All classes are continuous registration which means you start at any time.
Classes run until mid June 2020.
Technique & Choreo for Performance
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*This is the Amar Egyptian Dance working class.*
WHEN: 7:30-8:30 Technique hour
-review & refinement of Golden Age classical, baladi, drum solo techniques, finger cymbals, veil entrance, assaya
8:30-9:30 Choreography –classical raqs sharqi, baladi, saïdi assaya
*CHOREO HOUR CLOSES TO NEWCOMERS AFTER MARCH 1*
WHERE: Shirley’s Dance Studio
255 Taché at Eugenie
lower level, back studio
RUNS UNTIL: June 10
no class April 1
17. per class, late/partial (technique only)
20. drop-in (prior experience only, technique hour only)
Registration is direct through Nicola. Download the form here: 2019-2020 RegistrationForm
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TO BE SCHEDULED:
Essentials of Egyptian Bellydance
Fun! Frolic! Freedom! Feel f – i – n – e !
An immersion in the yummy and playful dance of Egypt known here as “bellydance” (really, raqs sharqi).
The essential (most common & important) movements, their common variations, and basic embellishments.
Introduction to veil prop work, basic finger cymbal technique, and basic intro to Arabic music.
Accessible for all body types, genders, sizes, ages. Most supplies included–see SUPPLIES in expanded Classes & Workshops listings. (It’s your choice to invest in a veil and hip scarf–not mandatory at this level. )
* Essential techniques should be mastered before enrolling in Continuing.*
Continuing Egyptian–a.k.a. Variations
A comprehensive and thorough grounding in the technical skills and knowledge for intermediate dancers.
applying Essential movements in combinations and sequences, to the common drum rhythms and musical structures/patterns
common finger cymbal (zills or sagat) patterns/rhythms
veil technique for entrances with malfuf
introduction to folkloric dances (saïdi assaya — cane)
posture, travel steps, turns, transitions
instruments, melodic structures, & interpretations of Arabic music
“texturing”, embellishments, & variations
beginning improv (with baladi and taksim)
sequences & choreography for shaabi, saïdi, & sharqi
drills, exercises, in-class challenges, partner work, combinations, & general mischief!