Past Workshops

Amanda Rose Workshop ~ January 27th and again May 4th, 2013

Winner 2008 Belly Dancer Of The Universe

“Jess Walker and Bellydance Tucson were a total pleasure to work with. As a traveling instructor and performing, you need to be working with someone who is organized, proficient and prepared. My experience left me with nothing but great respect for Jess, who was prepared to take care of my needs, and the needs of the students in a very professional and considerate manner, which is greatly appreciated. In addition the environment at the studio was welcoming and cozy, the energy is high and the students were eager and hard working. I had a great experience and really look forward to coming back in the future.”

~ Amanda Rose

www.idancewithmybelly.com

Videos of Amanda Rose!

Ashley Lopez ~ November 12 & 13 2011

“Teaching in Tucson was an absolute delight. There’s a rich dance community there, filled with enthusiastic student and professionals alike. For my event, teachers of various stylistic backgrounds and specialties came together to take the workshops, perform in the show, and support Jessica’s event. Jessica’s troupe dancers and friends/family helped out with organization and execution of the weekend’s events so that everything ran smoothly and on-time. Although the weekend was packed with action, there were no hiccups or issues at all.

The host accommodations were absolutely divine: a private guest house to myself with a comfortable bed, shower, sound system, and room to practice if I desired. The food was outstanding, there were snacks in my room and wonderful home-cooked healthy meals to refuel with throughout the day. Jess was extremely detail-oriented in checking in with my dietary preferences/needs and making sure I was comfortable at all times. There was plenty of space in the dressing room backstage, and Jess spaced the workshops, private lessons and performance out so I didn’t feel overwhelmed or rushed. The students were kind, focused, and asked great questions. The audience was packed and full of appreciative applause. What more can a dancer ask for?   I would return in a heartbeat.”

~Ashley Lopez

 www.ashleylopezbellydance.com

Video of Ashley as a soloist and with Beats Antique!

Amy Sigil/UNMATA ~ January 28th & 29th 2012

“Jessica and Belly Dance Tucson created an incredible experience for me.  Seriously beautiful studio, incredible community, serene lodging, delicious food and unlimited amounts of inspiration.  A very professional atmosphere with just enough home to make it comfortable.  5 Stars baby!”

~Amy Sigil of UNMATA

www.unmata.com

Videos of UNMATA! Improvizational Tribal Style

Karim Nagi – February 25, 2012

www.karimnagi.com

Karim Nagi Workshop At Belly Dance Tucson

Videos Of Karim!

Sadie Marquardt September 29-30, 2012

I had a wonderful weekend in Tucson! My sponsor Jess Walker was
incredibly professional and made my visit nice and easy!
When a dancer is on the road as much as I am, the little things make
all the difference and Jess took care of all the little things and
then some, from the chocolate bar and water waiting for me in my room
to the bouquet of flowers I received after my performance.
Her business Bellydance Tucson is a wonderful addition to our “global”
dance community and I would be honored to work with them again! Keep
up the great work Jess!  I look forward to seeing you again and
watching your business expand with each great endeavor you make!!
XOXOX

Sadie Marquardt

International Performing Artist, Choreographer, Instructor
“Top 48 America’s Got Talent 2010”
“Best of Denver 2006” Westword
“Critic’s Choice” Denver Post

www.sadiebellydancer.com

Videos of Sadie!

 

South Dakota Workshop

Rapid City Belly Dance Workshops With Jessica Walker

 

 

 

Amanda Rose

2008 Belly Dancer Of The Universe Amanda Rose at Belly Dance Tucson January 19th, 2014!

We love Amanda Rose! This is her 3rd workshop with us and she has been wonderful every time! Don’t miss this great opportunity to study with one of the best instructors Arizona’s got to offer and it’s just in time for Christmas!

Dynamics Toolbox

Sassi Saidi

Anaya Tribal At Belly Dance Tucson April 13, 2014

Combo Nation Anaya Style
Finger Cymbals with Anaya Tribal

Makeup Workshop Series with Lesley Rodriguez

These workshops will run on Sunday March 30th, Sunday April 6th, Sunday April 13th, and Sunday May 4th, 2014. They all run from 4:30-6:30pm. Lesley will lecture on face preparation, product, tools and application technique while applying makeup to a model. The class will simultaneously apply their own makeup. This workshop is open to everyone not just dancers!

Workshop Descriptions

March 30th, 2014 4:30-6:30pm ~ CAT EYE

April 13th, 2014 4:30-6:30pm ~ FACE CONTOURING

April 26th, 2014 4:30-6:30pm ~ SMOKY EYE

May 4th, 2014 4:30-6:30om ~ MAKEUP FOR STAGE PERFORMANCE

Product List For Each Workshop

Cat Eye ~ Here is a list of products to bring to the CAT EYE workshop, along with some suggestions for specific products if you do not already have some of these in your makeup bag. Other brands are welcome, these are suggestions for those that may not have these products on hand. Some other great brands are Urban Decay, Medusa, Mac, and many of the brands at Sephora.

