SADIE is an International performing artist, instructor and choreographer who is recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting Belly Dance artists. First seen as a “Rising Star” on BD-TV Vol. 2 in 2004, Sadie has since released over a dozen instructional and performance videos, has visited over 10 countires teaching and performing and is the highest viewed Belly Dancer on YouTube with over 7 million hits on just one clip alone.
Sadie draws upon an innate understanding of movement instilled from 14 years of training in gymnastics and swimming as an adolescent. She began practicing Belly Dance as a teenager. As a student, Sadie studied with many reputable Middle Eastern dance and music teachers from around the world. Some of the most influential moments in her education include two extended trips to Turkey where she studied and observed the dance and learning to play the doombek (Middle Eastern hand drum) via master percussionist and musician Souhail Kaspar, which impressed a great understanding of the varied Middle Eastern rhythms as well as the relationship between the music and dance.
Sadie’s lifelong love for dance, music and culture has prompted her to explore and study other forms of world dances such as, Brazilian Samba, Salsa, Tahitian, Hula and Flamenco. This background has given Sadie a style that is uniquely hers and a great command of movement and dance that comes to life not only in her inspiring performances but also in her gift to teach. She has received accolades such as “The Critic’s Choice” by the Denver Post and Westswords “Denver’s Best 2006” for shows and dance classes. Other career hi-lights include dancing for celebrities like Will Smith and Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets”, TV appearances such as a James Bond commercial produced by Starz/Encore and choreographing for and dancing in music videos and musicals.
KAYA is an exceptional performer and instructor winning fans across the globe with her unique brand of dance and entertainment. She is not only an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and instructor she has also appeared in countless magazines, in commercials, and on runways worldwide. Her exotic looks and talents have kept her a highly sought after commodity in the entertainment world. Some of her most recent professional highlights include: a series of performance DVDs released featuring her one-of-a-kind Belly Dancing and Samba performances, landing a lead role in former Beatle’s producer Lon VanEaton’s musical “The Dance of Life,” earning a prestigious entertainment contract for creating specialized theme shows at Colorado’s premiere night spot, and Headlining Colorado’s 15th annual Carnaval celebration with Manuel Molina as the official representative of Brazil, performing Samba No ‘Pe.
Kaya has spent the last several years traveling nationally and abroad as a Master Performer and Instructor for theatrical performances, concerts, and workshops. Fans of her work point to her incredible muscle control, powerful execution of movements, and true sense of artistry as highlights. Kaya was recently named “Best of Denver” for her belly dancing and theme shows as well as her weekly dance classes held in Denver and Cherry Creek.
In addition to receiving praise for her performances, her thorough, informative, and humorous style of teaching keeps her in high demand with students. Kaya’s degree in psychology as well as her award winning background in public speaking, have greatly contributed to her gift for teaching. Whether you’ve been dancing for a lifetime or have two left feet, Kaya’s warmth, knowledge, and encouragement will inspire you and help you take your dance skills to greater levels.
SADIE & KAYA: In addition to their busy solo schedules, Sadie & Kaya are co-directors of Groove du Monde, a cutting edge dance company based in Denver, Colorado. They created Groove du Monde to develop top-of-the-line entertainment in many areas including: Belly Dance, Brazilian Samba, Circus-Burlesque, Tahitian, Salsa, and more. This critically acclaimed duo has created a new genre of entertainment, combining the artistry of dance with an endless world of fantasy and imagination. Kaya and Sadie were recently named “Best Belly Dancers 2006” by Westword Magazine, and their fantasy-inspired theme shows have received “Critic’s Choice” from the Denver Post, as well as excellent reviews from IMAGE Magazine, Denver’s premiere guide to nightlife entertainment. Their Las Vegas style collaborations have been called “The hottest shows ever performed in a nightclub;” featuring innovative choreography, music, and costuming.
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Pops, Locks & Shimmies
Based on their world-famous workshop series!
SADIE and KAYA wow audiences all over with their Pops, Locks & Shimmies, and in this DVD they share the techniques and exercises they use to achieve those famous Pops, Locks & Shimmies.
Technique, Layers, and Combinations!
Practice makes perfect, and one of the best ways to practice your technique is by drilling!
In this DVD Sadie leads you through two Technique Sections and six related Drill Sets that are designed to improve your isolation, speed, control and flexibility.
Dancing to a Cifti Teli Taksim uses slow, flowing movements that reflect an emotional connection to and understanding of the music. In this DVD, Sadie teaches you the basic elements of a Taksim and the Cifti Telli, and how to dance to the two together in a Cifti Telli Taksim.
The drum solo is one of the most exciting portions of the belly dance performance – it’s when the dancer can really show off her stuff! The drum solo showcases the belly dancer’s technique and how creatively she can interpret the music. On this DVD, Sadie teaches a challenging drum solo that is sure to impress!
No matter what your style or level of dancing, whether you choreograph or improvise, you can use these combinations to expand your dance vocabulary in fun and exciting ways! Lots of variety and lots of technique for standing, traveling, floor and Turkish combinations are included.
Featuring: Aziza * Amaya * Fahtiem * Elizabeth Artemis Mourat * Celeste * Anaheed * Amara * Ava Fleming * Sadie
Midnight Mirage * Ahava * Dondi, Titanya & Rose * Zahirah * Black Opal Dance Company * Amaya * Angelika’s Dance Ensemble * Elayssa with Tobias Roberson * Lotus Niraja Dance Company * Amara * Isidora Bushkovski * Ava Fleming * Sadie
Nadira * Darshan * Gina * Roxxanne * Fleurs d’Egypte Dance Company * Virginia * Leyla Jouvana & Roland * Madrina * Habib * Jamileh * Black Opal Dance Company * Isidora Bushkovski * Viviane * Sa’Diyya * Tamra-henna & Aubre * Sadie * LaUra
Katia * Tamra-henna * Negma Dance Company * Habib * Lorinda * Celeste * Meera * Yasmine * Desert Sin * Sadie * Ava Fleming * Lotus Niraja Dance Company * Isidora Bushkovski * Zahra Zuhair * and Leyla Jouvana with Roland!
Aziza * Ava Fleming * Bahaia * Dondi, Titanya, and Boz * Meissoun * Habib * Sadie & Kaya * Jamileh * Marguerite * Lilla Varese Dance Company * Midnight Mirage * SeSe Dance Theater * DaVid * and special guest artist DELILAH!
Fahtiem * Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers * Sa’Elayssa * Paulina from “The Art of Belly Dance” Series * Ava Fleming * Sadie * Andreanna * Lilla Varese * Aleya * Negma Dance Company * Dangerous Curves Dance Company * with special performances by: Habib in “Belly Metal” and Leyla Jouvana “The Shimmy Queen”
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