Learn about the rich historical, cultural, an artistic legacy of Western and Central Asia through single workshops or weekend intensives in Middle-Eastern, Silk Road, and Romani Dance! Popular workshops include: Dances of the Roma, the Art of Persian Dance, Dances of the Silk Road: Afghan, Tajik, and Uzbek.
$300 (2-hr workshop) plus traveling expenses. Reduced rates can be given under some circumstances.
Hannah Romanowsky is one of the most knowledgeable dancers to study with on the dance circuit. Her desire to share her talent and vast understanding of world dance and culture makes her a must-have master instructor for any dancer to train with. And the best part about Hannah Romanowsky is there isn’t an ounce of diva in her! ~ Rebecca D.
Besides being a beautiful, skilled and knowledgeable dancer, Hannah was an excellent teacher. She was organized in her method so that students learned steps and technique which were then incorporated into a choreography, we could take home with us and practice. Hannah was able to work with varied dance levels in the class and adjust as needed while maintaining the integrity of the dance genre and style. It was amazing to have learned 2 complete choreographies and learn so many new and wonderful movements. The class was a lot of fun, and Hannah made everyone feel at ease and able. I look forward to taking future workshops with her and seeing her perform. ~Saundra S.
Hannah’s workshop on Afghan dance was exhilarating, joyful, and educational. I felt uplifted afterwards, and emerged after the class with a positive feeling of lightness. ~Kristen L.
Additional Experiential Workshops / Lecture-Demonstrations / Performances
The Art of Persian Dance: An Introduction to Technique & Philosophy
Surrender the Heart: An Introduction to Sufi Practices of Embodiment
Queens of Persia: The Dance of the Ancient Feminine
Turnings and Sacred Circles
Wings Unfurled: Finding Fluidity and Freedom in the Body
Layla and Majnun: The Dance of Devotion
Iranian and Central Asian folk dances
Romani (Gypsy) Dance: Dance as Catharsis
Moroccan Guedra: A Community Healing Ritual
Moroccan Sheikhat: Urban “Edutainment”
Dance and the Evolution of Consciousness: A Gebserian Approach
Danza Divina: Dance as Contemplative Practice
Belly Dance: Navigating Orientalism and Feminine Empowerment
Women’s Dances of the Islamic Orient