In this workshop we are going to look at a the points to consider when planning a troupe costume, and how color, style, fabric and fit can influence your choices. We will look at how to please your troupe mates and your audiences with budget friendly, adaptable looks. This workshop is packed with photos of real troupes to inspire you and to help you decide just how coordinated you want your troupe to look. Feel free to critique the examples I have shared, and use your fellow workshop attendees to bounce around ideas.
Sara Shrapnell spent 12 years teaching, performing and hosting events in the UK before moving to the Bay Area of San Francisco in 2011. Her classes are known for their humor, detailed breakdowns and cultural context. She adapts her lessons to suit the dancers, their needs and aims. Students who have studied with Sara have gone on to teach and perform in all styles of belly dance and many have made their living through performance or teaching. Sara’s books “Teaching Belly Dance” and “Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage” are available on Amazon.