Bellydance Class Descriptions
Beginners 1 – Duh Min
Basic techniques and movements to a catchy and lively arabic pop song, Duh Min.
Beginners 2 – Drama Queen
Basic techniques and movements to a classical song Drama Queen.
Beginners 3 – Whenever Wherever
Basic techniques and movements to a pop song by Shakira – Whenever Wherever. This fusion dance is greatly influenced by Shakira’s movements and it gives students a different taste of using bellydance movements to a pop song.
Intermediate 1 – “Bitwaness Week” – Veil
Veil is often used as the entrance prop dance to a slow music and the dancer will often drop the veil after a few minutes. Veil adds grace and elegance to the dance.
Intermediate 2 – Basic Drum Solo
An introduction to drum solo. There are lots of techniques drilling and techniques combinations.
Intermediate 3 – Ana Dana
Ana Dana is a lively and catchy Arabic song and the name itself means ‘I’m Dana’. In this dance, you will learn to be more expressive and emphasise on hands framing.
Pre Advance 1 – Desert Rose
Pre Advance 2 – Magdy’s Cane
Cane dance or called Raqs Assaya originated from Upper Egypt or also known as Said. It is originally danced by the men who carried long sticks as weapons and this evolved to a dance in which they feigned fighting with the sticks. Subsequently, women also imitate and dance to this men’s dance.
Pre Advance 3 – Cool Drum Solo
A more advanced drum solo with faster rhythms and techniques combinations.
Advance 1 : Shek shak shok (5.5mins)
One of the most popular classical song that almost every Arab will know. This 5.5mins Classical song is never boring as the music varies every 40 secs to 1 mins. The music is so interesting and different from other classical that even the non Bellydance or Middle Eastern crowd will enjoy and appreciate the music and dance. In this course, you will learn to appreciate classical music interpretation, very intense and interesting choreography. Choreographed by Yuki
Advance 2 : Veil song + drum solo ( 5 mins)
This level consists of 2 pieces of music; it begins with part of a classical song which involves amazing veil works and graceful classical moves and ends with the award winning drum solo (1st in SG & 2nd Asia competition) in 2008. The 2.5mins drum solo is very dynamic and eye catching. Your techniques will be put to test with extreme graceful classical and super dynamic drum solo. You will sweat; have fun and a great way to improve your techniques. Choreographed by Yuki
Advance 3 : Asena, Veil and finger cymbals (4mins)
The final level of advance series and you are combining veil and finger cymbals to dance to a popular Turkish Classical – Asena. This song is a Turkish version of one of the most popular Arabic Classical song – Warhda, especially remade for the famous Turkish dancer, Asena. Therefore, there is a balance between Turkish style and Egyptian style of Bellydance within a song. Choreographed by Yuki
Choreography Class: Shaabi (3:38 mins)
Choreographed by: Esmeralda Modified by: Yuki
The dance style is using songs (not instrucmental) in the modern-day shaabi genre of pop music. Dancers need to familiarise themselves with what the lyrics are so that they can dance to the lyric as well as the music. The attitude and mood of the dance depends entirely on the meaning of the lyrics. Classical style is always refined and elegant and expressing the fine elements of the music by a highly trained dancer performing on stage, whereas Shaabi is more of an “ordinary” person expressing what she feels in life, which can be funny, naughty or gritty, but certainly not “refined” or “elegant like the classical style. Good example: Bollywood dance style vs. Indian Classical; Shaabi vs Classical Oriental.
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