JOIN US FOR WORKSHOPS! We have an incredible variety this year, and they are amazingly priced at $25 adv./$35 day of.
Check the website for ticketing information!
Workshops with Draconis:
FREE Community Discussion!
Marginalized People in Performance. Are you ready to ask the uncomfortable questions? To hear the voices of your diverse community of artists? BE the change you want to see; join us for this FREE panel discussion exploring the experiences of marginalized people in performance. Learn about how it is for People of Color, LGBTQ+ and more.
Co-facilitated by Nadira Grubbs of Seven Cities World Dance Studio in VA and trans-activist Draconis Von Trapp of TX.
Eclectic Fusion Combos w/ Draconis
Easily Draconis’s most popular workshop!! Eclectic fusion is not a ‘style’, it is a formula and a philosophy for creating fusion!! This workshop is always evolving, and is purely combination-based movement sequences. These specific combos and fusion styles will vary with each location, using movements from styles such as West African, Samba, modern, and tribal style dance.
JOIN US FOR WORKSHOPS! We have an incredible variety this year, and they are amazingly priced at $25 adv./$35 day of.
Eclectic Fusion Combos!
A long time ago (circa 2011), the idea of bringing a festival to Louisiana started off when one of the THBee’s, Mrs. Jeri, commented that there were so many people who traveled from our home state of Louisiana to go to Texas and other regional festivals.
Well that comment sparked an idea in our fearless Mistress Ilea’s head and in 2012 Bayou Belly Festivale was born. Mistress, KK, Cheramie, Shannon, Catherine, Kiley, and all of our Bees work tirelessly to make sure that this is the best belly dance festival that you can experience. For many of you in your home state!
Thank you for allowing us to put this event on, for you , for this community for our 6th year! It has grown from humble beginnings as a short two day event in two hotel conference rooms in Opelousas, into the beautiful production that we have today at UL-Lafayette.
Just like there is no “I” in our Trybe, There is no Bayou Belly without “you.”
MIGRATIONS WORLD MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL 2018
JANUARY 12 - 14, 2018 IN AUSTIN, TX
Three days of workshops focusing on dances from around the world, including Bellydance, Flamenco, Drum, Zills, Bollywood, Chinese Classical Dance, ATS, Classical Indian Dance, & more * Two nights of shows, with live music on Saturday * Three days & nights of shopping!
Friday Jan 12: 12p — 2p
"Eclectic Fusion" is a dance philosophy and format that Draconis has been working on to create a unique experience for the fusion dance community. As opposed to a class that is pigeonholed in "tribal fusion" or "Spanish fusion", this class allows a variety of dance styles to merry together with belly dance, creating unique and eclectic movement patterns. Much like with gender, Draconis was never able to choose just one style of dance to study. For many years he has studied and performed various styles of dance, including ballet, Modern, belly dance, West African, Brazilian Samba, and hip hop. Each class, each choreography, each combination is its own unique blend of fusion, keeping everything fresh and evolving. Draconis wanted to keep a signature style, but also have room to grow and change, and wanted his dance to be reflective of that. Eclectic Fusion is a style that is limitless and monotony-proof. By studying Eclectic Fusion, it prevents you from becoming one of those dancers who is "great, but does the same thing over and over." Draconis gives thorough instruction on finding your own personal brand of fusion, and what styles speak and resonate with you most strongly. He will help you refine your stage presence, showcase your best qualities, and keep you from falling into a box! ~ Intermediate / Advanced
Saturday, Jan 13: 12p — 2p
Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations. A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves. ~ Intermediate / Advanced
The Trans & Non-Binary Performer Survival Guide (Lecture)
Sunday, Jan 14: 12p — 2p
Draconis has been involved with the trans community for over 8 years, having gone through a gender transition themself, had years of gender therapy, and independently paved their place as a non-binary performer in a business that is largely gendered. This workshop is for the community of current and aspiring performers who are non-binary, trans, queer, and beyond, to offer advice on attending classes, finding safe studios, dealing with dressing room SNAFUs, handling intolerance, and staying safe. This is also for those who are interested in learning to facilitate their non-binary friends, how to address us in a respectful, sensitive, and appropriate manner. This is for producers who wants to book a queer or trans performer for their event, but want to make sure they understand the ins and outs of hosting a trans or NB performer. Micro aggressions, pronoun queries, bathroom and dressing room drama, EVERYTHING will be touched on in this workshop. There will also be Q&A held at the end. Keep your mind open and be ready to take notes.
Draconis will be offering 3 workshops at Phoenix Rising Dance Festival!!
