In 2019 Danish Open Bellydance offers 19 workshops with great teachers, including a FREE BELLY DANCE BEGINNERS CLASS and a FREE Jallabina workout class.
Workshops are held Friday, Saturday & 
Sunday 8-10 November 2019.
Registrations are open 🙂

Please note that ALL workshops will be taught in English
– Description of each event can be seen below. A Facebook event for both the festival and each workshop will be available for more information.

– General information, how to register and prices are found at the bottom of the page.
– The colors indicate the availability of the workshops right now.
Red: Fully booked.
Orange: Limited space.
Green: OK availability

FRIDAY 8 November:

DSC01061-EditWorkshop 1 – Sadie, USA
Time: 13.30 – 15.30
Level: Open level
Theme: Drum solo secrets
Description: Sadie is known worldwide for her jaw dropping drum solo technique and choreographies. She has been featured on dozens of performance and instructional videos displaying her incomparable skill. In this workshop Sadie will take you through a series of exercises and drills that will break down her signature technique and drum solo secrets to help you develop stunning isolation’s necessary for fast paced drum solo choreographies.

yammie - KopiaWorkshop 2 – Lena Helt, Sweden
Time: 13.30 – 15.30
Level: Mixed level
Theme: New Cairo style: Mahraganat
Description: Mahagranat is the new street shaabi from Cairo and the hottest trend right now. Come and learn some now moves for the dance floor. Lena will teach you a short and playful choreography. Bring shoes for dancing – as there will be some jumping – be good to your feet.

EmanZaki 1Workshop 3 – Eman Zaki, Egypt

Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Level: Open Level
Theme: Golden Era style
Description: Looking at the music and dance of the Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema. Teaching the styles of various artists and putting them into context – historically and culturally.


guy schalom 1Workshop 4 – Guy Schalom, UK
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Level: Drummers and percussionists of improver level and above
Theme: Quantum leap – Drumming workshop
Description: Prepare to “quantum leap” your drumming and elevate your musicianship to a whole new level. Improve your timing, tone, technique, creativity and repertoire of both classic Arabic and Egyptian dance rhythms.

Workshop 5 – FREE JALLABINA CLASS – with Lena Helt and Amina El Mallah, Sweden/Egypt – VERY POPULAR
– FREE workshop
Time: 16.00 – 17.00
Level: All levels
Theme: An introduction to the Jallabina concept
Description:  Jallabina® is a revolutionary pre-choreographed dance fitness workout that fuses all kinds of Middle Eastern music and dance styles with modern day house beats and functional fitness moves.
The mix between upbeat and low tempo sultry Middle Eastern rhythms creates the perfect setting for a balanced workout where cardio and muscle toning movements are combined. But most importantly, IT’S SO MUCH FUN!

Remember to wear shoes!

with Suzzane Sofia Potempa, Denmark
Time: 17.00-18.00 – Come and join us –  Show up at the venue foyer at 16.45/ Kom og vær med – Mød op i Glostrup hallens foyer kl. 16.45
Everybody is welcome/Alle er velkomne
Level: Beginner/Begynder
Theme: Introduction to Oriental Belly dance/Introduktion til mavedans
Description (Dansk, se længere nede)If you have never tried belly dance before and you are curious about how you can control your muscles and make your hips move – then this workshop is just the right one for you!
Belly dance is great exercise and you gain a strong body and learn how to move in an elegant and feminine way.
Everybody is welcome to join us for this introductory class.
Bring your friends, your sister, your mother or even your grandmother for a fun and exciting lesson before you go in and enjoy the competition and show.

To secure a spot for the free beginners’ class, please sign up by sending us an e-mail at – remember to include your name, mobile number and e-mail address.

Kom og sæt dine hofter og mavemuskler max på prøve. Mavedans er udfordrende, sjovt og et hit i byen!
Tag din veninde, søster, mor eller din bedstemor under armen og kom til en helt gratis sjov og spændende time, inden du skal ind og underholdes af de professionelle dansere til årets Danish Open Bellydance.
Tilmelding: Send en mail til, eller mød op på dagen. Mødetid kl. 16.45 i Glostrup Hallens foyer.
Efterfølgende kan du/I opleve en af Nordeuropas største festivaler i mavedans med konkurrencer, shows, workshops og bazar.
Køb billetter til konkurrencer og shows via

SATURDAY 10 November

dsc_3375 final-12Workshop 7 – David Abraham, Argentina
Time: 10.00-12.00
Level: Open Level
Theme: Routine with veil
Description: In this workshop you will see and learn new tricks about the veil. How to take faster, how to do good transitions, how to complete a good composition. Easy to learn, and so beautiful to see in a show.

2-IMG_2634Workshop 8 – Shalymar, Germany
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Sexy and drummy
Adarbuka by Khader Ahmad is a definite highlight for the audience and so much fun for the dancer itself.

Shalymar will teach you a shortened version of this amazing song.

IMG_9563Workshop 9 – Yasmina of Cairo, UK/Egypt
All levels from improvers and up
Explore your inner diva’ style
Description: Style, musical interpretation and moves inspired by classic dancers of the Egyptian black and white movie era. This workshop looks at steps and personal style of some of the icons of Egyptian cinema such as Naima Akef and Samia Gamal. Together we explore how to tap into their signature moves and use them to enhance your own dance interpretation today.


