Irina Akulenko in Salt Lake! November 17-19

$120 – $350

Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 6:00 PM –
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 6:00 PM MST

Egyptian Dance Center
3345 South 300 West B2
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Irina Akulenko is coming back to Salt Lake City!!
Aaliyah Jenny & Stephanie Buranek are so pleased to present this first ever in the States format!!

*Performance Intensive Level requires a minimum of 2 years bellydance study. Non-Performance Level workshops in the program are open to all! Irina highly recommends as a study guide her DVD “Sculpted Blossom” ( can be purchased at her shop at which also includes the required Bellydance vocabulary for the weekend.

All proceeds after expenses go to fundraising for @rawepiphany 2018 an official non-for-profit event!!!

Registration: opening Sunday July 30, 2017 at 8p MT!!

Tentative Schedule:

Friday 11/17/17
6p-9p. Classical Indian-Tribal Bellydance Fusion: Technique workshop with mini-combinations introducing fundamental shapes characteristic to Odissi & principles of fluid fusion (with drills & feedback)
This class is available a la cart ($90) and is also a part of the intensives

Saturday 11/18/17
9a-12p. Classical Indian-Tribal Bellydance Fusion: Performance Project, Choreography (with mini-auditions at end)
This class is available a la cart ($90) and is also a part of the intensives (auditions only for Performance Intensive level only)
1p-4p Composition Workshop: only for Performance Intensive level
Staging of choreography on performing group(s)

Sunday 11/19/17
9a-10:30a. Performance Preparation Workshop: Theatrical Stage Presence drills, gentle stretches
This class is available a la cart ($50) and is also a part of the intensives
10:45a-12:15p Technique workshop “Drills with Character”: workshop focusing on turns, walks & elegant progressions
This class is available a la cart ($50) and is also a part of the intensives
1:15p-3:15p. Final Performance Preparation: dress rehearsal (emotional presence, personal feedback)
3:30p-4:30p Private video session of Performing Intensive Level participants. Irina reserves the right to release the final video.
4:30p-6p HAFLA!!!!!!!! $5 suggested donation

Performing Intensive Level (14 hrs): $350

Non-Performing level (9 hrs): $250

Both levels include a performance spot at Sunday evening hafla!! Performance spots also included written feedback with Aaliyah Jenny!!

A la carte pricing opens Nov 1 if there is still space.
A la carte pricing does not include performance spot unless it is a troupe registration for performance at the Sunday Hafla.

Registration is non-refundable but transferable until November 1, 2017. Exceptions are medical and family-emergencies where % credit will be applied to a future R.A.W. Epiphany sponsored event. (Official notarized documentation required from doctor – % determined at discretion of organizers)

RAW Epiphany 2018!

July 6-8, 2018!

Trolley Square
602 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Come to R.A.W. Epiphany in Salt Lake City Utah to find the Real Artist Within! This intensive weekend is geared to help you find your voice as a performer through concentration in training with source teachers and supportive feedback. Come grow with us!!
CRAYSIAN early bird: $200 registration opens Saturday 7/8/17 8p until Sunday 7/9/17 11:30p
Early Bird: $250 registration opens Sunday 7/9/17 11:30p to Friday August 31, 2017 11:30p
RAW Epiphany: $350 opens Friday August 31, 2017 11:30p to Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:30p
CRAYSIAN, Early Bird and RAW Epiphany levels include performance opportunity with written feedback and 27 hours of workshops/lectures by Donna Mejia, Karim Nagi and Larry Southhall and one semi-private hour with Donna, or Karim or Larry. (performances either on Friday or Saturday) Semi-Private hour sessions are a first come/first serve basis – maximum is 10 each teacher after which a waitlist will be started.
First 20 registrants will receive written performance feedback from Donna, Karim and Larry: second 20 will receive written performance feedback from Aaliyah Jenny. A waitlist will be started after first 40 spots are filled up. Limited number of scholarships will be available for 2018: TBA
Space permitting: Daily passes $150 opens Friday June 1, 2018 to Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:30p only includes workshops/lecture for that day (1 hour semi-private, performance with feedback and scholarship opportunities are NOT included)
We are a non-for-profit event and our goal is to donate proceeds after expenses as a community to a non-for-profit charity.
*Registration for all packages are nonrefundable BUT transferable. Performance spots are not guaranteed for transfers made after 6/26/2017. It is the responsibility of the registrant to sell their package if they cannot attend. Pls sent both parties name, email, cell, package purchased to subject headline: RAW 2018 transfer of package.
**Payment Plans are nonrefundable AND nontransferable. This option was made available for our fellow dancers in financial need. Please read descriptions carefully and be willing to commit to on time payment by 26th @ 11:30pm MT of each consecutive month or your funds will be forfeit. Any abuse of this option will result in the removal of the option for a payment plan from registration. Thank you for your understanding.
***REMINDER: Music and themes used in performance at the all-ages shows must be ‘family friendly’; i.e. mostly free of expletives and entirely free of reference to violent or illegal activities, explicit sex, racial or any type of slur, any of the ‘isms’ or ‘phobias’, (racism, sexism, transphobia, islamophobia, etc) and any other extremely disturbing or controversial material.

Exceptions to this rule must be agreed upon in writing by Aaliyah Jenny at least two weeks prior to the show, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. With proper warning to the audience, certain extreme material may be approved.
Themes involving social, political or religious commentary are generally welcome, but must be approved in writing. We need to be prepared to present the material properly to the audience.
Acts using inappropriate themes/music without prior notice will be stopped mid-performance, and for egregious violations, performers may be banned from future performance opportunities.
Feel free to push the envelope in topics and audience comfort, but don’t be an edgelord and always check first!
Don’t spring this stuff on folks at an all-ages show without warning/producer approval, come on now.
Organizers reserve the right to refuse, registration, enrollment or participation to anyone at any time.