Class Notes

EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE I – BEGINNERS (90MINS)
*****SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINE*****

COURSE GOALS:
To learn all basic movements taught in class and participate in performing movements by demonstration of individual expression of the dance. To develop an awareness of Middle Eastern dance history, music and rhythms.

PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING THAT WILL ALLOW THE INSTRUCTOR TO SEE DANCE MOVEMENTS. BRING SCARF FOR HIPS AND TOWEL OR MAT FOR WARM UP AND COOL DOWN EXERCISES – SHOES NOT REQUIRED. SOCKS OR BARE FEET ACCEPTABLE. **3 YARDS OF SHEER FABRIC (CHIFFON, GEORGETTE, SILK, ETC.) FOR VEIL WORK.

All classes will include:
1. Warm up: Endurance and strengthing postures, Aerobic Exercises
2. Cool Down Stretches – Stretches & breathing on mat
3. Dance Foundation – Breathing, Posture, Muscle Isolation & Control, Core Centering and Balancing

WEEK 1 & 2 – CLASS INTRODUCTIONS
1. HIP LIFTS/DROPS
2. HIP BUMP/SLIDE
3. HIP SHIMMY
4. SHOULDER SHIMMY
5. TRAVEL MOVEMENTS – TRIPLE STEP, SHUFFLE
6. BASIC TRAVEL MOVEMENTS – FORWARD, BACK
7. HAND/WRIST MOVEMENTS – PLACEMENT
8. COMBOS

WEEK 3 & 4
1. MAYA (VERTICAL FIG 8 – IN OUT), DOUBLE MAYA
2. FISH/Rev MAYA(VERTICAL FIG 8 – OUT IN), SAMIA
3. ARM WAVE/SNAKE ARMS
4. TRAVEL MOVEMENTS – 3 STEP TURN, CIRCLE
5. HEAD SLIDE
6. COMBOS

WEEK 5 & 6
1. FORWARD FIGURE 8 (HORIZONTAL)
2. BACK FIGURE 8 (HORIZONTAL)
3. HIP CIRCLE, PELVIC CIRCLE
5. TRAVEL MOVEMENTS
6. COMBOS

WEEK 7 & 8
1. HIP TWIST
2. HIP SCHOOCH/ARCH
3. CHEST LIFT/DROP, CIRCLE
4. CAMEL UDULATION
5. COMBOS
6. TRAVELING W/DANCE MOVEMENTS

WEEK 9 & 10
1. CARAVAN DIP
2. BODY WAVE UDULATION
3. HIP/DROP KICK
4. ¾ HIP SHIMMY
5. COMBOS
6. TRAVELING W/DANCE MOVEMENTS

AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR, THE MATERIAL AND ORDER OF EACH WEEK SUBJECT MAY CHANGE ACCORDING TO CLASS PROGRESSION.

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