WORKSHOP Saturday 24th October 2015

Venue: Protea Hotel Sea Point, Arthur’s Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

TEACHER Time WORKSHOP Dancers level
Prof Rodolfo Solmoirago 9:30.00 – 11:30 I am a belly dance star Advanced and professional level but all levels welcome
Guzel-Eunsuk Hur 11:45 – 13:45 Drum Solo Intermediate to advanced level but all levels welcome
Irina Shamira 14:00 – 16:00 Golden Age oriental dance All levels
Pili Rubi 16:15 – 18:15 Bollywood modern style All levels
Artemis 18:30 – 20:30 Modern cane dance All levels

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Workshop Descriptions and Teachers

I am a Belly Dance Star – Prof Rodolfo Solmoirago from Argentina

This amazing teacher will share his knowledge of technical and artistic elements of Belly Dancing in a theoretical and practical way, which is a must for every professional belly dancer and teacher.

Prof.Rodolfo Solmoirago - ArgentinaAbout the teacher:

  • President of the World Confederation Professionals of Teachers Dance and Arts – CIAD
  • Professor of Classical Dance, Theatre Dance, American Folk Dance and Arabian Dance

He is a consultant of the Studies Program, Regulatory and Codification of the Dance in all expressions. He has taught courses in over three hundred cities in Latin America and Europe, official and private schools of dance, National Universities, Dance Companies and is Permanent Advisor in Private Educational Institutions. He researches all dance forms, analyses and evaluates about one thousand dancers per week in the largest network in world dance evaluative contests in America, Europe and Asia, making him the most evaluated teacher in history. He is co-ordinator and teacher for more than 83 International Dance Congresses in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Find his full Curriculum on his website:


  • The Quality Movement in Dancer’s Performance and the origin of the dance forms.
  • Humanist Dance – The overall objective of contributing to a better human being.


Drum Solo Bambouti – Guzel-Eunsuk Hur from South Korea

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Dynamic movement class, high energy and clear technique level. It will be help both , upper and lower body, to build blocks of muscle control.

About the teacher:

Guzel-Eunsuk Hur is an internationally acclaimed performer and instructor. Eunsuk Hur was born in Daegu, South Korea. She started Korean dance at the age of six. At the age of twenty she became a professional aerobics instructor and player in Sports aerobic. She has been awarded First place in the Single Aerobics Championship. She is also highly skilled in jazz, hip-hop and various other types of dances.

In 2001, Guzel start learning professional oriental dance. Guzel study many different oriental dance styles in various countries such as Japan, England, Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Germany. Currently she is the President of the Corporation of Korean Practical Dance Association and Director or Guzel Performance.

She has acquired a doctorate in Physical Education in South Korea. At the moment, she is also a professor in ballet and belly dancing in the Department of Physical Education at Yeungnam University.

Guzel has a dramatic style but technically, is very clean!

2009 – International Raks Sharqi Contest – first place
2012 – International Summer Bellydance Contest – 2nd place
2014 – Israel Desert Rose Festival Contest – 1st place
2015 Stuttgart Miss Belly Raks OTF Contest – 1st place.

Golden Age Oriental Dance – Irina Shamira from Lithuania

During this workshop you‘ll find out what special dance technique was used by the legends of Oriental dance (Naima Akef, Tahiya Karioka, Samya Gamal). You’ll learn how to enhance the grace and sensuality of your dancing, get tips that are going to be useful for your favourite style as well for presentation of Golden Age or so-called Vintage style. You’ll instantly feel the difference just changing posture and arm positioning in a special way. This will be a journey to Egypt’s bellydance stage in its greatest time.

Irina Shamira-LithuaniaAbout the teacher:

Founder and head of the first Lithuania oriental dance school, “Orientalija” (since 2003), Irina was the first to start festivals in Lithuania and is the organizer of the annual oriental dance festival “Orientalis” since 2005.

Her first introduction to dance and oriental dance courses were taken in Lebanon in 1991. Since then Irina regularly participated in numerous festivals and events all over the world, some of which are: “Nile Group” Egypt, “Pyramida” Latvia, “Caravan” Latvia, “Orientica” by Belyssa, “Oriental Bazar” Germany, Denmark, Russia and Ukraine. She participated as a judge, teacher, dancer and student.

