Kateri Belly Dance    

Howard Community College Intermediate Bellydance

Spring 2012 meets Thursdays 6-7:50pm in Room HVPA 110

Spring 2012 Syllabus PDF and Spring 2011 Quiz
The materials on this course Web site are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.

A regularly-updated list of weekly and live bellydance performances can be found here.

Where to find good belly dance music:
Shems Music List 1 and Shems Music List 2, Arabic pop music free sign up. Some artists for Arabic pop: Amr Diab, Ehab Tawfiq, Tamer Hosny, Myriam Faris, Nancy Ajram, Elissa, Haifa (sometimes multiple spellings)

Class I:
Cabaret OR Tribal Fusion Balancing Choreography PDF
Download the mp3 for on itunes, or amazon.com; it is The Kingdom by Jesca Hoop YouTube
Cabaret Fusion clips: Melina Sword and Dagger, Shiraz Candle Tray
Article 1 about Badia Masabny and Egyptian Cabaret's Modern Evolution

Class II:
Tribal and tribal fusion clips: ATS Basket and Romka Tribal Fusion Sword Duet
Balancing Props:
Basket 1, Basket 2, Basket 3, and Basket 4
Sabres and Scimitars
Article 2: Read the top section Egyptian Style Oriental Dance on Shems' page

Class III:
Clips: Moroccan Tray and Cane
Article 3: Zill basic information
If you are buying your first pair of zills, I recommend going for a small to medium size (the bigger, the heavier--not conducive to relaxed learning if you're muscling through the motions). Make sure to get something with engraving if you're buying sight-unseen or don't know much about zills--this will prevent you from getting the plated "circus monkey" kind that will sound tinny and may chip the plating if your'e a rigorous player. Saroyan has a good selection; if you look elsewhere make sure you buy 4 (2 for each hand).

Class IV:
In-class group performance I
ATS clips: Silver Wolf Clan zill and WildCard zill
Listen to a clip of the Beladi rhythm and attempt to tap along with it. Listen here to Maqsum, Beladi, Saidi, Ciftitelli, Masmudi, and Karsilama (further down) at a higher speed.

Class V:
Turkish Zill Choreography
Cingenem by Ebru Gundes
Turkish clips: Didem and Tulay Karaca with zills
Article 4: Turkish Bellydance

Class VI:
American Restaurant/Vintage Oriental clips: Aziza veil and Ansuya zill
Article 5: Shira.net's style breakdown

Class VII:
Romany clips: Silk Road Persian Veil, Uzbek dance, and Rom dance

Class VIII:
In-class performance II
Folkloric Clips: Karen Sun Ray and Djamila with cane

Class IX:
ATS Breakdown
Gara Gile by Gypsophilia
Homework:  Read and be prepared to discuss the Bellydance Timeline part I.

Class X:
Homework:  Read and be prepared to discuss the Bellydance Timeline part 2.

Class XI:
Homework:  Read and be prepared to discuss the Bellydance Timeline part 3, practice Folkloric choreography, and decide upon Final Performance Music.

Class XII:
In-class performance III

Class XIII:

Class XIV:
In-class performance IV

Belly work links:
Stomach Flutters 2
Flipping Coins with roll
Flipping Coins with roll
Pouring Shot Glasses with roll
Diagonal bellyroll and side work
Hatha Yoga abdominal isolations and rotations; side roll
Sword flip with isolation, roll, and circle
Boubouka, Greek bellydancer and burlesque dancer (hence the extra leg showing and the pelvic moves), clip from 1964

Links online; please note that the following categories are generalizations of bellydance styles.

Same choreography on a male and female body

Modern Lebanese Cabaret
     Jihan Al Masri
     Mousbah Baalbaki male bellydancer
Modern Egyptian Cabaret
     Soheir Zaki
     Male Bellydancer Tito
     Unknown male bellydancer
     Asi Haskal from Israel
Modern Turkish Cabaret
     Turkish Male Bellydancer Ozgen
Golden Era Egyptian Cabaret
     Samia Gamal
     Na'ema Akef
     Not from era; more classical than not though. Amir Thaleb male bellydancer
Golden Era Turkish Cabaret
     Aysel Tanju
     Kudret Sandra (Sandrali) male bellydancer
Modern fusion
     Suhaila Salimpour
     Prince Andrew male bellydancer
American Triban Fusion
     Rachel Brice
     Zoe Jakes
     Tahtib Men
     Men and Women Khaleegy followed by Saidi/Tahtib


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