Bringing their talents together from Northern California and Southern California, Doreet Gordon and Angela Woodcock will show you how to shake those hips and swivel those feminine curves to learn some belly dance basics that you’ll get to try out during ritual performance. It’s a full body experience!
Tribal Belly Dance can have some fast moves to get your heart pumping to exotic world-beat grooves. Lucious Tribal slow moves, undulations, and stretches will increase core strength and flexibility. This is a supportive, friendly atmosphere. All skill levels and ages are welcome from beginner to performer.
Doreet discovered her love for belly dance in 2004 when she began taking classes with Helene of Belly Dance International. She quickly was invited to join Helene’s student troupe Sisters of the Desert Sky, while furthering her dance training with Janelle Rodriguez of Desert Dream and Kathy Stahlman of Tribal Moon. As Doreet’s passion for belly dance grew, she expanded her studies with workshops by world renowned belly dancers Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Ansuya, Suhaila Salimpor, Sashi, Ariella, Fat Chance Belly Dance. Doreet completed Ansuya’s 6 month Comprehensive Certification Course in 2007.
Doreet is a founding member of Raks Hakohaveem, a Dark Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe. Raks Hakohaveem has performed at Rakkasah, Desert Dance Festival and Tribal Fest, as well as Santa Cruz and San Francisco’s Burning Man Decompression events. They can often be seen performing locally in Santa Cruz and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Doreet works at Serpent’s Kiss Magick Shop and Botanica.
A second generation Shamanic Witch and raised in the rich culture of Appalachian Folk Magic that permeated life in the Shenandoah/Potomac River Valley of Western Maryland. Spirit taught from the cradle and led by the hand of her conjurer-mother, Lady Oxannamoon, also known as Rev. Angela Woodcock, has dedicated her life to the study of spiritual, religious and esoteric philosophies, psychology, anthropology, music, dance, poetry, personal gnosis and the magickal arts, seeking always, the impetus behind the wonder!
Grateful for every teacher and sanctuary along the ever-crooked path, Lady Oxannamoon is inspired to, and exceptionally practiced in awakening each of us to the magick that is ours alone, and singularly gifted at casting a web of enchantment that transports the ceremonial participant into a world of whimsy and delight not often visited since childhood! Rev. Angela has been teaching Goddess Spirituality and Magickal philosophy and practice throughout the United States for more than a decade. She has established a strong local presence offering monthly public full moon circles in the Malibu area. The Inner Temple