Eclectic Fusion Combos
Draconis has been cultivating his own unique brand of belly dance, "Eclectic Fusion", which emphasizes precise belly dance technique & cross-training in other dance disciplines to form one-of-a-kind performance art. This workshop is always evolving, and is purely combination-based movement sequences. These specific combos and fusion styles will vary with each location, using movements from styles such as West African, Samba, modern, and tribal style dance. 2 hours. All levels
Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations. A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves. 2 hours. INT—ADV
Stage Hair and Makeup
This workshop is a stage-ready hair and makeup lecture and demonstration specifically for belly dancers!! As a licensed cosmetologist and 5 years working in the industry, Draconis has tons of advice and help ready to offer belly dancers to kick their performance appearance up 10 notches. We will discuss the use of contouring and highlighting, hair extensions, hot tools, glitter application, falsies, color choice, and a demonstration will be done on a participant from the workshop. Disposable makeup tools will be provided. Please bring your own palettes and supplies to use on yourself, if you wish to follow along. 2 hours. Anyone welcome
Divine Chaos Tribal® Fusion, LLC presents the 2nd Annual Phoenix Rising Dance Festival®.
Grab your zills and your hip scarf! Phoenix Rising Dance Festival® is exploding onto the valley’s dance scene this fall, in a decadent celebration of the joy of bellydancing. The general public and dancers alike are invited to enjoy over 8 hours of spellbinding dance performances from community members and professionals alike, stretch their limits in over 20 hours of workshop from internationally acclaimed instructors, enjoy a special night out at the Masquerade Ball After Party and All Pro Gala Showcase, and peruse colorful jewelry and dance couture from the vendors lining the festival hall.
Mixed Level Eclectic Fusion Belly Dance
I've had the opportunity to travel all over the US to teach my 'Eclectic Fusion' belly dance style, which emphasizes cross-training, muscular awareness, and cultivating organic dance evolution. I love getting to meet new dance communities all over the country, but my favorite place to teach is right here in my living room! And thanks to Patreon, you can take me home with you any time you want — online, of course, ya nasty.
I will share my various aspects of how I conduct dance composition, combinations, technique break down, philosophy, and some extra-special exclusive stuff that I've never shared in workshops before! I also have a live Twitch Creative channel that I do FREE drill sessions that you can follow along with on weekends! There will be dance instruction available for every level of patronage, because I believe dance should be accessible and practicable for everyone who craves to move. Thanks so much for joining me in this venture!
Class content starts as low as $1/month!!
Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on
how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations.
A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves.
Draconis will be performing this weekend in Houston, TX at the 'Rapport' event featuring Heather Labonte of Toronto!
Catch him FRIDAY night at the opening hafla, and SATURDAY performing a solo as long as a collaborative piece with Heather Labonte, DFTH, and others!
We all love Draconis' eclectic dance performances and energetic teaching style! We can't get enough! Lucky for us, he's returning to Austin for a fun weekend of class, lecture, and a show!
Also joining in the teaching will be photographer Daniel Kelch. Want to up your picture posing game? Daniel is here to help.
Registration for all classes and show at: goo.gl/t93TQL
--Eclectic Fusion Combos--
Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Draconis has been cultivating his own unique brand of belly dance, "Eclectic Fusion", which emphasizes precise belly dance technique & cross-training in other dance disciplines to form one-of-a-kind performance art.
--Hit Me With Your Best Shot! How to get the Best Pictures of Your Performances--
Saturday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Every dancer, at some point in their journey, has looked at photos taken at their performances and cringed. Fortunately there are several easy ways for you to help aid in better performance pictures. In this workshop we will go over some do's and don't's that will professionalize your venues, performances and pictures with minimal effort.
--A Picture Perfect Dance Show, Starring Draconis!--
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 in advance
$15 at the door
Sunday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations.
--Trans and Non-Binary Performer’s Survival Guide Lecture--
Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
For the first time in Texas, a groundbreaking and important talk for our time. Learn how to deal with anything from handling intolerance to staying safe and professionally hosting a trans or non-binary performer.
Registraion for all classes and show: goo.gl/t93TQL
Want to perform? We'd love to put you in the show! Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017.
Register to perform here: https://goo.gl/forms/KSYLHPtQ8AvAiWMb2
Draconis will be performing with the premier ATS group Wild Sky Tribal on April 15 out at Scarborough Faire!
Catch when performing with the Scottish Court in the morning, and for intermittent performances throughout the day!
pic by Indulge Images
I will be teaching THREE workshops at this inaugural event in Austin, Texas!
Friday: January 13
"Twerkshop": Ass Fusion!
It’s all about the booty! With his vast experience working in burlesque, exotic dance, and variety shows, Draconis made this workshop to share the secrets of isolating your derriere. Included are stretches to loosen up those glutes, safety procedures, drills for your buns, and a short Twerk Fusion choreography!