  • Scotch tape
  • Eyelid Primer – E.L.F. makes a great one, as well as Milani and Wet n’ Wild
  • Your choice of a selection of eye shadows – choose at least three shades in light, medium and dark in complimentary colors
  • A matte eye shadow that matches your skin tone – you can also use pressed powder for this
  • Gel or a liquid eyeliner pen in black – L’Oreal makes a great eyeliner pen and Maybelline makes a good gel eyeliner
  • Flat shader eye shadow brush – check out one from E.L.F. or Sonia Kashuk
  • Crease brush – Try up & up or Essence of Beauty
  • Fine eyeliner brush – you can use artist brushes from Michael’s or this one from E.L.F.
  • Makeup wipes
  • Glitter adhesive (optional) – try this one from E.L.F. or this one from Too Faced
  • Eye safe glitter (optional) – NYX or Eye Kandy

Smoky Eye ~ In this workshop we’ll learn how to blend out a smoky eye in both daytime and dramatic evening (or performance) versions. We’ll go over the basic techniques of how to apply and blend your eye shadow for a smoky eye that you can apply to any color combination. It’s all in the blend!

Here is a list of products to bring to the workshop, along with some suggestions for specific products if you do not already have some of these in your makeup bag.

Face Contouring ~ Face contouring might sound a little painful, but I promise it is totally pain-free and can completely transform your look! We’ll learn how to contour and highlight to showcase our best features. Everyone’s face shape is a little different, so we will also discuss how to contour and highlight for different face shapes.

Here is a list of products to bring to the workshop, along with some suggestions for specific products if you do not already have some of these in your makeup bag. Please keep in mind that it is not a requirement that you bring everything on this list to the workshop. The list below is only to give you an idea of the types of products that I will be using for the demonstration and to act as a suggestion if you decide you would like to purchase some of these. Feel free to bring what you have available to you already and we will discuss how to use those products in different ways.

*Note: If you choose a powder foundation (such as Bare Minerals) remember that using a cream product over a powder product can make the cream product either look muddy or make it difficult to blend (or both). Make sure to choose powder products to use over your powder foundation to prevent this from happening.

  • Face Primer for your skin type
  • The foundation of your choice
  • Concealer in your skin tone
  • A concealer two to three shades lighter than your skin tone
  • A matte bronzer or concealer two to three shades darker than your skin tone
    • Rimmel has a matte bronzer in four different shades and Essence has a matte bronzer in light and dark.
    • L’Oreal makes a great crayon concealer that can double as a cream matte bronzer depending on your skin tone
    • You can also use pressed powder that is two to three shades darker
  • Blush in the color of your choice
    • If you don’t own blush, NYX makes gorgeous blushes in both cream and powder
  • Illuminator/Highlighter of your choice (basically different names for the same type of products)
  • Setting powder of your choice
    • E.L.F. makes a good HD powder that is similar to the Makeup Forever version
    • If you have a darker, more olive skin tone translucent powder can leave a white cast. You can choose a face powder closer to your skin tone to prevent this.
  • Powder Brush
  • A duo fiber brush that can be used interchangeably between powder and cream products
  • A damp makeup sponge (optional) for blending cream products (optional)

In this workshop we will go over how to apply a full face of makeup for a stage performance. I will talk about how to apply the makeup and give suggestions on products that can help your makeup to last longer under the hot lights of the stage. We will cover everything from eyebrows to foundation. We will borrow from the Face Contouring workshop to give your face depth and dimension under harsh lighting. Then we will work on how to apply your eye makeup to help your eyes standout.

Below is the list of products that I will be using in the demonstration. These products are only a suggestion and you are not required to bring all the products below in order to participate in the workshop. Please feel free to come with that you already have and we will discuss how to use those products in different ways.

Face:

Eyes:

  • Eyelid Primer – E.L.F. makes a great one, as well as Milani and Wet n’ Wild
  • Your choice of a selection of eye shadows – choose at least three shades in light, medium and dark in complimentary colors
  • A matte eye shadow that matches your skin tone – you can also use pressed powder for this
  • Gel or a liquid eyeliner pen in black (preferably waterproof) – L’Oreal makes a great eyeliner pen and Maybelline makes a good gel eyeliner
  • Flat shader eye shadow brush – check out one from E.L.F. or Sonia Kashuk
  • Crease brush – Try up & up or Essence of Beauty
  • Fine eyeliner brush – you can use artist brushes from Michael’s or this one from E.L.F.
  • Eyebrow pencil or powder with spoolie for blending & eyebrow wax or gel
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash curler (optional)
  • False eyelashes – These demi-wispies are my favorite
  • Eyelash adhesive – The Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive in dark works well and is latex free (they also have a clear version)

Lips:

Amanda Rose Workshop ~ June 21, 2014

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. If you are interested in being on the waiting list please fill out a contact form and mention it in the message. Thank you.

