Raqs Gitana LasVegas 2016 Featuring Silvia Salamanca

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January 23 and 24, 2016

BackStage Dance Studios
3425 Backstage Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89121  

Workshop descriptions:



Saturday, January 23rd

10:00am - 12:00pm:

Hands, Hips and Spins, Elements of the Fire of the Spanish gypsies. (all levels)

In this workshop we will learn the art of the beautiful hands and arms from flamenco and how to combine it with your oriental dance to add spark to it. Plus, we will get you spinning like a passionate gitana too! Can we ask for more? Yes! A modern time routine based on this ancient time! Ole!


1:00pm - 3:00pm

Spanish gypsy passion: Zambra Mora! (all levels)

In this workshop, suitable for all levels, we will start breaking down the elements of the Zambra Mora (Spanish gypsy dance). Then we will learn a new routine designed to dance in couples like the “gitanas” do (Spanish gypsy women dance with each other…and they have fun!) The routine can also be learned to be a beautiful solo. No need to bring your own partner! Just your fiery spirit and a skirt, and be ready to feel proud, joyful and fiery!! Ole!


Sunday, January 24th

9:00am - 11:00am

The Cutting Edge: Sword Technique and Moves that Leave a Lasting Impression

Are you familiar with balancing a sword but itching to get some jaw-dropping moves? This is the workshop for you!!! Get ready to learn that with the right technique and know-how-to even the most difficult of moves can be mastered! Turns, spins, floorwork, drops and all sorts of mind-blowing steps! I promise I will make you leave your fear at the door and make you feel empowered by the end of the workshop!


12:00pm - 2:00pm

Doum-tek…kaPOW!! A Tribal Drum Solo (Intermediate to Advanced and Pro)

What do we get when we combine the ancient art of dancing to a drum solo with the sneakiness, precision and power of isolations, pops and locks and layers of tribal fusion?...come get it!! In this workshop we will break down the steps and combos that will build into a very powerful routine…be ready to get challenged!!

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