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WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Level 3 Technique & Choreo for Performance
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*This is the Amar Egyptian Dance working class.*
WHEN: 7:30-8:30 Technique hour
8:30-9:30 Choreography — Golden Age raks sharqi, baladi, saïdi assaya & drum solo
WHERE: Shirley’s Dance Studio
255 Taché at Eugenie
STARTS: January 16
RUNS UNTIL: June 12
FEE: payment is broken into 2 blocks of 10 weeks each
220. for 10 weeks
165. technique hour for 10 weeks
22. per class late/partial registration (full evening)
17. per class late/partial (technique only)
20. drop-in (prior experience only, technique hour only)
Registration is direct through Nicola.
payment by etransfer or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: 8-9 pm and 9-10 pm
WHERE: Rising Star Academy of Arts
10-1600 Regent Avenue West (at Panet)
STARTS: January 24
RUNS UNTIL: June (TBA)
FEE: Please contact RSAA at 204-669-2369 to register
or email <email@example.com>
Fun! Frolic! Freedom! Feel f-i-n-e! An immersion in the yummy and playful dance of Egypt known here as “bellydance” (really, raks 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.
* Essential techniques should be mastered before enrolling in Continuing.*
9-10 Continuing Egyptian
A comprehensive and thorough grounding in the technical skills and knowledge for intermediate dancers. Includes:
applying Essential movements in combinations and sequences, to the common drum rhythms and musical structures/patterns
common finger cymbal (zills, sagat) patterns/rhythms
veil prop technique for entrances (magansee)
introduction to folkloric dance (saïdi assaya)
posture, travel steps, turns, transitions
instruments, melodic structures, & interpretations of Arabic music
“texturing”, embellishments & variations
basic improv techniques (with baladi and taksim)
sequences & choreography for shaabi, saidi, & sharqi
drills, exercises, in-class challenges, partner work, combinations, & more!