Archive for February, 2013

Effective immediately, the Wednesday night yoga for dancers class is canceled.

Hoping to come up with a new class to fill that time slot soon!

Space for Movement Studio presents IditaRaqs!
A Weekend of Dance & Workshops by Local Instructors
Workshops held March 2-3, 2012
Plus a Hafla on Sunday night 5 – 8pm

Registration form here:


What is IditaRaqs?

A weekend of workshops featuring instruction from our community in Fairbanks!

Previously held the same weekend as the Yukon Quest, now held the same month as the Iditarod. This is a chance for local instructors and performers to showcase some of the talents not normally found in their regular classes. Held over two days, we will have dance, movement and costuming topics to choose from.

Dance classes only $110, pre-registration. Add-on drum class for just $10 more!
Dance classes only $130, at the door, space permitting. Add-on drum class for just $10 more!

Saturday all day – $60 pre-registration
Saturday all day – $70 at the door, space permitting

Sunday all day – $60 pre-registration
Sunday all day – $70 at the door, space permitting

Or pick and choose your dance classes:
$35 Single class, pre-registration
$40 at the door, space permitting

Drum class:
$10 as add-on to any other class pre-registration
$15 ala carte or at the door, space permitting

10:30 – 12:30pm
Tribal Style Duets and Trios with Joyce Young. We will cover some of the fun things we can do in duet and trio formations while doing Improvisational Tribal Style Dance. A background in dance is best, with at least some Improv Tribal Style experience being optimal.

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00pm
Spins, Turns and Floorwork with Lara Lotze. Like to spin but think you could use some refinement? Want to be able to make your floorwork more dynamic? Come to this workshop to learn how!

4:30 – 5:30
Drumming Workshop with Elzbeth. Has it been a while since you picked up your drum and gave it some attention? Never had a chance to drum and want to give it a try? This is your chance! Elzbeth will cover a variety of Middle Eastern Rhythms in this workshop!


10:30 – 12:30pm
Souzana’s 7 Shimmies and 7 Variations. Why use only one or two types of shimmies in your dancing?! Diversify! Includes technique and practice of: Rotation Shimmy (Omi), Freeze, Earthquake, Afro Shimmy, Samba Shimmy, Egyptian Thigh Shimmy and Hagalah.

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00pm
Bhangra and Bollywood Dance Workout with Joyce Young . Featuring folk dance and movement pulled primarily from the region of Punjab in India, Bhangra dance is fun and easy to do. Bollywood is the ultimate fusion of dances, pulling movement and inspiration from classical Indian dance forms, as well as modern dance forms and belly dance. This workshop will have an emphasis on moving and exercise with low to high impact options good for anyone regardless of dance background.

Sunday Hafla. Please bring a dish to share.

Space for Movement will once again be hosting Idita-Raqs, a weekend of workshops lead my our local instructors, but we need to know what you would prefer to see at these workshops!
We have seven workshop topics suggested, please tell us what you want to take by taking our survey:

Survey open until midnight Sunday February 10th.

BTW: average cost of each workshop is $20 per hour, with discounts for early bird registration which will run from Feb 11 – 20.  Each workshop is scheduled for approx 2 to 2.5 hours.