Sharifa's Top 10 Reasons to take BellyDance Class
Greenville, SC : "Build A Belly-Gram"
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All include written notes, technique and combos.
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Mini-Workshops [3.5-4 hrs]
Contemporary Oriental choreography, upbeat!
"Ya Wahshini" 3:10" - Egyptian-style Raqs Sharqi choreography - traveling combos, fluidity and spatial awareness
"Be One With The Veil"
"Taxims, Tension, and Tsiftitellis" - A "toolkit" for taxims and chiftitellis- understanding them, the instrumentation, and what to do with them. With or without choreographed routine.
"Smooth Operator" - Progressing from one step to another smoothly, without a break in the dance, creates musical continuity and prevents that "deer in the headlights" look! Includes combos. With or without routine.
* Saidi Basics - Combos and intro to Saidi rhythm and dance culture and context. Cane technique and Sagat / Zils optional.
* Folkloric Stylings and Your Dance - Don't' miss these traditional elements in your dance- especially when they are in the music! Combos and transitions, rhythms. Add a routine for a full day.
day 4.5 - 5 hrs]
Choreography, technique, combos, discussion
While all levels will benefit from this instruction, I recommend that beginners have at least 6-8 wks of dance
" Baladna el Genawy" 4:30" - A sassy Saidi for Oriental choreography
" Laylet Hob" 6:00" - An Om Koulsoum classic. Elegant and timeless.
* Folkloric and Baladi in Your Oriental - Variety is the spice but ignoring or missing these elements of the music may be the difference between memorable or not! Combos and transitions, rhythms. With combos and routine.
* The Secrets of Classic Egyptian Raqs Sharqi - The moves that make them dancers! Review, theory, and application of classic Egyptian Oriental style, signature-movements and the music to go with it. - includes multi-media presentation. Combos and technique. This is one of Sharifa's "Secrets of Oriental Dance" series.
Habla Espanol, Parle Français, Sprech Deutsch.
Sharifa is comfortable conducting classes in English, Spanish, German, or French.