Fall Class Descriptions
Professional Belly Dance Performance & Instruction Victoria, BC, Canada
Monday - Essentials (Hybrid: In-Studio & Online):
Prefer to take your dance class during the daytime and at a gentler, slower pace? Then this mixed level class is perfect for you! Focusing on the essential building block movements, transitions and travelling steps of belly dance, we will drill and work on short combinations to build confidence in skill and personal style. For Fall session we will work on a short choreography to a song called Mijwiz (Beledi).
Monday - Mixed Level (Studio):
For beginners and intermediate dancers. We will introduce Isis Wings and work on choreography to an Arabic Rhumba. Bring a yoga mat for cool down.
Monday - Advanced (Studio):
This is an invite-only class. We will be working on Andah Aliek (I Call for You), a classic song by Warda. Bring a yoga mat for cool down.
Tuesday - Drills, Drills, Drills (Hybrid: In-Studio & Online):
Want to relax your shimmies, put some juice in your oomies and undulations, develop elegant arms and hands, smooth out your transition and get the hang of layering with confidence . . ? This class is all about drilling, drilling, drilling to develop articulation, strength and stamina. We will finish with an extended cool down so bring a yoga mat.
Wednesday - Prop Skills (Studio):
Veil work and finger cymbals are considered essential elements of a performing set for an American Cabaret dancer. This session we will work on improvising and unwrapping from a 'Scarf Veil Tie' as well as continuing to work on zill skills, including how to work with a veil while wearing zills. Bring a yoga mat for cool down.
Thursday - Mixed Level (Hybrid: In-Studio & Online):
In this mixed level class we will learn a new drum solo choreography to a short riq composition. Bring a yoga mat for cool down.
Private Class Options - (Studio or Online):
Do you feel like you need some one on one coaching for technique, performance skills, or choreography creation? A private class is a great way to hone into what you need to do to reach your personal dance goals. Bashirah students receive a 50% discount on the private class fee.
Note: Class format includes warm up, technique drills, and cool down. Cultural context,
musicality and stylization are addressed at all levels.
Photo: Kirk Schwartz
Photo: Tara Benninger
Photo: Kirk Schwartz