Friday, October 7, 2016

Teacher Feature: Poppy Maya!

Teaching for her first time at WP is third-generation belly dancer and co-author of "Becoming a Belly Dancer" is the wonderful Poppy Maya! She is bringing to our extensive workshop schedule "Your Perfect Belly Dance Wardrobe" which focuses on the crucial topic of putting together the right look and costuming for your dance, regardless of level or style!

Poppy Maya is an international belly dancer and costume designer. As a third-generation belly dancer, she grew up surrounded by Middle Eastern music and dance. Dancers choose to have their custom costumes designed and made by Poppy because she brings her knowledge of performance to the design and construction of her costumes. Her pieces stand up to the strongest shimmy. UK born, Poppy’s belly dance career has taken her to three continents. Poppy performed professionally throughout India for eight months. She was the featured entertainer at Bollywood weddings, beach hotels and cruise ships. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area CA, performing at private events and restaurants. She is known for her exquisite shimmies, dynamic staging, bright smile and sparking eyes. Her family legacy of dance shines through her interpretations of the music.

Saturday 10/15: 5-6:30pm Poppy Maya: Your Perfect Belly Dance Wardrobe
Do you have lots of costumes pieces but nothing to wear? Are you just starting to perform and need to expand or upgrade your wardrobe, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, Poppy will teach you how to get what you want from your costumes based on your budget, performance style and opportunities. We will review your existing costume collection and evaluate how it aligns with your goals.Poppy will share techniques for getting the most out of your wardrobe and how to complete your performance look. This is a lecture type workshop. Details of preparation work will be sent ahead of the class.

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