Workshop 10 – Sadie, USA
Time: 12.30 – 14.30
Level: Open level
Theme: Sadie’s signature combinations
Description: Learn some of Sadie’s trade secrets with an intense workshop taking you through a series of Sadie’s latest and greatest Signature Combinations.

goddes of the sea_anna_barner_foto_mathilde_vesterherupWorkshop 11 – Anna Barner, Denmark
Time: 12.30-14.30
Level: For all performing belly dancers
Theme: Grand finale: how to exit the stage
Description: Leave your audience with a strong lasting impression. A workshop with focus on the last 30 seconds of interaction with your audience. We will explore different exit strategies. Reflect upon how to interact with audience applause. Make small theatrical exercises for stronger expression. Moreover, rehearse a short finale.

Workshop 12 – Live Music Interpretation and interaction.
Live music workshop with Yasmina of Cairo, UK/Egypt and Baladi Blues Ensemble v/Guy Schalom
Time: 12.30-14.30
Level: Open Level
Theme: Live Music Interpretation and Interaction
Two of the world’s leading ambassadors for Egyptian live music and dance guide dancers in how to communicate, interpret and interact with a live Egyptian orchestra – in the moment.  Prepare to improvise and experience an entirely new dimension in your dance!


dscf0674-edit2 (1)Workshop 13 – Siri Ydstie – Very popular 🙂
15.00 – 17.00
Open Level. No prior experience required, but it will be helpful to know the basics, or more, of belly dance.
Theme: Ori Tahiti /Hula-hula
Description: In this workshop you will learn the basic movements and steps of Ori Tahiti, the dance form often referred to as “hula-hula”. We will look at how this dance form differs from Hawaian Hula and also look at differences and similarities between Ori Tahiti and bellydance. You will learn two mini-choreographies in two different styles of Tahitian dance; the Aparima and the O’tea.
Join us and sway your hips to the rhythms of the South Pacific, this workshop is guaranteed to put a smile ion you face.

Workshop 14 –  David Abraham, Argentina
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Level: Intermediate level
Theme: Pop song
Description: Here you will learn about the technique and combo for use in the romantic style. We will use a pop song and also we will watch the lyrics for use like a complement in our show.

Workshop 15 – Lena Helt, Sweden
15.00 – 17.00
Level: Mixed level
Same steps, different hats
Transform your basic steps to fit different genres within Egyptian belly dance. Folklore ws Oriental. Be a more creative dancer and performer.

SUNDAY 10 November

Workshop 16 – Sadie, USA – few spots left
Time: 10.00-12.00
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Theme: Drills  & zills
 Zills are an integral part of a dancers set. Captivate the attention of your audience and set your self apart from the rest by expanding your skills and knowledge base of this handy prop. This workshop fully breaks down the focused dance technique and Zill patterns and then puts them into exciting Sadie Drill Sets. Fancy foot patterns and layering will be introduced, along with many fun and interesting Zill rhythms and patterns giving you many HOT new Zill combos to add to your repertoire! The grand finale of this workshop will be learning an acapella zill routine!! Get ready to for a mind/body challenge!

Workshop 17 – Shalymar, Germany
Time: 10.00-12.00
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Theme: Modern fusion belly dance techniques and combinations – how to fuse modern movements with belly dance
Modern belly dance music and pop songs often require more than just classical belly dance technique for its interpretation. Shalymar will teach you some modern elements and show you how you can fuse it with classical belly dance movements in order to create something new and give you the freedom to find new ways for your dance.

Workshop 18 – David Abraham, Argentina
Time: 10.00-12.00
Level: Advanced
Theme: Oriental style with Argentinian flavour
In this workshops you will learn combos and movements for use in your oriental routine, of course like the title say.. Argentinean Flavour.


All workshops are held at our venue or close by:
Glostrup Hallen, Stadionvej 88, 2600 Glostrup.

Prices before 1 October – Early bird:
One workshop DKK 350 (€50)
Two workshops DKK 665 (€90)
Three workshops DKK 965 (€130)
Four workshops DKK 1245 (€165)
Five workshops DKK 1500 (€200)
Six workshops DKK 1750 (€235)

After 1 October
One workshop DKK 400,- (€55)
Two workshops DKK 760,- (€100)
Three workshops DKK 1100,- (€150)
Four workshops DKK 1420,- (€190)
Five workshops DKK 1720 (€230)
Six workshops DKK 2000 (€270)

On-the-door sale – NO discount
Price per workshop with a duration of two hours DKK 400 (€55)

MobilePay and cash DKK is accepted on-the door – If you wish to pay with Euro we only accept notes and the right amount of money – no change.

Registration for workshops 

Workshop application form – opens as pdf

  • Please fill out the application form above to register for workshops. You can write directly in the pdf. Remember to save the pdf after you have written your choises.
  • After we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail including an invoice with your order. Please note that you are NOT signed up until you have confirmation from the organizers and have paid the invoice.
  • Please, do NOT make the payment before you have the confirmation and an invoice from the organizers
  • Payment is non-refundable. Should you be unable to participate you may choose to transfer your place at the workshop to a third party remember to advice us via e-mail so we can chance the festival pas.
  • In case of cancellation by the organizers you will receive a full refund.
  • By sending the form you confirm that you have understood and accepted our general information including payment and cancellation policy.
  • All participants will receive an e-mail with practical information approximately one week before the festival.
  • The registration form must be sent to:
  • If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.




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