Down East Bellydance & Drum Fest

Summer Workshops and Hafla with Kaitlyn & Matt Waltenberger

    JULY 18, 2015 @ A Hopeful Balance  |  244 1/2 Middle Street Downtown New Bern, NC
    $30 for a single workshop or $50 for both |  Register for workshops at A Hopeful balance


    Rhythm & Movement: Middle Eastern Drumming Workshop w/ Matt:
    1:30pm-3:00pm  |  Cost: $30
    A brief look into a few common Mid East drum rhythms and playing within rhythms with movement. Great for beginners and advanced drummers wanting to expand their musical horizons and strengthen their technique..
    (Workshop attendees will be invited to join Matt during the dance workshop as the same rhythms will be taught in both classes). Register at: A Hopeful balance

    About Matt: A life long music lover and performer, Matthew Waltenberger calls Wilmington NC his home. When hes not busy being a father, teacher,  tradesman, frisbee golfer or tinkerer, he can be found playing percussion with world music trio Axiom or perhaps with his own world fusion band, The Taqasim Tribe.  Musically influenced by countless genres of rock, jazz,folk and world folk/eastern traditional and electronic dance music, Matthew loves to create music live hoping to inspire his listeners to move and dance. Matthews love for music and sharing creative musical energy onstage has helped bring a new musical flavor to the eastern Carolinas. You can listen to his projects and music as well as find out more about him on Soundcloud and ReverbNation.

    Bellydancing to Middle Eastern Rhythms w/ Kaitlyn:
    1:30pm-3:00pm  |  Cost: $30
    Explore the fundamentals of Bellydance as you learn to identify 4 basic rhythms commonly used in Middle Eastern Music. Students will then learn combinations that will compliment them perfectly and exercises that will help inspire their next improv performance or choreography. A great way for dancers to improve their musicality as well as examine the dynamic of the drummer/dancer connection in live music performances situations. Live drumming accompaniment by special guest Matthew Waltenberger of Taqasim Tribe! Register at: A Hopeful balance


    5:30pm-7:30pm  |  $5.00 or Free for workshop attendees
    Bring your instrument(s) and coin belts and be ready move and shake!