Bayou Belly Festivale, 2017

Bayou Belly Festivale, 2017

Workshops with Draconis!

Draconis is a seasoned performer and dancer, having graced stages from theater to film as a child to being a professional belly dancer and hybrid fusion performer! He is also pursuing a BA in dance, and holds a license as a certified personal trainer.

His broad range of experiences as a performer have shaped him into an accessible, knowledgeable instructor, and he has had the opportunity to teach sold-out workshops all over the continental US and Hawaii, including California, Honolulu, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina, and more!

Draconis’s teaching style takes a somatic approach to dance practice, which includes cultural and historical context, relevant anatomical breakdown, muscle initiations and joint actions, and fosters an encouraging environment for dancers at every point in their journey!

 

Student Testimonials!

Drake composes private lessons in a profession, yet warm setting. Critiques and insights are kind-hearted, meticulous, and entirely tailored to the dancer. I felt valued, and left re-energized and motivated.
— Devin A, Austin
Draconis always brings wonderful energy and great knowledge to workshops. I was fortunate to be able to take the Twerkshop, which was to say the least at first blush intimidating to me , but Draconis made it fun and approachable. His stage presence can’t be beat with fluid movements, modern beats, and exciting dynamic performances that draw any festival crowd. Our festival, Migrations, has had him on stage several times and we know he will always provide memorable, thought provoking, inspired performances.
— Sarah, Austin
I’ve had the pleasure of taking classes with Drake since he started teaching. We all know how awesome he is as a performer, but what’s equally awesome is his teaching style. Patience, humor, adaptability...regardless of who is in the class, the way he guides you and breaks each element down is effortless. He shares his unique style and opens up his toolkit without hesitation. I cannot express how wonderful and important that is as a student of dance. “
— Allison C, Dallas
Draconis is an inspiring dancer! He is a mesmerizing treat for the soul. I have also had the pleasure of taking a workshop with him. He was informative, personable, and easy to follow. Taking the time to break down the moves and music so that I could learn easily and understand all the whys and hows. He was tons of fun fun fun and lots of energy. I can’t wait for another oprotunity to take another workshop with him again, and I’m always delighted to watch him perform.
— Melissa Z, Leander