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
-review & refinement of Golden Age classical, baladi, drum solo techniques, finger cymbals, veil entrance, assaya
8:30-9:30 Choreography — Golden Age raks sharqi, baladi, saïdi assaya & drum solo
*CHOREO HOUR NOW CLOSED TO NEWCOMERS*
WHERE: Shirley’s Dance Studio
255 Taché at Eugenie
lower level, back studio
STARTS: April 3
RUNS UNTIL: June 26
238. for 13 weeks (current choreo students only)
179. technique hour, 13 weeks
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)
*inside the Cavalier Mall–look for Co-op gas station– enter by the Burger Factory
STARTS: April 4
RUNS UNTIL: June 20 (TBC–to be confirmed)
NO CLASS MARCH 28 (Spring Break)
*RSAA recital is Friday June 21 with dress rehearsal Thursday June 20 AND Nicola’s recital is Sunday June 23 with dress rehearsal that day.
FEE: Please contact RSAA at 204-669-2369 to register
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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–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 prop technique for entrances (magansee)
introduction to folkloric dance (saïdi assaya –cane)
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!