In this 5-class series, Jeanette will impart veil technique, tips and tricks that have made veil dance her signature. “For me the veil is more than a prop. It is a living breathing emotional dance partner, an extension of my presence on stage.”
This class will include techniques for controlling your veil, mesmerizing veil tricks, and veil combinations that work for both slow and fast music. You'll also learn what to do when the veil is not cooperating! This class will give dimension and richness to your performance that will allow you to more fully connect with your dance (and your audience) on an emotional level.
Sundays 2-3:30, March 24 to April 21
5 consecutive Sundays, including Easter
Who is this class for?
This series is suitable for bellydance students with a solid foundation in basic technique, and higher-level students looking to add to their repertoire. No previous veil experience is required.
$165 Early-bird price through March 9
$195 Regular price, after March 9
Enrollment is limited!
A captivating dancer of dramatic passion, Jeanette's performance is a melding of American styling with classical Egyptian musicality. Her fiery grace and fluidity of movement is demonstrated in liquid veil and flamboyant sword dances. Her sense of humor and play are often highlighted in light-hearted dances, as well as masterful audience interaction.
Jeanette's greatest influences in dance are those that she most studied with such as; Amaya, Bert Baladine, Elena Lentini and Mahmood Reda. Her first solo performance at the University of Texas Student Union with the Mirage Belly Dance Troupe was with veil in hand. As she says, she needed something to hold to - she was so nervous. She has graced stages far and wide... from Dimebox, Texas to Ixtapa, Mexico!
Jeanette produced the "Shimmy Into Spring" and "Shimmy Into September" workshops from the late 1980s to 2001, and hosted the legendary dancer Aziz in Austin in 2019. She is the producer and hostess of the monthly Carousel Caravan bellydance show - now in its 29th year. She currently teaches classes in her home studio "Full Moon Studio" and taught for the University of Texas Informal Class Program for over 20 years. Jeanette has been a featured workshop instructor at numerous bellydance events and festivals throughout the USA. She is also an instructor with Lifetime Learning Institute of Austin, and Aging Is Cool.
Jeanette lives by the philosophy of “Dance Hard. Live Easy!"