Latifa's School of Middle Eastern Dance

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Best Face Forward

May 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

A makeup artist who makes dancers look beautiful, and a sought after dance instructor known for her expressiveness, combine forces to make YOU look fabulous onstage.

Workshop Schedule:

10:30-12:30           Best Face Forward Makeup Workshop with Azhia

12:30-1:30              Lunch break (deli nearby!)

1:30-3:30               Best Face Forward: The Expressive, Confident Dancer with Latifa

Best Face Forward Makeup Workshop with Azhia
Makeup Workshop with Azhia
This hands-on workshop demystifies techniques to gorgeous performance makeup & aims to assist each participant with her biggest makeup challenge.
Supplies you will need:
— Face and Eye Primer
— A “dry” (pencil, eye shadow) + “wet” (cream, gel, liquid) eye liner
— Foundation (powder, cream, or liquid)
— Cheek (any color; optional highlighter and/or bronzer)
— Lip (tube, pencil, and gloss/lip balm)
— Mascara, false lashes, & glue
— Good quality brushes. MUST HAVES: equivalents of MAC brush #224 and #212 (#212 equivalent can be purchased inexpensively at any art supply store but the handle must be short).
— Makeup mirror
— Makeup remover, cotton swabs, tissues
— All participants will receive Azhia’s “14 Tips for Amazing Dance Photography”
Christine Millan, Makeup Artist (Azhia, 2003 Belly Dancer of the Universe) brings experience from her work in the industry ( to the dance community in styling dancers for photo shoots, performances, videos and even their weddings. She regularly conducts makeup workshops, private consultations, and collaborates with celebrated photographers world wide. While her favorite clients are dancers from all backgrounds, Christine has been privileged to style some of the most recognized and respected dance professionals (Ava Fleming, Aziza, Lotus Niraja), and she delights in being a regular collaborator with Stereo Vision Photography of Alexandria, VA.
 Best Face Forward: The Expressive, Confident Dancer with Latifa
On stage, we must be actors — larger than life. Everything is intensified. We are not our everyday, ordinary selves when we dance. We are magical, glamorous, exciting creatures. Just as we adapt our everyday hair, makeup and clothing, we must adapt our everyday posture, our body language, gestures and movement, and especially our expressions. These are skills that can be learned, just like putting on false eyelashes.
Latifa will show you how to project confidence, even if you have butterflies in your stomach. You’ll also learn techniques for connecting with the audience, and how to develop your own authentic theatrical expressions.


Best Face Forward


May 18, 2013
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Kelly’s Herb House
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