9am -- 11am
Saturday: January 14
"Big Hair, Don't Care": Stage Hair Basics
This workshop is a stage-ready hair lecture and demonstration specifically for belly dancers!! As a licensed cosmetologist and 5 years working in the industry, Draconis has tons of advice and help ready to offer belly dancers to kick their performance appearance up 10 notches. We will discuss the use of hair extensions, hot tools, teasing, product, and a demonstration will be done on a participant from the workshop. If you’d like to bring your own mirror and some tools to practice on yourself, feel free!
3p -- 4p
Sunday: January 15
"Powerful Movements": Movement Translation Onstage
This class is designed to infuse your movements with power, energy, and most importantly, translation to the audience. This is a drill-style class that will focus on making your juicy movements jucier, your explosive movements more intense, and even take those micro-movements and re-charge them so your audience can enjoy them to their full potential. Emphasis will be on muscular conditioning, mindful practice, and presence in the moment of your movements.
2p -- 4p
NEW 6-week Class Session!!
Every Thurs, Oct 6—Nov 10
Dallas School of Burlesque
Starting Thursday October 6th at 7pm, Draconis is hosting a 6-week belly dance mini-session! This is a class intended for new beginners through intermediate students! Discover the empowering, body-affirming art of belly dance!! $50 for 6 weeks of classes, or $10 for a drop-in!
Each week, new techniques will be taught and sweated out with movement drills, choreography, and tons of laughs! Videos of drills and choreography will be provided via private YouTube link, and updates will be posted in a private FaceBook group.
Draconis's accessible teaching style, effortless creativity, and boundless energy have made his workshops and classes sell out all over the US! With a background in classic belly dance, ballet, West African, modern, and exotic dance, Draconis has an extensive and eclectic variety of dance flavor. These influences create his own unique style of performing, known as 'Eclectic fusion'. This format will be utilized in this 6-week session.
Email Drake@DraconisDances.com to register — OR submit a request through the "Hire Draconis" tab at the top right of the page! Preferred attire is yoga/dance, footies recommended, and shimmy scarf if desired!
Come meet the King’s sister, Margaret – Queen of Scotland and the Isles, as she greets patrons, grants boons, and settles disputes. See our 2nd annual performance during the Royal Scottish Court at 11:00am on the Chess Stage at Scarborough Renaissance Festival! This is our final performance this season, don't miss it!
May Mini-Series (Arlington)
Discover ATS® Workshops - Each Sunday in May from 12-2, come learn the basics of ATS® or fine tune your technique. Each workshop is $20 or save 40% and take all five for $60! The comparative value for a L1 series is $160. Save big in May ONLY. These workshops will be facilitated by WST and WO's directors Jeanne Mason-Howerton and Terri Woodliff.
Fluidity and Isolations - Big red hair and a big white booty! Join Draconis von Trapp in a rare opportunity to learn from among the best in the metroplex! This mini-series will meet 5/8 and 5/15 from 2-4. Each workshop will be $35, or take the pair for $50 and save!
Performance Workshop and Aesthetics - For advanced students of ATS®, participate in a series of workshops 5/22 and 5/29 from 2-4 to improve all aspect of your stage performance. Implicit instruction and video critiquing will be used as means of exploring the content.
*Performance Troupe members of Wild Sky that are current on dues will be entitled to participate in ONE workshop each day in May. Additional workshops can be taken for the deeply discounted rate of $10 per class.
Hosted by Milo Cox
With the comedy stylings of Ranch Drescher
Featuring performances by:
Gitsie St. James
Elle Ay Elle/ Damien Dupree
Shirley A. Temptation
And we'll be auctioning off the man of the hour himself, Clint Liquor aka Dylyn James Martin for a date. Dinner and a movie! Highest bidder will win!
There will also be raffle tickets and prizes!
All money raised will be going towards his chest surgery fund.
Saturday, 2pm — 4pm
It’s all about the booty! With his vast experience working in burlesque, pole, and variety shows, Draconis made this workshop to share the secrets of isolating your derriere. Included are stretches to loosen up those glutes, safety procedures, drills for your buns, and a short Twerk Fusion choreography! ALL levels welcome!
"Ignoring the Beat: Syncopation and Musicality"
This workshop works with musical interpretation, truly hearing the beats in the music, and how to address the nuances within a song. Emphasis will be on syncopation, or how to match your body’s movements correctly to the sounds within the music; as well as musicality, and dancing to both the beat and melody. All levels!
Get ready to do some group work, as well as following along with Draconis!
Draconis will be performing Friday night at:
Honolulu Academy of Art
900 South Beretania St
Weekly Drop-In Class!
Draconis offers this weekly drop-in class at 6pm for all levels of dancers who are looking to shake up their dance education with a little Sensual Belly Dance. The class varies week to week, encompassing all different forms of fusion. Drop in for $15, or sign up for a membership and take UNLIMITED classes!