Kateri Belly Dance    

Howard Community College Bellydance Practicum

Spring 2011 meets every Friday from 3-4pm in Room HVPA 110

Class: February 4th

Student objectives
Alf Layla, Wa Layla Choreography
Alf Layla, Wa Layla Choreography PDF Alf Leyla, Wa Leyla song clip online only--not the same choreography but the same version of the song (Cairo Orchestra).

Class: February 11th

Alf Layla, Wa Layla Choreography
Homework:     Work on layering, 3-point turns, and adding chest drops onto hip shimmy.

Class I: February 18th

Student objectives discussion
Beginning layering
     Layering Clips:
Top Bellydancer Project Watch Andalee in the first segment at 4:34 for veil work, cabaret personality (particularly head/hair flips), balletic leg work, layering (twisting slides, bellyrolls top to bottom, upper body work, accented hip slide downs), and Yvonne in the second segment at 24:40.
Azizaan American Cabaret Bellydancer does veil, and dances this long slow intro piece including undulations in third position on the ball of her foot, 3/4 shimmies on the down on the balls of her feet, layered hip slides and hip circles, layered chest and arm work, layered bellyrolls from top to bottom, hip drops, a demure choo-choo, and layered hip accents sliding into downs.
Hoda Shams el din Golden Age Egyptian Bellydancer; watch her arms, her twisting hip work (Especially shimmies), the chorus girls for their 3-point turns, Hoda's hip circles, her twisting unaccented downs, and her light bellyrolls top to bottom.
Homework:     Bring in one song of your choosing for improvisation work. Work on automatic shimmy, try various types of hip slide layering (3/4 shimmies with "kick up" hip, 3/4 shimmies with bounce, layered hip slide with "kick up" hip, layered hip slide with bounce, layered hip slide, layered hip slide with alternate chest slide, hip shimmy with chest slide).

Class II: February 26th

Taheya Caricoca starting at 2:50 with zills. Watch for her small hip work, hip circles, belly rolls layered on top of her hip shimmy, pelvic tucks, and relaxed arms while zilling. Homework:     
Cane: Lotus Niraja is Modern Lebanese in this clips; note her hands, work in high heels, 3/4 shimmies on the down,

Class III: March 4th


Class IV: March 11th

Homework:      Information about all the basic Middle Eastern rhythms, their simple and filled-in sounds can be found here.

Class V: March 18th


Class VI: March 25th


Class VII: April 1st

Launa teaches; Tribal Performer Naimah

Class VIII: April 8th


Class IX: April 15th


No class April 22nd due to Spring Break

Class X: April 29th


Class XI: May 6th

Class XII: May 13th

Belly work links:
Stomach Flutters
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

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
     Didem, Didem 2
     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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