ Hasani
Hasani will lead us in her Cabaret Stylings of 9/8
Flamenco Oriental w/ Maria Morca
Maria Morca has Danced and Performed Flamenco and Oriental Dance for Many years. She now combines her love of dance to share w/ BellyDancers how to add some Flamenco Flare to our BellyDance
Mother Earth Gypsy w/ Indigo
We will start off the Retreat w/ a Meditational Movement Designed to Relax you and help w/ Musical Interpretation. Following I will share w/ you many of my favorite Gypsy Movements. Please bring a skirt to dance with.