For those who haven't had the
pleasure to see or study with her yet,
Sorensen's boundary pushing style
is literally changing the way today's
bellydancers worldwide are thinking
of the art form.

Specifically, today's dancers are
finding new power and freedom in
how they express this dance and
Michelle is at the center, if not the top,
of this fantastic new belly dance

During her last Detroit performance,
she gained prominent media
attention and captivated the
audience- from the local Arab
community who attended her show
and beyond the borders.

Michelle Sorensen's supportive
teaching method will bring out the
best in YOU and empower you to
know that YOU are enough, you are
just deserving as any dancer who
has graced the stage to be on
stage, and that you don't have to
"be" like" anyone else!

There is a reason she is coming
back for her third time - due to
popular demand! You will walk out a
better dancer with a new way of
viewing bellydance - no matter how
long or short you've been in involved
in this art form!  Can't wait to see you

If you are new, welcome! If you are
returning - welcome back!

xo Peace and Shimmies! -
Lana Mini,
Detroit Raqs Co-Founder, 2019
Who is Michelle Sorensen?

Her technique in belly dance  is

Her discipline in fitness is

Her strength in fusion, pole dancing
and twerking inspires women to be
unabashedly sensual - delighting
audiences of  all ethnicities, inspiring
women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

She inspires me to be a better
dancer and support more the styles
of every Michigan dancer.  The days
of subtly shaming each other in the
dance community are in the past

- -- Lana Mini, Detroit Raqs co-founder
now open!
May 18 & 19, 2019
9th Annual Detroit Raqs Midwest Raqs
Back by Popular Demand! An encore with
Michelle Sorensen!
2019 Show and Workshop Location:

Commonwealth Club
30088 Dequindre Road,
Warren, MI 48092
(on Dequindre road - east side of Street - south of 13
Mile) Plenty of parking behind and on the side of club.)
Michelle Sorensen & Friends
A Detroit Raqs Bellydance Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Doors 6:30
Show: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance
$20 at door

Workshop 1; Saturday, May 18:
(doors 9:30 a.m.) 10 a.m.:
Workshop One:  Kotch It If You Can!
This will help you with your belly dance hip work for
stronger presentation!
Come Twerk It with Michelle -
In this workshop you will learn a fast-paced Jamcian
Dancehall-inspired fusion choreo. We will be
sweating, so dress comfy!   What a way to set the
tone of this friendly, sensual weekend!
2 hours

Noon: Lunch

Workshop Two: 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18:
Locked & Loaded:
A Combination Arsenal
Whether you are a traditional dancer or a fusion
dancer: these fusion combos are deadly and delicious.
You'll be a smooth criminal with a hard edge when
we layer, flow and lock isolations. Fun, you will  
leave feeling a badass!
2 hours

Both Saturday workshops: $105

(Doors 9:30 a.m.) 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, May 19:
Workshop: Press Pause. The Art of Silence
Emily Dickinson said, "Saying nothinng...sometimes
says the most." How often do we take opportunity for
stillness in our dance? The workshop will focus on
the breath between the 'words' of our movement. We
will learn a few unique combos and then challenge
our brains (and bodies) by adding silence and pause
in different places throughout the combo, creating a
sort of "musical chairs" game with dance!
2 hours.

9:45 a.m. Sunday, Post Show Review. Today's
Dance Scene:
Start Sunday with a morning round-circle with
Lana. Talk about last night show, ethics questions,
business questions, marketing chat, and give your
own comments about the belly dance scene today.
Want to be more involved in the dance world? Let's
chat about it.
Free to Sunday workshop

The Whole Package!: $155
Want to vend?
We want you there!
Rates: $50 to $80 depending on the
space that you need.
Questions? Email Lana,  or
call or text: 586.242.9425