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December 05, 2015 at Sahara Dance in Washington, DC.

As a transnational fusion dance artist, Donna Mejia’s distinctive aesthetic explores the secular dances of North Africa and the Arab World with American hip hop and sub-genres of electronic dance.

Donna also teaches the Brazilian Silvestre Dance Technique and is a primary representative after twenty years of practice.

Donna has been guest artist in residence for twelve colleges, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Smith College on full fellowship. She joined the University of Colorado at Boulder’s dance department in 2012 as the first Assistant Professor of tribal fusion dance globally.

She balances her time teaching and touring internationally to teach, lecture, and perform for private sponsors, festivals and community organizations.


Saturday, 1:30-5:30 pm – Strong Vessel, Clear Channel

Saturday afternoon is a dedication session of somatic work, joint analysis, and alignment investigation featuring introductory tidbits from the revolutionary Sridaiva Yoga system, Gyrokinesis, Body Mind Centering, and Sylvestre Technique. Did you think technical bodywork was only clinical? Not so! The study of consciousness through movement can be rich and just as soulful as a dance session.

Please bring your notebook, a yoga mat, a tennis ball, and your questions.

This workshop will be customized to address your needs. All experience levels, body types, and gender expressions are welcomed to join!


Saturday, 12:00 am (WHAT?! )-2:00 am – CLUB DONNA!

That’s right…Set your alarm for a Midnight dance and come ready to move to thick, pulverizing, chunky beats from international electronic, hip hop and underground music from Arab, Persian, Turkish, Parisian, English, Danish, North African and American communities. Donna’s nonstop class is designed to transport you to new heights while in the company of the moon… you will forget that old bed was ever waiting for you!

Be prepared for ballistic beats and spirited movement. Bare feet and athletic clothing will work best.

Public Notice: This class will feature the best underground funk, international hip hop and electronica in the known universe. You have been warned. All experience levels, body types, and gender expressions are welcomed to join!


Sunday, 12:30-4:30 pm – Like a Boss

Donna guides experienced movers through an intermediate practice session. For this workshop, Donna respectfully requests dancers have a practiced level of courage and general fitness when attempting balances, turns, lunges, fast hip work, and extended sequencing/choreography. Mastery is not a requirement, but comfort approaching the unfamiliar in movement is what will be needed.

Donna will teach her distinctive fusion class with a full, professional level warm up. Has it been a while since you practiced jumps, turns, balances, cross-the floor progressions, inversions, and choreography to refresh your intermediate/advanced practice? Donna invites you to bring new possibilities back into the body with a dynamic practice session.

Early bird discount through November 1.
Package pricing available.

Address: 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
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