This retreat is designed to be an intimate intensive workshop. Accommodations are simple and rustic but confortable. You will share a room with a roommate. This is an alcohol-free environment. Smoking limited to outdoor spaces and the gazebo.
Let this retreat take you away from all the pressures of daily living. It is a chance to do what we love to do: dance, talk, eat and shop (but not necessarily in that order!) and to spend valuable time with friends old and new. (Nataj and Conchi)
Friday: 7:30 to 9:30pm - SUZANNA'S SPECIAL TECHNIQUE CLASS
Saturday: 10 to 12 noon - FAST COMBINATIONS WITH ZILLS
Saturday: 2 to 4pm - SENSUAL SLOW MOVES AND SUZANNAS MAGNIFICENT VEIL
Sunday: 10 to 12 noon - DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
Suzanna Del Vechio is a true professional seriously dedicated to the art of Oriental Dance in which she has been totally involved since 1979. She has taught and performed internationally as well as nationwide.
In 1999 the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance selected Suzanna as their "Choreographer of the year" and in 2001 she won the prestigious "Dancer of the Year" award.
Suzanna is a very skillful teacher. Her familiarity with body alignment and movement awareness techniques, gained through her continuous studies of hatha yoga in the Iyengar style, allows her to convey means to achieve enhanced flexibility, body alignment and use, and self-emotional interpretation, she incorporates diverse dance movements in her performances and teaching. Suzanna style is eclectic. She likes the sharp hip movements, grace and feminine style of the Egyptian Oriental Dance, but also enjoys working with lots of spins and turns and remains one of the few top dancers to promote strong veil and floor work. Her dance style is eclectic and innovative and her choreographies have also won awards. Suzanna has 4 DVDs/videos on the international market, 3 instructional and one performance video. Suzanna is one of those rare teachers from whose workshops, teachers and dancers of all levels and styles, come away with new knowledge, perspectives and skills.