For absolute beginners the program includes detailed breakdown of classic bellydance moves. We practice each move individually, and learn to layer hipwork on footwork, and add upper body moves and arm trajectories, linking them with graceful transitions. All of this is movement with music, from the very first step.
In addition, we learn combinations based on poses, gestures and arm patterns - these elements are typically used to add expressivity to a bellydance performance - this is the dance body language that will breathe meaning and emotional appeal into your dance. But these elements can also be used on their own, to create whole evocative compositions, while all we do is steps and gestures - very valuable when you are a beginner still working on your basic bellydance moves.
These steps and gestures allow you to express your inspiration and perform with no dance training. Arm trajectories, delicate movements of your hands, head tilts and turns, articulations of your posture - these things make your dance sensual and beautiful, and you can learn them without knowing any bellydance steps and use them in any form of dance.
Then, each group of steps is assembled into a combination and we practice this combination, and finally we have a beautiful and evocative choreographed dance featuring all the combinations we’ve learned. We’ll practice each combination as it appears in the dance - so you will learn a lot of moves, practice them thoroughly, with transitions, and then you will be able to perform our Sensual Goddess choreography. It’s an elegant dance fit for any occasion - family event, a festive party, or a stage show. The music selections in the combinations practice and the choreography are different, so you will learn to adapt the steps and combinations to any music.
Presented by Neon with Angelys and Jenna Rey.