The creative minds and dancers at Womanjah enjoy bringing you new and exciting events and workshops. Previously we have hosted workshops covering a range of dance styles including classical Persian, silk fan veil dance, shawl (Manton) dance, tribal combinations, sword, and Middle Eastern dance. Womanjah has also run complimentary workshops for dancers, entertainers and creative people such as stage make-up and costume design and sewing.
Baladi (May 2016)
Deliciously Dangerous Sword (May 2015)
A Stitch in Time (August 2013)
An enjoyable day learning all the simple tricks to adding magic to your costume. Options include learning how to make a hip scarf, how to decorate a bra, how to make amazing headpieces and a heap of other helpful hints. You do not need to be able to sew – some of the magic is with glue, not a needle and thread.
Persian Princess Workshop (May 2013)
Discover the grace a beauty of Classical Persian style dancing featuring folkloric steps and waltzes and expressive arm gestures. A variety of techniques will be woven into a beautiful choreography.
Sounds of Colour – Face Off (September 2012)
Learn about your face, its shape and how you can enhance and change your look to work with your costumes and dances. Practice making your eyes larger, changing your lips, adding shadows and contours. Take home professional photographs of your end result.
This workshop was taught by Teresa Borjesson of Alive Creations.
Professional photography for the workshop was done by Stephanie Johnson of Silvergum Photography.
Sounds of Colour – Workshops and Charity Gala Performance Evening (July 2011)
Raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A spectacular Charity Gala Performance evening with a difference. Starting with cocktails, dance music sets by DJ Richi Madan (Rhythm & Spice), stalls, lucky prizes, and the list goes on and on.
Silk Fan Veils with Jacqueline Peperkamp (July 2011)
The tricky handling technique required will be clearly explained, whether performing with just the one or a pair. This flowing prop from Asia is simply beautiful & a visual delight for the audience offered the ‘wow factor’! Jacqueline will explain the five key points to remember with planning ahead a troupe choreography, solo or an improvisation.
The Drunken Lady & Other Salacious Tribal Fusion Combos with Melusina (July 2011)
Become intoxicated with a brand new series of Tribal Fusion combos from the twisted mind of Madame Melusina. Strut, weave, sway and stagger your way through a series of deliriously sinful movements using syrupy muscles and fancy footwork. Come all you tipsy, lascivious strumpets, ’tis time you kicked up your heels and caroused to The Drunken Lady!
Shawl (Manton) Dance with Jacqueline Peperkamp (July 2011)
These large pure silk shawls are traditionally from Spain. First created for the purpose of covering ‘Grand Pianos’, later of course worn in women’s fashion & by Flamenco Fusion Dancers. This workshop will create an extension to your dance knowledge & stamina, (it’s a good workout!) Jacqueline looks forward to sharing a few of her combos & moves using the Shawl.