After 6 editions of the RAKS Summer School it is time for something new, new for RAKS, and new for Belgium!
Inspired by the fun packed belly dance weekends that I have had the fortune to be invited to and teach at at abroad, I wanted to bring this experience to Belgium! It has taken a while to find the perfect venue, but we have!
(e)motion and Artemisia proudly present "Raks goes Royal - 2014 special edition", a residential belly dance weekend, in an absolutely breath taking environment, Castle "Koningsteen", a small and beautifully restored stately home in Kapelle-op-den-Bos (Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium).
Since the 14th century royalty has come to play in this place. The current buildings date from the 1880s and have been turned into a relaxing, friendly and soulfull place, used for seminars and wokshops.
It will be ours for three days in the summer of 2014.
Come and relax, learn and have fun with your friends for the weekend! I am already imagining how i'll have difficulties getting everyone to go to bed on time!
I am working on the teacher line up and programme. Definitely joining us is Delanna (Germany/Russia), whose workshops inspired many dancers at RAKS 2012 and 'From Cairo with Love'. We will have several oriental style classes, technique classes, a choreography, but also introduction and more advanced workshops in folklore, fusion or other specialities, there will be an optional arabic make up class, and several other little extra's. We will probably have a drummer, etc... and a hafla of course!
I haven't been able to confirm all the teachers yet, as this is very far ahead for them to plan, but I can guarantee it will be a full and exciting program, with lots of workshops to give you inspiration and a little push. there will be several classes going on at the same time, so you can choose the classes that speak to you the most.
The workshops will offer something for all levels, but the weekend will not be suited for beginners. Workshop groups will be small and guarantee maximum personal attention.
when? 8-9-10 august 2014.
Arrivals are Friday Afternoon from 15h, after wich you can settle in, and relax in the beautifull gardens, (or practice for the show), but you are also welcome to join us later if you are traveling straight from work to us.... We 'meet and greet' at 18h, followed by dinner, and the first workshops! The weekend ends at 17.30h sunday
Price; 300€. this includes all workshops on friday, saturday and sunday, lots of extra activities, the friday night special and the saturday Hafla. Also included in the price are two nights of hotel (in double rooms), all meals (two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners) and coffeebreaks. and of course your goodie bag! This will be a vegetarian weekend.
(limited availability of single rooms at an extra charge, email me about this option; and there will be some optional extra's that you can pay for on site, such as a mini-massage!).
Enrollments open 1/9/2013 at 10 am :
Those enrolling via email in september will receive bank transfer information for their deposit and are only enrolled after we received the deposit! the website will send you a bill for the entire fee in one go, but you can pay as follows if you prefer
50 € (non-refundable deposit); 100€ (first payment) is due before January 1st. 150€ (second payment) is due before May 1st.
I am reallllly looking forward to this new venture!
Limited places so you might want to be quick!
Do email me with any questions!