Kajira Djoumahna's BlackSheep BellyDance Format Level 1 for American Tribal Style Bellydance with cymbals and cues.
Essential for beginning dancers, to dancers familiar with other styles but who are new to American Tribal Style Bellydance, as well as aspiring new BlackSheep BellyDance Form
You Will Learn:
The tradition and meanings of the gestures used in the ATS Class "Prayer", Pranam, Centering Exercise or Moving Meditation
Belly Rolls with cue
Takseem & Maya
Basis Egyptian with half and full turns
Hip Bump, Pivot Bumps, Shark and Arc Turn
Ribcage Circles with cue for direction change and how the body turns
¾, or Walking, Shimmy, both Full Time and Half Time, with diagonals and not
Pestle and Variations
Arabic, also with 8-count arms
Turkish with ¼ and ½ turns
Ghawazee with ¼ and ½ turns
Body Waves - 3 sizes
ALL FAST MOVES are taught WITH FINGER CYMBALS to match the count of the music and your steps. You will learn how to find "The One" (or downbeat) and how that applies to your cymbals and dance moves.
Both Slow and Fast Transition Practice through all moves learned, so you can follow along at home and get the idea of how this synchronized group improvisational style of dance works, and how to move from one step to another.