If you are NEW to dance or belly dancing, definitely watch this video BEFORE starting your lessons. You'll feel more prepared and excited to start your online classes!
Let's work with the hips, lower abdomen, and more! Get your core activated, while working with dynamics of how to make lower body movement more interesting and fun! You got this!
Chest, torso, arms...learning how to incorporate upper body allows for beautiful full body movement. Great for drum solos, smooth movement and amazing choreography, we will break down the complexities of our upper body.
It's time to start deconstructing foot work and how traveling can be really interesting and fun! We'll look at different ways to do traveling, turns, and foot work so your dancing is layered beautifully with the rest of your body. Here we go!
Combinations and choreographies help us put all the movement into play but also show us where we need to develop more and where we are doing really well! You will have a chance to purchase the music...link will be with each video. Take your time and remember it's not always about the movement but the concept or the flow of the choreography.
Time to dance! We will move through the movement we have studied...without stopping! Practice makes permanent and it's important to link movement together and get the time we need to work our brains and body into habitual technique.
Man, do we avoid this area or what?! Let's stop being scared of working with our face and breath on stage. Remember, this is just as important as every other layer in our movement. Take your time with this and have fun working with your amazing expressions! 😀
There are multiple concepts and Elements of Expression that we use in our dance to make it more interesting. Timing, sharpness, direction changes are just a few of the elements we play with in order to make our expression clear and match the music. How many can you name off the top of your head?
As a teacher, you know the feeling of wanting to give to your students. But not just give...give well and generously. These are just a few things I've picked up along the way and learned in my years of teaching. Being an instructor is hard. Cut yourself some slack and look to the support of your colleagues. Remember, we are a community...you're not alone. <3