Satori Dance and Drum had so much fun performing with the other Northern Colorado Belly Dance troupes that participated in the Tales from Myth and Legend show at Club Tico, Fort Collins! If you missed the show and you’d like the chance to catch us perform, come see us for our student recital and monthly party at Yum Yum’s restaurant in Fort Collins on Friday, December 13th at 5pm!
Special Guest Star
With Special Guests
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The girls from Satori Dance and Drum had a fantastic time performing at the Variety Show and Hafla hosted by Phoenix this last Saturday. It was such a pleasure to be part of a well run event and meet all the other beautiful dancers who performed with us that night. Pictured above, left to right: Maddie, Gina, Rio and Tamara.
A show and open dance party to live music. Celebrate dance and community with us. Various local acts.
To RSVP, visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/169027619940403/
A quick reminder to all Satori Students! We WILL have class Tuesday July 2nd but class is CANCELED for Thursday July 4th! Have a wonderful Independence Day
Every 4th Saturday of Each Month!
We’ll be gathering at Yum Yums restaurant in Fort Collins for a party and we’d like to invite the whole dance community! All dancers, drummers, friends and family are welcome.
Party starts at 6:30 with Arabic style drumming and belly dancing! Come early for dinner and join us to watch or come to play. Costumes are not required but very welcome.
For those bringing instruments, please bring Arabic style drums (doumbeks, riqqs, tar) or something with a soft voice if possible so that the overall feel is Middle Eastern.
Don’t know Arabic rhythm styles or belly dance? Please join us for class! Belly dance drilling and conditioning meets Thursdays from 6:30p-7:30p and Arabic percussion meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30p at our dance studio located at 1741 Westfield Drive, Fort Collins.
What a fantastic show! This all Satori student recital featured the Combos and Choreography class performing 4 routines choreographed by Hannah Mahoney, two fantastic solos by Vashti and an a capella cymbal routine from the Master Class!
Hello Dancers and Drummers!
Every Thursday from 7:30p-8:30p at our studio space 1741 Westfield Dr. Satori Dance & Drum offers Arabic Percussion! Please join us and meet our instructor Richard Herrington and try out several Middle Eastern instruments. You may also bring your own instruments to see if they are acceptable for our ongoing class.
Membership and Class Fees
A monthly, drum-only membership is $45. Please bring cash or check to your first class or visit our membership account page to pay online. This includes all classes in a given month, ability to perform in upcoming shows and access to any drum related online content created for members only.
Beginning Middle Eastern Percussion Class
In this class, you will learn what is so unique and beautiful about Middle Eastern Music that sets it apart from other musical genres. We will study 10-15 Basic Middle Eastern Rhythms, learn where each rhythm originates; what defines each rhythm; what sections are fixed; as well as how to improvise within each rhythm. Depending on your comfort level and experience, you can work on just your basic technique, or on improvising to a basic accompaniment. Instruments needed are either a Doumbek, Riqq or Tar. Before you buy an instrument, please contact Richard at Richard@SatoriDance.com to be sure you have made a good choice for this class.
Richard Herrington has studied musical percussion traditions of the Middle East, Central and West Africa, and Bahia Brazil for over 10 years now, and has studied with master teachers from each area. He has played with musicians from Kara Nomadica, Fale, Bloco em FoCo, and others. Richard plays Middle Easternpercussion inspired by teachers Souhail Kaspar and Raquy Danziger, two famous Middle Eastern masters. He teaches authentic Middle Eastern rhythms on the Doumbek and Riqq (also spelled Dumbek and Riq).