Amanda Rose Workshop June 21, 2014

2008 Belly Dancer Of The Universe Amanda Rose at Belly Dance Tucson January 19th, 2014!

We love Amanda Rose! This is her 4th workshop with us and she has been wonderful every time! Don’t miss this great opportunity to study with one of the best instructors Arizona’s got to offer!
Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pops!
 Layers and Levels and Travels, Oh My! 

Jessica In Rapid City ~ June 15, 2014

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop 1 ~ 12:00-2:00pm Zills and Drills ~ We will discuss multiple zill patterns as well as different zilling styles. We will apply the zilling patterns and concepts over both stationary and traveling zills. You should leave this workshop with knowledge of several patterns and easy to learn drills that you can use in your regular practice.

Workshop 2 ~ 2:15 – 4:15pm ~ UNMATA Improv Tribal Style ~ We will learn new UNMATA combos and work with formation changes as well as review lead/follow concepts. As we dive into formation changes we will move out of the comfort of the stagger and into other exciting formation options.

 

Amanda Rose November 2, 2014

We’ve got Amanda Rose for yet another visit. We love her so much this is becoming a quarterly thing!
Give ‘Em The Look
Choreography Meets Performance

Amanda Rose Workshop March 21, 2015

Come join us for some fabulous workshops!

Come join us for some fabulous workshops!

Come Join Us For Yet Another Amazing Workshop With The Talented Amanda Rose!!!!

March 21, 2015
Technique Junkie
Egyptian Essence

Amanda Rose Workshop Saturday June 13, 2015

Come Join Us For Another Workshop With The Wonderful Amanda Rose!

Come Join Us For Another Workshop With The Wonderful Amanda Rose!

Come Join Us Saturday June 13th, 2015 For Yet Another Amazing Workshop With The Talented Amanda Rose!!!!
Vivacious Turns & Lyrical Traveling
Oriental, Folklore, Beledy & Shaabi Concepts

Soap Making Workshop

Soap Workshop

In this workshop Diana Bentley of Bentley’s Body Bars will be demonstrating how to make soap at home. She will then demonstrate how to make a solid lotion bar. Participants will then make their own solid lotion bar.

At the end of the workshop you will take home a bar of soap and a solid lotion bar as well as recopies and instructions on how to make both at home.

Essential oils will be provided but if you have a particular scent that you would like to use to scent your bars feel free to bring it!

 

Sadie Marquardt Holiday Workshops

Sadie Workshops Hosted By Belly Dance Tucson®

Sadie Workshops Hosted By Belly Dance Tucson

Sadie is back in Tucson! Come join us Thursday December 17th and Friday December 18th 6:00-9:15pm. All skill levels welcome but space is limited so reserve your spot soon!

Thursday Evening Workshops – held at The Barbea Willams School Of Dance in The Dunbar Building ~ 325 W 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85705.
6:00-7:30pm ~ Fabulous flutters, rolls & undulations
7:45-9:15pm ~ The Art of Taxeem

Friday Evening Workshops – held at Flor De Liz dance studio ~ 318 W Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705.
6:00-7:30pm ~ Mind Blowing Isolations
7:45-9:15pm ~ Hot Fusion Drum Solo

Workshop Descriptions

“FABULOUS, FLUTTERS, ROLLS, AND UNDULATIONS” Demystify these magnificent moves. Sadie’s will take you step by step through her signature exercises and drills designed to help you master seamless rolls, undulations and her famous “flutter”. Sadie will then guide you through a series of exciting combinations adding those mesmerizing rolls, flutters and undulations on top of other movements creating stunning layers.

“THE ART OF TAKSIM” ~ 
The Taksim ~ the emotional and poetic improvised solo in Middle Eastern Music ~ is often accompanied by the Ciftitelli rhythm with its hypnotic cadence of quick and slow beats. Dancing to a Ciftitelli Taksim uses slow, flowing movements that reflect an emotional connection to and understanding of the music. Many dancers shy away from incorporating this powerful dance into their repertoire but not for long. Sadie will break down the basic elements of a Taksim and the Ciftitelli, and how to dance to the two together in a Ciftitelli Taksim all while helping the dancer open up and express herself through this beautiful dance!

“MIND BLOWING ISOLATIONS” A technique intensive designed to tap into the mind/body connections necessary to master precision, timing and separation, key concepts in creating truly mind blowing isolations. Sadie’s drills and exercises will unleash your fullest potential and prepare you for her other workshops!

“HOT FUSION DRUM SOLO” Sadie will take you on a world journey with some of her most exciting drum solo techniques and latest choreography. Pulsating Samba rhythms combine together with the hypnotic sounds of bellydance and other world beats for one SPICY workshop you don’t want to miss!!!

Pricing

Early Bird Pricing ~ October 28th-November 30th
Workshop package 6 hours $100
Single night 3 hours $60

Regular Pricing ~ December 1st-December 17th
Workshop package 6 hours $120
Single night 3 hours $70

 

Workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable