Semester 1: 09/09/2019 - 02/02/2020
Semester 2: 10/02/2020 - 12/06/2020
Herfstvakantie: 28/10/19 - 03/11/19
Kerstvakantie: 09/12/19 - 05/01/20
Krokusvakantie: 24/02/20 - 01/03/20
Paasvakantie: 06/04/20 - 19/04/20
📍 Shoonya Dance Centre, Stapelplein 41, 9000 Gent
Soft arm movements and dynamic shimmies, these are the characteristic features of the beautiful art form of bellydance. In the first level we will build up a dance vocabulary with a focus on basic bellydance technique: horizontal and vertical hip circles, figure eights, chest circles, snake arms, hip accents, hip drops and lifts, basic shimmy, twist, choo choo shimmy, and more. All these elements will be combined into short dance combinations danced on catchy drums and enchanting melodies, both traditional and modern. Lastly, Badriyay’s class will be spiced up with drops of knowledge of oriental rhythms, music and intriguing facts from the world of bellydance, that cannot be missed.
Level 2 :
This level is suitable for dancers who already have some basic experience with bellydance. We will continue to polish our technique and learn more intriguing steps and dance elements, such as ¾ shimmy, Egyptian shimmy, omi circles, hagalla step, African & Indian shimmy, ‘Zaki’ step along with the basics of ‘Reda’ technique.
As we are going to learn plenty of new dynamic elements, we will focus on drum solo and in the second half of the semester we will learn a drum solo choreography. We will learn more about rhythms and to spice up the lesson, we will try for a few lessons our first folkloric dance style: ‘Saidi’ (with a stick).
The advanced class of bellydance will be focused on technique of fluent hips: from exploration of various Egyptian twists to fluent hip combos in the style of bellydancer Jillina. To level up, we will combine fluent hips with slow travelling steps to challenge ourselves. The second technique that we will focus on are arms: fluent movement and perfect co-ordination.
The topic of this semester will be baladi, specifically a taqsim baladi. Badriyah will explain the difference between taqsim and tet baladi, teach the structure of a baladi, with typical rhythms used in baladi and teach the students how to dance to these specific songs to stay sure they are in the correct dance style; while still having the possibility to express themselves.
Nieuwe reeks vanaf 9 sep 2019
|Level 1||Maandag||20u-21u||16||160 €||135 €||Open|
|Level 2||Maandag||21u - 22u||16||160 €||135 €||Open|
|Level 3/4||Woensdag||20u30 - 21u45||16||160 €||135 €||Open|