Almost 2 years ago, I took over ZeoT Zürich. I thought I was taking over a dance school but I've realised that ZeoT is much more than that!
More than just a dance school, ZeoT Zürich is its teachers, who we've been celebrating recently in our 'spotlight on a teacher' blog series. Having a diverse team of talented teachers gives students the opportunity to find the style of dance and teacher that suits them. I am incredibly grateful for the support and creative inputs from our wonderful team!
More than just a dance school, ZeoT Zürich is its events and social life. In the last two years we've had 2 successful shows featuring many student groups, directed the World Dance Festival in the Europaallee, had 3 wonderful photo exhibitions, several Haflas in the studio and been asked to perform in prestigious locations such as the Dolder Hotel or the Museum Bellerive Zürich. Don't miss our next event, a Palestinian music concert in the studio on Saturday November 19th.
Most importantly, more than just a dance school, ZeoT Zürich is a community. Thank you to all our students for your enthusiasm dancing in class, for taking part in shows and Haflas, 'liking' and sharing posts on Facebook and Instagram and for recommending us to friends and family, bringing new faces to dance in classes and workshops. Please continue to support us in creating a growing community of dancers by rating us on Google.
ALIA & the ZeoT team look forward to continue dancing with you!
KP1 : 9.1 - 5.3.2017
ZEOT SHOP NOW OPEN!
Just in time for Christmas, we have opened our online shop! Book tickets for our events, buy gift vouchers for friends or book a fun class for your hen night! Our new sustainably produced hip scarves, with the ZeoT logo, are also available online. Elegant and extremely comfortable and produced with less damage to the environment.
PALESTINIAN MUSIC CONCERT WITH MEZZE
Join Adel Salameh (oud), Salah Eddin Maraqa (Qanoun) & Raphael Duss (Nay) for an evening of Palestinian music. Traditional and original compositions will be performed by the trio in the studios of Zentrum für orientalische Tanzkunst (ZeoT) followed by a delicious plate of vegetarian mezze from Aubergine Catering GmbH.
Tickets for concert & mezze: 40CHF
Available from: firstname.lastname@example.org or online in the ZeoT shop
Doors open: 18.30
Concert start: 19.00
WHIRLING WORKSHOPS & MORE WITH NICOLE MCLAREN 10 & 11 DECEMBER
We are delighted to welcome Nicole back to ZeoT Zürich for a weekend workshop series on the 10th & 11th December dedicated to whirling and turning. More details here.
We will be ready and waiting for you after our Christmas break with an action packed week of evening workshops and introductory courses starting 02.01.17. From shimmies to latin moves, fan dance or oriental technique, there is something for everyone.
SHIMMY - SIMONE: Monday 2nd January // 18.30 - 20.30
LATIN MOVES - ALIA: Tuesday 3rd January // 18.30 - 20.30
CHINESE DANCE - JULIE: Wednesday 4th January // 18.30 - 20.30
FAN DANCE - JULIE: Thursday 5th January // 18.30 - 20.30
EIGHTS - LHAMO: Saturday 7th January // 11.00 - 13.00
American Tribal Style (ATS) - TRIO CORNUCOPIA: Mondays // starts 09.01.17 // 20.00 - 21.50
Dance Fit - ALIA: Thursdays // starts 12.01.17 // 09.30 - 10.20
Oriental dance technique - ALIA: Thursdays // starts 12.01.17 // 10.30 - 11.50
Ballet - LORENA: Thursdays // starts 12.01.17 // 12.00 - 12.50
General dance technique - LORENA: Thursdays // starts 12.01.17 // 17.30 - 18.50
THE RETURN OF SHARON KIHARA! 4 & 5 FEBRUARY
Tribal fusion fans make sure to reserve the first weekend in February 2017 for a performance project with Sharon Kihara plus studio show! Details to be announced shortly.
ZEOT SHOW 30 APRIL 2017
Would you like to perform in the next ZeoT show on 30th April 2017? If you haven't already done so, talk to your teacher about the possibility of performing one of the ZeoT choreographies you have learnt in class in a group.
OZGEN IN ZEOT ZÜRICH APRIL 2017
OZGEN will be returning to ZeoT for the whole month of April and will also be teaching a group choreography to be performed at the ZeoT show (to be learnt over 3 weekends). As well as a regular bi-weekly Romani dance technique class, he will give weekend workshops including Turkish oriental waltz, arabesque lyrical style and Turkish Flamenco fusion (with fan & skirt). If you missed him last time make sure you reserve the month of April in your dance calendar! Watch this space for more details soon.
MORE THAN A BRA!
A subject close to our hearts as belly dancers….our bras! Whether a good sports bra for training or a glitzy sequinned bra as part of a costume for performing, bras are important to us! But did you know that women only wear around 30% of the bras that they own!
Introducing a great idea for the 70% of bras that you own and never wear! Recycle them into bags, for example purses, make-up bags or even a bag for your cymbals!
Andreia Fernandes, founder of the company SLB, Sexy Little Bag, not only recycles, but also works with refugees or the long-term unemployed who produce these bags in this fantastic social impact project, sewing unused bras or bikinis in places like the sewing studio at Caritas.
Every SLB is unique! SLB is giving students at ZeoT a discount and the chance to get their very own personalised SLB ( from your own bra or bikini top). Just give the promotion code ZEOT when you order a bag on the website.