‘Inspire’ a weekend of bellydance with Leandro Ferreyra

Leandro Ferreyra
20/21st April 2024
Chisenhale Dance Space, 64 – 84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ **
** Please note change of venue**

6.5 hours of workshops with Leandro in London at the beautiful Chisenhale Dance Space.  Only a 20 minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube.  We are using the performance studio – a lovely floor and lots of natural light. Read more about Leandro below.  Super talented, an inspirational teacher and performer.  This will be Leandros first time teaching and performing in the UK.  Go straight to our great value superstar package here.   Click on names of workshops below to book individually.

Our superstar package gives you access to all his workshops this weekend.  It also gives you your ticket for the Gala show.  With this package you save £20 on the individual workshops & show. The superstar package gives you the option of performing on stage with Leandro.  You will receive a 1 hour pre-recorded class with Leandro teaching the choreography – and have extra time with Leandro as we put it together for the show.  To perform this in the show you will need to have learnt it in advance.  Book your superstar package here.

Originally from Argentina, Leandro fell in love with bellydance at an early age.  Argentinian dancer, teacher and choreographer with more than 20 years in dance.  He trained with Amir Thaleb and became a teacher at his school.  He has also studied at the UNA (Argentine National University) as a postgraduate in choreographic composition.

Director and choreographer of his company Raksa with 10 years on stage, former principal dancer of the Arab Dance Company, one of the most important Arab dance companies in Latin America. From the age of 9 he also trained in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz and currently in ballroom dance and Tango.
Leandro has traveled with his dance to more than forty countries such as Egypt, Morocco, India, the Emirates, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Greece, Ukraine, Korea and Germany, among others.  He works with three schools in Argentina, he has been part of events organized by Unicef, Cruz Roja among others with the purpose of helping others.
Leandro has been on the panel of judges for the most recognized competitions in Argentina and the world, an exponent of Bollywood dance in his country and throughout Latin America.
He is and has been a teacher and choreographer of the great dancers of Latin America and Europe who are trending today!   Artistic director and teacher of the certification in Mexico and Miss Bellydance Mexico.   Artistic Director of the Cairo by night festival in Greece.  Organiser and producer of the Tapis Rouge shows in Argentina, which brings together the most talented artists in the country.
Leandro is currently an artist in the main festivals in the world with sold out workshops.  Leandro leaves his charisma on every stage he steps on and is always looking to inspire others in this beautiful art!
WORKSHOPS:
We have workshops Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning giving you time to travel.  If you are joining us from afar you only need one nights accommodation.  Click on the workshop names to book. Want to do it all?  Save money and book on our Superstar package.  As part of our superstar package you will also receive a 1 hour online class with the group choreography we will perform with Leandro on the evening.  I am very excited about this.
Saturday 20th April 2024:    1 – 2.30pm
Fusion Veil only £35 click here
In this class you will work on veil technique and fluidity brining a virtuoso quality to this wonderful element.  An ideal class to work on speed and flow in both technique and movement.
Get ready to connect your emotions with both the music and your veil, creating a very special feeling to your dance.
Saturday 20th April 2024:    3 – 5pm
Latin Drum solo only £45 click here
Percussion with Latin fusion:  Salsa, Samba and ChahCha movements.
A class with a Latin flavour.
In this class you will learn about different Latin moves in ballroom context and then apply them to your drum solo.  Fusing the Arabic and Latin will create a unique and inspiring performance.
Get ready to move your hips and spice up your body.
Saturday 20th April 19.00 – 21.00
Join us to see the amazing Leandro as well as many of Londons fabulous dancers. Performers to arrive for 18.00 to put together a finale for the show.  Soloists and groups welcome.  Dancers with the Superstar package get first option to perform.
Participants of the workshops will have the opportunity to show what they have been doing.  Advance tickets £15.  (£20 on the door)
Sunday 21st April 2024:    10am – 12.00
Romantic Oriental only £45 click here
Using a lyrical and romantic pop song, this choreography will portray beautiful flow and emotion.  In this class you will work on stylised technique, legs and arms and the fluidity of the torso.  You will explore possibilities to project energy and emotion through your body.  Immerse yourself in dance this Sunday morning.
Sunday 21st April 2024:   12.30 – 13.30
Lebanese Debke  only £25 click here
Get ready to hold your friends’ hands and start dancing, jumping and laughing together!

In this class you will work on the Lebanese folklore technique with stomping on the ground, foot tapping and jumping…a powerful class full of energy…feel the force of folklore in this class.
Go home energised and full of dance.  Finish our weekend of dance on a high!
Want to do it all?  Save money and book on our Superstar package.
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL:
We are using the Bethnal Green Travel Lodge – a 15 minute walk from out studio.  There are lots of cafes and restaurants around.  Join us for what promises to be an amazing weekend………
Nearest Metro :  Bethnal Green on the Central line.  It takes about an hour from Heathrow.
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Hosted by Farida dance and supported by ‘BellyDance Now’.