Embodying Rhythm: a Middle Eastern Drumming Workshop
Saturday, April 8 ~ 1:15 – 3:15 pm

brian with drum

Do you suffer from chiftetelli confusion? Can’t tell a beledi from a bedlah? Would you like to be able to talk to musicians with confidence or perform live for your favorite dancer?  Then this is the workshop for you!

Brian has over 10 years experience playing and teaching middle eastern instruments both regionally and at such events as the Pennsic Wars and Darabukistani Days. During this workshop, Brian will help you to improve your understanding of middle eastern rhythms by making them fun and accessible. Basic techniques for middle eastern hand drumming will be covered, and you will have the opportunity to play a doumbek, a djembe, or a frame drum. By the end of the workshop, you will learn how to recognize a variety of rhythms and will have a deeper understanding of hand drumming technique and style.

This workshop is open to beginners as well as more experienced musicians. No previous drumming experience is required.

Participants in this workshop will be invited to join in the live music at World In Motion’s Spring Hafla on Saturday, May 20!


A few drums will be available to borrow, but we recommend that you bring your own if possible.

Fee: $25 by March 31; $30 after

A minimum of 4 preregistered students is required in order to run this workshop. Maximum enrollment is 10 participants.

To register for this workshop, visit our Embodying Rhythm Workshop page.


ATS® with Veil Workshop
Sunday, April 30 ~ 1:00 – 3:00 pm

lisa with veilAdding veil to your ATS ® improvisation creates a new dimension of movement and texture.  Lisa will teach you how to choose the right veil for you, how to make friends with your veil and how to trouble shoot common veil performance problems.

We will adapt several ATS ® movements for use with veil and will learn a few new movements that are beautiful for highlighting the veil.  You will leave the workshop with the ability to integrate veil into you ATS ® slow and fast performance sets.  Please be proficient in ATS ® level 1 and 2 movements. 

All workshop participants are invited to perform during the WIM Spring Hafla on Saturday, May 20th!

Please bring a veil if you have one.  WIM has some veils to borrow on a first-come basis.


To register for this workshop, please visit our ATS® with Veil Workshop page.


Parent/Child Bellydance Workshop
Saturday, May 13 ~ 1:30 -3:00 pm

lisa-for-parent-child-workshopBellydancing with your child (or a friend’s child) is an excellent way to have fun, get exercise and make memories. Join Lisa Allred for this 90 minute workshop to learn a lively, upbeat and simple choreography.  Everyone attending will have the option of performing with other workshop participants at the WIM Spring Hafla on Saturday, May 20th!

Children 5 and up are invited with a parent, relative or friend.  A snack will be provided.



$30/adult-child pair; $5 per additional child by May 6

$37.50/pair; $5 per additional child after

A minimum of 3 preregistered pairs is required to run this workshop. Maximum enrollment is 8 pairs.

To register for this workshop, please visit our Parent/Child Bellydance Workshop page.


Important Studio Information

If you are planning to attend a workshop at World In Motion, please familiarize yourself with our studio policies.


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