“I fell in love with Oriental dance so much I quit my office job and my stable career to dance, create and teach. The results were amazing – I developed a number of great teachers who work in both their own and my studios, I am proud of creating Oriental dance play “Arabia” that was performed in different theatres in Lithuania and of establishing the first and only Oriental Dance Academy which has been operating for two years now and educates new Oriental dance teachers. I have participated in numerous TV shows and projects as a soloist and also with my students representing the beauty of Oriental dance Art to audiences all over my country.  After 13 years of teaching every day, I discovered several ways and methods to help each student, no matter their background, to reveal femininity, sensuality and grace through Oriental dance.”

Bollywood Modern Style – Pili Rubi

Workshop description to follow…

Pipi Rubi- ArgentinaAbout the teacher:

Dancer and teacher specializing in Oriental Dance, Belly Dance and Bollywood Dance (From India).She started studying when she was 9 years old learning Classical Ballet, and after that she started Theatre at the age of 11 years. In 2009 she travelled to Egypt to perfect her style with the Master of Belly Dance, Mahmoud Reda. She graduated from Saida Helou´s School of Bellydance in Argentina in 2011.

In January 2012 she was recruited by the prestigious dancer Jillina Carlano to be part of her company, “Bellydance Evolution” in Los Angeles, in “The Dark side of the Crown” show.

From 2011 she dedicated herself exclusively to Bollywood Dance rather than the Classical, Folkloric and Modern Dances from India. She studied with the most recognized teachers from Argentina and Latinoamérica. At the same time, she travelled to Madrid to Learn with Sneha Mistri (from India) where she was invited to dance in “Bolly Madrid”, the greatest Bollywood Dance show in Europe.

In 2013 she produced and made the first Bollywood video clip in Argentina, being the choreographer and the producer.

Nowadays she is specializing in Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Kathak style, offering workshops and teaching all around the world. She has her own school in Buenos Aires “Pili Rubi Bollywood Dance School” and her own dance company “Pili Rubi Company Dance”.

She travel all around the world to both perfect her own technique, and to offer workshops in Bollywood dancing supported by the Indian Embassy from Argentina.

Modern Cane Dance – Artemis

Happy, feminine and sassy choreography to the Egyptian-performed song “Momo Sharkbat” from the CD Naheda Momo. The duration is 3 minutes. Perfect for the dance floor, an audience favourite! An ideal piece to fit in with your own dance routine! Varied and challenging dance combinations in the Saidi style; earthy, powerful yet elegant.

Artemis-caneAbout the teacher:

While living in Greece for several years, Artemis discovered her affection for Oriental Dance and folklore. Back in Germany and inspired by cultural experiences, she started studying the Egyptian style of bellydance. She continued her training in oriental dance as well as flamenco by attending courses with both national and international dancers.

Artemis says: “I possess a high knowledge of dance in theory as well as in practice. The joy and passion I feel for dancing and teaching is transfused to my students. Creativity, interesting and didactical classes are only a few of the reasons why my courses are so popular and well booked.”
Her favourite styles are Classical Egyptian Style, Raks Sharky and Baladi, as well as fantasy and fusion performances. Artemis is an international and popular dancer and workshop instructor with many years’ experience. She has already performed in countries such as Canada, Israel, South Africa, Egypt/Cairo, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia and Mallorca.

Artemis is the organiser of annual International Oriental Dance Festival in Stuttgart in Germany:


2 Hour-Workshop fee including signed certificate is R350 


  • If you book 3 WS, the fee for each WS is R320
  • If you book 4 or 5 WS, the fee for each WS is R300
  • ALL Palace of the Winds members pay R280 per WS

 Workshop booking process:

Booking for the workshops with International teachers is open until the workshop day. Book early to avoid disappointment as the number of entries is limited.

Pay the 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to secure your booking.

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Bank details:

Name: Palace of the Winds
Bank: ABSA
Tokai Branch Code: 632005
Cheque Account: 4075061617

NB: If you like to make personal arrangements with the teachers for private classes, please contact them privately.


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